You will be housed in one of the university residences located around Wollongong. The accommodation options include residential colleges and student apartments. Residences are located around the city and free shuttle services provide transportation to and from campus. As you read over the information below, please also review the general Australia accommodation information.
Living in a residential college, you will be part of a unique and active community where residents dine together, take part in organized social events and compete against other halls in sporting contests.
A popular venue for Arcadia students, Weerona College provides an excellent opportunity to live in a close-knit college. Within fifteen minutes walking distance to campus, you will live in shared rooms. You will also take part in a variety of social events offer by the college which include regular Sunday barbecues and even a masquerade ball. If you’re so inclined, you can join one of the sports teams which competes against other halls. As part of your meal plan, you will eat with the other residents in the dining hall. Outside of set meal times, you can prepare snacks in kitchenettes located throughout the residence. Residents can also take advantage of the GK Shuttle and the Gong Shuttle which provide service to campus.
One of fifteen affiliated International Houses worldwide, International House at Wollongong offers accommodation in single and shared bedrooms with communal bathroom facilities. In addition to a cafeteria, game room, television room and study rooms, International House also offers soundproof music practice rooms, all within a 10-15 minute walk to campus. A range of social activities are offered, often with a focus on international and diverse cultures. As part of your meal plan, you will eat with the other residents in the dining hall or enjoy al fresco dining in the courtyard. Small kitchenettes are also available if you wish to prepare food outside of dining hours. Residents can also take advantage of the North Gong Shuttle which provides service to campus.
University of Wollongong offers a broad range of student apartments, suitable if you're seeking a more independent style of accommodation where you can prepare your own meals.
Located along the coast in the suburb of Fairy Meadow, Campus East is a popular residence among study abroad students. The large resident population consists of students from Australia and around the world. Most units consist of 3-5 single bedrooms with a shared bathroom facility and kitchenette. A unique feature of life at Campus East is its flexible meal plan: all residents are provided with a prepaid meal card which you can use at the complex’s two eateries. Located around 15-20 minutes to the university, residents can also take advantage of the Gong Shuttle which provides service to campus.
Conveniently located within walking distance of the Wollongong city center, Keiraview provides self-catered accommodation in single rooms with an en-suite bathroom. You will be able to prepare your own meals in fully equipped communal kitchens and can relax in the outdoor courtyard and barbecue area. Keiraview is around 15-20 minutes to campus and residents can take advantage of the GK Shuttle which provides service to the university.
Recently renovated and expanded, Kooloobong Village is set amid a bushland setting on the edge of Mount Keira. This self-catered option is ideal if you prefer a more independent style of living. You will live in either a studio unit with your own bathroom and kitchen or a 4-5 person apartment with private bedrooms and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. In addition to preparing your own meals, you will have use of laundry facilties and be able to take advantage of common areas on site including barbecue facilities, outdoor recreation areas and a communal games room and lounge. Located on the edge of campus, Kooloobong Village is within a five minute walk of most academic buildings.
Conveniently located in the heart of the city, within a fifteen minute walk to Wollongong’s main beaches, Marketview offers hotel-style accommodation in modern, air conditioned, single bedrooms. Each room has a private bathroom and fully equipped kitchens are available on each floor where you will be able to prepare your own meals. In additiona to the cafe on site, supermarkets, shops and restaurants are within a short walk of the complex. Residents can also take advantage of the GK Shuttle which provides service to campus.