Plan your budget
Upfront costs to renting your own private unfurnished house/unit include a refundable security bond (maximum four weeks rent), setting up utilities, purchasing/renting a fridge, furniture, washing machine, bedding, linen, kitchen items and food). You will most likely be required to pay rent two weeks in advance via direct debit from an Australian bank account or by online transferral. Avoid paying in cash. If you do pay in cash make sure you get a receipt.