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Your Guide to Moving to Australia and Finding a House Once You Get Here

Come backpacker, international student, grey nomad or traveller, here’s what you need to know if you’re moving to Australia (and want to unpack). At Flatmates we’re proud to welcome a Kaleidosco...

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How to work out how much rent you can afford

Most experts agree that you shouldn’t spend more than 30% of your after-tax pay on rent. Of course, depending on your location, your income and your other expenses, keeping your rent to 30% of your...

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What to do when your share house’s lease is coming to an end

With the new year comes new share houses, new beginnings and the ending of leases. And this can be messy af. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe, get your bond back and not ruin relationships...

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How to self-isolate in a share house

If you haven’t caught Covid yet, you’ve been touched by an angel girl. 2022 has arrived and it seems everyone is copping a case of Coronavirus, which makes the idea of keeping each other safe a muc...

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Can you evict a housemate?

When things go sour between you and your housemate, you may find yourself wondering, “Can I evict them?” If you’ve tried chatting it out and compromising and it ain’t working, eviction may be your ...

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How to deal with annoying housemates

Wow, get a load of this guy! Housemate attitude can reach an all-time high at stressful or party-packed times of year like mid-year exams or the Silly Season, but it’s fair to say that some housema...

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Roundup: Best and worst Christmas movies for 2021

Holidays are here, and with time comes cosy nights at home chilling with your flatmates. What better way to spend a quiet evening than by popping some corn, clearing off the couch and snuggling in ...

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Welcome back international students! Your guide to Australia's state border restrictions

Hey there, international student. It’s been a long while. How are you doin’?! From December 15, international student visa holders who are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine are able to trav...

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How the pandemic changed relationships in share houses

It’s no surprise that living in a confined space with people you met off the internet is bound to impact share house relationships. Add a global pandemic to the mix and you’ve got yourself a breedi...

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The 7 best gifts for your share house this Christmas

It’s that time of year: gifting season is finally here! Our 2021 gift list has something for every share home and with reports of delivery slowdowns world-wide, now’s the time to get shopping! If...

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Financial woes for sharers post pandemic

We surveyed over 9000 people in share houses from across the country to find out how the pandemic has affected their lives in share houses. Turns out a global pandemic wreaked havoc on the finances...

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