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ReDIY, located in Brisbane, is helping DIY Sellers and Landlords throughout Queensland to Sell and Rent their properties privately. ReDIY advertises Private Sales and Private Rentals, on Realestate.com.au, Domain.com.au and 8 other dedicated Real Estate sites for a one off low fee until sold or leased. We are here to give you the tools to Do It Yourself. We do not charge any extras, no commission, no let fee, no management fee, just the one low cost, to advertise, your property.

Our innovative web site, is so easy to use. When signing up, you create your own username and password which gives you your very own dashboard on our site. Enter your property details, enter the advertising text, make payment (Visit www.rediy.com.au for the advertising costs) and select "Go Live". Your advertisement is then uploaded, almost instantly, to all the sites, including realestate.com and domain.com. Through your dashboard, you can make as many changes and updates as you require. All enquiries land in your dashboard, as well as by email. Come on Queensland, buy, sell, rent with ReDIY.

History of Queensland


Love You Queensland. Beautiful one day, perfect the next. The history of Queensland encompasses both a long Aboriginal Australian presence as well as the more recent European settlement. Before being charted and claimed for Great Britain by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770, the coast of north-eastern Australia was explored by Dutch and French navigators. European settlement of Queensland began in 1824 when a site for a penal settlement was chosen on the Brisbane River. By 1839, the convict establishment was phased out and the land was prepared for sale for free settlement. On 6 June 1859, Queen Victoria signed Letters Patent to form the separate colony of what is now Queensland. Brisbane was appointed as the capital city. On 10 December 1859, a proclamation was read by British author George Bowen, whereby Queensland was formally separated from the state of New South Wales. The top 10 places in Queensland by population are: Brisbane, Gold Coast–Tweed Heads (Gold Coast part), Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay.

Capital City Household Price Performance


Capital City Household Price Performance

Why invest and live in Queensland


THE ultimate beach house has become Queensland's most expensive home sold in the past year, with the buyer persuaded to hand over around $22 million for the property, surpassing Brisbane's $18.48 million previous top sale. Queensland’s property market is tipped to continue its solid performance through 2018 with predictions that prices could grow faster than they did in 2017. Queensland’s top five suburbs for annual median house price growth in the 12 months to June 2017 were: Woodend in Ipswich LGA (34.5%) Murgon in South Burnett LGA (26.0%) Clear Island Waters in Gold Coast LGA (24.0%) Oonoonba in Townsville LGA (23.6%)Sunshine Beach in Noosa Shire (23.1%).While southern capitals were expected to experience price drops, after a year of substantial growth, other capital cities, including Brisbane were more likely to experience positive conditions.

House prices in Brisbane have hit a new record high with some suburbs in the sought-after inner-city ring increasing by more than 20 per cent in the last year. St Lucia, Ascot, Auchenflower and Wilston were the best performing suburbs in Brisbane where the prices increased by more than $150,000.The $1,000,000 plus suburbs throughout Brisbane are: Ascot, Auchenflower, Bulimba, Chelmer, Clayfield, Fig Tree Pocket, Hamilton, Hawthorne, Highgate Hill, New Farm,Teneriffe, Robertson, St Lucia, West End and Wilston. All either beside the river or with river or city views. Brisbane's average house price, in 2017 hit a new high of $665,000, up from $505,000 five years ago. However, suburbs within the 5klm circle range from $750,000 to 2,400,000.

The unit market performed with less strength in the 09/17 quarter, as weakening demand and continued supply issues deliver flat to negative growth throughout the state.The standout suburbs where units performed well in Brisbane were: Norman Park (15.6%) Highgate Hill (15.3%) Mount Gravatt (14.4%) East Brisbane (13.0%). The median price for a house on the Gold Coast is expected to exceed $650,000 for the first time in the next three years. The Gold Coast grew a whopping 6.8 per cent over the 12 months to June 2017, reaching an annual median house price of $595,000.

Regional Queensland markets did not perform as strongly this quarter, although Mackay was the stand-out as it delivered strong quarterly growth of 7.4 per cent and second consecutive fall in vacancy rates.
Gladstone is Queensland’s most affordable unit market, with a median unit price of $218,750. Rockhampton offers Queensland’s most affordable house market with a median house price of $270,500.

