Accommodation / Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to reserve a room?
Education City only reserves a room once an application has been submitted and a deposit paid.
What deposit do I need to pay and when?
Your security deposit will be 4 times the weekly rent charge, and is payable prior to your arrival. This will be held in trust and refunded at the end of your tenancy agreement if there is no accounts outstanding and no damage to your apartment.
What happens if I change my mind after I apply?
Your bond will be returned to you if you change your mind prior to moving in and you will be required to continue paying rent until a suitable tenant is found for your room, plus a break lease fee of two weeks rent.
What happens if I want to move out before my tenancy agreement ends?
If you vacate prior to your lease agreement ending you will be required to continue paying rent until a suitable tenant is found for your room, plus a break lease fee of two weeks rent.
What rules and regulations apply?
There are campus rules and guidlines. There are house rules. Both are equally important and breaches of these may result in termination of your lease agreement.
Electricity and water, how does this work?
The cost of electricity and water is included in the weekly rent of the apartment. There is no additional charge.
How does the cleaning work?
The cost of cleaning is included in the weekly rent. The cleaning service is a basic clean each fortnight. Residents are expected to clean the apartments themselves in between the professional service. If the apartment is extremely dirty an additional cleaning cost will be forwarded to the residents of the apartment. Each apartment contains a vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, broom, dustpan and brush.
Is there any free parking?
A car parking permit is required by tenants, see Accommodation Ofice upon arrival.
What about the laundry?
There are laundry facilties available on campus. Apartments contain iron and ironing board and a clothes airer.
Can you make any requests for flat mates to live with?
Yes, you can make any comments or requests you like. If possible, Education City staff will make sure we deliver your requests. At times there may be additional charges for additional requests. Such charges will be made known prior to securement of any arrangements.
Are the units fully furnished?
Yes, the units are fully furnished. For a complete list of inclusions please refer to www.educationcity.com.au/apartmentinclusions
If I am an overseas student, do I have to bring electrical plug converters?
We do not supply electrical converter plugs to students, but these can easily be purchased from electrical stores in the area.
If we arrive out of office hours are we able to get access to our rooms?
If prior arrangements are made, security will have your keys for collection The following day you will need to introduce your self to Education City Residential Village staff.
Are friends allowed to stay over night in our rooms?
Friends are allowed to visit, and one person may stay overnight, Accommodation Management are to be notified prior.