Student budgeting tips

As a student in Australia, there are lots of ways you can save money - you just need to know how! Check out our top tips below.

Working & studying

Earn some money and gain valuable work experience with a part-time or casual role while you study. It’s a great way to develop your career skills and make your CV stand out.

Budgeting tips

Follow these tips to make your cash go further

  • Become your own barista. Yes, Australian coffee is amazing - but having an extra $30 in your bank account tastes so much sweeter!
  • Become your own MasterChef. There’s no need to go to restaurants or order takeaway when you can create it yourself. Jump online to find some awesome step-by-step instructions for any recipe you can think of.
  • Home Brand is your friend! Home Brand is the plain packaged food at Supermarkets. It’s great quality and will save you hundreds.
  • Drink water. Save the sugary drinks for the weekend; it will help you save money and your waistline.

Textbooks are one of the most expensive supplies you will purchase at university. Check out some great places to get second hand books.

If you are choosing to live in a private rental, you are going to need to buy some household items. Check out the following stores online.

Keep in mind, buying second hand furniture and giving it a new life with some paint or stain can be quite fun!

Withdraw cash from your bank’s ATM to avoid paying extra fees.

Learn more about banking in Australia here.