The region's inherent strengths – its coveted coastal lifestyle, stunning natural beauty and close proximity to the amenities of Greater Geelong – have positioned it for continued success in FY25. 

The past year witnessed a shift in market dynamics. While buyer interest levels remained steady, there was a notable increase in the number of listings. This helped to create a more diverse and accessible market.

This wider selection of available properties provided buyers with greater choice, allowing them totake a more measured approach to decision-making. 

Well-presented, quality homes in desirable locations continue to generate strong interest and achieve exceptional outcomes, showcasing the enduring appeal of the Bellarine Peninsula. Buyers remain active, capitalising on opportunities to upsize or downsize, confident in their ability to buy and sell within the same market and seamlessly transition to a property that better suits their evolving needs.

The construction sector is experiencing its own set of challenges, with rising material and labour costs impacting development. However, this situation has led to an increase in high-end townhouse and apartment developments catering to both local downsizers and those seeking a low-maintenance coastal escape. These developments offer an exciting new option for those seeking a slice of the Barwon Heads lifestyle.