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Annastacia Palaszczuk
Premier of Queensland

Brisbane Queensland
Brisbane Queensland

Areas and Towns of Queensland


Things to do in Queensland


All the water activities

All the Water Activities

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Hall of Fame

Fine Dining and Wining

Fine Dining and Wining

Experience the culture

Experience the Culture

theme park capital of australia

The Theme Park Capital of Australia

outback adventures

Outback Adventures

House Styles in Queensland


The quintessential Queenslander is of all timber construction with a corrugated iron roof. They are all high set single storey dwellings with a characteristic veranda that extends around the house to varying extents but never entirely surrounds it. In later years, many have been renovated to enclose part or all of these verandahs to create extra bedrooms. The under house area is often also enclosed to provide extra living area to these houses, which leads to the common misconception of an authentic Queensland with two storeys. The term has evolved to apply to many different types of structure found in suburban Queensland. The many and varied styles all share similar features such as prominent exterior staircases, gabled roofs and the defining trait of being built on stumps, raising the structure from the traditional 2.8 metres and varying in height depending on terrain. They are typically "tripartite" in sectional composition; underfloor (stumps), primary rooms (can be two levels), and roof. All have one or more veranda spaces, a sheltered edge of the building that is typically only part-enclosed and used as another living zone.

This consideration for climate is the defining characteristic of the Queenslander type. The raising of the main living spaces off the ground can be seen as both a stylistic and practical device. The vertical "stumps", initially of timber, allow the building to "float" above the terrain. Queenslanders all have this underfloor area that is used to cool the building through ventilation and also for protection of the main structure from termite attack and other pests. The stumps also help to overcome any variations in the terrain that would normally require earthworks to flatten for construction and allow for the natural flow of water. The underfloor space is often high enough for additional uses such as storage, carport or even as extra living area in the cool, dark spaces beneath the building. The underfloor area was sometimes decoratively screened at the perimeter with timber battens. Another advantage of being constructed on stumps is that the buildings are highly adaptive. It is relatively easy to raise, lower, reorient or completely relocate Queenslanders. The main living areas of the house, being raised from the terrain, are a series of rooms on a platform floor. Traditionally, planning and fenestration encouraged cross-ventilation for passive cooling in a variety of innovative methods including fanlights, ceiling roses, and alignment of doors and windows to allow uninterrupted air flow. The verandah is the most typical inclusion in the plan and can be used day and night as a semi-external living space. In Brisbane, many people have tables and chairs for dining and a daybed or 'sleepout' on their verandah. Whirly birds placed on roofs allow for hot air to be drawn out of ceiling spaces.

The roof is a large and visible presence externally and was traditionally steeply pitched. They are of varied materials including slate and tiles but are most characteristically sheeted with corrugated iron. The iron roofs could withstand torrential rains and be re-used if damaged by cyclonic winds. Typically, the Queenslander is suited to the sub-tropical climate of Queensland of high rainfall and mild to hot, humid climate with average summer temperatures in the range of 23–36 degrees Celsius. However, the type is found across the state in colder and hotter locations usually with adaptations to suit. The first house in the Brisbane region was built in 1824 for the commandant of the Redcliffe settlement. This house and many other early timber buildings have long since gone. Newstead House, just a few kilometres north of the CBD, Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence. Newstead House dates from 1846. Originally built for Patrick Leslie, over the years it has evolved from a simple colonial Georgian cottage into a sprawling homestead with intricate balustrade, spacious verandahs and a vista that incorporates the Brisbane River, undulating parkland, elements of the Breakfast Creek Heritage Precinct. Houses epitomising the Federation-era include those constructed in masonry as well as larger decorative timber homes. The interwar building boom saw the construction of the porch-and-gable and multi-gable bungalows that characterise much of Brisbane’s timber-and-tin housing, particularly in suburbs such as Ashgrove. Many houses from this era were built through the Queensland Government Workers’ Dwelling Scheme. To a lesser extent, the 1920s and 1930s also gave rise to more derivative domestic architecture - Californian bungalows as well as Spanish Mission, Old English, Functionalist and Art Deco style houses and flats. These houses were often constructed in masonry.

Brisbane grew rapidly in the late 1940s and 1950s as a result of the immigration and the baby boom. Many of the post-war austerity houses were built of fibro sheeting. Overseas contractors also began to mass-produce houses the Dutch and the French to cater for the chronic housing shortage after the war. From the 1960s, brick-veneer project houses, built on concrete slabs, were built as well as examples of International-style housing. Some houses combine a number of different design elements which do not fit into a specific style. Most styles stretch for at least a decade before and after their era of popularity, and some are revived later. This is the case with Queensland’s traditional timber-and-tin housing. A great deal of the 19th and early 20th Century homes were built on large plots of land. Zoning changes have allowed these blocks to be split. There is now small lot developments in the inner city areas of Brisbane.

There are many people migrating to Brisbane and the Council has had to make some zoning changes to cater for the influx. Many High Rise Residential Towers can be found in the Brisbane CBD. With zoning changes, over the past years, there are now hub centres throughout Brisbane with high rise residential blocks, 5 to 10 storeys, on average.

Modern Queenslander verandahs for the climate typical farmhouse small lot design pools and outdoor entertaining

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