Tips for finding accommodation

With thousands of listings across Australia and hundreds more added every day, finding a place is easy on Flatmates.com.au.

Make yourself be seen
Standing out from the crowd is the best way to secure a room and the best way to do that is to create a person listing. Adding a photo will also increase your responses and will place you at the top end of roommate searches. Create your person listing here.

Tip
The more suburbs your add to your person listing, the more times you will show up in search results and the more potential matches you will receive. Be sure to add all the suburbs you’re interested in.

Verify your mobile
To contact listings on the site, you will first need to verify your mobile. Once you have signed up, you will receive the verification security code to enter into the site. Never share this code with anyone, and only enter it directly into the site.

Upgrade
There is no requirement to upgrade on Flatmates.com.au in order to find a great place. In fact 70 per cent of our listings are free to message. If you’re looking to speed up your search, upgrading your account will give you instant access to any Early Bird listings, which are many of our newest listings. Check out all of the upgrade options here.

Introduce yourself
Don’t just sit back and wait for the offers flood in, be proactive many people offering rooms expect potential candidates to contact them first. Remember that many properties will interview multiple potential flatmates before choosing one. So don’t put all your hopes on the one place, have a few lined up for inspections.

Ask for a viewing
When enquiring about a property always politely check if and when you can inspect the property and meet the flatmates. Depending on how many enquiries a property has received may influence when you can view the room, so try to be flexible.

Staying safe
If you’re feeling nervous about the inspection or meeting someone for the first time, there is no problem taking along a friend.

More information about staying safe.