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Accommodation

 

One of the main concerns for any student moving to study in Australia is to find the right accommodation that will meet their taste, lifestyle and budget. Luckily, there are various types of accommodations available for overseas students in Australia. Here we are discussing a few of these types of accommodation:

There are 4 main types of accommodation that can suit the student lifestyle:

 

  1. Private Rentals

You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately through a landlord. When renting 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).

You also need to cover the utility bills like water, gas and electricity. Also, most of the time, private rentals are not furnished, so you will need to buy your own furniture.

Type of Accommodation

  • Apartments
  • Units
  • Houses

Location

Private rentals can be in the City centre or in the Suburban areas.

Recommended time

Long Stay

Cost

The rent of private rental varies on various factors like location, number of rooms and accessibility. But it can cost from $100 to $450 per week. But if you are sharing it with others, then the rent could be divided among all the residents and it can be anywhere between $80 to $250 per week.

Popular Websites

There are various websites you can search for private rentals but the most popular ones are:

 

  1. Managed Student Apartments  

These types of accommodation are purpose-built to meet the needs of 100 to 500 students under one roof. You can rent a whole studio apartment or shared rooms with other students.

Managed Student apartments also offer various facilities like 24 hours onsite support access, bills, furnished living spaces, dedicated study areas and social events, gym facilities and pretty much everything you need at one fixed price.

Type of Accommodation

Apartments

Location

Usually, these types of accommodations are in the city centre or close to universities.

Recommended time

Medium to Long Stay

Cost

Managed student accommodation can be a little expensive as they are usually furnished and include the utility bills. They can cost anywhere between $250 to $550 per week

Popular Websites

 

  1. On Campus

Most universities have comfortable and furnished apartment-style living on campus or close by, sometimes with cleaning and meals included. Universities or Institutions can provide different types of on-campus accommodations like:

  • Halls of Residence
  • Residential colleges
  • Student apartments

Type of Accommodation

Apartment or bedroom units.

Location

Most of the university accommodations are located within the university campus or close by.  

Recommended time

Medium Stay.  

Cost

The on-campus facilities can cost from $90 to $280 per week.

 

  1. Homestay

With homestay, you will be able to live with a local family in their home. Homestay can be a good option for younger students as you will have all the comforts of an established house. You can find these types of accommodation services at your education provider as they usually keep the register of homestay providers.

Type of Accommodation

House

Location

Usually, the location of the homestays is in the suburban areas outside the city centres.  

Recommended time

Short to Medium-term stay.

Cost

The cost of the homestays varies between $235 to $325 per week.

Popular Websites

 

Steps to find accommodation in Australia

In order to find accommodation in Australia, you will usually need to follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Look for the property
  • Step 2: Inspect the property
  • Step 3: Apply for the property
  • Step 4: Sign the lease and pay the bond
  • Step 5: Condition report
  • Step 6: Move into new house and Inspections
  • Step 7: Ending the lease

You can find a more detailed guide on how to rent in Australia here

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