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Cost of building and strata maintenance

Last updated: 14th Jun 2019

On average, building and strata maintenance businesses charge around $45/hr for their services. The price can change depending on the type of work, though. Rates can be as low as $40/hr for smaller jobs and as high as $55/hr for bigger jobs.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Building & Strata Maintenance Experts on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Beyond cleanups: How building and strata maintenance services work

Building and strata maintenance is more than just making your property look good; it’s about protecting your asset and making sure that it will last for years. Failure to do it regularly could mean flushing money down the drain.

Building maintenance work covers a wide area; that’s why it’s divided into different categories. These include the following:

  1. Routine maintenance – This includes work that need to be done regularly whether on a daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or quarterly basis.
  2. Preventive maintenance – Tasks that fall under this category are done to avoid serious problems to your property.
  3. Corrective maintenance – Jobs that are included in this type of maintenance are mostly repairs and major replacements.

Businesses that offer property maintenance services carry out various work. Some examples are:

  • Interior and exterior cleaning
  • Gutter cleaning, repair, and replacement
  • Painting
  • Roof repair and replacement
  • Electrical and fire safety inspections and compliance work
  • General repairs
  • Gardening
Cost of building and strata maintenance

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Different locations, varying prices

The cost of building maintenance is similar in Queensland and Victoria where the average rate is $45/hr. This is only slightly lower than what property maintenance specialists in South Australia charge, which is approximately $47.25/hr. The price is higher in New South Wales and Western Australia where the average cost to maintain buildings and stratas is $50/hr.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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