20 Sydney suburbs you can still rent a room under $300

on 11 March 2016 by Aaron

So renting in Sydney is, well, expensive. Damn expensive tbh.


Anyone looking for a place will attest to this, as will those who already outlay large chunks of hard-earned cash for a roof over their head.

Despite murmurs of a declining rental market, many cannot simply wait in the streets for a drop in prices before deciding to move in somewhere.

While sharing is still the only affordable option left, data shows it’s not as cheap as it once was in Australia’s biggest city.

Average room prices based on listings created this year show that 63 Sydney suburbs now have an average asking price of over $300 per week. Yikes.

But, before you become completely disillusioned with the Sydney rental market and start packing up to move to Melbourne, read on.

There are still a number of suburbs in Sydney where you can land a room without having to shell out exorbitant amounts of moolah.

To make the room search easier, we’ve put together a list of the best value suburbs where average prices have remained under $300.

Happy hunting:

Suburb Distance to City Average Rent Per Week
Five Dock 9km $233
Parramatta 25km $239
Dulwich Hill 10km $242
Rockdale 12km $242
Haberfield 9km $249
Cronulla 28km $252
Ryde 14km $253
Homebush West 16km $253
Gladesville 10km $258
Ashfield 10km $260
Marrickville 9km $260
Kingsford 7.5km $260
Lane Cove 10km $262
Petersham 8km $266
Stanmore 6km $268
Lilyfield 6km $273
St Peters 5km $274
Enmore 6km $278
Wollstonecraft 7km $285
Randwick 7km $292

Prices based on private room listings created on Flatmates.com.au between Jan 1 - Mar 10 2016

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  • Aaron is the Flatmates.com.au's Community Manager and PR guy. He is an avid supporter and user of share accommodation, currently living with two (lucky) flatmates.
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