If you need help finding somewhere to live, our accommodation services can help you.
You can rent a room in a student residential complex, which usually includes a bed, study desk, some storage, and shared bathrooms, kitchens and common rooms. Costs range from $265-500 a week.
You can rent somewhere to live in agent-operated student accommodation, or organise your own by looking online. Rent is usually $150-300 each week. You could live alone or share accommodation with other people.
Another option is to rent a room from a residential college, such as Raymont Residential College. Located in the suburb of Auchenflower, it is easily accessible by public transport, and there are approximately 130 students living on its premises.
We recommend finding somewhere to live close to campus. There are usually lots of options either within walking distance or easily accessed by public transport.
International students can also live in homestays, where you will get a room and have the option of having your meals provided by the family you live with. Living in an Australian house is a great way to practice your English and learn about Australian culture.
Homestays cost between $285-310 dollars each week, depending on how many meals you want provided. This covers all your water, gas and electricity bills. Internet and phone contributions are extra. Halal or vegetarian food costs an extra $30 per week.
You must stay in a homestay for at least four weeks, and arrive within seven days of your course starting. You can negotiate to stay longer if you’d like.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or apply for a homestay. There is an additional $250 homestay application fee.
I'm an international student and I'm under 18
If you're under 18 years of age, you'll also need to apply for our supervision program. To meet the requirements for your student visa, you must either be placed in an approved homestay or accommodation, or live with a parent, guardian or relative until you turn 18.
The supervision program includes a registration fee of $110 and a daily fee of $6.60, which you'll have to pay until you turn 18.
More about applying for your student visa