With mortgage stress clearly in decline, there is clearly potential for consumption to play a key role in the rebalancing of the economy.
However, every other state and territory saw a strong uplift with year-on-year sales improving across the board.
This is interesting in that there is said to be a strong positive correlation between luxury car sales and dwelling prices.
In terms of vehicle type, the sports utility continues to replace the traditional passenger vehicle as the motor of choice.
A number of overseas car brands have netted record sales of late.
Let's hope that consumption continues to record more results like this one in the year ahead.