The following types of accommodation are available for International students: please note these are indicative prices and could vary from time to time based on market conditions.
Full Board (Homestay) AUD$150.00 - $250.00 per week.
Student house AUD$80.00 - $150.00 per week
Half - Board AUD$70.00 - $100.00 per week (plus expenses).
Leasing a House / Flat AUD$200.00 - $300.00 per week (unfurnished)
This accommodation can be booked prior to arrival. Two weeks advance notice is required before you depart for Australia. Further details can be obtained from the Student Support Officer prior to or on arrival.
In Australia, there is a wide range of accommodation options available for students to choose from, depending on the type of accommodation that you prefer.
There are many accommodation options for students studying at ETEA Adelaide such as International Student Residences, private rental, homestay and/or share accommodation.
All accommodations bookings and enquiries can be made simply by clicking on the appropriate accommodation preference listed on each section.
Renters insurance is an option for anyone who rents a house or an apartment and needs insurance to cover the contents of their home. As a renter you will not need to insure the actual rental property building that you are living in - the owner of the property does this. However it is advisable to insure your personal effects in case there is a problem.
Your insurance will typically cover the following:
Liability against you if an accident occurs in a home that you are renting
It only covers certain personal effects in the home. You will have to take out extra cover for some of the major items for example a car, motorcycle, or large electrical goods etc.
Some Rental Insurance policies also allow for separate policies per household, so if you’re sharing with someone, there’s no need to rely on your housemates to organize your insurance.
Renters Insurance can be as low as $10 - $15 per week.
For further information and quotes you can look for insurance companies in the Yellow Pages and remember to ask for Renters Insurance.
Homestay provides students with the opportunity to live with an Australian family, in a safe and affordable environment. As temporary members of the host family, students are introduced to Australian food and culture which also helps to develop their English language skills further. They can also receive help with access to local banking and transport facilities.
Many international students find that the best accommodation on arrival in Australia is a 4 week stay with a Homestay provider. During this period students can look for more permanent rental accommodation. Some students choose to use Homestay on a long term basis however there is no obligation for a student to stay on past the 4 weeks.
Food, breakfast and dinner are provided 7 days a week and lunch only on Saturday and Sunday. Homestay is a great way to get to know about daily Australian life.
Homestay South Australia is an Adelaide based company committed to offering the highest quality homestay placement service to international students choosing Adelaide as their place of study.
For further information, enquiries and bookings, visit the Australian Homestay Network website.
There are also other websites that you can go into to seek homestay providers. (Please note that ETEA does not promote or accept any responsibility for these websites):
Private Accommodation - Houses, Apartments and Townhouses
You can search for private rental properties through a variety of real estate agents.
Important points to note:
If you are looking at renting a 2 bedroom unit/flat/apartment the rent per week is approximately AUD $220 to AUD $380 (depending on the location, condition of the property and etc).
If you are searching for a property somewhere close to the ETEA campus, you should look for area such as Adelaide, Wayville, Goodwood, Parkside, Torrensville, Mile End, Magill and North Adelaide.
We recommend that you try to look in areas that provide main transportation services – such as train station, bus stops and access to main roads. Public transports details are available at Adelaide Metro website
You will find that an “Adelaide South Australia Directory” would be very useful for information and descriptions of the area in and around Adelaide (You can get a directory from any news agency or book shop) or use Google Map and type in Adelaide in the State of South Australia.
realestate.com.au (share accommodation) will help you look for your own rented accommodation in Adelaide. Please do not commit to share with anyone until you arrive in Adelaide. It is advised that you meet the people and inspect the accommodation.
The following local Real Estate Agents can be contacted about accommodation close to the Campus:
Rental Properties may only be sought upon arrival in Adelaide. You may be requested to provide references to the Agent.
Alternatively, rental properties may be sourced through The Advertiser Newspaper in the accommodation – rentals section, particularly on Wednesday and Saturdays papers or visit realestate.com.au
»Helpful list of abbreviations for rental properties
»Rental Tips provided by Office of Consumer Affairs – Government of South Australia
Adelaide offers serviced student accommodation which can provide a secure safe and friendly environment.
In most student accommodations places the following facilities are provided:
Share or single apartments
Internet or wireless facilities
24 hour security
Transport information to help you settle in to Adelaide
Student common room
Student Living Australia
Student Living Australia offers a wide range of accommodation choices from budget and shared houses and units, to penthouse apartments in the city. Prices range from $165.00 to $600.00 per week. Most apartments are fully furnished and are near direct bus routes.
Here are examples of apartments where students may stay – these apartments are managed by Student Living Australia.
Adelaide Tower Apartments
East West Apartments
City West Apartments
Email Becky Piper from Student Living Australia or call her on +61 8 8232 0022.
For more information about Student Living Australia Student accommodation and bookings view their website at www.studentliving.com.au