View of Brisbane's Southside from Mt Gravatt lookout

View from Mt Gravatt Lookout, on Brisbane’s southside

Buying in Brisbane South? Read this first!

If you’re looking to buy in Brisbane southern suburbs, now could be a great time to do so. But before you sign any documents, you must have a property inspector look first.  

Brisbane Southside Is Booming! Act Now

Considering investing in property? The Brisbane southside is an excellent area with a vibrant local economy, strong population growth, and plenty of amenities. Brisbane southside has experienced steady economic growth recently, with increased infrastructure investment and strong employment prospects.   

The population has grown significantly over recent years due to demand from interstate. Driven by couples and families looking for affordable housing close to amenities, such as schools, public transport, shopping precincts and parks, this population increase creates good prospects for both investor returns and rental yields. Increasing demand often drives up values.   

Southern Brisbane Suburb Highlights

Brisbane southside is located just south of the Brisbane River, stretching through inner suburbs such as South Brisbane and Woolloongabba out to Mount Gravatt and Acacia Ridge.   

It is bustling with life, from the cafes and restaurants to the beautiful parks that line its streets. Brisbane’s southside has something for everyone, from art galleries and museums to trendy boutiques and beer gardens. So, whether you’re looking for a place to reside, or an investment property, you can find it here in one of Australia’s most vibrant regions.   

Camp Hill

Camp Hill is popular amongst families, retirees, and young city workers because of its quiet and leafy surrounds, which you wouldn’t normally expect being only 6km from the CBD.  With excellent public transport services including an express bus route, proximity to one of Queensland’s largest shopping centres, Westfield Carindale, and some of Brisbane’s most popular schools, this suburb is in high demand. 


Rocklea is notable for being one of the city’s hottest locations for property investors. With the median house price under $400,000, Rocklea is in demand with younger couples wanting to enter the Brisbane market in a suburb with easy access to the CBD. But before you jump at these properties, be warned that Rocklea is firmly in the Brisbane flood zone.  A pre-purchase inspection by an experienced independent building inspector who can identify past flood damage and repair is an absolute must in Rocklea. 


Tarragindi is cushioned between Mt Gravatt and Holland Park. This hilly area offers an eclectic mix of architecturally designed homes and renovated Queenslanders.   Land size can be considerable for an inner city suburb, making it especially attractive for young families looking to expand. 

Why You Need A Building Inspection

Whether you are looking to buy a home in an established inner southern suburb with all the Queenslander charm and character you could wish for, or in the outer southern suburbs in a newer development, it pays to do your homework.  With suburbs situated along the Brisbane River, and in low lying areas, some homes on Brisbane’s southside have been hit hard by flooding events in the past. 

Your home will likely be one of the largest investments you make in your lifetime. Fixing unforeseen structural issues might cost tens of thousands of dollars. So, before purchasing a property, you need a very clear understanding of its condition, and a building inspection can give you that.

Know what you are getting with our sample inspection report

A professional building inspection will provide you with a complete view of the property’s condition, allowing you to make a wise investment. Think of it as a small investment at the outset which can prevent big problems in the future (when the contracts are signed, and it’s too late to back out).  

Book Brisbane Southside Inspection Today

Have you found a place you love and are ready to buy? Book a pre-purchase building inspection with Action Property Inspections today. We’ve been conducting property inspections across Brisbane southern suburbs for over 25 years. We’re a trusted and professional family-owned business ready to give you peace of mind on your next property purchase. 


Book your pre-purchase property inspection with Action Property Inspections today!

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