Information Resources

Australia

Australian Direct Property Investment Association
ADPIA is the peak industry body representing the $32 billion direct property investment industry and over 160,000 individual investors.

Archicentre
Archicentre is the building advisory service of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

National Community Titles Institute of Australia
Information on bodies corporate/strata titles.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Don't get ripped off... know who you're dealing with. The ASIC site provides a wealth of information on how to invest with confidence, and offers on-line searches of the National Business Names Index. Visit this site before you invest in property, shares or anything else.

Real Estate Institute of Australia
National professional association for the real estate industry. Good source of statistics and information.

Property Council of Australia
The official web site of the Property Council of Australia.

Master Builders Association (Australia)
Australia's peak building industry association - very helpful information for those planning to build or renovate.

Australian Tax Office
Excellent source of taxation information, including property-related rulings, determinations, etc.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Vast library of statistical information, much of it relating to property, building, etc.

Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB)
Information and legislative guidelines for foreign nationals planning to purchase real estate in Australia.

Dept. of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
General information for intending migrants to Australia

New South Wales

Institute of Strata Title Management
Information on bodies corporate/strata titles.

Real Estate Institute of New South Wales
State branch of the Real Estate Institute.

Department of Fair Trading
NSW Government site with vital information for those planning to buy, build, renovate or sell property. Know your rights!

NSW Residential Tenancies Act 1987
Downloadable RTF document of the Act, which is vital reading for NSW landlords.

Master Builders Association (Newcastle)
Australia's peak building industry association - very helpful information for those planning to build or renovate, including a Home Ideas Centre.

Victoria

Institute of Body Corporate Managers (Victoria) Inc
Information on bodies corporate/strata titles.

Real Estate Institute of Victoria
State branch of the Real Estate Institute.

www.land.vic.gov.au
Part of the State Government's web site with property-related information, statistics, etc.

Consumer and Business Affairs Victoria
Rights and responsibilities for landlords and tenants

Residential Tenancies Act 1997
Full text of the Residential Tenancies Act 1980

Master Builders Association (Victoria)
Australia's peak building industry association - very helpful information for those planning to build or renovate.

Tenants Union of Victoria Inc.
Community-based organisation that represents the interests of residential tenants in Victoria.

Queensland

Community Titles Institute of Queensland
Information on bodies corporate/strata titles.

Office of Fair Trading
Buying property in Queensland? Make sure the salesperson is licensed to market property by checking with the OFT. The phone number is (07) 3246 1500. Beware of unlicensed property marketers!

Queensland Building Services Authority
Building/renovating in Queensland? The QBSA provides advice and protection to consumers building homes in Queensland. A great source of information!

Master Builders Association (Qld)
Australia's peak building industry association - very helpful information for those planning to build or renovate.

Department of Natural Resources and Water
Government department with databases of property-related statistics.

Residential Tenancies Authority
Statutory authority governing landlord/tenant relations in Queensland.

Tenants Union of Queensland Inc.
Community-based organisation that represents the interests of residential tenants in Queensland.

Real Estate Institute of Queensland
Longest established provider of real estate courses and training in Queensland, holding almost 85% of all Queensland real estate agencies as accredited members. The REIQ website is full of free useful resources and information regarding anything real estate in Queensland.

Western Australia

Strata Titles Institute of Western Australian
Information on bodies corporate/strata titles.

Real Estate Institute of Western Australia
State branch of the Real Estate Institute.

Consumer and Employment Protection
Government department responsible for administration of the WA Residential Tenancies Act.

Master Builders Association (WA)
Australia's peak building industry association - very helpful information for those planning to build or renovate.

Landgate
All the property info you'll ever need is in the one place - Landgate. You'll find Titles, Surveys, Consultancy Services and Property Sales Reports, plus our new All in One Property Report, Property Finder, Property Sales Alert email service and much more. Whatever your property needs are, Landgate can help. Visit Landgate.wa.gov.au for more information.

South Australia

Real Estate Institute of South Australia
State branch of the Real Estate Institute.

Master Builders Association (SA)
Australia's peak building industry association - very helpful information for those planning to build or renovate.

Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
Information on legal aspects of landlord/tenant relations in SA.

Tasmania

Real Estate Institute of Tasmania
State branch of the Real Estate Institute.

Land Information System, Tasmania
Government department providing a range of online services, including property-related services.

 

 

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