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
Housemate horror stories abound for international students. For many, study abroad is one of their first opportunities to live out of their parents home. Whether it’s your first time going it alone, your housemates first… Read more
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
“It all happened so fast. We were both leaving our jobs, organising ourselves … and we got married, too. I can’t remember if we even thought about renting before we left,” recalls Camila. The 32-year-old… Read more
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.
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