Roof Restoration Cost By State And Region?

New South Wales

New South Wales in particular Sydney may not be as costly as previously conceived. Because wages are higher in Sydney and property values are higher surprisingly, the roof restoration prices are not any higher than the rest of the country.

From what we can assume, the industry has less (per capita) marketing dominant businesses and more “tradie type” businesses. In other words, a higher percentage of the companies in Sydney are run by tradespeople and not by people with a sales or marketing background, thus the business are generally smaller by comparison.

This is not to say that there are not larger professional companies in the Sydney roof restoration market, quite the contrary. But on a per capita basis, there are far less of these types of businesses in Sydney than other capital cities.

In Sydney, you will find that you’ll get quotes that range from $23 to $40 per square metre for a tiled roof, and $17 to $35 for a metal roof.


Victoria as an average has higher prices than the rest of the country. The main factor contributing to this may be climate/weather. The simple fact that, as a roofer in Victoria you have less fine days when you can work means that you have to make more money on the days you can. Therefore, it necessitates charging higher prices. 

Prices range from $26 to $44 per square metre, from our research. This is for a concrete or terracotta tiled roof restoration. Metal roofs are less common in Victoria so it was difficult to get an average.


Depending on your property location in the state of Queensland will determine the cost of a roof restoration.
The predominant roof type in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, the outer parts of Ipswich and Toowoomba, the Gold Coast & Sunshine Coasts, is concrete tile. Whereas the most common roof type in regional Queensland, and the inner suburbs of Brisbane, Ipswich, and Toowoomba, is metal (Colorbond, Zincalume, or Galvanised Iron).

As a result of the variance in roof types, the price varies too as metal roofs are generally less expensive to restore. This is due to the difference in the work required to restore a metal roof as opposed to a tile roof. Metal roofs  have no need for re-pointing the ridge and hip capping, as you would with a tiled roof.For a concrete or terracotta tiled roof, you’ll find the average will be between $23 and $40 per square metre.
For a metal roof, the average will be between $17 and $35 per square metre.

South Australia

Roof Restoration is an established industry in South Australia. This is due to the fact that two of the largest roof restoration companies in Australia originated in this state both having been founded over 20 years ago.

South Australia seems to be more dominated by established companies, compared to Sydney for example with higher operations in the ‘Tradie’ field. Australian climate also greatly influences prices in South Australia, particularly Adelaide and coastal regions.
The average prices, from our research, are between $29 and $40 per square metre.

Western Australia

Western Australia is a market where we expected to find prices are less compared to the other Australian states, this is commonly due to the great weather.
What we found, though, is pricing consistent with the other states. However, booming infrastructure and industry in terms of mining, housing and business development have assisted in creating a more competitive market in the Western state.
Average Perth prices range from $25 to $43 per square metre for a concrete tile roof.

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