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Short term furnished accommodation is widely available in the CBD and surrounding areas and serviced apartment style accommodation can be found throughout Canberra and ACT. This type of accommodation offering the space and ability to self-cater is suitable for short term visitors to Australia or those relocating who are in the process of finding a more permanent home. For stays of 1 week or more this also offers a more affordable alternative to hotel accommodation although you can still expect to pay a premium for the convenience. If your company is looking for potential options for your employees contact Elite Woodhams Relocation on

The temporary accommodation market can be confusing when you do not know a city well and are not sure what type of accommodation will suit for your first few days or weeks in Canberra.

AirBnB  uses an online platforms and  properties may be less expensive than the same standard of accommodation in the corporate temporary accommodation market. With the focus on the leisure market, the locations may be more attractive and interesting.

Please remember that whichever property you book is going to be your introduction to Canberra and you need to feel comfortable and secure for your stay. The downside of AirBnB  isTthe uncertainty of whether private owner be readily available for any repairs or maintenance,  Dealing with problems can be time consuming and slow to resolve. Another important consideration is to establish with whom you would need to take up any disputes, should they arise. With these stays you will not be able to make changes to dates and receive refunds for unused nights.

Canberra's corporate temporary accommodation market offers a choice of either hotels, hotel-styled serviced apartments, or more residential furnished apartments. While hotels are suited for a single traveller for a few nights, small rooms and lack of cooking opportunities mean hotel stays can quickly become more expensive with eating out and using the hotel’s laundry service. Both serviced and furnished options provide fully furnished accommodation, equipped with kitchen ,laundry facilities, cooking utensils, kitchenware, linen and towels. 

Canberra's serviced apartments meanwhile offer a hotel-style environment with a concierge, on-site reception and manager and are serviced during your stay. Some offer recreational facilities such as a pool, gym, sauna etc. Internet access is mostly available and easy to access and set up but can be quite costly, as are telephone bills. This type of accommodation is generally flexible, requiring a shorter notice to amend datesyet this does mean serviced accommodation tends to be the more expensive option.

Canberra's furnished accommodation options are more typically apartments or houses, which are managed through temporary accommodation providers. They offer a more personal, homely feel than serviced apartment options. While some larger complexes may have a concierge, most do not have on-site managers; instead you would have an off-site property manager assigned to you, meaning access to the apartment on arrival needs to be confirmed for individual bookings. The standard of furnishings will also vary from one property to the next and recreational facilities will vary greatly on the building and area. These days,

Internet access can be included but is often costly.

While Canberra's furnished properties are more cost-effective options  but most require a few weeks’ notice while others do not refund unused nights unless they are able to re-book the property.

Elite Woodhams Relocation has many experience in assisting  with temporary accommodation requirements in Canberra. With up-to-date knowledge of the corporate temporary accommodation market, including all options it is possible to match your needs with the most suitable available solutions. Many providers (for example, online sourcing platforms) offer services that cover only part of the range of needs, leaving much of the remaining work to the guest. Our model, however, provides a bespoke end-to-end solution to temporary housing needs for corporate customers, including comprehensive sourcing, managing the booking, occupancy arrangements, booking amendments, making payments, single source invoicing, and end-of-occupancy arrangements.

If you are looking to source corporate accommodation in Canberra, contact  Elite Woodhams Relocation:



Serviced Apartments in Canberra

Usually part of a chain and with a variety of locations on offer this is often the easiest, low maintenance option for travellers/new arrivals. Serviced on a daily or weekly basis and offering 1/2/3 bedroom apartments with self catering facilities they are also a good option for families or friends travelling together.  The overall standard will be reflected in the price. You can expect to pay $800 a week for a basic one bedroom apartment in a 3 star property and can look at upwards of $1200 for a one bedroom apartment in one of the newer, upmarket developments. Even at the upper end compared with average hotel rates sitting at approximately $250 a night it can still work out as an affordable alternative.


Corporate Furnished Apartments in Canberra

If you are looking for something a little more personal, there are agencies specializing in furnished corporate-style apartments. These vary in quality and location and this is again reflected in the cost. You can rent these apartments/houses on a weekly basis and there is a one off move out clean payable at the end of your stay. Expect to pay $900 for a basic 2 bedroom apartment in the CBD and up to $1250 for an executive style apartment with water views.

Try: Corporate Housing have a good range of funished apartments in the CBD  


Home style furnished accommodation in Canberra

If you are looking for a home away from home there are companies on the web that list apartments and houses that are rented out by home owners. These properties are usually rented for periods of 2 weeks plus with costs based on size and location. High Season periods –such as Christmas and school holidays- are charged at a premium.


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