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Finding a Place to Live as a Student in Australia

December 21, 2022

Sven's Guide to Finding a Place to Live as a Student in Australia

As a student in Australia, finding a place to call home can be overwhelming. But don't panic! Here are some tips to help you find the perfect spot:

  1. Consider dorm living: Many universities offer on-campus housing in the form of dorms or residence halls. These can be a convenient and cost-effective option, but spaces can be limited, so apply early to secure a spot.

  1. Rent off campus: If you want more independence, consider renting an apartment or house. There are plenty of options, from shared apartments to studios and one-bedroom units. Just make sure to research the rental market and consider factors like distance from campus, transportation, and parking.

  1. Know your budget: Rent prices will vary based on location, size, and amenities, so make sure to consider your budget and priorities when searching for a place to live.

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  1. Apply and sign a lease: When you find a place you like, you'll need to put in an application and provide references and proof of income. Make sure to fully understand the terms of the lease before signing.

  1. Utilise resources: Check with your school or university for any housing assistance or resources they may have available. They may have dedicated housing offices or off-campus housing lists that can help with your search.

Don't let the search for housing stress you out. Remember to start your search early and be sure to consider all your options! With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to finding a comfortable and affordable place to call home during your studies in Australia. For a more detailed post about how to find a flat in Australia, check out this blog post.

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