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Looking for a room to rent?

Gold Coast homeowners renting their spare rooms to international students

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The Room Xchange is Australia's first and only verified house-sharing platform.

Our matching process connects you with the right household, based on personality values and lifestyle.

You can also choose a rental model that suits your budget.

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The Room Xchange are working closely with the Gold Coast

Education sector to help facilitate

the matching process between

you and the households to ensure

a happy, house-sharing experience.

At The Room Xchange you can negotiate a house-share agreement that's based on what you want and what you both agree to.

Our unique approach to house-sharing

Trust & Verification

Integrated verification with Australia Post Digital iD

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Profile Matching

Use the platform for FREE or use our Premium Services

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Rent or Rent Offset

Pay rent or offset the rent with help around the house

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Mandatory Verification via Digital iD by Australia Post

This is not a 'nice to have' - it's mandatory and

The Room Xchange covers the cost.

This ensures that all users feel safe and secure knowing that everyone has been verified using a government form of iD.

We have integrated the Digital iD technology into our website. It takes about 30 seconds to be verified and once you are, a badge will show up on your profile.

This process removes potential problematic people as they will not want to be identified in this way.

Rent or Rent Offset - you choose

The option to rent or rent offset is unique to

The Room Xchange. The traditional way of renting has always been about renting a room for money.

But there's another way. We call it Rent Offset.

Rent Offset gives you the option to offset part or all of your rent by offering additional help around the house such as cooking, cleaning or childcare.

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Important steps to note:

  • You need an Australian mobile number and current Australian Visa to register, create your profile and be verified.

  • Click any of the the orange 'Get Started' buttons on this page, fill out the form and then follow the instructions on the Thank-you page.

  • The final step: once you have completed your profile on The Room Xchange, you can begin to reach out to households and start connecting.

What people are saying

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House-sharing with The Room Xchange enabled me to finish my PhD in Astrophysics.

It provided me with a stable home environment with people who were similar to me.

The best thing about it is that we became really good friends.

Andrew Butler


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The Room Xchange is a great way to use your spare room that is unoccupied for most of the year. My housemate, Li - an international student from China, helped me with my daughter so I can go back to work and get some personal space. House-sharing with Li has really changed my life.

Naviska Abeyawardene

International Student

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Being a student makes it really hard to find affordable and safe housing. More often than not, you don't know who you're living with and you don't feel like you can be a part of the home. I like how

The Room Xchange helps match you with like minded people so you can feel like you're living with friends.

Nishit Chaudhary

University Student

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