I am from Melb and bought my first IP in Logan area (Marsden) in QLD. Didn't take much of notice of high council rates in the area before I bought and now realised high council rates is eating up my cash flow. I pay $637 per quarter. This is quite high when you compare with Victoria. This has put me off of buying again in QLD. Does anyone know if this is the case (high council rates) in all the area in QLD?