Studying in Sydney's city centre means SIBT students can choose from a variety of accommodation options to suit their individual lifestyle and budget. Choose to live in the centre of all the city action, in the multi-cultural inner city suburbs, or perhaps in the beach suburbs of the east or north Sydney.

Student Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from - fully furnished, single or share rooms, with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes, onsite security, student support, common rooms and sometimes facilities such as a pool.

Rental is paid weekly and can range from A$320 - A$540 per week. This typically includes costs such as electricity, phone, internet and use of facilities. Students must contact these accommodation providers directly to make a booking.


Iglu provides stylish student accommodation in five convenient Sydney locations within easy reach of the SIBT Sydney campus.


Iglu Broadway*, Iglu Central and Iglu Central Park* are all located in the heart of the Sydney student hub, Chippendale, and within the Kensington Street and Central Park precinct where you can immerse yourself in the buzz of cafes, shops and creative spaces. All properties are a 20-minute walk from our campus.


Located on Sydney’s vibrant, multicultural North Shore, Chatswood offers a great student lifestyle and is an easy 25-minute train ride to our campus.


Recently opened in the heart of trendy Redfern, this cutting-edge building offers a great inner-city student living experience and it’s just a 15-minute train ride and walk our campus.

* Iglu Broadway and Iglu Central Park have apartments where the rent is in line with the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). Learn more about NRAS.

For further details about rooms, facilities and rates, visit the Iglu website.


Scape has 13 locations across central Sydney which are easily accessible to the SIBT Sydney campus, amenities and transport.

Sydney central

Located in the educational and cultural hub of inner-city Ultimo, it is a short walk to Broadway Shopping Centre, and near the trendy area of Glebe where there are many cafes, markets and bars.

Quay street

Located in the highly sought after suburb of Haymarket, bordering Chinatown and offering shopping and Asian restaurants.

For further details about rooms, facilities and rates, visit the Scape website.


Conveniently located in Broadway and Kensington. Both locations are a short bus or train ride from SIBT Sydney campus. For further details about rooms, facilities and rates, visit the UniLodge website.

Independent Rental

This accommodation style includes renting self-catered apartments or houses, either individually or with other students. It is generally cheaper and can offer more flexibility. Weekly rent usually does not include costs such as electricity, gas, internet or phone and will vary depending on the suburb you choose.

The further you live from the CBD the cheaper it is, however be sure to select accommodation close to good public transport.

The sites below provide currently available individual and share, apartments and houses.

Alternatively, many of our students share accommodation with others, visit the official City of Sydney website for some great advice.

Live with an Australian family (Homestay)

If you want to experience Australian culture, or seek temporary accommodation until you find a suitable place to stay, living with a local Sydney family can be a good option. It can also help you settle quickly, providing the opportunity to participate in the daily routine of an Australian family and to practice English language skills.

Homestay typically includes two-three meals per day, a furnished single bedroom generally with access to a shared family bathroom, internet access and local phone calls. Weekly costs vary between $255-$290. Additional guardianship fees exist if you are under the age of 18. Once-off placement fees also need to be paid.

Contact the providers below for more information and booking details.

Short-Term Options

This accommodation option can be more expensive, however it is a great option if you want to stay in short-term accommodation before finalising a more permanent place to live.

Below is a selection of hostels, motels and hotels located close to SIBT Sydney campus. You will need to contact these providers directly to make a booking.

Accommodation references

If you plan to rent accommodation, try and bring references from people who know you e.g. family friends - this will make signing a tenancy agreement a lot easier.