Studying in the city centre of Sydney means Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus students can choose from a variety of accommodation options to suit their individual lifestyle and budget. Choose to live in the centre of all the city action, in the multi-cultural inner city suburbs, or perhaps in the beach suburbs of the east or north Sydney.
There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from - fully furnished, single or share rooms, with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes, onsite security, student support, common rooms and sometimes facilities such as a pool.
Rental is paid weekly and can range from A$320 - A$540 per week. This typically includes costs such as electricity, phone, internet and use of facilities. Students must contact these accommodation providers directly to make a booking.
Iglu provides stylish student accommodation in two convenient Sydney locations within easy reach of the Sydney City Campus.
Choose to live in the vibrant multicultural hub of Chatswood with world-class shopping and eateries. It offers a great student lifestyle located about a 20 minute train ride from the Sydney CBD. Or you can also select to reside in the heart of trendy inner-city Chippendale at Iglu Central with everything you need on the doorstep – transport, the CBD, Chinatown and shopping. For further details about rooms, facilities and rates, visit the Iglu website.
Urbanest have four locations across central Sydney which are easily accessible to the Sydney City Campus, amenities and transport. The Sydney Central location is based in the educational and cultural hub of inner-city Ultimo, it is a short walk to Broadway Shopping Centre, and near the trendy area of Glebe where there are many cafes, markets and bars. You can also choose to live in the highly sought after suburb of Haymarket, bordering Chinatown and offering shopping and Asian restaurants. To discover the other locations or for further details about rooms, facilities and rates, visit the Urbanest website.
Conveniently located in Broadway and Kensington. Both locations are a short bus or train ride from Sydney City Campus. For further details about rooms, facilities and rates, visit the UniLodge website.
This accommodation style includes renting self-catered apartments or houses, either individually or with other students. It is generally cheaper and can offer more flexibility. Weekly rent usually does not include costs such as electricity, gas, internet or phone and will vary depending on the suburb you choose. The further you live from the CBD the cheaper it is, however be sure to select accommodation close to good public transport.
The sites below provide currently available individual and share, apartments and houses.
Alternatively, many of our students share accommodation with others, visit the official City of Sydney website for some great advice.
Live with an Australian family (Homestay)
If you want to experience Australian culture, or seek temporary accommodation until you find a suitable place to stay, living with a local Sydney family can be a good option. It can also help you settle quickly, providing the opportunity to participate in the daily routine of an Australian family and to practice English language skills.
Homestay typically includes two-three meals per day, a furnished single bedroom generally with access to a shared family bathroom, internet access and local phone calls. Weekly costs vary between $255-$290. Additional guardianship fees exist if you are under the age of 18. Once-off placement fees also need to be paid. Contact us for more information about homestay providers.
This accommodation option can be more expensive, however it is a great option if you want to stay in short-term accommodation before finalising a more permanent place to live. Below is a selection of hostels, motels and hotels located close to City Sydney campus. You will need to contact these providers directly to make a booking.
International students are required to have genuine access to sufficient funds while studying in Australia. Funds should be sufficient to contribute to the cost of travel, tuition, school costs for any dependants, and living costs. As a student visa holder, you will be required to have approximately AUD$25,000 per year for living expenses. Although it is difficult to predict your exact expenses, the actual cost depends on your individual lifestyle.
Find out more about some expected costs plus useful information about general living costs.
Read further information on financial requirements.