Town by town snapshot – Curlewis

May 13, 2021 BY

The size of Curlewis is approximately 20.3 square kilometres and it has four parks covering nearly 0.2 per cent of the total area.

The population of Curlewis in 2011 was 223 people and by the 2016 Census the population was 1,565 showing a population growth of 601.8 per cent in the area during that time.

Curlewis could be described as an instant community; the area has been rapidly transformed from a rural lifestyle community of just over 200 people living on acreages and farmlets to a modern young suburb with a population heading towards 3,000.

There has been in excess of 1,000 land sales recorded over the last five years, with 420 blocks sold in 2018 alone.

This new suburb boasts a median age of 32, one of the youngest in the state, with neighbouring Drysdale in comparison showing a median age of 49.

This four-bedroom Curlewis home built in 2014 sold recently for $675,000.

CoreLogic data indicates the predominant age group in Curlewis is 0-9 years, with households in Curlewis being primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1,800 – $2,399 per month on mortgage repayments, and in general, people in Curlewis work in a professional occupation.

In 2011, 87.5 per cent of the homes in Curlewis were owner-occupied compared with 74.1 per cent in 2016.


“The Curlewis market is hot at the moment with properties selling in a week!

“We had 7 Domain Avenue go live with the first open last Saturday which saw 11 groups through and under offer on Monday.

“Another Curlewis property we listed sold to a cash unconditional buyer 15 minutes after listing the home, for above the asking price, and the vendors were delighted.

“Curlewis is a vibrant new community with young families dominating the market followed by investors and retirees.

“It’s just in the perfect location for those who want to be close to Geelong and the bay while having the best of the Bellarine at their doorstep.”
Janet Atkins – Senior Sales Consultant – Hayeswinckle Drysdale

The first European to step foot in the area was thought to be Lieutenant Murray who spent more than three weeks exploring the coast in 1802.

Population: 1,565
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Median age: 32
5 year population change: 602%
House median value: $644,000
Change in median price: (5 years) is 48.5%
Median asking rent per week: $400
Average length of ownership: 6 years
Owner occupiers: 76%
Renters: 24%

House median sale price:
January 2021: $575,000
January 2020: $552,500
January 2019: $500,000
January 2018: $430,000
January 2017: $406,250

House sales per annum:
Period ending January 2021: 83
Period ending January 2020: 56

Land median sale price:
January 2021: $315,000
January 2020: $248,000

Land sales per annum:
Period ending January 2021: 107
Period ending January 2020: 68

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