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 Student Flyer           International Student Flyer back




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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