Whether you’d prefer to live in the centre of the city, the vibrant inner-city suburbs, or near the beach – Sydney offers a variety of accommodation options to suit your individual lifestyle and budget.
Choose from a wide variety of fully furnished, single or share rooms, all designed especially for students. Most student accommodation includes onsite security, student support, common rooms and often leisure facilities like a gym or pool. Some popular providers include Iglu, Urbanest, and UniLodge – visit their websites for more information including prices and locations.
If you’d prefer the flexibility of living in a self-catered house or apartment you have the option to seek out an independent rental. This gives you the opportunity to live alone or other students, and to choose the suburb of your liking. Generally speaking, the further you live from the CBD, the cheaper it will be. But remember, when you rent privately your weekly cost usually doesn’t include expenses such as electricity, gas, and internet. To find the perfect private rental for you, check out Domain or realeastate.com.au. To find a room in an established home, check out Flatmate Finders or flatmates.com.au.
Homestay (live with an Australian family)
Staying with a local Sydney family can be a good option for those who want to experience Australian culture first-hand. It’s also an opportunity to stay somewhere temporary until you feel settled. Typically, homestay will include two to three meals per day, a furnished bedroom, internet access and local phone calls. To learn more about homestay opportunities, including prices and locations, get in touch with a provider. We recommend checking out the Homestay Network or Global Experience.
Although short-term accommodation can be more expensive, it’s a great option for those who are still yet to finalise a more permanent place to live. There is a varied selection of hostels, hotels and motels located close to Sydney City Campus including: Travelodge