If you're over 18 years of age, there's a range of accommodation options to choose from.

Accommodation options for over 18s

Living with a local family is a great way for you to experience life in Australia and practise your spoken English. All of our homestays have been specially chosen to ensure that you're provided with a safe and supportive home environment. Each home is within 45-60 minutes travelling time from the campus, in a variety of locations around Sydney.

​This is a fantastic opportunity to live like a local and have an authentic Australian lifestyle experience. For Homestay etiquette information, click here.

Why choose homestay

  • It's the perfect way to make new friends - many of our Homestay students stay in touch with their Australian host families long after they leave.
  • If you're learning English - it's a great way to practice your language skills every day in a fun, relaxed home environment.
  • Homestay students can experience what it's really like living with an Australian family. You can learn all about their family life and values, interact with people of different ages and share their culture and interests.

Homestay Fees

HOMESTAY PRICES  (INCL GST)   2019
Booking fee   A$290
Single   A$315 per week
Twin share   A$280 per week
Special dietary requirements   A$70 per week
Airport welcome (student only)   A$160

Special accommodation arrangement

If you have friends or family living in Australia, you may be able to live with them. However, there are certain criteria that will need to be met. 

For more information about Homestay or Special accommodation arrangements, email accommodation@insearch.edu.au 
Alternatively you can view UTS Insearch's Homestay Policy here and the Homestay Procedure here. For Insearchs' Homestay Terms & Conditions please click here

About Urbanest Quay Street

Urbanest is one of Australia’s largest providers of student accommodation. They have a great deal of experience designing, building and running accommodation specifically for students.

Urbanest Quay Street is directly opposite the UTS Insearch Blue Building campus – making it ideal for UTS Insearch students. It's located in the thriving suburb of Haymarket, which borders on Chinatown. You'll be immersed in an energetic Sydney CBD precinct, full of bargain shopping and irresistible restaurants.

With three floors of high-quality and safe accommodation dedicated to UTS Insearch students, this is one of the best ways to share accommodation with your classmates and create a fun community away from the campus.

Features of Urbanest Quay Street:

  • Wireless internet in every room
  • Unlimited internet access
  • Urbanest orientation
  • A 24/7 dedicated onsite team
  • Study/conference rooms
  • iMac zone
  • Big screen TV and games room
  • Secure bike store
  • Intelligently designed apartments that combine style and practicality
  • Safe and secure with swipe card access and CCTV
  • Modern gym
  • A large social area on the ground floor with comfortable seating
  • An indoor-outdoor courtyard with BBQ, tables and benches
  • Paypass/card operated laundries
  • uLife, a monthly events calendar and social program designed to help you get to know Sydney and your fellow Urbanest students

The exclusive UTS Insearch offer also includes:

  • Weekly clean of apartment common areas
  • Free bed linen package
  • Free basic kitchenware pack
  • $50 supermarket gift card
  • $10 mobile phone sim card

How to book: 

UTS Insearch has partnered with Urbanest to offer students an exclusive range of accommodation deals at a special discounted price when you sign up for a 12-month contract.

Please be advised that there are no vacancies for Semester 3, 2019.

To register your interest for Semester 1, 2020, please follow these steps.

  1. Please review the application form for more information on room types, rates and contract dates for 2020, and fill it out.
  2. Email the completed form to enquiries@urbanest.com.au.
  3. Urbanest will confirm the accommodation request to your education agent and the UTS Insearch accommodation team.

You can also contact the Urbanest team on 1800 260 801 or email enquiries to accommodation@insearch.edu.au at any stage.

UTS Insearch student residence - Urbanest Quay Street

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Nearby student accommodation options

There are several other student accommodation providers in Sydney, such as:

Iglu Sydney Central Student Accommodation 1 Regent Street Chippendale
Link2 Student Living 783 George Street Sydney
Unilodge on Broadway 185 – 211 Broadway Ultimo
Urbanest Sydney Central 483 Wattle Street Sydney
Studyhouse 617 Harris Street Ultimo
Furnished Property Suite 111, The Manning Building, 451 Pitt St, Haymarket (Office only)
Sydney Student Living 38 Burton Street Concord

Other accommodation options

There are also lots of other housing options in the private rental market. 

UTS also has a private listings service that will also make searching for an apartment or a room easier. https://uts.studystays.com.au/

As a UTS Insearch student, you can access the listing, but you'll need to register using your student number and other details. The listing shows rooms and properties available and tells you the distance from these to our city campuses.

Again, if you want to rent one of the rooms listed, you should call the contact person and make time for a viewing before deciding and making payment.

UTS Accommodation is able to assist UTS Insearch students in their search for suitable accommodation. You can check out their website https://www.uts.edu.au/current-students/support/accommodation/uts-housing-service or visit their office. Please note, some accommodation options may be available only to UTS students.

Visit www.study.sydney/live/accommodation for more information on finding a place to live in Sydney. 

If you're looking for this kind of accommodation, there are also many websites advertising shared accommodation in Sydney. If you use those websites, make sure you go to inspect the property before making any payments.