We understand that while it may be one of the most exciting things you’ll do in your lifetime, moving half way across the world to live and study can be an unsettling prospect for even the most adventurous of young people.
With years of experience in helping students settle into a new country and unfamiliar surroundings, we make your best interests our number one priority. Our aim is to make you feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as possible – in whichever type of student accommodation you choose.
The Accommodation Officer provides assistance and advice on finding student accommodation in Perth.
Are you under 18? Our welcoming Homestay hosts provide international students with a safe, secure and well-supervised home environment. This option is also open to students who are older than 18.
If you choose to live with a Homestay host family, you’ll have the added advantage of experiencing real Australian everyday life.
Students who live in Homestay accommodation usually perform better in English because they interact with their English-speaking host family every day.
All of our highly experienced hosts are carefully screened. Police checks form a routine part of this process.
Key features of Homestay:
- Your own fully furnished room
- A clean, non-smoking home environment
- Breakfast and lunch provided
- Evening meals prepared by your host
- Use of laundry facilities
- Access to a telephone (you’ll need a phone card)
- Care if you get sick
Hotels and Temporary Housing
While Taylors College Perth does not offer temporary housing or hotel stays, there are many hotels in Perth city and the surrounding areas. A campus preferred hotel close to UWA is St Catherine’s on Park. Use the code “Taylors” to receive a 10% discount on rooms.
St Catherine’s on Park
2 Park Road, Crawley WA 6009
+61 (08) 9442 0585
Our residential colleges offer close-knit communities of support, friendship and activity, eliminating many of the pressures of living away from home.
Located within walking distance from the main UWA campus in Crawley, and only a short bus ride to Taylors College, University Hall (UniHall), St. Thomas More and St. Catherine’s College give you the best opportunity to take advantage of UWA’s amazing resources and facilities from day one.
Between them, there are over 1300 students of all ages, interests and cultural backgrounds living, socialising and studying together. Well known for their sense of community and diversity, UniHall, St Thomas More and St. Catherine’s College have an equal balance between Australian and overseas residents and will allow you to make friends from all over the world.
UniHall is made up of single student rooms with shared bathrooms. St. Thomas More and St. Catherine's College have single student rooms with shared bathrooms or studio rooms with en-suite facilities. All rooms have internet and telephone facilities.
Meals are provided daily. UniHall, St. Thomas More and St. Catherine’s cater for all dietary requirements.
Are you over 18? You might want to consider renting a flat or an apartment in the local area. Rental properties range from $200 to $400+ plus living expenses, such as food, utilities, transport, clothing and entertainment.
Visit Domain.com.au and RealEstate.com.au to begin your private rental accommodation search.