Below is information about off-campus accommodation in Fremantle.
- Temporary Accommodation
- Short to long term accommodation
- Types of Accommodation
- For more information
- Accommodation Information (pdf)
The Esplanade Hotel offers discounted rates to visitors to the University. For full details visit: www.rydges.com/notredame
Accommodation Notice Board
Student Services maintains an accommodation notice board for Notre Dame students to advertise and seek accommodation. The accommodation service is a referral service, therefore the listings of any available rental properties have not been inspected nor has any individual offering share opportunities been interviewed or police checked. Any lease negotiated between a student and a landlord or homeowner is the responsibility of the parties involved. No accommodation is pre-arranged or personally provided for individual students by Notre Dame. There is a link on the accommodation notice board for students to advertise that they are seeking accommodation also. To view the accommodation notice board visit Accommodation Notice Board.
If you are not a local resident, you may need to arrange temporary accommodation while you look for long term accommodation. There are numerous short term accommodation options available in the Fremantle area, and a good first point of contact for these are with the Fremantle Tourist Bureau:
Fremantle Visitor Centre
Town Hall, Kings Square
8 William St
Fremantle WA 6160
Open: 9am – 5pm
Hostels in Fremantle:
- Backpackers Inn: www.backpackersinnfreo.com.au, +61 (8) 9431 7065
- Pirates Backpackers: www.piratesbackpackers.com.au, +61 (8) 9335 6635
- Old Fire station Backpackers: www.old-firestation.net, +61 (8) 9430 5454
- Sundancer Backpackers: www.sundancerbackpackers.com, +61 (8) 9336 6080
* Please note The University of Notre Dame Australia is not affiliated with and/or in support of these hostels. The University of Notre Dame Australia does not take responsibility for the hostels listed.
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The Student Connect Officer, located in Student Services (ND9), can provide assistance when trying to find more permanent accommodation. The accommodation service is a referral service, therefore the listings of any available rental properties have not been inspected nor has any individual offering share opportunities been interviewed or police checked. Any lease negotiated between a student and a landlord or homeowner is the responsibility of the parties involved. No accommodation is pre-arranged or personally provided for individual students by Notre Dame.
If you have specific questions, please contact the Student Connect Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (8) 9433 0579.
To assist you in your search, we have listed suburbs located near the University:
|Within walking distance||Fremantle|
|Bus/Train||10-20 minutes||East/North Fremantle, Mosman Park, White Gum Valley, Hilton, Beaconsfield|
|Bus/Train||20-30 minutes||Palmyra, Swanbourne, Peppermint Grove, Claremont, Spearwood, Hamilton Hill, Melville, Karrakatta, Kardinya|
|Bus/Train||20-30 minutes||Claremont, Subiaco, Spearwood, Hamilton Hill, Nedlands, Dalkeith, Melville, Daglish, Karrakatta|
|Bus/Train||30-40 minutes||Cottesloe, Bicton, Subiaco, Nedlands, Daglish, Murdoch, West Leederville|
|Bus/Train||40-50 minutes||Dalkeith, Perth CBD, Applecross|
|Bus/Train||1 hour||Leederville, South Perth, Como, Victoria Park|
For public transportation information please visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au
We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the Residential Tenancies Act when you are preparing to rent, especially if you have not rented accommodation before. You can find fact sheets to assist you in making an informed decision at www.tenancywa.org.au. See External Advice for more information. Below are a list of the most common accommodation types in Fremantle.
|What exactly is it?||Sharing a flat, house or apartment with others|
Own room or shared room.
Furnished or unfurnished
|Bond||Up front generally 2-4 weeks worth of rent|
|Review and sign before renting with tenant.|
|Other expenses||If bills are not included, make sure to budget for the following potential bills: gas, electricity, phone, internet. Usually $30+/week|
|Meals||Your responsibility and not provided|
Renting or Leasing
|What exactly is it?||Either privately or through a real estate agent to rent out a flat, apartment or house|
|Single or multiple rooms. Can be both furnished or unfurnished.|
2 bedrooms $300+/week
3 Bedrooms $400+/week
|Bond||Required. Most likely 4 weeks rent up front.|
|Review and sign a contract and/or agreement with tenant or real estate agency. View http://www.tenancywa.org.au for advice.|
|Other expenses||All bills will be covered by the renters.|
|Meals||Your responsibility and not provided.|
Homestays/Full Board - Visit Australian Homestay Network
|What exactly is it?||Living with a family or person in a furnished room and house.|
|Furnished room in a house|
|Bond||Homestay agencies require a one-time $240.00 placement fee.|
|Review and sign a contract and/or agreement with tenant or homestay agency.|
|Other expenses||All bills should be included, but internet and phone may not be.|
|Meals||Two meals from Monday to Friday and three meals on weekends.|
All weekly rates are varied based upon the location, furnishings, type of accommodation and expenses included. They are intended to give you an estimate of the average costs and types of accommodation most available for students.
- The West Australian and local community newspapers have classified advertising sections featuring rental and/or shared accommodation on Wednesday and Saturday.
Tenancy WA is a community legal centre specializing in residential tenancy matters. Tenancy WA Inc. is an independent not-for-profit specialist in the Community Legal Centre (CLC). They provide free legal services to residential tenants across Western Australia.
Visit the Tenancy WA website for further information.
A list of helpful fact sheets about tenancy rights are available here
Advice Line Numbers
- Fremantle Community Legal Centre 9432 9790 (A valuable service to call before going into any rental agreement)
- Tenancy WA 9221 0088
- (Country callers – Free call) 1800 621 888
- Consumer Protection 1300 30 40 54
- Legal Aid’s Information Line 1300 65 05 79
If you need an interpreter contact Immediate Phone Interpreting on 131450 (available 24 hours).
What are some of the common issues for tenants?
- "How do I get my bond money back?
- The owner has sold the house. What does this mean for me?
- I received a breach notice. What does this mean?
- How do I end a fixed term tenancy?
- The owner is always dropping in without asking me first. Can they do this?
- The owner won't fix my...What can I do?
- The owner wishes to sell and wants home-opens. What are my rights?
The Tenant Advice Line often experiences heavy demand. If you are having problems getting through to an advice line worker try calling the Department of Commerce's information line 1300 30 40 54 or Legal Aid's Information Line 1300 650 579 or a Tenant Advocate near you. (See below for details).
Find a tenant advocate near you
Tenant advocates can help tenants with such things as information and advice, writing letters, applications to the Department of Housing and going to court.
Midland Information Debt & Legal Advocacy Service (Midland) 9250 2123
North Central Suburbs:
Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service 9328 1751
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (Mirrabooka) 9440 1663
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (Joondalup) 9301 4413
South Central Suburbs:
Sussex Street Community Law Service (East Victoria Park) 6253 9500
South Eastern Suburbs:
Gosnells Community Legal Centre (Gosnells) 9398 1455
South Western Suburbs:
SCALES Community Legal Centre (Rockingham) 95500 400
Fremantle Community Legal Centre 9432 9790
Legal Aid (WA)
Legal Aid provides a free telephone information service on legal problems including tenancy (www.legalaid.wa.gov.au). Information Line: 1300 650 579; TTY: 1800 241 216