Student Accommodation

The Australian Government welcomes international students to study and live in Australia and to have a positive experience while accessing a world class education.

We also know finding suitable accommodation can be a challenge for international students. Austrade publishes a range of tools and resources on the Study Australia website on accommodation options within Australia including:

Cost of Accommodation

Costs of accommodation will vary depending on a range of factors.  The cost of living calculator on the Study Australia website helps students calculate their expenses.

UniLodge Accomodation

EQUALS is located in the heart of Adelaide and close to many UniLodge student accommodation options. UniLodge is Australia’s largest provider of student accommodation offering over 22,000 beds to students from around the world.

UniLodge @ Metro Adelaide is only 200 metres away from EQUALS and houses 300 student apartments over fourteen levels. A perfect student living facility in a perfect location – off North Terrace and near Rundle Mall.

UniLodge City Gardens is another purpose built student accommodation building located on Grey St Adelaide and has 770 beds located a short walk away. This iconic 17-storey building in Adelaide’s West End is now open and features a 1764sqm living green wall – the largest of its kind in Australia.

To see the full range of student accommodation options UniLodge has to offer, click here.

Getting a job and your work rights

Our Student Services and Academic Support staff are here to help you adjust to life in Australia and to support your health and wellbeing. This includes providing information about work rights and how to seek support for workplace issues.

International students have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia.

  • You must be paid at least the minimum wage.
  • You must pay tax on your income.
  • You must receive a payslip.
  • Casual work means you don’t have a fixed number of hours every week.

The Australian Government Department of Education has a range of videos and resources for international students about workplace rights which have been translated into different languages.

Further information about this can be found on the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.

International students can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman or phone 13 13 94 for help if they’re having workplace issues, without fear of their visa being cancelled.

Austrade’s Employability Hub also provides international students with resources to enhance their employability and job readiness and information on their work rights.

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