Tips for International Students

This factsheet provides information for international students looking to rent a house or unit in New South Wales.

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...