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.
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 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.
Rental accommodation listings:
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, Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA) can find you a homestay family to live with during your stay in Adelaide. Contact MYSA for more information.