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Accommodation in Sydney.
Finding accommodation can be stressful. When you are studying, it is important to have a home base where you can relax and feel safe. You may be unsure about where to start, what the rental process is and your rights.
What are my accommodation options?
You can stay in a homestay with a family, a student apartment in a private rental property on your own, or with housemates.
To view the Commonwealth Government’s breakdown of the average Australian accommodation cost for international students, click here.
How to avoid rental scams?
- Watch out for false rental advertisements on the internet. Ensure that you are dealing with genuine property managers.
- Be wary of offers that seem too good to be true.
- Personally inspect the interior of the property.
- Do not pay any money until you have viewed the property, and met the landlord. If making a cash payment, insist on a receipt.
- Use recommended residential tenancy forms in English
To report scammers, complete the online form on the ACCC Scamwatch website.
- The Insider Guides Cost of Living Calculator provides a useful tool to help you with estimating your cost of living based on your desired lifestyle (accommodation arrangements, transportation options, entertainment activities etc.)
- The Tenants NSW website hosts a rich source of information which covers topics such as:Starting a tenancy
Rent and bond
Repairs and Utilities
Privacy, access and security
Factsheets and sample letter templates
- On StudySydney website, you will find:
Some accommodation options for international students in NSW. Accommodation tips
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