Private accommodation

Explore your options if you’re looking at flatting or private housing in Wellington.

Flatting offers freedom, independence, economical-living and responsibility. The Wellington region provides a variety of housing options including family homes, apartments, townhouses and old houses which have been converted to flats. Bed-sits, studios, private board and furnished rooms are also available.

How to find private housing

Helpful advice on when and where to look for private housing in Wellington.

Accommodation finder

Search our accommodation finder for flatmates wanted and flats to rent in Wellington.

List your accommodation

Submit a listing on our accommodation finder by filling out the online vacancy form.

Tips for international students

We suggest to those who are coming from overseas to wait until they are in Wellington before signing a lease.

How much will it cost

Learn about the typical costs involved with signing up for and living in private housing.


Read about your obligations as a tenant and suggestions for managing your lease.

Problems and who can help

If you need advice or help regarding a housing situation, there are a number of contacts available to you.

Temporary accommodation

Find temporary accommodation options if you plan to find a place to live on arrival, or are arriving before your hall move-in date.

Rental market snapshot—finding accommodation in Wellington

We've compiled a snapshot of the rental market in Wellington, and some handy tips for setting out on your flatting adventure and the years of study to follow.