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Housing & accommodation

Accommodation HousingFinding a place to live when you arrive in Australia will be one of your most important first steps, especially if you are moving with your family. Our advice…be prepared for the high cost of housing! Rent in the capital cities tends to be expensive and the vacancy rate is currently low. PLAN AHEAD!  In this section of Prepare for Australia, we offer guidance on what to expect when you are looking for short or long-term accommodation. We also share some great tools to assist you, whether you are searching for a new home locally or from overseas.

  • Renting a first home


    Renting a house or unit is a typical first step for new migrants. Become aware of the pitfalls as well as the advantages of renting. Learn more