Student Car Share at The Boulevard, Perth

Cheaper than ride sharing. More convenient than buses. And cheaper than taxis. Sounds pretty good to us!

Student Car Share provides students in Perth with affordable and convenient short-term car rentals. So we’re excited to announce that The Boulevard will have 2 car bays dedicated to Student Car Share in 2019. To make things even easier, students living at The Boulevard will not have to pay the annual membership fee of $35.

How much does it cost?

The cost of rental depends on how long you want to rent the car for.

$6.55 per hour, plus $0.35 per kilometre. Or students can pay $74 per day, including 150km.

What cars are available?

Two brand new Hyundai Accent cars will be available at The Boulevard.

How can I use these cars?

Arrange your booking with the app and simply use your membership card to unlock the car. The keys are inside and away you go!

The cars include fuel cards so students do not need to pay for fuel, just keep the cars topped up above ¼ full!

Simply drop the car back at the same pick-up station at The Boulevard at your requested end time.

For more information head to the Student Car Share website.

Looking for student accommodation in Perth? Find out about The Boulevard – our brand new student accommodation opening in the centre of Perth!

Live in Perth’s Student Utopia

The Boulevard is our first student accommodation in Perth and we can’t wait to open our doors to students in February, 2019. We want to provide students with a home that balances all aspects of the student lifestyle – this ranges from studying, to wellbeing and social activities.

What is student utopia?

Student utopia is all about living the student dream. Utopia is a paradise and a community that possesses perfect conditions for living the best lifestyle. And that is what we provide students at The Boulevard in Perth.

 

Our student utopia has got everything you need to thrive at university and make the most of your time as a student in Perth, Australia. Some of the highlights of our student utopia are:

• Our outdoor pool on the terrace – perfect for living in sunny Perth!

• Our rooftop cinema, made for watching your favourite flicks under the stars.

• A fully equipped gymnasium – so you have no excuses for not hitting the gym!

• Fully furnished rooms, which take the stress out of moving in.

TERRACE POOL

Our outdoor pool is the perfect place to kick back and soak up the sun after a long day at university!

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Our Most Spacious Studio – The Studio Plus Apartment at The Boulevard

All our rooms and communal spaces at The Boulevard have been designed specifically to provide you with your best student experience. Located in Northbridge, you’ll be living in the cultural district of Perth and next to the city’s main shopping district. Students at The Boulevard are conveniently connected to all destinations and universities in the city with transport links around the corner and the Perth Central Train and Bus Station just a short walk away.

The Boulevard includes a range of room types, to ensure we accommodate for every kind of student. To help you get to know our rooms better we have created Room Editorials, giving you all the information you need to find the room at The Boulevard that suits you best.

About the Room

If you’re a student who likes to live independently and enjoys your own space, then take a look at our Studio Plus apartment. This is our most spacious individual room, with your own bathroom, study space, storage, large living area and kitchen too!

Your fully furnished room comes with a comfy double bed
Enjoy a modern kitchen to cook your meals whenever you want!

 

Room Features

  • Fully furnished bedroom with double bed
  • 1 modern, ensuite bathroom
  • Contemporary, full equipped kitchen
  • Living area with TV
  • Dining area
  • Large storage spaces
  • Study area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Average apartment size of 20 sq.m.
  • Prices from $406 a week, all bills included

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Why Study at Curtin University?

Curtin University is one of Perth’s most popular universities! It offers the largest course selection in Perth and you’ll find students from all around the world studying here, making it Perth’s most global Uni! If you’re interested in studying at Curtin University we’ve put together this guide about courses, features and student clubs for you too!

So where is Curtin University?

Curtin University is located south of the Perth CBD in Bentley.

Address: Kent St, Bentley, Perth, WA 6102

About the University

Curtin University was established in 1966 with its main campus in Bentley. The University has over 50,000 students and has the campus size to match. Curtin ranks 250 in the QS 2018 world rankings and each year its increasing to make its way up to the top. Curtin also ranks 9th in Australia.

Curtin University Research Building

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How does being an international student in Perth compare to other major Australian cities?

Australia is home to some incredible cities, all with many unique features that attract international students from all across the globe. Whether you’re interested exploring the beautiful beaches of Perth on the west coast or the hustle and bustle of a big city like Melbourne, we will show you what it means to be a student in Perth compared to all other major capital cities in Australia.

Perth

Perth’s most popular beach, Cottesloe! – Perfect place to de-stress after a long day at Uni!

