There is a range of the accommodations both for international and national student and it all depends on what kind of the room do you want. You should choose the room that helps you in your study career. The environment and the place you live in has great impact on your focus and mental health and you need these in order to perform well. If you are worried about the basic’s facilities all the time then it is very difficult to focus on your education. If you are a kind of the person who cannot share the space with other people and who likes to be by themselves then you should understand the private apartments are the right thing for you but if you are the person who does not live alone and need people around then the university accommodation and the shared house is the best bet for you.
Private shared house:
Private shared house could also be an alternative to the student apartment in which you have an entire house and you share it with the other people. This could be similar to a family living in the rented house. All you have to do is to mention these to the landlords and the agents and these will accommodate you accordingly. it could work well if you have a group of mates who could live together and share the rent evenly.
However it is obvious that there will be certain rules by the landlords about cleanliness and maintaining the place nicely that you would have to follow but it will be the duty of the landlord to make sure that all the facilities which were mentioned in the contract are up and running all the time. Usually, this is easily found by involving an agent who does the leg work for you and when he finds the right place for you, you could go and visit these. Then you will have to fill out certain forms and given some declarations and you have the place to yourself.
Other option especially for the international students is the family stay in which they live with a family as guest and they pay for their stay. Usually these are given a guest room and they share the basic facilities with the family.
In case when the student housing in Sydney are filled then there are halls options for the students as well which is a common big room in which many students live combined and then these are usually provided with the hostel mess food as well and have shared facilities too.