Suburb Profile


CURTIN ranks 56th in ACT when it comes to estimated capital gains experienced by property investors over the past three years.

The suburb’s capital gain of 5.95% for the past year is higher than average compared to its 29.63% growth within a five-year period.

Also in CURTIN, the median home price is sitting at $980,000, and the average rent at $600, this suggests property owners could potentially earn a 3.18% increase in gross rental yield.

Property investors have seen a 5.95% gain in CURTIN based on an increase in median home prices for the past three months.

A survey of average capital gains or median home price increase in suburbs across the country shows that this suburb obtained a 4.01% growth over a ten-year period. It ranks 1979th on our list of suburbs that property investors should look into.

Surburb overview

The Canberra suburb of Curtin is situated in the eastern side of its city centre next to the suburbs of Hughes, Lyons, Deakin and Yarralumla. Curtin was named in honour of John Curtin, the Australian prime minister from 1941 to 1945.

Curtin's landscape is marked by irregular slopes and flatlands with dense foliage. Its soil appears arid and ruddy due to its volcanic content. Horse paddocks and playing fields are also located on its western side.

Tight-knit community

A relatively young suburb, Curtin was developed in 1950s and only spent its golden anniversary a few years ago. The suburb was based on the Radburn design, which was characterised by a consecutive row of houses sharing a common yard out front, and with the back of the homes facing the street. Most of the Canberran suburbs developed during this era are planned after this design movement.

Curtin has a strong sense of community, where locally-owned shops thrive and are patronised. Residents are notoriously proud of the heritage of their humble neighbourhood, and are quite steadfast in fighting for the preservation of their landmarks and decades-old shops. A consortium of residents, for instance, won against a major developer which submitted a proposal to erect a high-rise mixed-use development near the town square that could eclipse homegrown shops. Sentiments against the redevelopment prevailed.

Data report can be found below

Median Price $980,000 $282,000
Median Quarterly 5.95% -0.18%
Median 12 month 5.95% 6.42%
Median 3 years 15.29% -14.22%
Median 5 years 29.63% -33.06%
10 years average annual 4.01% -6.85%
Weekly media advert. rent $600 $365
Time on Market 89.5 days 82.0 days
Gross Rental Yield Percent 3.18% 6.73%
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