Size and population

Perth’s population is 1.6 million, which is an ideal size for new international students as it’s not too small or too large! It’s not too big that it takes forever to get to the places you want to go but is the perfect size for meeting up with friends who are studying at different universities throughout Perth.

Visiting beaches in Perth

Perth is home to some of the best beaches in the country! The great thing about them is they are never overly crowded as you have the whole coast to explore and find a spot that’s completely secluded! Perth beaches are known for pure white sand and crystal-clear water, they’re enjoyable at all times of the year, even in the middle of winter!

Best things about living in Perth for students

Not only is Perth home to some of the best beaches, living in Perth gives you easy access to the beautiful natural sights of Western Australia. International students in Perth love to explore the different landmarks such as Rottnest Island and the Pinnacle. You can read more about where students like to visit for day trips on our recent blog! If you are a nature person, Perth is definitely for you!

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Top 4 Things from Curtin O Day

We recently attended the Curtin Student Guild O Day, and it was a blast – even the stormy weather couldn’t stop it from being a great day! We had free food and a chance to enter our competition for a trip to Tokyo, staying at our Hakusan House property. Read on to discover the top 4 things from our day at Curtin Uni!

Free popcorn!

It was the perfect day for popcorn – and we had it being freshly made at our marquee. There was plenty to go around and it proved to be the perfect treat for a cold, wintery day.

Our team serving up fresh popcorn

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How Safe is Perth for Students?

So, you may be wondering, how safe is it for students to live in Perth? Perth is home to a large number of international students and many believe Perth is one of the safest cities in the world because of its friendly people and great sense of community! Moving to a foreign country can be scary at first and we know that looking for safe and secure student accommodation in Perth is a priority. So we’ve outlined all the details such as who to contact and safety features to help you feel safe in Perth!

Who to contact if you need help?

In an emergency situation, the number to call is 000. This number will give you access to fire fighters, ambulances and police. For non-emergency police assistance please call 131 444.

Police in Perth are very friendly! Don’t be afraid to speak to them if you need help.

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The Best Places for Shopping in Perth

New to Perth and want to know the best shopping centres around? We’ve got all your shopping needs covered while living in Perth!

Shops with Something for Everyone – Perth CBD

Perth CBD has a variety of stores on offer, so you’re guaranteed to find what you are looking for. With stores to suit every age, style and budget, you can spend the day exploring Perth City’s many unique arcades and strip malls. There’s Hay Street Mall, London Court and Forrest Chase just to name a few.

Perth CBD shopping
Shopping for everyone! Get amongst the London Court Arcade in Perth’s CBD.

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The Guide to Student Jobs in Perth

While you’re studying, it can be a good idea to build some experience and earn some money working on a part time or casual basis. Even working outside of your field of study can have some great benefits when you look for a permanent role out of university. We’ve listed some of the jobs you may choose to work while studying and we even have a way we can help!

You might choose to work in a boutique coffee shop like this one

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Life in Perth: Weather and Climate

No doubt you’ve heard about Perth’s sunny days and hot weather, endless hours spent at the beach or relaxing outside. We can’t lie though – sometimes it does rain in Perth, albeit rarely! We’ve compiled some of the best information on Perth temperature, the climate of Perth, and the seasons of Perth for your ease. We’ve also included some activities you might like to do in each season – so read on!

The iconic Perth boat shed on a clear day

Generally Speaking

Perth is in the southern hemisphere, so that means our seasons are mirrored to the northern hemisphere. OK – you probably already know that, but just remember that if you’re coming to Perth in June and expecting a hot summer! It’ll be winter in Australia, and although it doesn’t rain too much, you can expect a few gloomy days. We can’t have it all!

In the cooler months of May – September, you can expect around 110mm of average rainfall, with July being the wettest and coldest month of the year: with an average of 145mm rainfall and temperature of 18.4 degrees. On some days you’d hardly think it’s winter though, and you can even get away with going to the beach sometimes!

Summer though, is a different story. In Perth the weather really starts to heat up around November and stays warm until April. You won’t see much rain, with an average of 20mm in these months. It’ll get pretty hot though – with January being the hottest month of the year, the temperature averaging 32.3 degrees!

In the peak of summer, it’s not unusual to see temperatures over 40 degrees! Don’t worry though, there’s plenty to do and you’ll soon forget about the heat with all the fun you’re having. Make sure you keep reading for the best things to do depending on the weather in Perth!

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