The Off Campus Accommodation Register is being phased out and replaced with a student based accommodation service. The new accommodation service, named USC Roomies, will only list accommodation options from other enrolled USC students.
USC Roomies will list both rooms available to rent with other student occupants, and students looking for accommodation to share with other students. We will also list 'break lease' ads for USC students.
The Roomie register is updated regularly and includes suburb, accommodation details and contact information for each accommodation provider. We include space in the ad for a short blurb about the occupants and an image of the available space for rent.
This service is free to all students.
Any member of the public wanting to advertise a spare room or unit to students can do so by means of community notice boards or online platforms.
To advertise a room for rent, or, if you are looking to share with other students contact the USC Student Guild to make an appointment to make a listing.
All appointments are made at the Welfare Hub located inside the Uni Club building.
Once received, your accommodation will be entered into the USC Roomies page on the USC Student Guild web page www.uscstudentguild.org.au. Each listing is kept on the register for eight weeks, or until removed by the provider when the accommodation is taken up—whichever is the lesser time.
Students from our regional campuses can contact us on +61 7 5456 3742 to arrange a listing over the phone.
- What should I charge for my accommodation?
Share accommodation generally ranges between $90–$180 per week depending on proximity to campus, accommodation type and any extras included such as electricity, internet and/or food. Bearing in mind the financial status of most students, it is recommended that you keep prices in the $90–$150 bracket if you wish your accommodation to be filled quickly.
- Can I ask for bond?
There are different types of agreements and rules depending on which type of property/accommodation you are offering and if you are going to lodge a rental bond with the Residential Tenancies Authority.
- What should I list about the accommodation offered?
It is important to tell students how far accommodation is from the campus and if public transport is available nearby. In addition, potential tenants will need to know if the room is furnished, the size and condition of the accommodation and internet connectivity is beneficial as well.
More information about room accommodation agreements can be found at the Residential Tenancies Authority.
- What if I am unhappy about the tenancy and wish to terminate the agreement?
There are rights and responsibilities which all parties (the tenant and the owner/lease holder) must abide by. Instances of misconduct are not a University matter and are not dealt with by University staff. More information can be sought from the Residential Tenancies Authority.
For accommodation support and referral contact the USC Student Guild.
Tel: +61 7 5456 3742