Local Tips
Local Tips

Find a Home in Canberra

The ever forgotten capital of Australia, Canberra, is located just inland of the south east coast of the island of Australia. Canberra is an entirely planned city, built as the country's capital to settle a rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne in 1908 as to what city should be the capital of the country. As such, the city is surrounded by forestry and trees, earning it the nickname the "Bush Capital". So, if you're planning on making the move to the Bush Capital and are looking for some helpful tips to help you along the way, then just keep on reading.


The ever forgotten capital of Australia, Canberra, is located just inland of the south east coast of the island of Australia. Canberra is an entirely planned city, built as the country’s capital to settle a rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne in 1908 as to what city should be the capital of the country. As such, the city is surrounded by forestry and trees, earning it the nickname the “Bush Capital”. So, if you’re planning on making the move to the Bush Capital and are looking for some helpful tips to help you along the way, then just keep on reading.

Find a Home in Canberra

For the right person, Canberra is full of opportunities and the chance to have a great life. Who wouldn’t want that? Unfortunately, moving is stressful, so you’ll need all the help you can get!

Surprisingly, rental prices in Canberra are actually dropping, and have been for the past three years. If this isn’t a sign that now is a great time to find a home in Australia’s capital city, then what is? Of course, finding property in a city can be difficult, so there are some of our tips that you can apply to your search:

  • Decide exactly what you want in your property
  • Decide on a location; even if this isn’t quite in the heart of the city, as long as it’s close enough to travel to work and for your social occasions
  • Set your budget, and keep your search confined to these parameters. Try not to be tempted by properties that are just out of your price range, because that’ll only result in you not being able to afford it
  • Consider a shared property. This is a great thing to do if you’re not moving with a family or partner in tow, as it allows you to meet someone new, while sharing your rent and housing costs to keep you way under your budget!

The best thing you can do when moving to a brand new city is to enlist the services of a local Real Estate Agent who can give you the benefit of their knowledge, connections and property portfolio, to help you find a property that you’ll truly love. Why not try the City Walk Canberra branch of Century 21? Being well known worldwide, you know Century 21 will do a fantastic job.

Real Estate, redefined

Australia is a huge country, so it can be tough to know where to start when you’re looking for a brand new home to move to, but worry not! We here at Domobase can give you the help you need and help you find a fantastic property that you’ll absolutely love. So, what do you need to do to take advantage of this?

Not much! Simply download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile. Tell us a little bit about what you’re looking for, and then we’ll have up to three first rate Real Estate industry professionals get in touch with you within a few days, with some fantastic properties that you’re sure to love.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.