Living Costs

As an international student, the Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet to receive your student visa. From 1 July 2016, a single student must show they have the financial capacity to cover their living costs. These costs increase for additional family members.

For more information, visit Study in Australia

Living Costs

Living costs include:
  • Rent
  • Groceries and eating out
  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water)
  • Phone and internet
  • Public transport
  • Entertainment

International students must also consider establishment costs, if living in an unfurnished or partly furnished residence.

A great tool to help plan your budget is available on the Australian Government's MoneySmart website.

Living On-campus

There are a range of accommodation options for international students who wish to live at either our Lake Macquarie or Sydney campuses.

For information about accommodation at Avondale, click here