Where to live is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. Most of our international students choose to live in purpose-built student housing or in a private rental house close to their campus or workplace.
The links below are suggestions only and do not constitute an endorsement by TAFE SA International. Students should also visit the StudyAdelaide website for further information on accommodation options.
Renting a house, unit or apartment involves entering into a lease agreement with a landlord or real estate agent. This also requires the payment of a security bond (usually equal to four weeks' rent, refundable at the end of the lease) as well as weekly, fortnightly or monthly rent payment. Rental accommodation is usually unfurnished and the rental amount will vary depending on the location and type of accommodation. To keep costs down, some students choose to share accommodation.
The SA Gov website contains useful information about renting in South Australia.
Rental accommodation options include:
Sharing a rental home with other students is a good way to live independently while sharing costs. Students studying at the same campus may find living and travelling together a practical option and many students choose to share a rental in their second or subsequent years of study once they have established friendships. Sharing can be the cheapest option but it is important to have a clear idea of how chores and bills will be divided.
Students search for rental accommodation through real estate agents or look for shared accommodation vacancies on notice boards around campus.
Services for finding rental/share accommodation:
If you would like to practice your English in and out of the classroom, while also learning more about Aussie culture, you can find a homestay family to live with during your stay in Adelaide.
For further information visit Australian Homestay Network website.
Urbanest is one of Australia’s largest providers of student accommodation. They have a great deal of experience designing, building and running accommodation specifically designed for students. Whether you want to live in a shared apartment or in your own studio room, urbanest rooms are designed specially with the student lifestyle in mind and to suit a range of budgets. For further information visit their website urbanest.com.au or call 1800 260 801 (int +61 2 8091 9959).