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FAQs

You will find the answers to most frequently asked questions on short term accommodation.

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What short term accommodation is available on campus?

We have a limited number of short term studio apartments. Each is suitable for a couple or two singles.

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Can I move into on campus short term accommodation after hours or late at night?

Yes, we can arrange to leave the key with Curtin Security.

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Does the on campus short term accommodation have its own kitchen and bathroom?

Yes.

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Do I have to be a Curtin student or visitor to stay at on campus short term accommodation?

No.

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Can I stay short term in the university residences?

There may be some short term student accommodation available from December to early February.

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Are there any off campus short term accommodation options walking distance to the university grounds?

No. All are at least a short drive, bus or taxi ride away.

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Are off campus short term rates controlled by the university?

No. All are privately owned.

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Are the prices for short term off campus accomodation controlled by the university?

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Can the housing advisory services book accommodation for me off campus?

Housing Services cannot book off campus accommodation on your behalf, but you should always ask if there is a discount for Curtin visitors.

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Does Curtin receive a commission from off campus housing providers?

No.

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Are the listings on the Curtin University website recommended places?

Places listed are generally those which either give a discount to Curtin visitors or those who are convenient to the campus, not recommendations. There are many other short term providers, especially in the city.

Please note: Information is correct as given to us, but may be subject to change.

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If I have short term accommodation, can I list it with you?

Yes, especially if you give discounts to Curtin visitors.

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Why are prices not generally listed on the web page?

Prices can vary. Some providers allow room sharing and this will greatly reduce the cost per person per night. Others may give a bigger discount for longer stays. For this reason it is difficult to quote absolute prices.

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What length of time is generally considered "short term"?

Most long term rental contracts are 6 months minimum, so if you are looking for accommodation for less than this period, you may fall into the short term category. The most difficult period of time to look for accommodation is around 3 months. You will find it hard to get a long term contract but short term accommodation, though plentiful, will be very expensive. Often short term providers charge by the night.

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