Renting a Home

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My sister and I are moving to Melbourne with two small dogs. Will finding a flat together be difficult?

We want to live in the same flat but separate rooms, both with very small dogs, and are concerned at how difficult finding a flat in the are surrounding the University will be. Also we will be…

Posted by lilbear. 3 replies. Latest activity on 27 October 2023.

Can Kiwis rent in Australia straight away?

I have no close relatives in Aussie but am planning to move over with my 4 sons.

Posted by maddys11. 52 replies. Latest activity on 06 September 2023.

How pet friendly are Australian rentals?

I am moving to Sydney next year in January and planning to bring my cat and Pug puppy over with me. I've been on and but they're not specific about if pets are…

Posted by chicaposh. 2 replies. Latest activity on 28 October 2023.

Where were you living in Melbourne while looking for rental property?

Posted by kiwi. 1 reply. Latest activity on 03 April 2008.

Is 4 weeks rent and 4 weeks bond standard for getting into a place in Melbourne? I have heard it can take 6 weeks for your TFN to arrive, can you work before you get one?

Also can anyone recommend a short stay hostel/budget accomodation centrally located that is cheap and cheerful? Thanks heaps

Posted by nicolanz. 4 replies. Latest activity on 25 July 2010.

What is a good website (like Trade Me) I can use to find a flat/apartment to rent in Sydney?

Posted by anonymous. 6 replies. Latest activity on 04 November 2023.

Where is the best/safest place to live/rent in Queensland for a family of school-age children?

Posted by mum-of-four. 1 reply. Latest activity on 11 October 2008.

What important documents do I need to bring to get work and rental accommodation in Australia?

Is it important to take character references for work and rental properties, or will the main income earner be sufficient enough? I am a mum at home and only work on a casual part-time basis as we…

Posted by wantin2go. 1 reply. Latest activity on 29 September 2008.

Do you have to have employment before you can apply to rent a house in Australia?

Posted by fordgalnz. 3 replies. Latest activity on 26 August 2008.

How difficult is it to find apartments to rent in Canberra?

I'm a New Zealander but I've been offered a job in Canberra, Australia and was wondering how hard/easy it is to find and rent an apartment there?

Also, what are the living costs in Canberra (or…

Posted by tango. 0 replies. Latest activity on 24 September 2008.

Renting our home in New Zealand

We are intending to keep our home in NZ when we move to Melbourne and rent it out while we're away. Has anyone else done this and if so, do you have any advice, thoughts or observations you can share…

Posted by komata. 3 replies. Latest activity on 14 January 2013.

What are the better areas to live in Melbourne?

Every city has its good and bad areas. We will be renting in Melbourne. What are the good areas in the city to live and what areas should we avoid - or at least be wary of?

Posted by komata. 4 replies. Latest activity on 17 April 2010.

Where is a good place to live in Perth?


We're moving to Perth in February 09. We are 2 adults in our early 40's and are looking for somewhere quiet by the sea but accessible to the city for work. Can anyone recommend an area/s for us…

Posted by tinggg. 5 replies. Latest activity on 02 March 2009.

Can a New Zealand citizen apply for rent assistance in Australia?

Posted by donnyb. 12 replies. Latest activity on 06 December 2023.

Places to rent in Sydney

I want to rent a house in Sydney and will be working in the CBD.

Posted by joe-dias. 1 reply. Latest activity on 25 January 2011.

Renting in Sydney without Employment

If you move over to Sydney without a job lined up (alot of employment agencies want to meet with you before they refer you to employers) how do you go about renting a property? I hear that rental…

Posted by lynn. 2 replies. Latest activity on 19 April 2015.

Can I rent a house in Australia before moving over?

Is there any way of getting a rental property ready to move straight in from nz to aus? do they accept applications if your not currently living in aus?

Posted by bekka. 2 replies. Latest activity on 16 October 2012.

Flat sharing in Oz?

Hi guys! Does anyone know some good websites for finding a share house in Oz? I've tried gumtree and, and have had good responses. If you have any tips for finding flatmates, let…

Posted by geniegirl. 2 replies. Latest activity on 08 August 2012.