College accommodation may not suit everyone. If you would prefer to live off-campus, UNE Life can help you find shared accommodation, private board and local rentals in Armidale.
Most students studying at UNE choose to live in share houses or apartments. Shared housing is a great way to meet new friends and be a part of a learning and social environment off campus.
In considering off-campus living you should take into account the terms of tenancy agreements including costs such as power, water and communications as well as transport arrangements to and from campus.
There are houses and units for rent in Armidale, though students need to be aware that during the 4-6 weeks before Trimester commencement there is a much higher demand for housing and they need take into account the extra time it may take to find suitable accommodation. When deciding to rent a house or unit, students need to take into consideration whether they will live on their own or with other people, and the cost of setting up a house, which will include a bond (equal to 4 weeks rent), furniture, electricity connection, phone connection and other setup costs.
Approximate rental costs in Armidale:
- Room in a share house: $65-110 AUD*
- 1 bedroom unit: $110-160 AUD*
- 2 bedroom house: $140-$200 AUD*
- 3+ bedroom house: $160-360 AUD*
*Above are approximate prices per week of rental.