If you were given the choice, would you want to live in a beautifully remodelled Sydney terrace home or an apartment on the beach in Bilinga? What if the Gold Coast option came with $350,000 in gold bullion? Would that affect your decision?

One lucky winner is going to have to make a tough call in May because the latest yourtown draw is all about vibrant urban living versus a laid-back beachfront lifestyle. Both homes have three bedrooms, luxurious design packages and all the best in contemporary fixtures and appliances. One is in Sydney’s Newtown neighbourhood and the other is right on the beach in Bilinga at the south end of the Gold Coast. Better start thinking about it because if you’ve got tickets in draw 486, that difficult decision could soon be yours to make.

A Heritage Property in Newtown

The home in Newtown has been on Brown Street since the turn of the 20th century, but a complete makeover in 2018 has transformed the property into a luxurious showpiece. A loft has been added, containing a cozy master bedroom with a stylish ensuite. A skylight floods the downstairs living area with natural light and the lounge, dining room and kitchen are now fully integrated. The exterior still exudes charm while the inside is all about comfort, convenience and trendy urban living.

You’ll also have lots of outdoor living space with a wide front veranda, pocket garden and private courtyard in the back. If you need parking, a roller-door opens to allow vehicle access beyond the alfresco. The best of the city’s restaurants, theatres and attractions unfold just a few blocks away on King Street.

Features of the Sydney Home

  • First prize package is worth $1,695,293
  • Built in 1900 and completely redesigned in 2018, worth $1,600,000
  • 140 square metre home on a 126 square metre lot
  • Large central living area encompasses the kitchen, dining room and lounge
  • Kitchen island has seating and premium fixtures
  • Cozy master bedroom has a compact ensuite and is tucked away on the second level
  • Two additional bedrooms at the front of the home
  • Full bathroom on the main level
  • Veranda looks over a landscaped front garden
  • Rear courtyard with an alfresco, BBQ, and carport
  • Airconditioned
  • $78,882 worth of furnishings and electricals
  • First year of council and water rates included, worth $2,683
  • First year of building and contents insurance included, worth $1,232
  • All transfer fees paid

A New Apartment in Bilinga

If you’re going to live at the beach, you want to be able to hear the waves breaking in the evening and see the sand from your back door. The second option in this draw gives you exactly that, wrapped up in a million-dollar apartment that’s got all the features you could want in a home on the coast.

A terrace runs down one side of the home, linking the courtyard that faces the water with a lovely alfresco at the back. That’s where you’ll find your private raised swimming pool, comfy outdoor furnishings and sunbathing area. You won’t have any shortage of places to sit outside if you’re not strolling along the beach.

Inside, there are three large bedrooms and two of them have their own ensuite. The living area is expansive, and you’ll love entertaining guests when you’ve got this much room to spread out. The kitchen features chef-quality appliances, a wide central island, and loads of cupboards and counter space. This option also gives you $350,000 in gold bullion to spend any way you please, and with all fees and expenses paid for the first year, you’ll be able to treat yourself to something really special.

Features of the Gold Coast Home

  • First prize package is worth $1,695,293
  • $350,000 in cashable gold bullion
  • The complex was built in 2018 and the apartment is worth $1,225,000
  • 328 square metres in total
  • Open-concept lounge, kitchen and dining area
  • Master bedroom has a lavish ensuite and opens onto the courtyard
  • Guest bedroom with ensuite and third bedroom alongside the central bathroom
  • Courtyard faces the beach and has outdoor seating
  • Alfresco with casual seating
  • Raised swimming pool
  • Separate laundry room
  • Powder room
  • Airconditioning
  • Carport with parking for one vehicle
  • $71,901 worth of furnishings and electricals
  • $25,000 Flight Centre Voucher
  • $1,000 Woolworths WISH Gift Card
  • First year of council and water rates included, worth $3,594
  • First year of body corporate fees included, worth $3,587
  • All transfer fees paid

Two More Chances to Win

Draw 486 also includes a second prize of a $10,000 Flight Centre Voucher or Woolworths WISH Gift Card or Harvey Norman Gift Card. The third prize gives you the same options for a value of $5,000.

Dates to Remember

22 May 2019: The yourtown Prize Home Draw #486 closes at 10pm AEST.

24 May 2019: The draw will be held at 10am AEST at 5 Cordova Street, Milton QLD 4064.

Members of the public are always invited to drop by.

yourtown will contact winners by registered mail and you can find the list of winners in The Australian on Tuesday 28 May 2019. We will also post the results on this site after the draw.

Come and Visit the Sydney Home

The home in Newtown will be open for public viewing prior to the conclusion of the draw. You can come and get a closer look Wednesday to Sunday between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Note that the home will be closed, however, on April 19 and 25.

The property is at 37 Brown Street, Newtown, NSW 2042.

The prize apartment on the Gold Coast will not be available for touring by the public. Should you be driving by, you can view the exterior of the property and admire its stunning location at 1/174 Pacific Parade, Bilinga QLD 4225.

Get Your Ticket Books Now

Only 380,000 tickets will be sold in draw 486 so be sure to get yours before they’re gone. Purchasing a ticket book also adds gold bullion to the first prize package if you’re the winner of this $1.6 million draw.

Number of Tickets purchased


Value of Additional Gold Bullion

1 Ticket


As Described in 1st Prize Package

2 Tickets


$20,000 in additional Gold Bullion

3 Tickets


$30,000 in additional Gold Bullion

4 Tickets


$40,000 in additional Gold Bullion

6 Tickets


$60,000 in additional Gold Bullion

8 Tickets


$80,000 in additional Gold Bullion

10 Tickets


$100,000 in additional Gold Bullion

20 Tickets


$200,000 in additional Gold Bullion

Thank you for supporting yourtown and the important work they do to give every young person in Australia a brighter future. Good luck in the draw!