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Renting in sydney & melbourne

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1. Posted by worldwideG (Respected Member 117 posts) 9y

I'm going to be in sydney from early march and plan to spend a few months working there before going to melbourne for possibly six months, again, working. Could people please recommend which areas are good to rent at cheap rates. I'd love to live pretty close to the beach with decent access into the city. I'd be very grateful for any help you can offer, pete

2. Posted by Rod79 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

cheap,beach and close to the city all in the same sentence will be hard to find in might get lucky around the eastern suburbs I.E bondi, tammarama, bronte, if you share with others.
you could also try the northern Sydney suburbs which are close to the beaches but not so much the city.
try for rentals.
hope that helps ;)

3. Posted by worldwideG (Respected Member 117 posts) 9y

hi rod, thanks for the info. shoulds said that i'd be looking for shared, furnished accom. i understand such properties may be hard to find. having not been to sydney i have no idea what is realistic. will check out the website, thanks

4. Posted by M.A. (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

The good thing about Sydney is that it's really easy to get around, so you could rent in one of the funkier, cheaper parts of town like Newtown or Glebe and still get to the beaches easily enough.

5. Posted by queeny (Budding Member 32 posts) 9y

It's hard to find furnished, shared accomm on the Domain site so I would recommend checking the Sydney Morning Herald, Gumtree, and Travellers Contact Point in the city centre...