We recommend that you arrive at least two weeks before your training starts to organise your accommodation.
Depending on room availability, we are happy to book a room at a local motel (located 20 minutes walk from the school) whilst you look for permanent accommodation. We suggest you let us know as early as possible if you would like a room at the motel.
Types of Accommodation
- Motel accommodation – useful for short term stays – can negotiate rates for longer stays
- Pilot house – our own self contained pilot house
- Rent a flat/house – furnished/unfurnished – sign a lease for 3,6, or 12 months
- Shared accommodation – share a flat/house – various terms and conditions available
- Motel Accommodation
Can suite individuals, couples and families. Many use motel accommodation as a short term accommodation solution. Some negotiate long term rates.
Varies and is negotiable for longer term stays, for example $350 per week at the Pacific Paradise Motel. Remember to mention that you are a student at Becker Helicopters.
Other motels you can consider include:
- Pacific Paradise Motel +61-7-54487181
- Pacific Palms Motor Inn +61-7-5448 7655
- Marcoola Motel +61-7-5448 7313
Terms and Features
The motel rooms are standard and include television, tea and coffee making facilities. With prior arrangement you can also have your meals made at an extra cost.
The Pacific Paradise Motel is a 25 minute walk (3 minute drive) from the Airport.
- Full Board or Shared Accommodation
Most suitable for individuals and couples – may not suit families.
Full Board (includes meals)
We have several families and homeowners who offer full board, which means they take in boarders providing all meals and sleeping accommodation. This is a good way to go if you don’t mind being on your own with another family. The costs is from $180 per week and they are usually within 5-20 minutes walking time from the airport.
Shared (does not include meals)
Shared accomodation cames in many forms and price ranges. Best source of shared accommodation is the newspaper or community noticeboards at local shopping centres. Price generally varies from $100 – $200. May also require payment of shared bills, e.g. power, telephone, food, etc.
- Rental Accommodation
If you have a family or wish to rent your own accommodation there are units available on the Coast both furnished and unfurnished.
You will have to sign a minimum of a 3- 6 month lease and in your rental accommodation you will have to provide all of your own bedding, cooking equipment etc.
The cost varies from about $150-$300 per week.
Real Estate Agents
You can visit these web sites to contact real-estate agents directly about rental accommodation.
Professionals North Shore
Ph: +61-7-5448 7700
Email: Tony or Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Waters Realty
Email: Leanne at email@example.com
- Pilot House Accommodation
The minimum rental period at the pilot house is 12 weeks. Pilot house is from $145 for a single room plus electricity. Shared is $125 plus electricity.
Terms and Features
The Becker Pilot House is shared accommodation (with other pilots) and comprises a shared bedroom with one other student pilot, bed linen, bath towel, all inclusive. The Apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge room, swimming pool, tennis court, recreation area with BBQ and a games room. There is a phone installed which can receive calls from family and friends so that you can keep in touch with home. The living areas are communal and are self-contained. Our house has a set of “House rules” so that everybody that lives in the house is considerate of the others.
The pilot house is very popular and extremely limited, so we have a first come, first in policy.