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.

Important tips

  • 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

Suburbs nearby to find temporary accommodation 

Randwick, Coogee, Bondi, Surry Hills, Kingsford, Zetland are all good options that are close to the Kensington campus. 

How can you find temporary accommodation?

This will depend on your budget! 

Budget = less than $300 AUD per week

Hostels and budget motels offer shared dorms and private rooms with shared facilities (kitchen, bathroom and common spaces). These are ideal for people looking for affordable options. Find budget accommodation

Budget = more than $300 AUD per week

With this budget, you can get private rooms in a motel, guest house, self-catered apartment and hotels. Booking.com, AgodaExpedia, and Airbnb are good options to look for this type of accommodation. 

Open to staying Homestay with a local family?

You can find these options through the Australian Homestay Network, Oz Homestay, Auzzie Families, Study Vision, Homestay Network and Global Experience

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