Useful information concerning your rights and responsibilities when leasing a property, provided by the Western Australian Department of Commerce.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) requires students under the age of 18 to have appropriate accommodation and welfare arrangements while studying in Australia.
There are a variety of housing options for you to consider while you are living in Perth.
Five residential colleges on-campus offer a safe and secure environment for up to 1000 students. They accommodate students of different ages and backgrounds who share academic and personal interests.
The colleges are very popular and we recommend that you apply at least four months before you begin at the University.
You must arrive early if you are planning to live off-campus in a shared house or rented property, or board with a family. You should aim to arrive two to three weeks before the International Welcome and Orientation Program in order to find suitable accommodation.
However, it does not evaluate the accommodation or negotiate on your behalf with the owner or agent. You must judge for yourself the quality, suitability and safety of the accommodation.
Be aware of online scams! If you find accommodation through the internet, do not sign a contract or pay a deposit until you have seen the place and met with the real estate agent or landlord.
You can book temporary accommodation, at your own expense, for a few days at one of the residential colleges or another short-term accommodation provider.