Living and education costs in Australia

Planning for the cost of living and studying in Australia will set you up for success.

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Living costs

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. To get a better idea, check out our handy Cost of Living Calculator.  

This tool is designed to help you estimate how much it could cost to have the lifestyle you choose in Australia. You can compare accommodation arrangements, transportation options as well as other lifestyle choices.

The costs provided are an approximate guide only. The Cost of Living Calculator is designed to help you think about how you spend money and to give you a broad estimate of potential costs in Australia.

Estimate your living costs

Education costs

Tuition fees for international students vary across cities and programs. Students should also be aware that the cost of studying in Australia will depend on:  

There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institution facilities. You should refer to your provider's payment conditions for specific advice. 

To search Australia’s complete offering of courses and their tuition fees, click the button below. 

Explore study options and fees 

Visa requirements 

The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. 

Refer to the step by step Student Visa Subclass 500 application and Document Checklist Tool for details on how to provide the evidence required to cover the costs of your stay, including your travel, study and living expenses.  

If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your education provider’s international student support services staff. 

To make sure you're up to date with all the latest travel and visa advice, click the button below. 

Travel and visa advice

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