Database search tips
- Click SEARCH to see all accommodation listings.
- You can enter values in one or multiple fields to find offers of accommodation matching your needs.
- Only enter information in the fields that are important to you.
- If you choose a specified value in a field with a drop-down menu, you may omit all other values in that menu from your search. If you can’t find anything in your choice, you may want to broaden your search by keeping the drop-down field blank.
- Some properties listed as rentals are also quite cheap – in some cases they’re similar to shared accommodation, but with your own bathroom and kitchen. It is worth looking through these options as well.
- We encourage you to save a copy of the listing. You can do this by printing out a copy, saving it from your web browser (File, Save As) or saving it as a PDF (some computers will allow you to do this through the ‘Print’ function).
Understanding search options
- Fully furnished for a share or full board listing means the available bedroom will have a minimum of a bed, somewhere to store your clothes, a desk and chair.
- Fully furnished for a rental property means the whole property will have basic furniture.
- The Advanced Search option allows you to search for accommodation based on availability, and additional preferences for share and full board such as private bathroom, parking, wheelchair access etc. This also includes the household and bedroom keyword searches.
- Use the Campus/Region field to search for accommodation close to your campus or in a specific area of Sydney. Remember, if you are studying at the Camperdown/Darlington campus, accommodation for the Rozelle or Conservatorium of Music campuses, or in the inner west, may suit you too.
- Most accommodation listed is off campus, but from time to time the University colleges and residences list vacancies on the accommodation database. If you particularly want to live on campus we recommend you contact the colleges and halls of residence directly for advice about vacancies and to submit applications.
- To find short term accommodation, use the Availability Preferences option and specify the dates you are looking for. Remember to be generous in the dates you specify – some accommodation providers may be happy to negotiate dates. For example, if you specify accommodation only available from 1 January, your search will not find accommodation that became available on 31 December.
- You can also search using the “Min term of stay” field and choose the option that best suits your needs. You may want to search more than once, changing the field each time. For example if you want a place to stay for just 2 weeks, the options “None required”, “Negotiable” and “2 weeks” may all suit your needs.
- Use the property keyword search if you are looking for something specific in the property, for example: renovated, clean, secure, modern, sunny, spacious, quiet, private, attic, balcony, garden. You can also use this search if you have special requirements such as a piano, internal laundry etc.
- Household key word search is useful if you are looking to live with a particular group of people, for example: quiet, fun, friendly, independent, mature, postgraduate, offer conversational English, vegetarian, working professional etc.
- Use the Bedroom keyword search if you want specific things available in your bedroom, for example: sunny, spacious, cosy, new paint, quiet, private, attic, balcony, bed, desk, wardrobe, lamp, linen, lock on door etc.