How can I avoid scams?

Beware of false accommodation advertisements on the internet.

Interested in student accommodation (Residential Colleges, Student Hostels, Student Apartments or Homestay)? Ensure that you are dealing with the genuine service provider. Use contact details on the UniSA Accommodation Services website.

Looking for private rental housing?

  • Be very suspicious of offers that seem too good to be true
  • Insist on personally inspecting the interior of the property. You should only arrange this type of housing once you are in Adelaide
  • Do not pay any money until you have inspected the property, met the landlord and are satisfied that the offer is genuine. Always insist on a receipt at the time of payment
  • Do not send money eg. via money transfer, which is untraceable
  • If unsure, contact us for advice

Please report potential scammers to ACCC Scamwatch.

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