Once you confirm where you will study, you can look for accommodation to match your budget and lifestyle.

Once you have received confirmation of where you will be studying, you should look for accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Student accommodation is usually highly sought after and requires prior planning. Considerations when searching for accommodation include:

  • Costs will vary depending on your chosen state, city, and type of accommodation.
  • Always confirm the total cost and any other expenses you may be required to pay, such as a bond and utility fees and ensure they are included in your accommodation agreement.
  • Consider the distance of your accommodation from your campus and whether it is easily accessible by public transport, such as bus or train.
  • Find out what shopping centres, hospitals and emergency service facilities, and other amenities are nearby.

Get to your new home

You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately. There are often rental and share house options posted on boards at your institution or share house websites. If you rent a property, you will need to pay a security deposit or ‘bond’ (which is usually four weeks’ rent), as well as rent in advance (also usually four weeks). The bond is held by the relevant state government department e.g. Residential Tenancy Authority, and is used to pay for any damages that you, your house mates or house guests may cause to the rental property. Some, or all, of the bond may be refunded to you when your lease ends. Accommodation Support There are several options of accommodation for you if you need it, we can assist you to arrange your accommodation. Please let us know by emailing the details of your arrival date and accommodation requirements. We will provide you a form detailing the accommodation types and arrangements that fits your budgets.

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