Renting or house sharing
If you are over 18, you can rent or share a house with other students. This is a good option if you are comfortable living on your own or have stayed in Melbourne for a while. There are many houses or apartments close to all our Monash College campuses. Just remember to visit the property before you sign the lease or pay any money.
Facilities: Properties in Melbourne may be unfurnished, partially furnished or fully furnished. Phone, internet and electricity costs are generally not included so you will have to budget for this.
Cost: $250–450 per week (minimum stay of 12 months and depends on location, size and utilities).
When you are renting in Victoria, make sure you know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Monash Residential Services can give you advice on housemates, real estate agents and landlords. Find out more at Monash Residential Services
Consumer Affairs Victoria also has useful information about international students’ renting rights: consumer.vic.gov.au/studentrooming
Tip: Remember, never sign anything you do not understand.