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Best Canberra Airbnb Management Companies Reviewed 2021

Canberra Airbnb properties have one of the highest occupancy rates in Australia and as a government, tourist and education hub demand for short-term rental is high year-round.

Between January – July 2021, Canberra short-term rental and Airbnb properties achieved occupancy rates between 70% – 85%, among the highest of any capital city market in Australia.

Landlords and property owners in the Australian Capital Territory looking to take advantage of the Airbnb boom may be wondering which property manager to choose to help them get their listing started.

1. MadeComfy

Airbnb Genius rating: 5 stars

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We recommend MadeComfy as the top Airbnb management company to choose for property investors in Canberra. MadeComfy is an official Airbnb partner, and have demonstrated strong customer reviews with a track record across a large property portfolio.

They provide a complete management service that is more than just cleaning and have an in-house team that manages the entire listing including dynamic pricing, professional photography and a dedicated local account manager. MadeComfy list all their properties under management within their own brand’s Airbnb profile, and from our assessment of customer reviews of their properties in Brisbane, they do an excellent job. 

The company was founded in 2015 and also has operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. One key element that differentiates MadeComfy from other Canberra service providers is that they are heavily invested in technology which enable property owners to enjoy complete transparency as they are able to track their property’s performance through their online portal. MadeComfy offer a free instant calculator to work out the estimated returns of your property based on its address, which you can try for free using the link below.


2. Urbankeyz

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Urbankeyz is a Sydney based property management company that also service Canberra. They offer a flexible approach to short-term rental management, offering packages ranging from simple key delivery to full management.

Their standard package costs $79, which include key delivery and a free house manual while their deluxe package which cost $169 offer the following:

  • Meet (face to face meeting to go through your house specifics)
  • Key Delivery
  • Free house manual template
  • Check-in
  • Checkout

Alternatively, they also offer a prestige package that include cleaning, listing and guest communication, however they charge you 25% of your gross rental income.

3. Canbnb

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Canbnb employs local managers in Canberra and Batemans Bay to manage short-term rental properties and they have recently expanded to regional Queensland and New South Wales . The company provides a range of packages for various Airbnb management services if you are not looking for a tech-driven manager. 

One advantage of using Canbnb is Owner Stay, meaning property owners can use their properties during unbooked days. However, Canbnb does not provide an online dashboard that lets owners block out the days that they want to use their property.

Most Commonly Asked Canberra Airbnb Questions Expert Answers
What percentage does Airbnb take? A 3% host fee is charged by Airbnb and it covers the cost of processing payments.
Is Airbnb legal in Canberra? Airbnb is legal in the ACT, unless a court rules that a specific case should be treated differently to residential use.
How much do Airbnb property managers make? As seen above, different managers offer varying services and depending on that they can earn a small fixed amount or receive as high as 25% of total rental income.
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