On average, it costs $320 per week to stay in student accommodation in Sydney. The average price for Ensuites is $307 per week, for Studios it is $341 per week, and for Shared rooms it is $399 per week. The actual price will depend on the location, facilities and amenities offered by the accommodation as well as how recently it was built or refurbished. You can browse all options here .
Students who stayed in Sydney have said good things about Urbanest Sydney Central, Western Sydney University Village - Parramatta, Urbanest Darling Square, Urbanest Quay Street, and Macquarie University Village student halls.
Many properties allow you to pay for accommodation in installments rather than in a single lump sum payment. However, they will usually require you to have an Australian-based guarantor (a resident of Australia between the age of 18 and 75 who will be able to pay your rent).
Yes, many student properties in Sydney allow for dual occupancy of their rooms (e.g. for couples, best friends, siblings). Some properties offer this option absolutely for free, others charge a little extra. When browsing student rooms on Campusboard watch out for the 'Dual occupancy' label which will explain the terms for that room.