Strata Schemes of Australia & New Zealand City Futures Research Centre

Strata Schemes of Australia & New Zealand:
1961 to

Sixty years ago, strata title property ownership was introduced in Australia, beginning in NSW in 1961 and quickly spreading to all other states and territories. The New Zealand equivalent, unit title, was introduced in 1972.

This map shows the historical progression of strata schemes as they were registered across Australia and New Zealand. Initially concentrated in a few small pockets of inner urban areas, strata developments are now an important feature of the housing landscape across Australia and New Zealand.

Further analysis and explanation of these data can be found in the Australasian Strata Insights Report.

City Futures Research Centre undertakes a range of research on the development, management, governance and planning implications of strata developments and the lived experiences of their residents. Please visit the City Shaping research program for more information.


Funded by Strata Community Association.

Data sources: (i) © NSW Land Registry Services; (ii) © Land Victoria; (iii) © QLD Titles Registry; (iv) © 2020 Western Australian Land Information Authority; (v) © Land Services SA; (vi) © Australian Capital Territory Office of the Surveyor-General and Land Information; (vii) theLIST © State of Tasmania; (viii) © Northern Territory Land Information Systems; (ix) © LINZ Data Service.

Map by Alistair Sisson and Jon Doig.

Creative Commons Licence This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence by City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney.