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Knowing the average cost of living and studying in Australia is an important part of your application and financial preparation.
Students should be aware that the costs of studying in Australia will depend on your education provider, the level of study you choose and your study location in Australia.
Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. For your reference, here are some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia (all costs are in Australian dollars).
The costs below are an approximate guide only and don’t take into account your budget and spending habits.
The list below gives you a broad indication of the range of course costs (yearly) for different types of qualifications.
* Note: This does not include high cost of delivery courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.
All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit
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.
As of October 2019 the 12-month living costs are;
The Home Affairs website covers in more detail how to work out how much money you might need to cover the costs of your stay in Australia as international student.
The Insider Guides ‘Cost of Living Calculator’ is also a useful, practical tool to help estimate your cost of living in Australia www.insiderguides.com.au/cost-of-living-calculator/.
If you experience financial trouble while in Australia, talk to your institution’s international student support and student accommodation services staff for assistance.
Course and study costs in Australia will depend on the education provider and level of study you choose.
Use the Course Search on this website to find courses and see details such as their tuition fees. There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institution facilities.
Students should refer to their provider’s payment conditions for specific advice.
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