Are you coming to Sydney for the first time and worried about finding an accommodation?
Are you a Student coming for your Bachelors or Masters here in Sydney and dont have contacts to find accommodation when you arrive?
Are you coming to Sydney for some work purpose and dont want to spend heavy on hotels?
Finding a first rental accommodation in Sydney can be challenging, specially if you are travelling here for the first time and more importantly you don’t have more contacts that can help you out here in your hunt for an affordable accommodation.
Rental plays a big factor in the monthly expenses of a Sydney sider and as per the financial website Walletwyse, Sydney is on the 10th rank in the world among the most costly places to lease.
There are few ways you can use in order to get a rental accommodation right from your current country of residence:
Find a Shared Accommodation using websites like flatmates
This can be your first resort of finding a good shared accommodation from flatmates.com.au. This website has become more popular in recent days and people are widely using this website to find their next flatmates from this website.
This can be your chance to find some likeminded people and seal that deal.
Don’t just register and search for the accommodations on this website, I would recommend you create a Listing on this website with all the requested information like a brief intro about you and for how long you are looking to stay in that place. Do not forget to add your budget and area preferences in order to get curated responses from people sharing their homes from those areas.
Once you have posted your listing, you might start getting responses through messages as well as you can then directly contact people who have posted their listings for renting their rooms or houses.
This website has all kind of cheap and luxurious accommodations available along with a chance of knowing new people when you arrive in a new country.
Join Active Facebook Groups
Facebook is widely used here in Australia than any other social platforms. Specially when it comes to socialise with other migrants it can be very helpful.
There are few active Facebook groups which you can join and post your needs and I am fairly sure you will get some good responses and honest helping hands as I have myself experienced the power of those groups as they are like a close community.
Below are few FB groups which you can join: ( Please follow the group guidelines and policies which are usually mentioned there when you join)
Post your requests in a polite and detailed manner in order to get good responses from people actually wanting to help.
I wish you get your first accommodation as easily as possible and if you still find any difficulty please comment below in the comments section and I will try to connect you with any contact.
P.S. If you have found some other good source to find accommodation which is not listed above, please leave it below in the comment section so I can update this post with more options which can be helpful for someone coming for the first time.
Your comments and feedback welcomed.