Short-term accommodation might be a good option when you first arrive in Australia:
- Hostels and discounted rates on hotels.
- Temporary housing which may be offered through your institution while you get settled. Talk to your institution's international support staff or check their website for details.
Most universities have comfortable and furnished apartment-style living on campus or close by, sometimes with cleaning and meals included. Contact your institution directly to find out the accommodation options they have available.
You can rent or 'lease' a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately.
Homestay with a family can be a good option for younger students as you will have all the comforts of an established home, often with meals and cleaning included.