Living and Accommodation
Air Gold Coast is situated on Australia's beautiful Gold Coast. Australia which is fast becoming a popular international study destination.The Gold Coast offers glorious beaches, a tranquil hinterland, and a very nice place to study. The School is conveniently located at the Gold Coast Airport, a short distance from beaches, international hotels and restaurants, medical facilities, public transport and shopping centres.
General Living and Expenses
The following are accommodations options that Air Gold Coast can assist with booking:
Homestay - is arranged by Australian Homestay Network www.homestaynetwork.org. Prices range from AUD $200.00 to $305.00 per week depending on meals and conditions of stay.
For other forms of accommodation please contact Global Booking Service www.globalbookingservice.org. They offer private room rental, independent living and share houses.
If you wish to book your own accommodation some guidelines about renting are below:
Share Accommodation AUD $130.00 to $200.00 depending on location [does not include food] other cost may or may include utilities
Unit and house rentals from AUD $250.00 up, depending on size and location
Buses are readily available on the Gold Coast and times vary from 24 hour service to part time services depending on location and week day. Timetables are available on request from the school.
Taxis are recommended for when going out at night. This can cost about AUD $15.00 - $35.00 depending where you want to go out. Flag fall charges apply.
There are a number of train stations located throughout the Coast. The train service provided connects the Gold Coast to Brisbane and all major suburbs in between. The present train service terminates at Varsity Lakes Station.
Mobile / Cell Phones
This is a very competitive market in Australia, depending on the length of your stay, depends if you choose a phone with a fixed contract or a pre-paid phone. Phones vary in price from AUD $99.00 - $199.00 if you choose the pre paid option then you can buy cards that have AUD $10.00, $20.00, $50.00 credits. If you choose to go on a contract the term is generally 18 months and you can buy a phone for $0 but the general monthly bill may from AUD $0 - $55.00 per month plus call costs.
There are many companies that offer internet services, internet speeds vary depending on the location of the property. (It varies from 56K to 256K cable.) Please contact a local provider for terms, conditions and charges.
Air Gold Coast Pty Ltd
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