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Welcome to Local.

We create and manage apartment buildings just for renters. So you can live in the best neighbourhoods in Melbourne without the worst bits of renting.

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We create apartment buildings exclusively for renters in some of the most connected parts of Melbourne. With top-notch amenitieslike co-working spaces, gyms, swimming pools, and private dining rooms. Just without all the usual hassles. So you can paint the walls, bring your new puppy, and just rent it like you own it. The way it should be.

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Live like a Local in some of the best areas of Melbourne, close to trains, trams, pubs, strong lattes, and xiao long bao dumplings. All you need, really.

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Local: Kensington

348 Macaulay Road
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Local: Box Hill

517 – 521 Station Street
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Local: South Melbourne

245 Normanby Road
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Located across Melbourne

Why live like

a Local?

We get that the idea of ‘living like a Local’ is a new approach to housing. But that’s what’s so exciting. It’s renting, without the bad bits. No queues. No bidding wars. No real estate agents. No surprise inspections. No having the place being sold from under you. No more fear! We’re in this for the long run and want you to be part of it. So, on top of living in a great neighbourhood with loads of amenities:

  • Gym, co-working, dining rooms and plenty of other great spaces are included in your rent
  • You’ll always have people on-site to help you. (Yes, that means things ACTUALLY get fixed!)
  • You’ll pay a flat-rate bond of $1,000 for leases of 12 months or longer.
  • You’ll be close to things like public transport, parks, and great food.
  • Your pets are welcome, encouraged even!
  • You can ditch your bulky appliances. (Hint: they’re included in your apartment). So, you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to haul over your 80kg 10-year old fridge.


of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, Local acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.


We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples today.

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    About Dan

    Founding Local alongside Matt in 2021 Dan is armed with over 20 years’ experience in the Australian real estate industry creating, structuring, funding, and delivering some of the country’s most iconic buildings. We’ve never seen him in a hat, but as the saying goes, he’s worn a few; development executive, adviser and corporate lawyer, and founding CEO of a national NDIS housing provider.
    Dan is incredibly passionate about strengthening communities by using our homes to deliver positive social change.

    About Matt

    Following 17 years in the property industry, Matt co-founded Local with Dan in 2021. Matt’s career has seen him structure and fund over $4bn of developments. He’s been in the Australian Build to Rent sector for the past 9 years and can be credited with the origination and delivery of over 3,000 apartments.
    Matt can’t wait to see the return of the classic Aussie community at Local, where your neighbours know your name and everyone feels welcome.

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    We can't wait to welcome you to our new neighbourhood, Kensington.

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