Accommodation options for Indian moving to Australia

Accommodation is one of the main concerns for Indian moving to Australia. Whether you are a visitor, student, a recent immigrant you definitely need accommodation and since it is one of the main expenses you need to know your options.

There are different types of accommodation available in addition to rental accommodation in Australia.

1)Home stay

Home stay is for all type of visitors to Australia who can stay short term or long term. Indian connection offers home stay in Sydney for short term purposes but can help you find long term home stay if you are interested. Benefits of home stay with Indian connection are

->We pick you up from Airport-Just 15 min from Airport
->You feel like home
->Home made food according to your tastes
->Separate room for your privacy with Internet connection
->Free calling to India
->Site seeing planning if you are transiting in Sydney

Home stay is all about experiencing the Australian lifestyle. It’s basically you get to stay with families, in their homes and feel like home in a different country. It’s a great way to assimilate to the new country until you feel comfortable. You make great friends and can learn a lot from their experiences.

Useful links – Oz Homestay

2) Share accommodation or flatmates or house share is another type of housing option.

Shared accommodation is where you share everything electricity bill, water bills, gas cooking, share the rent and off course if you are using their utensils, refrigerator ,furniture you got to pay a bit for that too. The cost of share accommodation is obviously more than Home stay but definitely less than having your own rental property, which could be hard since you are new to country and real-estate agent might ask for referrals or huge security money.

Benefits of share accommodation is that you pretty much get a well furnished house on lower costs, you make new friends and learn from new cultures.

->Sharing the rent/bills with others not only cut costs but provides a benchmark to help you device a budget of cost of living when you decide to move into your own rental property.
-> If you are just starting out, it often helps to share the cost of furnishing and equipping a house with appliances.

Useful links – Gumtree , Airbnb , Flatmates

3) Rental accommodation is available in Australia

Rental properties are looked after by rental agents so once you find the appropriate rental accommodation you need to call the rental agent to book an appointment to see the property. Inspect it thoroughly and if u like it you would need fill in an application and once approved to pay a rental bond which is refundable depending upon the condition of the property when you leave.

In the end costing of rental properties are dependent upon their proximity to the Central Business District (City).So if a suburb is close to CBD you would pay high rental for a particular type of accommodation as compared to one which is bit far.Ask Indianconnection for Best place to live for Indian in Sydney.

Useful links – Realestate

By | 2017-01-19T01:14:02+00:00 January 15th, 2015|AUSTRALIAN SETTLEMENT GUIDES, Job Consultant News|8 Comments

About the Author:

During our co-founders initial days in Australia he has experienced struggle to find cheap accommodation,job,genuine support and some times ignorance from my own fellow Indians. While his experience is not unique but he wanted to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.He bring with him 16 years of rich experience working with Global corporations both in India & Australia.Our founder aim through this portal is to support Indian travelers to Australia for migration, education, work and travel, minimizing the cultural change impact while providing tangible cost benefits.


  1. Rajarshi Chakraborty November 9, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Looking for Family rental accommodation for a week at Sydney. Please share details if any

  2. Indianconnection November 10, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Hi Rajarshi
    Please download and fill the accommodation search form over here and send us as an attachment to we have your requirement we will get in touch with you

  3. Manik Sanan March 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Hi…I’m 31 years old male, North Indian…I’m moving to Adelaide on a PR visa around the 2nd week of April…1 bedroom requirement…contact

  4. Indianconnection April 13, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Hi Manik thanks for your inquiry & apologies for late reply.Currently all our furnished accommodation at Adelaide is full.If you looking for shared accommodation send us an email at

  5. Senthil kumar April 29, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Hello, we (myself &mywife) both coming to Melbourne in Jun18. We need 1bhk home and expect reasonable price.

  6. granny flat perth May 3, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Very helpful article! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Indian connection May 14, 2018 at 10:54 am


  8. Indian connection May 14, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Thanks Senthil for connection please send us your detailed requirment with suburb preference and budget to of us will then contact you.

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