Life in Australia or New Zealand


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.



Australian housing overview

Australian cities offer a variety of housing types, from suburban housing estates to high-rise apartments in inner city locations. The price of housing in Australia varies significantly both between cities and within cities.

Housing is more expensive in larger cities compared to regional and rural areas. Land size also tends to increase further out from the larger cities.

There are options to buy your own home or to rent a home depending on your preference.

Capital City Median House Price (AU$)
Sydney - New South Wales $655,250
Melbourne - Victoria $563,000
Darwin - Northern Territory $540,000
Canberra - Australian Capital Territory $530,000
Peth - Western Australia $520,000
Brisbane - Queensland $445,250
Adelaide - South Australia $389,000
Hobart - Tasmania $330,000
Average (all 8 cities) $540,000

(Source: Real Estate Institute of Australia, published in the Sydney Morning Herald)

To search for properties to buy or rent in Australia see:

New Zealand housing

Housing in New Zealand is varied in type and price. Housing is more expensive in the larger cities than in rural areas. For more information ,refer to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand