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Australia – Finding Property to Buy

Popular Estate Agents

  • Ray White: https://www.raywhite.com/
  • LJ Hooker: https://www.ljhooker.com.au/
  • Raine & Horne: https://www.raineandhorne.com.au/
  • Century 21: https://www.century21.com.au/
  • Harcourts: https://www.harcourts.com.au/

Qualifications and Licenses

Estate agents in Australia are required to have a real estate license issued by the state or territory in which they operate. They must also be a member of the Real Estate Institute of their state or territory, and comply with the industry’s Code of Conduct. 


Estate agents in Australia typically charge a commission of around 2-3% of the sale price of the property. This fee is usually paid by the seller, but in some cases, it may be split between the seller and the buyer. 

Other Resources for Property Sale

  • Real estate portals such as Realestate.com.au, Domain, or Zillow
  • Local newspapers such as The Australian or The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Word of mouth

Buyer’s Agent

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The use of a buyer’s agent is becoming more common in Australia. A buyer’s agent must hold a real estate license and comply with the industry’s Code of Conduct. Buyer’s agent fees vary but typically charge a flat fee or a percentage of the purchase price. 

Organizations for Foreign Property Buyers

  • Foreign Buyers Advocacy: https://www.foreignbuyersadvocacy.com.au/
  • Foreign Buyers Agent: https://www.foreignbuyersagent.com.au/
  • Foreign Buyers Real Estate: https://www.foreignbuyersrealestate.com.au/
  • Foreign Buyers Agent Australia: https://www.foreignbuyersagentaustralia.com.au/
  • Foreign Buyers Agent Sydney: https://www.foreignbuyersagentsydney.com.au/

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