Bordered by parks, Adelaide City Centre is a busy commercial hub filled with department stores, indie boutiques, hotels, student accommodation, restaurants, banks and many other venues. Our Adelaide CBD Campus is right in the centre of the town. If you choose to live centrally you’ll be living within walking distance to your classes. If you live further from the city centre, getting to campus by car, cycle or public transport is easy too.
As with many online products and services, rental listings can be susceptible to scamming. Make sure you’re aware of the tell-tale signs of a scam so you don’t get caught out. Transferring or wiring money is the same as sending cash: once you send it, you’re unable to get it back.
Scammers will sometimes ask you to transfer or wire them money to secure the rental. Grenfell Institute of Technology Australia recommends you do not transfer or wire money for a rental property you haven’t personally inspected. It’s not a good idea to send money to someone you’ve never met in person, or for a property you haven’t seen. If you can’t visit a property yourself, see if you can arrange someone you trust to go and confirm that the property’s a genuine rental and matches the advertisement. If you pay money in advance without personally inspecting the property and it turns out to not exist, or not be what was advertised, it’s very difficult to get your money back.
Some scammers even create fake keys, or require you send more money before they release the keys to you. Don’t send money to them overseas. If you can’t meet in person, see the apartment or sign a lease before you pay, and keep looking for other accommodation options.
Found a great room but not sure how to organise a rental inspection? Or unsure of what to expect when you do? We regularly run information sessions for new arrivals and can help you with:
- filling out rental application forms
- understanding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
- avoiding housing scams
- arranging emergency accommodation.
Additionally, we can also help you arrange accommodation before you arrive. You can indicate your accommodation needs while filling out the Application for Enrolment Form.
- Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
- Shared Rental – $95 to $215 per week
- Homestay – $235 to $325 per week
- Rental – $185 to $440 per week
If you need help completing housing forms, have a tenancy issue, or you’ve been looking for off-campus accommodation for a few weeks without any luck, get in touch with our student support services team. We can offer advice, and may be able to help in other ways as well.