I have a double room for rent between 16th Nov 2016 to 4th Jan 2017 while my flatmate is overseas. The apartment is a few minutes walk to the station (half hr to city), shops/restaurants and is fully furnished. FYI Auburn is a very ethnic centric suburb.
Just be clean and friendly. There is no smoking inside.
The transportation is pretty good. Food is generally cheaper around here. The drawback? Auburn is very ethnic and migrant based so it might not be the cleanest. If you like middle eastern / asian food…
Auburn is half hr to central station and trains/bus are very frequent. I believe it is about 1 hour from the airport by train ($17). I can provide pickup and drop off if i'm available on the day.