Australia’s top property investment locations revealed

A table of the most attractive Australian regions for real estate investment has been published in this month's edition of Australian Property Investor magazine.

Reporting on the research, AAP noted Gladstone in Queensland and Hedland in Western Australia are among the hotspots to watch in 2012.

Among the reasons for Gladstone's popularity are low vacancy rates and strong rents, while attractive rental yields in Hedland have helped boost its appeal among those seeking real estate in Australia.

Co-author of the study Laura Cross told the news provider: "The experts widely name Queensland and Western Australia as likely to be the standout performers, largely due to the resources boom and the fact they've had weaker performing capital cities over the past few years."