Frequently asked questions for providers
If your question is not answered below, please contact us.
- What do students want?
- What’s the most popular type of accommodation?
- Do students want to share bedrooms?
- What can students afford to pay?
- Do I need to furnish the accommodation?
- Who do students want to share with?
- What’s the busiest time of year?
- Does the Accommodation Information Service inspect my property?
- Do you find the "right" student for me?
They want accommodation that is:
- close to their campus, or a short distance by public transport.
Students have differing requirements:
- Share accommodation is the cheapest and most popular option for students.
- Rental properties are popular with students wanting to live alone or with friends.
- Full board or homestay is used mostly by international students because meals are provided and assistance is sometimes given with English language skills.
- Visiting students often need cheap temporary accommodation close to campus, for short periods of time (up to a couple of months).
No. As young adults, most university students want a bedroom to themselves. Sometimes student who are couples, close friends or siblings will be interested in sharing a bedroom, usually to reduce costs.
Students' circumstances vary. Most students are on a low budget and prefer relatively inexpensive accommodation. For a guide to current rental and share prices, see Domain.
There is a demand for both furnished and unfurnished accommodation. International and interstate students prefer furnished accommodation. However, many local students want unfurnished accommodation.
Students generally want to live with other students and young people. However, there are many students happy to share with mature people in established homes, particularly mature-age and postgraduate students. Some international students want to share with people from the same cultural background, while other international students want to live with people who are happy to provide opportunities for them to improve their conversational English.
Most students are looking in January, February and March. July is also busy for students starting in Semester 2. A smaller number of students look throughout the year.
We do not inspect your property, and rely on the information you supply to us for accuracy.
We do not place students in accommodation. Students will contact you via phone to find out about the property. You can then screen the students by asking questions before deciding whether you want them to view the property.