PHOTO: Chelmer, in Brisbane’s leafy western suburbs, has had some of the strongest price growth for houses over the past 12 months.

Australia’s best and worst performing suburbs of the past 12 months have been revealed, with new data showing the hotspots that have completely bucked the national downward price trend and those that have borne the brunt of it.

The figures, released as part of Domain’s June quarter house price report, showed the Ballarat suburb of Mount Pleasant took out the number one growth spot in the country, its median house price having increase by a whopping 26.2 per cent in the 12 months to June this year, while Brisbane’s riverfront haven in the western suburbs, Chelmer, recorded a 25.2 per cent rise in its median house price.