An oldie but a goodie, UNSW Hall provides great value for money. It’s a building with a history and a community with a future.

UNSW Hall was established in 2014, in a building that housed the Philip Baxter College for 46 years and The Kensington Colleges for 2 years. Steeped in history, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having breakfast and dinner catered for every day and the freedom to experience lunch in one of the many café’s on campus.

UNSW Hall is forging its own traditions and culture and aims to be inclusive, positive and to assist students in the transition from high school to university and from adulthood into young leaders.

  • Value for money

  • Broad mix of students

  • Activities catering for everyone

Student support

You’ll be supported by an on-site team comprising of the Dean, Deputy Dean and a team of Resident Fellows (or RFs). Every floor has an RF, and their job is to provide academic guidance and pastoral support and ensure each and every resident is looked after.

Academically, you’ll also be supported by a college-wide tutorial program. Aimed at first year undergraduate students, the program offers mentoring in most academic fields. You can also attend study skills seminars, helping you make the transition from high school to university a smooth one.

I love the positive vibes at UNSW Hall. Everyone has a chat and says G’day as you’re walking down the hall.

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Zac Bush

Law/International Studies


  • 208 rooms
  • Average room size 10 to 12 square metres
  • 44 week occupancy
  • Fully furnished
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Breakfast & dinner provided
  • Wi-Fi, electricity, gas and water included
  • Cleaning of rooms fortnightly
  • 24-hour campus security
  • Social and group study rooms on each floor
  • Large common room
  • Outdoor BBQ area and courtyard
  • Coin operated laundry facilities


Room Types & Fees

Room type
Contract Period
Weekly Rate1
44 weeks
  1. Weekly rates are for 2018 and are expected to change each year. Limited single semester licence agreements are available for an additional weekly rate. Conditions apply.

The contract period is from 31 January 2018 to 5 December 2018.


Yordanos Setargew


I’m from Wollongong, NSW and in my first year studying medical science. Living on campus is a decision I know I’ll never regret, it truly immerses you in all aspects of university life.

I’ve met a variety of different people from all over the world and across Australia, all studying vastly different courses. As well its academic vibe, UNSW Hall facilitates a wide range of extra-curricular activities, such as the City Scavenger Hunt, Art Club and Inter-college sports competitions.

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