Tips to help you find your own housing
Renting can be a little daunting at first, but this advice will help improve your house-hunting skills.
In addition to the usual flat-share in a privately-owned apartment or house, why not investigate some of the other low-cost accommodation options near campus.
Purpose-built student apartments are a great option if you’re looking to explore Sydney independently, but want to stay close to a student community. Many offer fantastic city views, and quiet places for group work and solo study.
Student boarding houses are also very common around the inner west of Sydney, offering a similar collegiate experience to living on campus. Most are run by a church or humanitarian group. What’s included in your rent will vary from one place to another.
Moving away from home can be daunting, so it's important that you feel safe in your new home.
Sydney was rated the fifth safest city in the world, in the Economist's Safe Cities Index 2019. (https://safecities.economist.com/safe-cities-index-2019/)
We're proud to be a vibrant, diverse and inclusive city. In fact, only 17% of people in Sydney were born in Australia (2016 census).
This multiculturalism has shaped our food, shops, customs, hobbies and cultural scene.
The campus is surrounded by international cuisines and grocers. Within a short walk, you'll find Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Pakistani, Spanish, Chinese, Malaysian, Greek, Lebanese and Turkish restaurants.
There are also streets and suburbs with strong communities from specific countries. (http://www.visitsydneyaustralia.com.au/experience-multiculural.html)
You'll never run out of things to do in Sydney. Spend your weekends exploring our array of museums, art galleries, music venues, theatres, festivals and annual events. (https://www.sydney.com/things-to-do/arts-and-culture)
For the fashion-lovers, we're also home to designer fashion, unique boutiques, outlet stores, markets and bustling malls. (https://www.sydney.com/things-to-do/fashion-and-shopping)
We're also well-connected, with a number of daytrips accessible by public transport. Take a ferry to Manly, or catch a train to the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains or pristine South Coast beaches. (https://www.sydney.com/things-to-do/sydney-itineraries/long-weekend-in-sydney-with-kids)