Living in NSW

We encourage you to explore all that Sydney and our wonderful state has to offer and trust that you will become our next generation of ambassadors for NSW. Being a long way from home, we want you to feel welcome and we are committed to making your experience in NSW the best it can be.

Heritage listed Sydney Habour bed and breakfast

Types of accommodation

Explore housing options for students.

Hideaway cabarita beach

Finding the right place to live

Resources to help you find your home.


How to get around

Plan travel and explore transport options.

Students working together

Managing your money

Financial guidance for international students.

friends enjoying vivid sydney


Disability support services for international students in NSW.

holi festival

Faith and religion

Access community and services.

oxford street fair world pride 2023


LGBTIQ support for international students in NSW

  1. Explore your options – homestay, student accommodation or private rent
  2. Consider neighbourhoods – consider living further from your school along public transit lines
  3. Use a recognised online search platform to review rental options
  4. Carefully read your lease or housing contract
  5. Know your rights. Australia has tenancy laws that ensure a safe and comfortable living environment