General expenses

A student will need approximately AUD $17,000 – $22,000 per year to live comfortably in Australia. Airfares, visa costs, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and tuition fees will be additional.

Living expenses in Australia

The following table shows estimated costs for one student living in Homestay accommodation.
Costs are quoted in Australian dollars.

APPROXIMATE COST PER WEEK PER YEAR
Homestay Accommodation(Single) $290 $15,080
Public Transport Ticket (zone 1) $35 $1569.50
Public Transport Ticket (zone1 + zone2) $59.20 $2423.60
Telephone Calls $10 $520
Miscellaneous expenses $100 $5200
Total $405 $21,000

More Information

For more information on the costs of common expenses in Melbourne visit the Live in Melbourne website.