When you are renting, you are taking out a lease for an entire property (eg. a townhouse or an apartment) as a tenant for a set period of time. Generally, renting a house or an apartment can give you the freedom to choose how much you pay, and there may be furnished or unfurnished rentals available.
When deciding on where to live, you need to consider what you can afford, the establishment costs and the ongoing bills. You can refer to the cost comparison guide for an overview of private rentals costs.
You can use the following websites to search for rental properties:
For furnished rental accommodation, see:
Setting up your home
If you are renting a property you will need to get the utilities such as phone and electricity connected, and you may also need furniture. These links will help you.
- Utility connection: Fast Connect is a free utility connection service.
- Gas and electricity supply: AGL and Energy Australia are the main gas and electricity providers in Sydney. Visit Switchwise to compare the costs for these and other providers.
- Phone connection: Telstra and Optus are the two of the main telephone companies. A web search will provide more contacts if you want to shop around for prices.
- Internet Connection: Telstra and Optus package telephone and internet costs together. You can also do a web search for more internet service provides and costs. Try using Broadband Choice to research and compare different internet plans.
- Furnishing your home: Start by looking at the list below of second-hand and rental furniture stores close to University campuses. Also keep your eye out for garage sales in the area as they can uncover great bargains!
|PABS Furniture Rental||
T: 1800 201 020W: www.pabs.com.au/index.php
T: 1800 682 535www.phdrentals.com.au
|Renta Centre Broadway||
T: 1300 300 039rentacentre-px.rtrk.com.au
|Salvation Army (Salvos stores)||Located in Darlinghurst, Glebe and Rozelle. You can find your closest store here.|
|St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies centres)||Located in Glebe, Lidcombe, Newtown, Redfern and Rozelle. Find your closest store.|
T: +61 2 9690 4000W: valiant.com.au
Things to note
Inclusion on this website:
- is not an endorsement by Student Accommodation Services of a particular accommodation provider, organisation, or website;
- is not a warranty regarding the suitability or condition of any accommodation listed. Student Accommodation Services does not inspect any of the accommodation listed on this website. It is up to students to make their own inquiries about the suitability and condition of accommodation.