September quarter ABS figures show hotel vacancy is, on a national basis, rising.
Only Perth and Darwin recorded occupancy growth in year to September 2008.
Hobart was near-steady.
The latest results show Australia’s 10 key hotel markets have experienced some degree of room rate growth.
The standout markets – again Perth and Darwin, with Canberra – saw accommodation providers able to rise fees by a double digit percentage.
Occupancy for the year to September 2008:
Darwin: up 4.1pc to 76.3pc
Perth: up 0.4pc to 83pc
Hobart: steady, 72.4pc
Sydney, 0.2pc decline, to 81.4pc
Melbourne, 0.2pc drop to 80.9pc
Brisbane, down 2.8pc to 79.1pc
Gold Coast, a fall of 2.1pc to 68.6pc
Cairns: a 5.5pc decline to 63pc.