This informative page is an all-inclusive reference on how to live in Australia during your academic career. Your life in the country will be highly peaceful, where you’ll have the advantages of high standards of living, most of the places are close to beaches and cities have robust infrastructure.
Share and Rental Accommodation
Here 5-7 students share one apartment (Share) or house (Rental) together – a common space with individual bedrooms, lobby and kitchen. This is a great option for students looking to make friends, do bonding with the foreign student groups, dividing tasks such as laundry and cooking, and learning the best of respective cultures – all this and yet having your own privacy for learning, exploring and living. The average costs of Share Accommodation can usually range from AU $140-180 per week and Rental Accommodation can usually range from AU $75-200 per week.
Homestay / Farmstay
Quite a few OZ families live in spacious homes / farms and rent out spare rooms to international students. This has a lot of benefits of its own, the major one being that the student lives in a house environment just like a family member. This is a great option for migrant students because it helps them quickly adapt to the new country’s environment. In a convenient scenario the student has an independent room and is also provided meals by the family. The price of Homestay / Farmstay can usually range from AU $175-250 per week including meals.
Private Accommodations quite popular among students. Here you share common bathroom / kitchen with other students. Generally renting an entire home or apartment will be too costly for a single student, hence it is advised to find and explore groups of students who are renting by going through billboards in the Institution, looking on the Internet, or go through newspapers classifieds and sign boards indicating vacancy of rooms or houses. The rents can usually be in the range of AU $100-150 per week.
Your college/University can help by giving you a list of rented accommodations inside or close to the Institution. This benefits students looking for accommodation before arrival and are quite popular since they offer all the basic amenities. It is advisable to book them months in advance before your arrival. You have the option of booking a Hall of Residence, Apartments or a Residential College.