To assist landholders in understanding typical land values and market trends over time in local government areas a table of historical land values is available.
In many of the localities listed there is a wide variety of land types, sizes and landforms. The selected property is considered to be historical for that locality and will indicate the market trend. Market trends are identified by the tables and not by the values of specific properties at a given date.
Rural property tables are no longer based on cleared, fenced and watered land or excluding buildings, as previously shown. They now show land value only.
The current series of tables starts from 1996. The typical property that has been selected is not necessarily the same as the previous property shown for that location in that table, so values may differ from those published previously. All tables include an index that commences from the base year of 1996.
The index for 1996 is 100 and subsequent years are indexed to the base year.
Metropolitan land values
|Table 1 (PDF 79 KB)||Sydney Metropolitan Area Representative Land Values|
|Table 2 (PDF 27 KB)||Newcastle, Central Coast, Wollongong Representative Land Values|
|Table 4 (PDF 38 KB)||Retail Shop - Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle|
|Table 7 (PDF 32 KB)||Small Industrial Sites - Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle|
|Table 8 (PDF 28 KB)||Large Industrial Sites - Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle|
|Table 10 (PDF 28 KB)||Rural Homesites, Sydney Area|
Country land values
|Table 3 (PDF 48 KB)||Retail/Single Shop Site, Towns and Cities|
|Table 5 (PDF 31 KB)||Coastal Cities and Towns, Single Dwelling Site|
|Table 6 (PDF 30 KB)||Inland Cities and Towns, Single Dwelling Sites|
|Table 9 (PDF 30 KB)||Small Industrial Sites - Towns and Cities|
|Table 11 (PDF 42 KB)||Rural Homesites|
|Table 12 (PDF 41 KB)||Hobby Farm Sites|
|Table 13 (PDF 32 KB)||Wheat Properties|
|Table 14 (PDF 31 KB)||Coastal Grazing|
|Table 15 (PDF 29 KB)||Tablelands Grazing|
|Table 16 (PDF 22 KB)||Western Grazing|
|Table 17 (PDF 25 KB)||Specialised Rural Properties - Changes to legislation now require land values for irrigated rural land to ignore the added value of any water secured by a water right. For an explanation of land values for irrigation properties see our fact sheet Land values for irrigation properties (PDF 327.6 KB).|
Archived historical land value tables 'Blue Books'
Copies of the tables covering the years 1977 to 1996 are available online. The tables are known to some as the 'Blue Books'.