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1. Posted by YaAaRnY (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

hi everyone,

i was thinking of renting a house in OZ for a couple months(min) around march/april time, never done anything like this nor been to OZ, just wondering if you guys/gals have any tips, advice etc. Id be travelling alone and be looking for roomates if any of you would be up for something like this. was thinking it could be a good idea since alot of people travel alone and always looking to meet up with people, would like to see alot of OZ so maybe even a couple different houses in different areas could be arranged. after a quick look prices dont look very expensive for 4 bed house/month but im not famliar with the areas so could be good/bad area for touristy stuff.

im 21, male and up for anything really.

lemme no if your interested, think its a good/bad idea or have any advice.


2. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Be aware that rental prices in australia are nearly always advertised PER WEEK P/W as opposed to per month (PCM) as in the UK.

Depends where you are looking but Sydney can be very expensive, especially to rent.

I'd urge caution and advise you to get to know any housemates as well as possible before going for the plunge.

Be prepared (as in the UK) to pay a fairly big bond.

Like I said renting can be expensive and it only takes one of you to not pay up and things can get pretty ugly...

Having said that if you can find the right housemates (clean, reliable etc) living in Australia can be the most pleasurable of experiences.


3. Posted by kirtyo (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

i wouldnt suggest renting on a lease, it has a lot more to it, and will end up costing you a lot more than you think! go to and search on there. You can find people who are similar minded and your age and best of all can sort it out to not be locked in on a lease.

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