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Western Sydney UV Parramatta
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Corner of Pemberton Street and Victoria Road, Parramatta, NSW, 2150, Sydney, Australia

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1 hour 8 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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122 Culloden Rd, Marsfield, Sydney, NSW 2122

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58 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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100 Regent Street, Redfern NSW 2016

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21 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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15 Gibbons St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia

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18 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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Scape Darlington
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288 Wilson St, Darlington, NSW, 2008

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20 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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Scape Kingsford
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391-397 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032

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28 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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Scape Redfern
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77-123 Eveleigh St, Redfern, NSW, 2016

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21 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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Scape Quay
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83 Quay Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000

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17 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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Scape Darling Square
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41 Darling Drive, Haymarket, NSW, 2000

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19 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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781-787 George Street, Haymarket NSW, Australia

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16 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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Dayman Place

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56 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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73 Albert Avenue, Chatswood

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31 mins by public transport to Central Sydney

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About Sydney

Sydney is one of the most popular cities for students. Many students enjoy staying in Sydney. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Sydney:

  • Undergraduate: 50%

  • Master’s: 33%

  • PhD: 20%

Sydney offers high-quality education through its prestigious universities: the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney, and Macquarie University, among other world-renowned institutions. Besides its academic rigour, this city attracts students from all over the world.

Popular Student Areas in Sydney

Popular Sydney areas among university students are Darlington, Chippendale, and Redfern. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in Sydney’s Darlington will be near the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and the Australian Catholic University. The purpose-built accommodation would cost around AU$400–AU$700/week.

  • Travel time from Darlington to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 15-20 minutes

  • Walking - 45-60 minutes

  • Bike - 20-30 minutes

2. Students living in Chippendale would pay approximately AU$450–AU$800/week.

Nearby universities include the University of Notre Dame Australia.

  • Travel time from Chippendale to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 10-15 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 15-20 minutes

  • Train - 5-10 minutes

3. Students living in purpose-built student accommodation in Redfern pay around AU$300–AU$700/week. This area includes the University of Sydney.

  • Travel time from Redfern to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 10-15 minutes

  • Taxi - 15-20 minutes

  • Walking - 45-60 minutes

  • Train - 7-10 minutes

Best Student Housing in Sydney

Sydney has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Sydney near their universities and budgets. 

Popular student accommodations in Sydney that provide almost every room type are Scape Sydney Central, Scape Cleveland, Western Sydney UV Campbelltown, Scape Abercrombie, and Scape Darling Square

Discover Student Room Types in Sydney (Approx. AU$500 - AU$3000/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Sydney typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Sydney: 

These cost around AU$365 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments.

  • Shared room

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Darlington’s average rent: AU$950 / month

    • Chippendale’s average rent: AU$940 / month

    • Redfern’s average rent: AU$850 / month

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Darlington’s average rent: AU$1,750 / month

    • Chippendale’s average rent: AU$1,640 / month

    • Redfern’s average rent: AU$1,550 / month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Sydney with privacy: These rooms cost around AU$1,280 per month. 

  1. Student Single Room

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Darlington’s average rent: AU$550 / month

    3. Chippendale’s average rent: AU$500 / month

    4. Redfern’s average rent: AU$540 / month

    5. Recommended student single rooms include Western Sydney UV Penrith.

  1. Student Shared Flats

    1. Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Darlington’s average rent: AU$1,750 / month

    3. Chippendale’s average rent: AU$1,500 / month

    4. Redfern’s average rent: AU$1,540 / month

  1. Student Twin Rooms

    1. Amenities: One room with two single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Darlington’s average rent: AU$2,350 / month

    3. Chippendale’s average rent: AU$2,500 / month

    4. Redfern’s average rent: AU$2,400 / month

    5. Recommended twin rooms include Scape Darling House.

  1. Student Double Room

    1. Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Darlington’s average rent: AU$550 / month

    3. Chippendale’s average rent: AU$500 / month

    4. Redfern’s average rent: AU$540 / month

Room Type 3: Sydney student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the CBD cost around  AU$1,000- AU$2,000 per month. 

  1. Sydney Student Flats 

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. Darlington’s average rent: AU$550 / month

    3. Chippendale’s average rent: AU$500 / month

    4. Redfern’s average rent: AU$600 / month

  1. Sydney Student En-Suite Rooms 

    1. Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Darlington’s average rent: AU$1,650 / month

    3. Chippendale’s average rent: AU$1,500 / month

    4. Redfern’s average rent: AU$1,500 / month

    5. Browse through students' en-suites in Sydney, such as Scape Sydney Central.

  1. Sydney Student Studios

    1. Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. Darlington’s average rent: AU$1,750 / month

    3. Chippendale’s average rent: AU$1,800 / month

    4. Redfern’s average rent: AU$1,700 / month

    5. Popular student studios are Scape Sydney Central and Scape Cleveland.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student penthouses in Sydney cost around  AU$2,000–AU$3,000 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor that is more than budget.

Cost of Living in Sydney for Students (Approx. AU$400 - AU$670)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Sydney student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Sydney as a student:

  • Food: AU$350–AU$600/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £200/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop at grocery stores such as Aldi, Lidl, and IGA, as they often have lower prices than larger supermarkets.

  • Transportation: AU$50-AU$70/month on average
    • Get an Opal Card:  it offers discounts and capped fares for students.
    • Buy a new bike for AU$300, easily available for students, which is equal to one month's rent and will benefit you for the entire year.
    • Of course, walking is always an option. You can walk around the city; it’s free and fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Sydney student accommodation?


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Starting your search for student accommodation in Sydney early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.

Can you suggest any Sydney student residences that are pet-friendly?


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Some providers in Sydney offer pet-friendly room options for students. Contact our accommodation experts for more information!

Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet Deposit: Refundable fees, usually around $280, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around $50 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are there short-term stays in Sydney?


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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Sydney student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


 Can you suggest Sydney student accommodation options for couples?

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There are 2 options couples suitable and private student rooms can choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney, and Macquarie University.

  2. Studios are a good option for couples who want their own space.


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