Each quarter, the RTA analyses new rental bond lodgements to determine the median weekly rental prices for houses, townhouses and flats/units across Queensland. We publish this data for our customers, which breaks down: median weekly rental price by postcode, suburb, local government areas, and whole-of-Queensland total bonds lodged with the RTA total bonds held with the RTA. You can also view the median weekly rent for your postcode and property type using our median rents quick finder tool. Latest quarterly data RTA median rents data (.xlsx 4.84MB) Tips for using this data For an accurate comparison, data should be compared year-on-year and not quarter-on-quarter. Additional datasets can be found by selecting the '+' icon at the top of sheets two through nine. Changes made to this spreadsheet are captured in the 'Release notes' sheet. Frequently asked questions What is a median? A median is the middle number of a series of numbers that are ordered from smallest to largest. Therefore, fifty percent of rents are above the median while fifty percent are below. Why use a median and not an average? The RTA uses medians rather than averages as medians are not affected by unusually high or low values in a series whereas averages are affected in this way. How often do you update this data? The Excel file is updated every three months, in line with the below: Quarter 1 (January - March) is published in April Quarter 2 (April - June) is published in July Quarter 3 (July - September) is published in October Quarter 4 (October - December) is published in January. How can I access older datasets? To request older datasets for a date range outside of those already available, contact us for more information.