Accommodation costs

Costs for off campus accommodation will vary with size, location and age of the building and the facilities provided. When budgeting for living off campus, you will need to consider saving for a rental bond, and connection of facilities such as telephone and electricity.

Accommodation Costs

The following table provides approximate off campus accommodation costs per week.

Share House Rental - 3 bedroom* Rental - 2 bedroom* Board
Weekly rent $80 - $120 $200 - $320 $175 - $280 $100 - $120
Electricity & gas $20 $25 $25 N/A
Food $70 $100 $100 Sometimes included in rent
Groceries $30 $40 $40 $30

* Unfurnished accommodation

Setting-up Costs

The following table provides approximate basic off campus accommodation setting-up costs.

Item Approximate Cost
Rental deposit (Bond) (four weeks rent) plus two weeks rent in advance
Gas $30 connection fee, and $150 refundable deposit
Electricity Connection $40.00 connection fee, and you may be require to pay a refundable deposit/bond of $180-200
Telephone connection $59.00 approx
Furniture As per individual choice

Note: These prices are only a guide, as the prices can vary depending on where you live, and service providers.