When you are new to a country, it is easier to spend a lot of money than anticipated. Hence, it is wiser to budget, plan and make informed decisions.
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. The 12-month living cost is:
student – $20,290
Partner or spouse – $7,100
Child – $3,040
These costs do not include the expenses associated with course(s) fees at the University
Ongoing expenses you may incur:
Utility payments e.g. electricity, gas and telephone, monthly or every three months
Living expenses e.g. rent, food, transport, entertainment, weekly
Educational expenses e.g. photocopy, printing, stationery etc.
Unexpected expenses e.g. return home, family visits, health costs not covered by overseas student health cover.
The costs below are an approximate guide only. Students should be aware that these costs can vary depending on your location and lifestyle.
Source – Study in Australia