UPDATE 1 - Share and Private Rental Accommodation
The University of Adelaide Accommodation Service understands that affordable ( share ) accommodation can be found in the private rental market and offers the rental database for the exclusive use of University of Adelaide students.
The rental database can be access from the Accommodation Service, located in Hub Central , North Terrace campus by any enrolled student of the University of Adelaide with a User Name and Password.
Students looking to find share or rental accommodation when they arrive in Adelaide are encouraged to visit the Accommodation Service (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) as soon as they can after arriving so our team of friendly staff can orientate them with all their options, facilitate access to the rental database and support students through the process of identifying and securing quality share or rental accommodation.
Students are DISCOURAGED from sending money from offshore to secure share or rental accommodation without having had the opportunity to inspect the accommodation first.
The Accommodation Service has received a number of reports recently pertaining to non compliant or fraudulent activities from providers who have listed accommodation options on the following websites:
The Accommodation Service acknowledges that the majority of listings available on these sites are reputable but our advice is that students inspect the accommodation on arrival before sending money to secure it.
Contact the Accommodation Service for more information about room availability at The Village, Mattanya and The Floor of Residence.
Drop into the Student Accommodation Service, Located in Hub Central, North Terrace campus between the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE 2 - Alternative to Homestay
Are you looking for an alternative to the tradition family homestay environment ?
The University of Adelaide Student Accommodation Service now offers a limited number of places in a managed student hostel, ten minutes by public transport from the city.
Male and female floors with three meals per day, seven days per week are included in the offer.
A minimum term of twenty six weeks does apply as does eligibility criteria.
For more information, please email the Student Accommodation Service at email@example.com
UPDATE 3 - Useful information video - Private Rental
Some useful information about rights and responsibilities to addressing repairs and maintenance in a private rental situation.