Your Guide to Flatting in Wellington

Please contact the friendly team at Student Central if you are in need of some assistance in finding a flat.

Accommodation Services at Student Central

Office Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4.30pm Wednesday
Phone: +64 4 801 5799 x 63344

Tips on Finding the Perfect Flatmates

  • Make sure you share similar interests
  • Do you have the same taste in music?
  • Do they like to play music loud, while you like to study in silence?
  • Are they willing to share the responsibility for cooking/cleaning?
  • Do they like to sleep earlier or later than you?
  • Are they a morning or night person?
  • How messy is there room? This is a good indication on how clean they will keep the rest of the flat.
  • Do they study the same programme as you? Maybe they are young professionals who work 8 hours a day.
  • Are they social people or do they prefer to keep to themselves?

These are just a few things to keep in mind as you will want to make sure whatever their lifestyle, that you can live with them.

Where Can I find a Good Flat?

  • If you have a group of people to flat with but need a flat, it is a good idea to check out "Properties for Rent" through TradeMe and filter the results so you only see the preferred number of bedrooms and rent prices. If you are looking for a place solo and want to move somewhere that is already established, check the "Flatmates wanted" section and filter the same way.
  • Check on notice boards around uni as lots of students advertise spare rooms in their flat around the campus to find likeminded students.
  • Supermarkets often have an advertisement board that you can check out also.
  • Check out our Flatting101 resource available for you to download (top right column) and use to help you find the perfect flat while studying in Wellington!

Flatting Resources

Check out our great resource for helping you find the perfect flat in Wellington!

Flatting101.pdf (472 KB)

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