Accommodation options

There are a number of different types of long term housing arrangements in Sydney

Below is a table comparing the different options available to help you choose what's right for you! You can also learn more about each type of accommodation and how to find them in the breakdowns below. 

Accommodation options


Bills included?


On-campus $280-720 Yes Yes
Student accommodation $360-600 Yes Yes
Renting $400-700 No Usually not
Sharehouse $200-350 No Sometimes
Homestay $300-350 Yes Yes
Community living Affordable Yes Yes


On-campus options are those such as colleges and apartments from studios to private rooms in shared apartments. Some of the on-campus options include meals. 

Where to look?

UNSW Accommodation

Student accommodation

These accommodation options are managed by private student accommodation providers off-campus. 

Where to look?

Scape Abercrombie

Iglu Sydney

Unilodge Broadway



You can rent an apartment or house with different options i.e. studio, 1-2 bedroom, etc. 

Where to look?

Study Stays


Real estate agents near UNSW


Ray White Kingsford

Primus Property


With homestay, you can rent a private room in a family's house. Rent is paid upfront and there is an application fee which is approximately $300. Meals may be included in homestay. 

Where to look?

Australian Homestay Network

Oz Homestay

Auzzie Families

Study Vision

Homestay Network

Global Experience


Sharehousing involves living with others in a house or an apartment. 

Where to look?

Study Stays

The options below are not endorsed by the university. Be careful when looking at social media and other websites, as they may not be safe or reliable. To stay safe, learn about your rights as a tenant

Flatmate Finders


UNSW Rent/Sublet Accommodations

Eastern suburbs Sydney rent, share, housemates

Community living

This is an alternative option of accommodation that is much more affordable. Homeshare is one type of community living where you live with an older person in their home and provide companionship.

Where to look?



A UNSW managed sharehouse listing database

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All prices mentioned above are in AUD and are per person, per week. 


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