Revealed: Where to find Queensland’s oldest homes

QUEENSLAND has the highest concentration of ‘old homes’ in the nation, with the average age of a property in one suburb sitting at 82 years old.

Data released by insurance provider Budget Direct’s reveals six of the country’s top 10 suburbs with the oldest average home age call the Sunshine State home.

Ascot has some of the oldest homes in Queensland, including this one at 41 Mayfield St, Ascot.

Ipswich has the highest average home age of 82, followed by homes in East Toowoomba — 78 on average.

East Ipswich, Mount Morgan, Gordon Park, and Ascot, also have a large share of grand old dames.

Gordon Park has some of Queensland’s oldest homes, including this three-bedroom house at 104 Khartoum St, Gordon Park.

New South Wales has the greatest share of old homes at 42 per cent, which is not surprising given it was the first state to have been settled.

Victoria follows not too far behind holding a 34 per cent share of the country’s oldest homes, followed by Queensland (9.2 per cent).

Ipswich has some of Queensland’s oldest homes, including this one at 37 Waghorn Street.

“We’ve all heard the phrase the older the better,” Budget Direct’s chief growth officer Jonathan Kerr said. “Well, in this case we certainly acknowledge that homes in these suburbs have stood the test of time.”

Mr Kerr said it was worth noting the age of a property could have a bearing on home insurance, and it was important to know if your home was classified as a heritage-listed dwelling.

When looking at the suburbs with the oldest homes on average, the South Australian suburb of Torrensville comes out on top — just pipping Ipswich, with the average age of homes in the suburb 87.

The research classifies an ‘old home’ as one that was built pre-1900s.

NGU Real Estate agent Moses Nguyen is marketing one of the oldest pre-war Queenslanders in the state at 27A Brisbane Rd, Ipswich.

Mr Nguyen said the circa 1904 property was one of Ipswich’s finest homes, sitting on nearly 3000 sqm of elevated land.

On the other end of the scale, Budget Direct also ran the numbers on its youngest suburbs by state.

Queensland takes out the title for the youngest suburb in Australia, with homes in the new Sunshine Coast suburb of Banya just 6 months old on average.

Banya is part of developer Stockland’s massive ‘Aura’ masterplanned community in Caloundra, which will be home to 50,000 people when completed.

It has seen the creation of a number of new suburbs, including Nirimba, which is also one of the country’s newest.

This house at 14 Adrian Circuit, Nirimba, is under offer but was listed for offers over $519,000


1. Ipswich

2. East Toowoomba

3. East Ipswich

4. Mount Morgan

5. Gordon Park

6. Ascot

7. Wandal

8. Camp Hill


1. Banya

2. Nirimba

3. Pallara

4. Spring Mountain

5. Palmview

6. Baringa

7. South Ripley

8. Yarrabilba

9. Ripley

10. Bells Creek

11. Pimpama

12. Deebing Heights

13. Nikenbah

14. Bahrs Scrub

15. Logan Reserve

(Source: Budget Direct)

Article source: Queensland Property Investor