The register is for students and staff seeking accommodation in the local area and for accommodation providers to promote their vacancies. The register is updated regularly and includes suburb, accommodation details and contact information for each accommodation provider.
To advertise a rental property or room for rent, contact the USC Student Guild for a form to be emailed to you.
Submission of the completed form must be made in person to the administration staff in the USC Student Guild Administration Office, located next to car park 5.
Once received, your accommodation will be entered into the Off-Campus Accommodation Register for students to access. Each listing is kept on the register for six weeks, or until removed by the provider when the accommodation is taken up—whichever is the lesser time.
- 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 3769