Klementine Burell-Sander, Julie Zhang

Klementine Burell-Sander, Julie Zhang

Student Housing Officer

As student housing officers, we recognise that students are living in all kinds of different situations. We know that for many students, accommodation is one of the biggest expenses, and finding a decent place to live in Sydney certainly isn’t easy! Dodgy landlords, leaking roofs, high rent prices, miscommunication – all of these things make it more difficult to find appropriate, affordable accommodation while you’re studying.

Fortunately, there’s help at hand! SRC caseworkers can sit down with you to help you with your housing issues. They can inform you about what rights you have, get legal advice for you and explain how to access things like the Centrelink Rent Assistance scheme which provides financial aid to students living out of home.

As the Student Housing officers, we’re available for a chat if you want to know more.  Get in touch with us via email to let us know about your opinions and to find out more about how the SRC can help you!

NOTICE – CORONOVIRUS TRAVEL BANS: If your accommodation status has been affected by the recent Coronavirus travel bans, please contact help@src.usyd.edu.au for assistance. They may be able to help you if your accommodation has been cancelled or altered as a result of you not being able to come to Sydney, or if you have been stuck paying rent for accommodation that you are not living in.

Latest Reports

SRC Student Housing Officer’s Report – Week 2, Sem 1, 2017

Jenna Schroder It’s been a slow start to the year for the Student Housing department. We are working towards our 2017 goal of lobbying the university to introduce cheaper accommodation to students but it’s a complex issue, drenched in bureaucracy. Recent student housing news sees a slew of beds become available in Redfern with the […]

Student Housing Officer’s Report – Week 5, Sem 2, 2016

Justine Amin, Jenna Schroder and Llewellyn Williams-Brooks SRC’s Student Housing Affordability portfolio and 180Degrees Consulting have started a collaborative project that will look to research how to ensure cheaper accommodation for a wider range of students in the University’s 2020 accommodation restructure. It’s slow work but will have results by the end of semester so […]

Student Housing Report – Supporting student and public housing

Miller’s Point is classic Sydney-town. Today, it’s primarily made up of public tenants in state housing. For decades, it’s been home to a vibrant community with families that can trace a rich history back to the working-class homes of dockworkers and seamen. And it’s under threat. The Baird State Government is intent on selling off […]