What does it cost to rent close to my uni in 2021?



With the arrival of Feb, it means many of our community will be heading back to uni. Did somebody say O-WEEK party?! We’re guessing you’re going to want to live somewhere close to uni for the ultimate sleep-in time after all those late nights at the pub right?

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Lucky for you, we’ve run the data and found the average price to rent close to the most popular universities in each state. Average rent is calculated by suburbs in a 3km radius of the uni campus. As always, we’ve listed the weekly price for a private room in a share house.

Happy hunting Flatmates fam!


Make sure if you’re going to Monash you know whether you’re at Caulfield or Clayton, as they’re a solid 10km apart!

Melbourne University Parkville $295
RMIT City Campus $307
Monash University Clayton $205
LaTrobe University Bundoora $179
Victoria University Footscray $222


Griffith caters to the sporty type while Bond’s private fees will set you (or your fam) back a couple of $$. Brisbane’s unis are in some of the “coolest” suburbs of Brisbane, so head near these areas if you want to continue on the hipster vibe at home as well.

University of Queensland St Lucia $209
Griffith University Gold Coast $194
Bond University Robina $224
QUT Kelvin Grove $229


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Sydney siders will say they live in the best city and have the best unis, which might be true, but living close to uni will cost you a pretty penny!

University of Technology City Campus $362
UNSW Kensington $348
University of Sydney City Campus $348
Western Sydney University Parramatta $259


This island state might only have 1 uni but the multiple campuses around the state will cater to what you need. FYI: UTAS is high-ranking for medicine, engineering and nursing but if you’re wanting to pursue graphic design, you might have to enrol elsewhere.

UTAS Hobart $209
UTAS Launceston $148


If living in Adelaide CBD near uni isn’t for you, then you can always head out to the coast for that seaside life. Just remember to calculate your commute times so you don’t miss your 8:30am tute.

University of SA City Campus $204
University of Adelaide North Terrace $204
Flinders University Bedford Park $168


Darwin just has the one uni, coz that’s all you need! At $203 to live near campus, that’s a pretty great price. Bonus points if you can jag something near the beach, but you will pay a higher premium.

Charles Darwin Casurina $203


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If you’re going to uni in Canberra, you can guarantee you’re going to get one of the best educations in the country. Due to the lack of entertainment Canberra has to offer, you won’t get distracted come exam time.

ANU Acton $254
Charles Sturt Barton $292
ADFA Campbell $266


If you’re studying geology, performing arts or medicine, WA’s unis could have just what you’re after and the rent is pretty cheap!

University of WA Crawley $219
Curtin University Bentley $161
Edith Cown Jondaloop $189
Notre Dame Fremantle $215

Uni might be over for some of us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get our best o-week party hats on! Vive La O-Week!

Your uni not here? Let us know!





Claudia is Flatmates' Community Manager. She loves her share house, her plants and her side-hustles.