When you live on campus, you don't just have access to the facilities in your college or apartment... you've got an entire university and a community of people willing to help you on your doorstep.
The UNSW Student Accommodation office is located at Gate 5, High Street [B17 map reference].
Office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. You can drop by the office or call or email us with any questions.
Due to the high volume of enquiries we receive, please allow 2 business days for a reply.
T: +61 2 9385 4346
F: +61 2 9385 4557
You might find the answer to most of your questions in the FAQ section, so make sure you first have a read there.
BBQ facilities are available at Basser, Goldstein, Philip Baxter, Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall, UNSW Hall, University Terraces and Barker St. They’re for use by residents at approved events.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included for students living in Basser, Goldstein, Philip Baxter and Fig Tree Hall. Breakfast and dinner is included for students living in UNSW Hall. Colombo House, Barker St, High Street, Mulwarree and the University Terraces are all self-catered.
Rooms at Basser, Goldstein, Philip Baxter, Fig Tree Hall and UNSW Hall are cleaned fortnightly. Only the common areas are cleaned at Colombo House, Barker St, High St, Mulwarree and the University Terraces on a regular basis.
Sometimes you just need a break from studying in your room and the common rooms are a great place to take a quick break. Common rooms can be found in each college and apartment (excluding High Street). There are also beautifully landscaped areas surrounding the colleges and apartments for you to relax in and take a break.
UniWide is the UNSW Campus Wireless Network for UNSW students and is available in all colleges and apartments. It offers fast and secure wireless network connectivity and can be accessed via any Wi-Fi enabled laptop or mobile device that supports WPA wireless security.
There’s no volume based charging for the internet, but you’re bound by the acceptable use of IT resources policy.
Click here for instructions on configuring your device and accessing the network.
Coin operated washing machines and dryers are conveniently located within each college and apartment along with ironing boards and irons. Make sure you bring plenty of $1 & $2 coins with you!
You can view or pay your accounts, report a maintenance issue, check your room inventory or update personal details. Click here to access the portal.
Study rooms can be found on each floor of the colleges and in the Terraces and Barker St.
Vehicles & parking
The colleges don’t offer parking for residents, however UNSW offers a limited number of on-campus car parking spaces and this is managed by FM Assist. To apply for a parking permit, please contact Security & Traffic Management.
Parking on campus is free only when parked in a marked bay:
- Outside of the permit hours of 7.30am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday;
- On weekends; and
- On public holidays (not UNSW holidays).
Students living at Mulwarree and High St can apply for a parking card ($50 deposit), however there is limited availability and you may be placed on a waiting list.
To obtain a permit, contact the Student Accommodation office to make an appointment and make sure you bring the following documentation:
- Student ID card; and
- Vehicle registration provided by the RTA under the licensee’s name (if your vehicle’s registration is not under the licensee’s name, please ensure you bring additional documentation, such as the vehicle’s insurance under the licensee’s name).
If you park on High Street, never leave valuables in your car and always ensure you secure your vehicle as this area is targeted by car thieves.
There’s limited free motorbike parking and bicycle racks you can also access for free.
Vending machines can be found on the ground floor of each college and at the University Terraces.
You’re not just limited to the facilities in your college or apartment, you’re living on campus at UNSW! You can find almost anything you might need less than 10 minutes away.
The UNSW Bookshop is a great place to get your textbooks, reading material and UNSW merchandise.
At UNSW, we have 4 long day care centres to provide high quality care for your children close to campus so you can get on with achieving your career aspirations.
International Student Lounge
The International Lounge offers a comfortable drop-in social space for students. The area is equipped with computers, study desks and a self-access space with lots of resources.
If you have a legal matter you need advice on, there are a few services at UNSW that might be able to assist you.
The Library provides study spaces and resources to help you with your academic studies. Apart from being able to borrow books, the library provides group meeting rooms, study spaces, printing, copying and scanning services, computers and touchscreens.
Medical, health and counselling
A range of health services are available on campus including access to: doctors, dental, chemist, counselling, optometry, pathology, physiotherapy and more.
Postgraduate lounge at Arc
The Postgraduate Lounge at Arc is a great space exclusively for postgraduate students to relax and meet with fellow students to socialise or study. You must be a member of Arc to make use of this facility.
The Religious Centre is provided for all UNSW students and staff and is located on the Kensington campus on the third floor of the Squarehouse.
Room bookings at the Roundhouse
Find out about booking your activity or event at the UNSW Roundhouse.
Shops & food
You will find a variety of food and retail outlets on campus that cater for your needs. These include a supermarket, banks, a post office and a print shop.
Sport, gym & fitness
We also have great sporting teams, clubs and recreational sport on campus and a fitness and aquatic centre on campus where you can find squash courts, a gym and pool.
The Hub is a shared space where students can engage in study and group work activities, use meeting rooms for group study purposes or hang out with friends.