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.

UniSA's accommodation website is a good place to access all sorts of information about accomodation options. 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.



  • 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
  • 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 bond) without getting a receipt.
  • Commit to share accommodation without first clarifying ‘house rules’ (cleaning, bills, etc) with housemates

Top 5 Tips for Choosing Accommodation

Need some help?

Contact a Student Adviser (International)

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