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

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

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.

Private Rental

This is true independent living – renting an apartment or a house either alone or with housemates. Renting a place means you call the shots. You have to pay for everything though, including furniture, food, utilities as well as rent. Independent living is great and you can meet a whole bunch of new people but paying for everything, including furniture and all utilities can be tough.

Reasons to Consider Homestay

International students who choose to do homestays in Australia usually find them very rewarding. A homestay it a type of cultural exchange, it allows a student from overseas to live in the home of a… Read more