Accommodation Options in Australia

Finding somewhere to live is a crucial component of a successful study experience in Australia. Whatever you choose it is vital to understand all of your options fully and be aware of your rights and… Read more

Rental Scams – Protect Yourself

Part of the excitement of international study is a chance to live independently from your family. This new life involves lots of decisions about how to manage your money, where to live, and who to… Read more

10 Top Reasons to Live in a Share House

Decided to study in Australia but still a little unsure of where to live? If you’re after an authentic Aussie housing experience, why not consider a share house? Share houses allow you to live in… Read more

10 Great Reasons to Live in Student Accommodation

If you’re about to start studying in Australia, you might be a little unsure where to live. There are plenty of great options, from sharehouses and homestays, to managed accommodation and college dorms. If you’re… Read more

Bedroom and Desk Interior Design Hacks

IKEA Interior Design Manager – April, answers some common design questions to help you get inspired and organised in your bedroom and study space. “How do I make a small room look bigger?”  -Zoe from Hong… Read more

How to Make Space in Your Student Accommodation

Moving into student accommodation in Australia can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you want to bring a lot with you. Fortunately, there are ways to make space and make your room a neat, fun place to be.

Managed Student Accommodation

Most universities offer student apartments where you might share with a few other students or have your own room. You’ll get fully furnished rooms, which can range from 1 to 5 bedrooms, a shared kitchen and bathroom. There’s a real emphasis on community – some house over 400 students! Plus you don’t have to worry about furnishing your place.

What All International Students Need to Know Before Renting

This article has been provided by Consumer Affairs Victoria. They are a business unit of the Department of Justice & Regulation, within the Victorian government. Their purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed businesses and consumers. Tens… Read more

Rental Prices Across Australia

What’s the average price of rent across Australia? How do costs differ between each capital city? And how do average rental prices in Australia compare globally? If you’re thinking about making the move to study… Read more

Residential Colleges

Colleges are a great accommodation option for international students as a lot of the basics are taken care of, and most colleges are only a short distance from the big universities. At a residential college you’ll receive all your meals, as well as a weekly room clean.


Arrange to spend your first four weeks with an accredited homestay provider, which should include access to a pre-organised professional and safe airport pick-up service direct to your welcoming accommodation.

How to be a Great Housemate

Living with other people is often an essential way of living for university students. However, it can turn into a nightmare. Often that is due to a problematic housemate. So, follow our housemate etiquette guide to make sure that’s not you!