Curtin’s Accommodation Coaches are available online to help you with your accommodation search, particularly if you need off-campus accommodation. They can:
- explain the different types of accommodation available
- provide information on reputable accommodation websites and search platforms
- let you know about hotels or other short-term accommodation options
- link you to support and community legal services if you need tenancy advice
- refer you to other Curtin services, support or scholarship information.
If you have a question and need support, please complete our enquiry form (you will need to login with your student ID).
If you haven’t received a Curtin Student ID, you can still contact Curtin Connect via our general enquiry form. You can also call Curtin Connect on 1300 222 888.
Please note: Accommodation Coaches are unable to book accommodation on your behalf.
For Perth on-campus accommodation:
Call: +61 8 6186 3303
For Kalgoorlie Agricola Accommodation:
Call: +61 8 9088 6600
If our on-campus accommodation is full or doesn’t suit your circumstances, there are other options such as renting, house sharing and homestays.
Searching for off-campus accommodation in Perth
Demand for Perth housing is high. We strongly encourage you to organise your accommodation as soon as possible, and ideally before you arrive in Perth.
Searching for off-campus accommodation in Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie is a large mining town in a regional area 600km east of Perth. As there is high-demand for accommodation, we recommend that you secure a place to stay before you arrive in Kalgoorlie. There may not be as many alternative options that are suitable for your accommodation, and access to support services and assistance is limited.
If you’re not sure or need help, submit an enquiry for our Accommodation Coaches.
Search for off-campus accommodation
Planning your budget
Cost of Living
Before you start looking for a place to stay, we recommend you research the cost of living, and plan a budget which suits your preferences and needs. Take into consideration the cost of accommodation plus food, transport, services and utilities, while also thinking about your lifestyle (including entertainment and other activities) that you want to maintain.
Refer to Curtin’s budget planning information. StudyPerth also have a cost of living calculator resource on their website.
Scholarships and financial support
There are accommodation scholarships available for students who are experiencing financial hardship, come from a disadvantaged background or identify as being in an equity group and have accommodation at Perth campus.
You may also be eligible for other scholarships available. For further information, visit the scholarships website, call 1300 222 88 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
StudyPerth (international students)
If you are an international student, StudyPerth can support your move to Western Australia. Visit their accommodation pages for more information on the options available and join their Facebook group to talk to other international students also looking for accommodation.
Once you are in Perth, you can visit their Student Hub in the city centre. Or call +61 8 6244 1640 or visit studyperth.com.au for more information.
Counselling and wellbeing advice
Looking for accommodation or moving to a new city can be challenging. Support is always available through our counselling and wellbeing services. Contact our Student Wellbeing Team on 1800 244 043 or +61 8 9266 2662, or email email@example.com. To access counselling services directly, contact +61 8 9266 7850 or visit Building 109, Level 2 on campus.
Becoming part of the community will also help you settle into life in Perth and make new connections. You could join a Guild club or society, or connect with a community group or association that suits your interests.
Curtin Student Guild
The Guild is made of students who are elected to be Guild Executive, Faculty Representatives, Equity Department Officers and Guild Councillors. All Curtin students are automatically members with access to free Student Assist services, discounts, clubs, entertainment, giveaways and more.
You can also get help and advice through Student Assist, a free, confidential support and advocacy service run by the Student Guild – which is independent from the university.
The information on this page is a guide only. Curtin University does not recommend or endorse a particular real estate agent or accommodation provider. The websites and accommodation providers included on this page are not exhaustive but can provide you with a good starting point.