More information to get you started in Hobart
Overseas student health cover is mandatory for your student visa when coming to Australia. Not only is it great for peace of mind, it covers doctors’ appointments, hospital costs, emergency ambulance and portions of your prescription medicine.
Use the Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) tool to check the price and book your overseas health cover today.
All residential tenancies in Tasmania are covered by standard terms which cannot be altered. It is the landlord’s obligation to put the agreement in writing.
The standard form Residential Tenancy Agreementcan be downloaded and used for free from the Tasmanian Government Department of Consumer, Building and Occupational Services.
- In Tasmania, this standard form Residential Tenancy Agreement should be used for agreements between:
- Landlord and a tenant
- Landlord and co-tenants
- Head-tenant and sub-tenants
- Click HERE for the standard Residential Tenancy Act 1997 to be used in Tasmania.
Depending on your financial situation and whether you are a student or skilled migrant, there is never a shortage of accommodation options in Hobart! Students can choose to reside within university accommodation, homestay or private rentals.
The most trusted and most popular search engines for rental (and sale) or properties in Australia are www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au.
UTILITIES (cost of)
Utilities may or may not be included in your housing option – its always best to check this out before signing any lease agreement. Electricity, water, gas and internet are generally split between tenants, but if you are planning on renting by yourself, this will be more costly. An average home in Hobart costs between $50 to $150 per week, however keep in mind that if you are sharing accommodation with 2 or 3 other people, the cost will greatly be reduced!
ENTERTAINMENT (cost of)
Entertainment is another expense you will want to factor in while you are in Australia. Ranging from going to the gym, watching a movie, taking a trip to any of the world-famous beaches or enjoying a comedy show. Below are a few different options you could add to your budget.
- Movies (student night): $7 to $10
- Fitness sessions: $15 to $30
- Shows (comedy, plays etc): $30 to $50
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