More information to get you started in Perth
Overseas student health cover is mandatory for your student visa when coming to Australia. Not only is it great for peace of mind, it covers doctors’ appointments, hospital costs, emergency ambulance and portions of your prescription medicine.
Use the Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) tool to check the price and book your overseas health cover today.
All residential tenancies in WA are covered by standard terms which cannot be altered. It is the landlords obligation to put the agreement in writing.
The standard form Rental Agreement Form (Form 1AA) can be downloaded and used for free from the Western Australian Government Department of Consumer Protection.
In WA, this standard form Residential Tenancy Agreement should be used for agreements between:
- Landlord and a tenant
- Landlord and co-tenants
- Head-tenant and sub-tenants
- Click HERE for the standard Rental Agreement Form to be used in Western Australia.
Click HERE for the standard Rental Agreement Form to be used in Western Australia.
UTILITIES (cost of)
You can’t forget to factor in utilities. Utilities may or may not be included in your housing option. Electricity, water, gas and internet are generally split between tenants, but if you are planning on renting by yourself, this will be more costly. An average home in Perth costs:
- Electricity: $500 per quarter
- Water: $300 per quarter
- Gas: $169 per quarter
- Internet: $120 per quarter
ENTERTAINMENT (cost of)
Entertainment is another expense you will want to factor in while you are in Australia. Ranging from going to the gym, watching a movie, taking a trip to any of the world-famous beaches or enjoying a comedy show. Below are a few different options you could add to your budget.
- Movies (student night): $7 to $10
- Fitness sessions: $15 to $30
- Shows (comedy, plays etc): $30 to $50
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