Coming to study in Australia soon? Arranging your accommodation in Australia will be the most critical task for an international student. Student accommodation is without a doubt an ideal first home in Australia and also one of the most popular options for new international students. However, you may wonder how to choose between different student accommodations with so many different choices in the market. Make sure to read this article if you are considering staying in student accommodation.
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2. Utilities & Internet
As you may know, utility bills could be quite expensive in Australia. However, utilities and unlimited internet connections are usually included in the rent for most of the student accommodation, making it the biggest advantage and strongest reason for staying in student accommodation. If you stay in bill-included student accommodation, you can turn on the air-con anytime and enjoy unlimited wifi without worrying about the bills.
However, there are still some bill-excluded student accommodations. You should therefore check the website and contract carefully before making payment.
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3. Amenities & Facilities
Different student accommodations in different locations have different amenities and facilities. Some luxurious student accommodations have study rooms, game rooms, cinema rooms, laundry, and even a 24/7 gym. On the contrary, some may be simpler and may not even have air conditioning. It really depends on your needs and budget.
You can always check the list of amenities and facilities on the student accommodation website or take a virtual tour on their website as well. You can also ask us for suggestions.
4. Community Activities
As an international student new to Australia, you may find it difficult to meet new friends or join a community. Student accommodation organises different activities occasionally and is therefore one of the best places for you to socialise and meet new people who are from different cultural backgrounds.
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5. Room Types and Furniture
From shared rooms to studios, you can choose different types of rooms based on your budget and preferences. Unlike rentals, student accommodations are usually fully furnished and you don’t need to buy your own furniture or appliances. It is more realistic for international students who will only stay in Australia for a few years.
6. On-Site Support
On-site support is usually provided by most of the student accommodations. You can easily reach the property managers on-site if you forgot to bring your key or need to fix something in your room. But if you choose to stay in rentals, you cannot get immediate assistance most of the time. You will need to contact your agent to communicate and gain approval from the owner.