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Accommodation in Sydney
Rental accommodation is readily available in Sydney. As a general rule, the closer you live to the central business district (and the University of Newcastle in Sydney), the more expensive the cost of rental. Most rental accommodation is provided unfurnished and requires payment of a rental ‘bond’ (equivalent to four weeks rent for an unfurnished property). Fully furnished properties are less common than unfurnished ones.
Share accommodation is a good option for students wishing to live with others. Share accommodation means that you have your own room and share a kitchen, living area and bathroom with other students or people who work.
You can find accommodation listings on the internet and in major Sydney newspapers. Listings are updated weekly. For share accommodation or rental accommodation, try these websites:
While Backpacker style accommodation is a reasonable option for temporary accommodation, it can be expensive in the long-term. Rooms are usually of a dormitory style with limited facilities. For student/backpacker accommodation, try:
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Homestay with an Australian family can be arranged before you arrive in Sydney. Host families welcome students as ‘part of the family’ providing a private room, meals and a true ‘Aussie’ experience. Please note that this service is not offered by the University but a private operator.
For details of the Homestay service, visit:
The University Off-Campus Accommodation Service provides information about share housing and rental accommodation. The staff are also available to offer advice about issues relating to accommodation. To access this service, please visit the Off-Campus Accommodation website.
The Careers service can provide a comprehensive careers and employment service for students and graduates of the University of Newcastle. To access this service, please visit the Careers website here.
Students will have access to a personalised job search engine, upcoming events and career resources by registering at www.careerhub.newcastle.edu.au.
The Counselling Service is available to students free of charge, on a confidential basis at each of the locations of the University of Newcastle. The details can be found on the Counselling service page.
Students enrolled at the Sydney Precinct can be referred for professional counselling services. In the first instance, a telephone consultation can be arranged. Depending on the outcome of the telephone consultation, the University Counselling Service may decide to arrange face-to-face counselling. You can contact the University Counselling Service by telephone (02) 4921 5801 or emailing email@example.com.
Students who have a disability and require special arrangements such as alternative examination arrangements,lecture support, interpreters or other assistance with their studies can contact the University Disability Liaison Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (02) 4921 5766.