From the 1st February 2018, the credit card surcharge for all payments of rent and accommodation fees made with Visa or MasterCard via the online credit card payment process will increase from 0.8 to 1.53 percent.

There are alternative payment methods for rent and other administrative fees that you can use to avoid paying the surcharge (please note that these options are not available for acceptance fees):

  • If you’re a domestic or international student paying your fees in Australian dollars, you can use BPay
  • If you’re an international student paying your fees with foreign currency, you can use Western Union’s bank transfer method.

General information about these surcharge-free services can be found on each provider’s website


Western Union (bank transfer)

If you have any additional enquiries please contact Student Accommodation Services