Welcome to UNSW Off-Campus Accommodation Support (OCAS), where we provide guidance to students in finding safe and conveniently located off-campus housing options within a range of budget options.
How we help
UNSW Off-Campus Accommodation provides advice and resources to help you navigate the housing market.
Securing suitable accommodation can be a challenging task, especially for those new to the area. Dedicated staff members are available to address students' concerns, provide guidance on housing-related matters, and facilitate connections with local service providers for essential amenities such as transportation, healthcare, and emergency services.
By creating a robust support network, we ensure that you have a smooth and safe transition to your new living arrangements. This service also aims to enhance students' overall well-being and promote a sense of community among off-campus residents, ensuring you have a positive housing experience.
Don't know where to start? Try one of the options organised by UNSW!
This UNSW-managed database lists share housing or private rental vacancies within 15km of the UNSW. Listings are supplied by landlords, real estate agents and students. Off-campus properties listed are not inspected or managed by UNSW Sydney. Students are advised to inspect the accommodation and make their own assessment of the information provided.
Want to be notified when accommodation becomes available?
Off-Campus Accommodation Support regularly compiles a list of available accommodation that might be suitable for UNSW students. Register your details to receive email alerts of currently available accommodation.
Book an appointment with an OCAS Advisor
Want to speak to someone regarding your off-campus accommodation options? Book a consultation session with an Off-Campus Accommodation Support (OCAS) Advisor now!
Ask a question
Send us an email via [email protected] and someone from the team will respond within 5 working days.
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Short-Term Accommodation Options
Learn more about the various types of short-term accommodation below and how to find them.
Why should you get short-term accommodation?
If you are moving from interstate or overseas, we recommend arranging long-term private rental accommodation in person so you can inspect properties and find somewhere suitable. This means you will need to organise temporary accommodation while you look for permanent housing.
Even though short-term accommodation can be more expensive it provides an opportunity to get to know the area, public transport options and see the place before paying money upfront. Inspecting the place in person reduces the risk of exposure to rental scams which often pretend to have properties available for rent and ask for money upfront.
- Arrange your temporary accommodation before you arrive
- Organise at least 2 – 4 weeks of temporary accommodation while you look for permanent accommodation
- Costs will vary from staying in hostels, lodges, hotels or serviced apartments
- Staying with friends and family is a good way to save money while you look for long term accommodation
Discounted hotel for UNSW students and their families
Long-Term Accommodation Options
Learn more about the various types of long-term accommodation below and how to find them.
Sharehousing involves living with others in a house or an apartment.
UNSW-managed sharehouse listing database can be accessed via Study Stays. The database lists share housing or private rental vacancies within 15kms of the University. Accommodation listings can be submitted by landlords, real estate agents and students. UNSW Sydney does not inspect the properties listed or conduct background checks on them to determine accuracy of the information provided. Students are advised to inspect the accommodation and make their own assessment of the information provided.
Purpose-built student accommodation
Disclaimer: The University provides information, contacts and links to different types of off-campus options for your convenience. They are not owned, managed or operated by the University. The university is not able to, and does not, assess the suitability of off-campus options, nor does it accept any responsibility or liability in relation to any matter arising out of any contract or arrangements between a student and accommodation provider. Any arrangements are strictly between the student and the accommodation provider. Each student has the responsibility of assessing the accommodation and its suitability.