Building approvals fell more than expected in May, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
ABS data showed the number of buildings approved decreased a seasonally adjusted 1.1% to 13,781 during the month.
That compares to an upwardly revised 13,932 approvals in April, seasonally adjusted.
Bloomberg economists had expected the figures to show a 1% decrease in approvals during the month.
Building approvals are now 3.2% lower, seasonally adjusted, than in the same month last year.