Start from a web research
You can find plenty of information about living in Australia on the web. You can get detailed information on renting, buying property, transport system and job opportunities and much more. Rather than believing on hearsay, set aside some hours and surf through. There are many Australian Government websites to provide the information you are seeking for and many other extras trustworthy websites.
Cost of renting
Major cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane etc. are expensive but it comes with the quality of lifestyle. The average cost of renting a house in Sydney is $530 and $520 for a two-bedroom apartment. Renting costs can be much higher in suburbs like Manly, Bondi or Pyrmont. You can find a cheaper place in Hobart of Tasmania. The cost is around a$350 per week. In case you find a better place to rent go for viewing as soon as you can. Rather than on Saturdays, go during middays of the week. Before finding a place to live in, consider what kind of neighborhood you want.
For how long should you sign the lease?
Generally, you are required to sign a lease for one year on maximum and minimum of six months. To find other short-term accommodation you have to look for rental options like lodging, boarding and sharing property. Remember that, all rental properties are unfurnished. You can either rent them or buy a new one.
How to apply for rental property
Like the saying ‘Early bird catches the worm’ you have to act quickly to get the best renting place. The documents you need to bring along for registration of the form while applying are identity card (either driving license or passport), evidence that shows you are employed, letter from bank stating you have an Australian bank account, bank statement showing your balance, character references and reference from previous house owner. The required documents you need to show might also vary from rental agency to agency.