Cost of living

Southern Cross University students studying at our main campus locations may benefit from the reduced cost of living compared to Australian capital cities. The table below represents a general weekly guide for an individual. We also recommend that you use the travel, tuition and living expenses, as outlined by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Expenses (Per week)Private rentalSCUVillage (Lismore, Coffs Harbour)Homestay
Accommodation

$80-$180 room |

$250-$350 house

$140-$201 $240-$290
Food $100-$150 $100-$150 Included
Public transport $20-$70 $20 Included to and from campus
Electricity

$15 room |

$40 house

Included Included
Water $5 Included Included
Mobile/internet $20-$50 $20-$50 $20-$50

* Costing in Australian dollars andbased on Gold Coast, Lismore or Coffs Harbour campuses only. Updated April 2017.

For students studying at our branch campuses please refer to the relevant location: