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Living in Australia

Perth is the capital of Western Australia, Australia’s largest state. Perth has a population of 2 million, is situated on the banks of the Swan River, and surrounded by natural parklands and stunning beaches. This makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the world! With a unique lifestyle, which combines vibrant urban living and a relaxed beach atmosphere, Perth offers international students fantastic cultural and educational experiences!

Living Expenses

This is an example of some of the expenses you might encounter when living and studying as a student in Stanley College:

Expense Estimated Cost
Temporary accommodation (Hostels and Guesthouses $90 – $150 per week
Shared rental accommodation $95 – $215 per week
Homestay accommodation $235 – $325 per week
Rental accommodation $185 – $440 per week
Groceries and eating out $140 – $280 per week
Gas and electricity $10 – $20 per week
Phone and internet access (WIFI) $15 – $30 per week
Public Transport $30 – $60 per week
Car (after purchase) $150 – $260 per week
Entertainment $80 – $150 per week
  • Individual living expenses may vary depending on the type of accommodation, personal consumption and lifestyle.
  • The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs recommends $24,505 as a base figure, to cover one year’s expenses for a single person. Visit the Study in Australia website for more information:

Genuine temporary entrant (GTE)

The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement was introduced on 5 November 2011 to help improve the integrity of the student visa program. In order for you to be granted a student visa, you must satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) that you have a genuine intention to study in Australia temporarily. For information about the GTE requirement, please visit

Schooling arrangements for your school-age dependents

You must maintain adequate schooling arrangements for your school-age dependents who joined you in Australia for more than 3 months as part of your student visa application. Additional fees may be payable, school costs are approximately $7,800 to $30,000 per year (source: StudyPerth)
For more information on schooling options, please refer to:

For more information, contact Stanley College at

For detailed information on living in Australia, please visit

In the spirit of reconciliation, Stanley College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.