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Homestay and Accommodation Assistance

There are a number of  accommodation options that are available for International Students in Perth. If you need APSI to assist you in finding the right accommodation, please refer to the details below or email for further details.


Homestay is a living arrangement whereby guests pay to stay in a private home of their host family, usually with your own bedroom but sharing other home facilities. This option can be an invaluable and rewarding part of students learning experience in Australia. All of our homestay families are carefully chosen and have undergone police clearance to ensure the safety and wellbeing of International Students. Students are required to stay a minimum of 4 weeks if you apply for Homestay.

Payment terms:

  • Minimum stay 4 weeks. 4 weeks minimum payment in advance.

Booking fee:

  • Homestay Placement Fee: $200 plus GST
  • Full Board $245 per week (include 3 meals, 7 days per week)
  • Half Board $225 per week (include 2 meals, 7 days per week)
  • Room only $150 per week (use of kitchen facilities).

Students can book homestay accommodation directly through the Australian Homestay Network

For emergencies call 1300 MY STAY (1300 69 7829) or email to 

Share House Accommodation

A range of accommodation options are easily available in the city or suburbs surrounding APSI. Independent living allows greater independence and privacy making it ideal for mature age students or those with families.

All share house requests can be booked directly with service provider:
Tel: +61 (0)452 269 869

Housing details:

  • All share house type of accommodation available to students upon their arrival (only available to students over 18 years old).
  • Food is not provided.
  • All accommodations are close to the city or easy walking distance to train stations.
  • All accommodations are fully furnished share bedrooms.


  • Minimum stay: 4 weeks (extension of stay is available)
  • Rate is fully inclusive (all rates and utilities)
  • Invoice will be issued directly from House2share to the student
  • Students are provided with detailed information about accommodation prior their arrival
  • Students get instructions how to get into accommodation and collect keys.

Payment terms:

Booking fees per person:

  • $190 weekly rental per person
  • $190 per week security bond paid in advance
  • $300 (refundable upon moving out)

Temporary Accommodation in Perth

If you are new to Perth and you are searching for temporary accommodation, Perth offers a variety of hotels and backpackers for you to choose from. There are many hostels  close to our campus. You can search temporary accommodation on Hostelworld, Booking.comAGODA or AIRBNB. Shared accommodation can be found on a popular local website:

Accommodation Placement


Address: 268 Newcastle Street
Northbridge WA 6000
Phone: +61 (8) 6222 2002

If you are a Malaysian citizen on a student visa, the Malaysian Hall Perth in Northbridge is the best temporary accommodation option, as the daily rent is as low as A$6.00 per day. To book accommodation at Malaysia Hall Perth, please fill out the form here.

For more information, such as terms and conditions of staying at Malaysian Hall Perth, visit: Borang permohonan online & peraturan dewan – MHP


Accommodation Placement


Address: 300 Wellington St
Perth WA 6000
Phone:+61 (8) 9287 3333

Accommodation Placement


Address: 561 Wellington St
Perth WA 6000
Phone:+61 (8) 9321 4080

Renting in Perth

Renting is an affordable option in Perth, especially when you rent with other friends or students. The cost of renting a property in Perth varies depending on the locality. There are many local real estate agencies in Perth can help you to find a suitable rental property online, such as REIWA and

Make sure that you allow sufficient time to find a suitable rental, and look into what suburbs you could live in (near public transport, shops, college).

Looking at Rental Properties: arrive early to property viewings, check the property carefully (for damage, cleanliness, etc), check all systems work (electricity, water, gas, air conditioning) and make sure that it has adequate security.

Living Expenses and School Age Dependents

The Australian government provides an indicative guidelines on living costs in Australia. Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. Read more here. 

Tenant/Renter Rights in Perth

We strongly recommend understanding your rights and responsibilities as a renter. These fact sheets and checklists may help you apply for properties, know what to look for and resolve any issues that arise.



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