Students have a range of accommodation options available to them when they study at PIBT. These include:
Students under 18 years of age
As well as meeting all requirements for a student visa, if you are under 18 years of age PIBT must approve all your welfare and accommodation arrangements. Our student counsellor offers support and counselling to all students and will discuss any concerns about your welfare with your parents.
If you are younger than 18 and plan to stay with a friend or a relative outside your immediate family, you must receive permission to do so from your parents and PIBT. The person you are staying with must be aged 21 or above, have an Australian police clearance and agree to act as your local guardian and carer. If you do not have a friend or relative to stay with while at PIBT, we recommend Homestay accommodation. For information about local carers, please visit pibt.wa.edu.au/policies or email our student counsellor at firstname.lastname@example.org
PIBT students have access to on-campus accommodation at the Mount Lawley Student Village, which features brand new five-bedroom apartments just a short walk from the university. The apartments are modern and fully furnished, with private bedrooms, bathrooms, large kitchens and spacious lounge areas, so students will have plenty of space to hang out with friends. The on-site facilities include a pool, café/convenience store, sound lounge, e-library, study zones and shared laundry. With resident assistants on hand to organise events and activities, you will find plenty to do and lots of ways to meet new people.
For more information and to download an application form, visit ecuvillage.com.au
Download ECU Village Flyer Here
Homestay is a popular accommodation option available to overseas students in Perth. Homestay may be families, couples, single people or single mothers with children. All are selected to provide good quality facilities and meals if required. The Homestay families have requested a student to stay with them, so students can be sure they will be very welcome.
Newly arrived students - be aware that you may need to devote AT LEAST ONE TO TWO WEEKS to finding suitable accommodation.
Off-campus Accommodation and Living Costs*
*These costs are an estimate only. They do not include additional costs associated with a more expensive lifestyle.
TAKING CARE WHEN LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION ON THE INTERNET
It can be a complicated process and in Western Australia there are very good laws in place to protect tenants and any money they pay for bonds and advance rent. For further information please visit: Western Australian Consumer Protection.
Short-term accommodation may be arranged on behalf of students and/or parents on request through our accommodation providers. PIBT utilises three companies to arrange accommodation for students. All questions regarding short-term accommodation should be sent directly to the accommodation provider that you wish to use. Please visit their websites to find out more information and to complete an application form:
WA Homestay Network - www.homestaynetwork.org/supervisors/page/86-WA-Homestay-Network-The-WAHN-Team
Be sure to complete the application forms in full - these details that will assist in providing you suitable accommodation. Short-term accommodation is approximately $30-40 per night or $185-195 weekly. Visit www.beattylodge.com.au or www.ymcajewellhouse.com.au to find out more information.
PIBT students arriving in Perth for the first time are welcome to a free airport greeting and transport to their accommodation. To arrange this, the following form needs to be submitted in good time: www.perthstudentaccommodation.com/airport-reception