Living cost and accommodation for students in Australia
When applying for your student visa you will need to prove you have at least A$19,830 (~US$15,100) per year to cover your living costs.
If you’d like to live on campus in university accommodation, this will typically cost A$90 to A$280 per week (~US$70-210). You might also like to rent privately, with a shared rental costing around A$165 to A$440 per week (~US$125-335.).
You could also choose a homestay, in which you’ll live with an Australian family at their home, with bills and meals usually included in your rent, usually $235 to $325 per week (~US$180-250). Homestays might be particularly beneficial to students who’d like to improve their English language skills.