Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Sydney
Flatshare in Sydney

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Sydney

type.private_room 351 1243/month
type.residence 2 655/month
stats.apartment.2 24 2496/month
stats.apartment.3 8 1761/month

This cosmopolitan Australian city is home to thousands of international students who move there every year to study at its universities, improve their English and immerse themselves in the Australian way of life. Although it is not the capital of Australia, Sydney has the largest population on the island. You will surely be able to meet students from different parts of the world in the institution you go to, be it the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle or the University of New South Wales, for example. Due to this, if you choose to share a flat, surely your roommates will be from different cultures and nationalities, which will enrich your experience abroad much more.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Sydney

    These are some of the most relevant aspects of life in shared flats in this city:

    Advantages of sharing a flat in Sydney

    • There are spare rooms available in different areas of the city, so you can choose the best location for you according to the university you will attend and the proximity to your favourite entertainment venues. Remember that some of the most chosen neighbourhoods by young people every year are the centre and the east of Sydney, as well as Inner Sydney.
    • You get to choose between single and shared rooms, as well as spare rooms that are part of private shared flats or student residences.

    Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Sydney

    • Shared rooms can have space for up to four students, so it will be very difficult for you to have a space for yourself.
    • Some rooms may belong to hostels, so your roommates will be constantly changing, which can be overwhelming if you are going to be there for several months.

    App for your international exchange programme in Sydney

    You can use apps that help make the process of exchanging to Sydney simpler. In them, you will have access to useful information, such as the procedures you have to do, the class schedule, event notifications and others. Also, in some apps you will be able to see suggestions from students from previous years, such as looking for different benefits and discounts, so you can make your exchange more affordable and fun at the same time.

    How to meet people in Sydney?

    One of the ways you have to meet people in this great Australian city is to share a flat and connect with your colleagues from the moment you arrive. In addition, you can consider some of the following alternatives to make friends:

    Student associations in Sydney

    In the different institutions, you can join numerous societies and sports clubs, such as the more than 200 that are at the University of Sydney. See which ones correspond to your hobbies to be able to meet students who have similar interests to yours.

    Facebook groups for international students in Sydney

    There are many groups on this social network where you will be able to connect with other young people who are already there or who will be there at the same time as you. In addition, another advantage of these groups is that they allow you to easily solve your doubts about the city.

    Whatsapp groups for international students in Sydney

    In these groups, you can introduce yourself by giving information about yourself, such as where you are from, what university you study at and what career you are doing, as well as what you are interested in. That way you will be able to meet people who have similar tastes to yours to share different activities.

    Tips for sharing a student flat in Sydney

    Here are some tips to keep in mind when living in shared flats in this Australian city:

    • If any of your flatmates are locals, you're in luck! Not only will you get a deeper insight into Australian culture and way of life, but you're likely to share with a fun, happy and friendly international person.
    • Take advantage of the extra in your budget to explore Sydney to the fullest, but also to travel to other parts of the country such as the Blue Mountains, Melbourne, Brisbane, Byron Bay and the Great Barrier Reef.

    Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Sydney

    How much does a spare room in a shared flat cost in Sydney?
    The minimum price of a spare room in a shared apartment in this Australian city is usually AUD 650 per month, although it can go up to AUD 4,800 per month, depending on its characteristics.
    Why share a student flat in Sydney?
    Because the cost of renting in this Australian city is very high, sharing a flat is the ideal alternative to allow you to do other activities and trips during your stay in Sydney.
    What should I know when entering a shared flat in Sydney?
    You have to know what the basic rules of the apartment are, whether it is part of a private building or a student residence. That way, you will be able to fulfill them and make coexistence more enjoyable for everyone.
    How to choose ideal roommates in Sydney?
    Ideally, your roommates should be of different nationalities than yours, so you can take advantage of the experience to get to know other cultures up close. And even better if one of them is Australian!
    What are the best apps to find roommates in Sydney?
    One of the best websites/apps is the one we put at your disposal: Erasmus Play. With it, you will have the possibility to look for roommates at the same time that you are looking for your ideal accommodation in Sydney.