Mining towns are ones to watch in Australia

Mining towns are the ones to watch in Australia, according to experts.

The areas are experiencing "huge demand" for housing, explained Brett Alegre-Wood, founder of Your Property Club. The towns are becoming increasingly affordable, making them a "top target" for property investors Down Under.

Indeed, while Melbourne and Sydney remain popular with buyers, places like Victoria are the places to go for long-term investment, Property Showrooms adds, highlighting the recent report from the HIA that listed settlements away from the capital as the country's top 20 real estate hotspots.