International students resources

Resources for international students renting in New South Wales.


Factsheet – Tips for international students

By Redfern Legal Centre

This factsheet provides information for international students looking to rent a house or unit in NSW.

This factsheet has been created by Redfern Legal Centre’s International Student Legal Service NSW and Inner Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service.

Before you sign a lease, use this factsheet as a quick reference guide. It covers your rights as a tenant, and your landlord’s obligations to you, under New South Wales law.

Read this factsheet to learn about:

  • tenancy agreements
  • bonds and holding fees
  • record-keeping
  • condition reports
  • communicating with your landlord
  • getting repairs done
  • where to get support  
  • and more...



Video – International student guide to share housing

By Redfern Legal Centre

This short video steps you through the legal basics of share-housing from moving in, what to do when something goes wrong, to moving out.




Flyer – Contacts for international student renters


This flyer was produced to let international students know about the services available to them as renters. It has been distributed at a number of events, including the Lord Mayor's Welcome for International Students.

International Students flyer





Translations and interpreting

For translations, please see our community languages resources or use Google Translate – paste in the address of the webpage you want to translate, and select the required language.

You can access a free interpreter over the phone via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS). Call 131 450 and ask the interpreter to contact any support service you need for free. 



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