The ATMC campuses in Sydney and Melbourne are both conveniently located in the Central Business Districts (CBDs) close to a range of accommodation and major transport hubs.
The NSW and Victorian State Governments have put together a range of information that can help you find accommodation and to ensure that when you do find accommodation you know your rights:
TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION
The type of accommodation you choose will depend on your budget, personal circumstances and how close you want to live to the ATMC campus. Types of accommodation include:
This is the most popular type of student accommodation and involves your renting a single room in a house. In a share house you generally do your own cooking and share the cost of household expenses. The cost for a single room is approximately AUD $75-$150 per week. Living expenses including food, water, and electricity are on top of this and most share houses are unfurnished so you would need to budget to purchase or rent furniture.
FLATS AND APARTMENTS
A flat or apartment generally refers to a small self-contained home in a block these are often one to two bedrooms and may have a balcony and if you are really lucky, a small courtyard. Depending on the size, they are generally suitable for a single person, two friends, or a couple. They range in price from AUD $250-$400 per week and you will need to allow for paying a bond (normally four weeks rent in advance) and purchasing or renting furniture.
Townhouses and Home Units
These are generally larger than a flat or apartment and have two to three bedrooms. They are particularly suitable for families or small groups of friends who want to share a home. They range in price from AUD $250-$400 per week and you will need to allow for paying a bond (normally four weeks rent in advance) and purchasing or renting furniture.
Houses consist of a lounge and/or dining room, bathroom, toilet, kitchen, laundry and two to four bedrooms. Houses generally have a backyard which it is your responsibility to maintain. If you are planning to rent a whole house, you should be prepared to pay somewhere in the vicinity of AUD $500-700 per week and you will need to allow for paying a bond (normally four weeks rent in advance) and purchasing or renting furniture.
Hostels and Guest Houses
Hostels are usually run by organisations such as Youth Hostels Australia and the YMCA, students share kitchen and bathroom facilities. They offer short and long-term accommodation and range in price from AUD $80-150 per week. If you don’t have anywhere to stay when you first arrive they can be a good place to stay.