Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

Why should you book your student housing with us?

Finding and booking your student home can be overwhelming, and we are committed to making it safe and easy. That is why over 5 million students from over 177 countries trust us each year to find a place suitable to their needs!

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Get the lowest prices, plus Unilodgers exclusive offers that guarantee a sweet deal on every booking

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Changed your mind? We don’t mind. Cancel or modify your booking easily within a specific time frame

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Our online interface makes it easy for you to safely and easily browse, book, and pay online for the spaces that make you go😍, with just a few clicks.

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Our easy system lets you do everything on your own. However, if you need any help, our Personal Student Advisors (who are real people, not bots!) are there to help you. From the day you start looking, until the day you move out, we offer 24x7 support.

The rent, the whole rent, and nothing but the rent.

No extra fees - the rent is all you pay.

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With over 1.5 million student rooms, we have something to suit every preference. Studios, private rooms, shared apartments, shared rooms - we’ve got them all.

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Student Accommodation Options in Sydney

Book student accommodation in Sydney with the world’s largest student housing provider. You can choose from over 20250+ student rooms options which include ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and student flats. No booking fee. Best deal guaranteed! Explore student housing options that meets your budget from accommodations ranging from - AU$198 per Week and get offers up to AU$50.

Sydney is every student's dream - great schools, fabulous nightlife, trendy cafes and multicuisine restaurants. Whether you’re looking for housing near University of SydneyUTS, UNSW, Macquarie UniversityJMC Academy, Australian Film, Television and Radio School or Central Queensland University we can help you find the perfect place that is close to your university and also has everything else you need. 

Here are your accommodation options:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space
  • Private rooms: Offers a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room
  • Studio flats: Studio accommodations offer complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

Most of the student housing in Sydney offer communal kitchens and cafes, so your hunger pangs are sorted when you just need a snack in between your gruelling study sessions. To shed those extra pounds, the on-site gyms will give you fitness goals. You must look for a games room when you're about to rent a house in the city for students as it’s a stress buster and keeps you entertained for hours.

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Living in Sydney as a Student

  • Cost of living: One of the top destination for International students, Sydney is a sought after place for higher education. The cost of living is slightly higher than in most Australian cities but it is still manageable on a student budget. To give you an idea a budget eatery will cost around AU$20. 
  • Student-friendly locations: Some sought-after neighbourhoods for students include Waterloo, Ashfield, Bondi and Darling Point
  • Rent for students: Accommodation in Sydney is one of the biggest living expenses but you can save if you move into a shared apartment or a studio flat where electricity and water are included in the cost of rent. The Sydney budget-friendly flats to rent start just from AU$198 and have offers up to AU$50 to help you save while staying here! 

Student Life in Sydney

Sydney is home to over 100 beaches, so there is a sandy spot for everyone. You must’ve heard the popular ones – Bondi, Coogee, Bronte. If you like piña coladas, you'll love this city! Close to any student accommodation in the city, you will find a choice of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines - from upscale Vietnamese food to lip-smacking Spanish or authentic Turkish. From bakeries to gelato and chocolate shops, the neighbourhood is lit and will let your Insta reels roll. You’ll never run out of options.

  • Parks: Pick a glorious sun-filled location of your choice at Royal Botanic Garden, Elkington Park or Birchgrove Park for a lovely picnic sesh with friends.
  • Museums: Explore Sydney’s fascinating museums such as The Nicholson Museum, The Sydney Observatory and the Art gallery of New South Wales.
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Markets: Look out for some brunch delights and homespun arts and crafts at the infamous markets like Bondi Farmers Market and Cambridge Market. The metropolitan city of Sydney also has restaurants and cafes that are a hub such as That's Amore, Bennelong Restaurant and Bar and The Gypsy. 

Now that you know you’ve made a great choice by coming to Sydney, visit Unilodgers - one of the world’s largest student housing providers, to browse through hundreds of student accommodation in Sydney. There’s one to suit every budget, and you can do that in just a few clicks! All of this at absolutely no cost for students. 

Student Travel in Sydney

  • Bus and Train: Sydney’s public transport is easy to use and convenient with light rail, trains, trams, buses and ferries. The buses and trains are a great way to navigate the city. All bus services start in the CBD and many inner cities require you to use an Opal Card that costs around AU$4.00. 
  • Ferries: The public and private ferry services are another way to get around the city with ease of access using the Opal card system. The fare for ferries for an Adult Opal card cost around AU$4.00- AU$7.00.
  • Private Transport: If traveling on public transport is a big no for you, then you can always pick the convenient private transport options such as Ola, Uber Silver Service Taxis and H2O Sydney Water Taxis. You can also rent a bike to get around the city. 
Frequently Asked Questions

Can only students book with Unilodgers?

Yes, only students can live in these accommodations. The student homes can be easily booked through the Unilodgers website. Every year thousands of students book their student rooms across 177 countries with us. We make finding the right student room a simple, secure and smooth process.  

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Sydney?

On average, Sydney accommodation rents for about AU$300 a week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just AU$166 a week. 

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Sydney?


To find budget accommodation in Sydney to rent that has everything you want and fits your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent.

Where do students live in Sydney?


Sydney has many warm, breezy neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like Brighton, Kingswood, Annandale, Camden where you can find a variety of Sydney accommodation options.

Can I get a furnished student room in Sydney?


You can easily find furnished rooms in Sydney with Unilodgers. All you need to do is use the filter on top and choose the feature you need in your student room.

What are the best student housing options near Sydney CBD?


The Sydney CBD is a great place to live and allows you to be around the best restaurants, markets, and more. Some of the best housing options near Sydney CBD are Crown Street 152 Darlinghurst, Crown Street 142 Darlinghurst and BELONG Burwood Sydney. Alternatively, check out other student apartments near Sydney CBD here

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Sydney?


Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available on our Sydney accommodation options. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed.

Are there any benefits or discounts/offers in group bookings?


Yes, you will find many discounts, offers and cashback on group bookings at various properties. To see more details, please visit the property pages.

When should I book my student accommodation in Sydney for the tenancy starting from January next year?

We recommend you start looking for accommodations around October- November to get the best option of accommodations offering January tenancy.

What if I could not book a room until December last week?

If you were unable to book a room until December, you can browse through your options on the top of this page. Choose a room that suits you and book it as soon as you get a confirmation from your university to avoid further delays.

Until when will I be able to cancel my student room booking?


Each student accommodation has its own cancellation and booking policies. We recommend going through the cancellation policy of the property before you book a room.

What all is included in the rent?

Many of our Sydney student apartments include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.  

How to find accommodations that provide car parking space?


To find accommodations that provide car parking spaces, just use the filter on top or visit this link.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Sydney?


Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy thanks to the convenient metro, fleet of buses, trams, and trains available in Sydney. You can get around the entire city very easily, even if you're on a budget!

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?

Many of our student accommodations in Sydney Australia offer WiFi at no extra cost or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages

Are these accommodations secure?

Our Sydney accommodation properties ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of them also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Sydney?

Many of our student housing Sydney properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for. 

Can a virtual tour be arranged for a student apartment before booking?

Yes, you can view your student room virtually before booking, if the accommodation allows it. All you need to do is mention the same on the “special needs/requests" section of the booking form. This will enable our student advisors to confirm with the property whether they can arrange a virtual tour for you.

Can I and my friend stay together in student accommodation in Sydney?

Yes, if you and your friend are both students studying in one of the universities in Sydney, you can stay together. Check out our shared room options in Sydney here.

How can I book a student room in Sydney on behalf of my friend?

You can book a room for a friend in Sydney by choosing their preferences on the filters on top of the page. If you still can’t find the right one, just give one of our student advisors a call and they’ll help you out.

Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

We understand that you might need help in setting up your place or your parent/guardian would like to stay after a long journey. Although, each accommodation has its own set of rules and regulations and we suggest you speak to your accommodation team for confirmation of allowance.  

How do I find student living in Sydney that allow pets?

To find student accommodations in Sydney that allow pets, please visit the individual property pages.

How can I book my off-campus student accommodation in Sydney?

Visit unilodgers.com, Select Sydney as your city of choice. Browse the available off-campus student accommodations options, You can filter the results based on your preferences, such as location, price, room type, etc. Review the details of the accommodation, such as the room type, the rent, the facilities, etc. Press Book Now after you've selected  Fill in your personal and contact details, Choose your preferred payment method, Review and confirm the booking details and click on Book Now to complete the booking process. That’s it! You will receive a confirmation email with all the details of your booking.

Which are the most affordable student halls in Sydney?

The affordability of student accommodation in Sydney can vary and mostly depends on the location, type of room, and amenities offered. The ideal way to select affordable accommodation in your budget is to filter accommodation results by price and choose the one in your budget. However, here are some affordable student halls in Sydney: Western Sydney University Village Campbelltown Campus, Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury Campus, Western Sydney University Village Nirimba Campus, Western Sydney University Village Bankstown Campus etc.

How much is the Cost of Living in Sydney as a Student?

Average cost of living as a student in Sydney is AU$1300 to AU$1700 per month including accommodation, clothes and toiletries, utilities, food, transportation, and other expenses. Moreover, this cost can vary widely depends on your lifestyle and how much you spend on entertainment, social activities and other non-essential items. To help keep your costs low, most of the students choose to live in shared accommodation, cook their meals at home, and prefer to use public transportation.

Where do international students live when studying in Sydney?

Majority of international students in Sydney typically live in off-campus student accommodations, residence halls, private accommodations, flats, student lets, and managed apartments. It is important to plan in advance and research with Unilodgers.com the different student living options available to ensure a smooth transition to life in Sydney. 

When should I book a student room in Sydney for the tenancy starting in September?

It's advisable to start looking for student accommodations in Sydney 6 months before your desired move-in date in September. The demand for student rooms in Sydney is always high during September, so the ideal time to book a room of your choice is between January and February.

How can I get private student accommodation in Sydney?

Visit the unilodgers.com website and create an account. Search for private student accommodation in Sydney by entering the city. Browse through the available options and read the description and amenities of each property. Choose a property that meets your requirements and budget and click on the Book Now button. Fill in the required details and make a payment. That's it. In case of any concerns, you can contact the Unilodgers customer support team for assistance.

How can I pay for my student housing in Sydney?

Unilodgers accept credit and debit cards. If we need to pay directly to the property then we accept various payment methods, including credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, and others as per their respective payment policy. It is advisable to read the terms and conditions of the payment options before making a payment.

Am I allowed to pay my Sydney student accommodation rent in installments?

Yes! With Unilodgers, you may pay your Sydney student housing rent in installments. The number of installments varies according to accommodation. Before making a payment, it is best to read the terms and conditions of the payment methods.

Is it mandatory to have a guarantor to book my overseas student accommodation in Sydney?

It is not mandatory for all AUS accommodation to have an AUS based guarantor to book your overseas student accommodation. Some properties require a guarantor while others do not. It is advisable to check terms and conditions of individual properties. 

What are the different types of student rooms available?

Unilodgers.com offers various types of student rooms to accommodate the needs and preferences of students such as private rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, studio apartments, deluxe rooms, luxury apartments, cluster flats etc. It's advisable to check the website accommodation page or contact the customer support team for detailed info.