Now you have done your homework & have an idea of what you can afford, the rent you can afford & all the documents you need – where do you look?

Good question! Here are a few places you can try:

Online:

Here are a few suggested online sites you can check out:

Real Estate

Domain

Gumtree

Room Share

Flat Mate Finder

FlatMates

Real Estate View

Qlife

Facebook

Check out local community groups on Facebook and Facebook Marketplace. Lots of people now list their spare rooms/share accommodation on Facebook Marketplace. Some options are:

  • Fairy Floss Real Estate
  • Rent Melbourne- Helps You Find A Flatmate
  • Melbourne rooms for rent/share housing


LGBTQI+ Shared House

There are plenty of Facebook groups specifically for LGBTQI+ people looking for share housing. Some websites for finding flatmates have the option to add filters for LGBTQI+ housing. You could also try reaching out toQ Life, which provides country-wide anonymous LGBTQI+ peer support and referral and can help point people in the right direction for finding housing through its partner organisations.

For some other useful tips check out this article: Tips for looking for roommates as an LGBTQI+ person


Offline

Local newspapers & noticeboards in community centres, public libraries, supermarkets, Tafe & Uni’s


Students

Why don’t you try student accommodation? Look at your school’s website for listings eg: Victoria University https://vu.studystays.com.au/

Short Term

If you are looking for somewhere temporary until you find a more permanent place how about checking out properties advertised on Airbnb.

Emergency & Crisis Accommodation

If you are experiencing homelessness and need assistance with crisis accommodation you need to contact a centralised intake service called an “Access Point”.

The statewide 24 hour phone number for the Access Points is:

Ph: 1800 825 955

Go to our “Get Help” section on this website for more information.

For more information on support options for young people go here: Youth Central – How to Get Help if you are Homeless