Australias largest cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. Each city has an abundance of apartment search opportunities.
Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Australia.
Australia Apartment Search Engines
When Im looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.
- Domain: Domain.com is the most popular real estate site in Australia. You can find places to rent, stay, or to buy here.
- Real Estate: RealEstate.com.au is another popular site that specializes in long term rentals, but you can find holiday options here too.
- Rent-a-home: If you are interested in renting a home, check out this site.
- Stayz: Stayz specializes in holiday accommodation.
Classifieds and Real Estate Agents
You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.
- Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Australia apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Australia-specific search engines.
- Gumtree: Gumtree is a big classifieds site that I mentioned on my South Africa apartment post.
- Century 21: Century 21 is a well known real estate site.
- LJ Hooker: LJ Hooker is a good online real estate portal.
General Apartment and Housing Search Engines
If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.
- Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
- Vrbo.com: A giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
- Airbnb: Airbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.
Useful Articles and Blog Posts
Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.
- Just Landed: Just Landed has detailed information about rental contracts.
- Quora.com: Quora.com has a good online discussion of how to get a short term apartment in Sydney.
There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Australia. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Australia as a foreigner. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Australia. Enjoy your stay!
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