The most popular way to meet new people, exchange ideas and learn about other cultures is to rent a room in an apartment or a house. The chances are that you will be renting with some other students from various countries. You can rent a room alone or share it with another person. You can find two, three room apartments or even houses with more than five rooms. The rooms, as well as the apartments are usually fully furnished with all the necessary kitchen appliances and also with a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine, a tumble drier, and a TV and internet/wi-fi. Just remember that even if the price looks good, you need to take a closer look in context of everything else that you might spending like transportation or extra costs (if they are not included in the price).
IAverage room price (Sydney): $120-$190 AUD per week / per person.