Cheap accommodation

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For any number of reasons, you may find yourself in need of emergency, temporary or low budget accommodation.

You or your friend may be facing an accommodation crisis if you need to leave home quickly and don't have many options. Emergency accommodation can help you with a place to stay until you sort out something more permanent.

If you're on a budget, especially if you're travelling, hostels are great option. And if you're studying and want to find somewhere affordable, there are different types of student accommodation that could solve your problem.

The government also provides various services and financial support, such as Centrelink's rent assistance and the Office for Housing's bond loan scheme.

Check out the pages in this section for more advice on your cheap accommodation options.