Finding a Roommate


Doctor: “Do you use a soap and which one?”

Student: “Wang Wang’s soap.”

Doctor: “Do you brush your teeth and what kind of toothpaste and brush do you use for this?”

Student: “Wang Wang’s toothpaste and brush.”

Doctor: “Is Wang Wang an international brand.”

Student: “Of course not! Wang Wang is my roommate.”


Smart Tips


  Agree with a roommate about the options for buying the necessities, such as toilet paper, cleaners & etc.

Clean up after yourself especially food scraps and any garbage that you have produced.

Respect each other, and respect the personal space of everyone living in a home.

Discuss any times/ activities that may disturb the peace, e.g. music, parties.

Offer a help to each other in any situation – but set clear boundaries.

Before agreeing on sharing a home, think about your specific needs.

Find out if your roommate has any allergies (food, perfume, pets).

Set a time and cleaning schedule for shared spaces.

Create specific rules that relate to everyday routine.

Never take your roommate’s things.

Pay your rent and bills on time.


The most popular places to find a roommate


Flatmates.com.au

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Visit the Flatmates website to find more information (opens in a new window)

Features: Protected data / Sydney based business / Constantly updated listing / Reliable, honest and convenient service

Guide: How does it work?

 

Easy Roommate

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Visit the Easy Roommate website to find more information (opens in a new window)

Features: You can list a room / You can find a room / Search a room in other cities / Available in different languages

Cost: Basic and Premium Memberships

 

Flatmate Finders

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Visit the Flatmate Finders website to find more information (opens in a new window)

Features: Easy search / Provides high-quality service / Quick contact with the right person / Personalised profile for the best matching

Pricing Information: Offering a home / Looking for a home

 

Erasmusu

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Visit the Erasmusu website to find more information (opens in a new window)

Features: Easy search / Can choose a gender / Can choose a preferred age / Available in different languages

City: A huge range of the cities

 

Gumtree (Flatshare & Houseshare)

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Visit the Gumtree website to find more information (opens in a new window)

Features: A huge range of ads / Anywhere in Australia / Constantly updated listing / You can choose a category, gender, etc.

Cost: A huge range of offers

 

Gay Share

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Visit the Gay Share website to find more information (opens in a new window)

Features: A safe and easy way / You can find a home / You can offer a home / Gay & Lesbian flatmate service

Pricing Information: Offering a home / Looking for a home

 

 

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