Off-campus renting guide
Knowing your rights as a tenant
When you rent a property in Melbourne, you’ll generally need to sign a rental agreement. It’s important to know your rights as a tenant, as well as your responsibilities. Here are a few things you can read to help you understand how it all works:
- Consumer Affairs Victoria’s renting guide including Rooming Houses in their handy app (free to download)
- Consumer Affairs Victoria’s webpage on for international student renting rights
- The Tenants Union Fact Sheets
And of course you can always get in touch with us with any specific questions.
Renting in Victoria
To find out more about renting in Victoria, you select the language of your choice and watch the following videos below produced by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Sticking to a budget
Managing your finances as a student can be tricky, especially if you’ve never lived out of home before.
It’s a good idea to have a think about how much you’re likely to spend in a month, or a year, and then compare it to the money you’re bringing in. If you’re costs are more than your income, then you need to keep costs down.
There are lots of different online budget planners you can use. Or you can get in touch with Monash Connect on your campus for help on loans and finance help too.