Accommodation Australia - costs
There are a number of accommodation options available for students studying in Australia. Most universities and TAFE colleges operate housing offices to assist students with accommodation. Students should seek their advice as soon as they receive confirmation of enrolment.
*Average student living cost $300 to $400 per week
Homestay (living with an Australian family) is popular with younger students and those studying short-term English courses. Meals are usually included.
Many universities and colleges have halls of residence attached to them. Here, students have a bedroom/study of their own, and will share bathrooms, laundries and recreational facilities. Most of these residential halls provide meals, and some offer kitchen facilities where students can cook and store food.
Students can also rent an apartment or house. Rents vary depending on the location, size and facilities. Many students in Australia live in an apartment or a house with other students, sharing the cost of gas, electricity and sometimes food.
Other types of accommodation for students include private board, hostels and guest houses. Again, costs will vary depending on the location and the facilities available. Below is an indicative guide.
- Homestay (living with an Australian family) A$180-250 per week
- Full Board and meals A$180-250 per week
- University residential colleges A$180-280 per week
- University halls of residence A$100-160 per week
- Private or church-owned boarding hostels A$90-130 per week
- Share accommodation A$80-150 per week
- Rental accommodation From A$150 per person per week
- Secondary school boarding A$8000 -11,000 per year