Living Expenses of Australia


As an Australian/Canadian Migration Agents, we will help you to find the best course which cut off your expenses and offers you high quality of career in the near future.


The cost of education in Australia varies, depending upon the type of course and colleges/ universities you are going to choose. Below is an overview of the costs for different courses.

School AU $7,800 - AU $30,000
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma AU $5,500 - AU $18,000
English language studies From AU $150 per week depending on school
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree AU $15,000 - AU $33,000
Postgraduate Master’s Degree AU $20,000 - AU $37,000
Doctoral Degree AU $14,000 - AU $37,000


In accordance to the Department of home affairs, the minimum living cost required for the student visa is as follows and this includes:


First Child- AU $3,720/year
Second Child- AU $2,790/Year
Dependents- AU $6,515/year
Hostels and Guesthouses - AU $90 - AU $150 per week
Shared rentals & On-Campus Accommodation -AU $85 - AU $280 per week
Home stay- AU $235 - AU $325 per week
Return Air Travel- AU $2,000/head


Groceries or Eating out - AU $80 - AU $280 per week
Gas and Electricity - AU $35 - AU $140 per week
Phone and Internet - AU $20 - AU $55 per week
Public Transport - AU $15 - AU $55 per week
Entertainment - AU $80 - AU $150 per week


Working while you study in Australia can help complement your study and living experience. There are a number of reasons you might want to undertake part time work while studying in Australia, including assisting with living expenses and gaining work experience in your study area.

Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work. Find out more at the Department of Home Affairs(opens in a new window) website. ​

Everyone who is working in Australia either overseas students or people with full time work rights must follow some of the basic rights at their workplace. These are:

  • - A safe working environment.
  • - A minimum salary.
  • - Full rights to raise voice against unfair activity.
  • - Rest and relaxation time.