Accommodation 

Do you need to find somewhere to live? Sorting out accommodation can be a bit tricky as an international student, because things might work quite differently here than they do in your home country. Don’t worry! We are here to help.

UniSA can help you access a range of long and short term housing opportunities to suit different budgets. Some of your options include private rentals, student hostels, residential colleges, student apartments and homestays.

If you are interested in a homestay, download the 'Say G'day to Homestay' guide for international students.

UniSA runs an accommodation site for all students, where you can access all sorts of information and opportunities. This is your next stop when you’ve finished reading this page!

You will be able to:

But first …

Here are a few good things to know about finding accommodation in Australia.

Do

Don't

  • Plan ahead – allow plenty of time to research your options
  • Know your rights and obligations as a renter in SA. You might like to take a look at tenancy information in your own language to wrap your head around what’s involved when it comes to renting in South Australia.
  • Understand the details of the lease/contract before agreeing to it. If unsure, get advice from us or from sa.gov.au
  • Avoid rental scams on social networking and external share accommodation websites.
  • Rent accommodation without a written lease/contract.
  • Pay any money (for example rent or a security bond) without getting a receipt.
  • Commit to share accommodation without first clarifying ‘house rules’ (cleaning, bills, etc) with housemates
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