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UNSW Accommodation (Over 18s)

As an over 18 year old student you do have more options to secure accommodation. Our first recommendation would be insure you use regulated websites to secure the best accommodation for yourself. It is also worth while taking a look at the UNSW Global Accommodation video for some great renting tips.

To help you choose the right the right accommodation for you, why not try out Accommodation Quiz? This Quiz is designed to help you choose the best accommodation for you.

Study Stays

If you would like to rent privately with friends or just yourself here is an avenue for you to look at local available locations.

Study Stays lists share housing or private rental vacancies near the University. Accommodation listings can be submitted by landlords, real estate agents and students.

However, please note, that UNSW Global does not inspect the properties listed or conduct background checks on them to determine accuracy of the information provided. Students are advised to inspect the accommodation and make their own assessment of the information provided.

To take a look at some local locations


UniLodge provides purpose build student accommodation either on campus or in close proximity to major educational institutions, including universities and colleges across Australia and New Zealand. With more than 70 properties under their management, they know a thing or two about student accommodation.

30% OFF*


All Ages Accommodation. This location is one of the closest options to UNSW Global to choose from. With only a 10min walk to class this option is popular so we recommend you to apply in advance.

Location:High Street, Kengsington, NSW 2052
Prices from:$442 AUD /week
$309 AUD /week
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All Ages Accommodation. Based closer to the city this location offers spacious rooms with a main shopping centre just across the road.

Location:185-211 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007
Prices from:$425 AUD /week


Urbanest specialises in developing and operating purpose-built student accommodation that provide so much more than a place to stay. A people-first culture shapes their vibrant, welcoming and enriching student communities, specifically designed for today’s student preferences.


Darling House

Accommodation for ALL ages. This location is fully catered with all food included in the weekly price. This location offers Twin rooms and Private studios.

Location:39 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
Prices from:$589 AUD /week

Darling Square

All Ages Accommodation. This is an amazing location and specifically built with students in mind. With great social spaces as well as comfortable study areas.

Location:41 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
Prices from:$389 AUD /week


Scape is an inspirational place for students to live and work. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to feel more safe, calm and at home than any other student accommodation out there.



A boutique property in a great student hub of Sydney.

Location:267 269 Abercrombie street, Darlington NSW 2008
Prices from:$489 AUD /week

New College/On Campus

New College is a fully catered option found on campus and is the closest accommodation option to UNSW Global.


New College / On Campus

Location:330 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033 Australia
Prices from:$465 AUD/week

Iglu Sydney

Iglu Student Accommodation in Sydney have four different properties for you to choose from. Immerse yourself in one of four colourful city suburb communities all within in easy access to local transportation. Iglu is a great option for student accommodation.


On Campus

If you are looking for a UNSW On-Campus opportunity all information can be found on the UNSW website link below. Here you can find UNSW managed Accommodation and also several Independent Colleges to choose from. As On-Campus locations fill fast we recommend you book in advance.


Please note for all UNSW accommodation questions please contact UNSW main campus directly using the contact details found on the website.


All Ages Accommodation. UNSW Global works closely with 6 approved Homestay companies. 

Live with an Australian family in their home for a different experience altogether. This is a great opportunity to practice your English in an immersive family environment.

Applications must be made directly to the Homestay agencies.

Private rental

Before you rent a private property, think about where you’d like to stay. Remember to do your research and keep all your receipts.

Whether you are renting by yourself or with a friend we have the some top tips of you when finding a place.


Top tips for renting

  • Use official real estate websites.
  • Avoid non-regulated sites such as WeChat, Facebook or Gumtree.
  • Sign a contract. A contract will include such things as; Dates of stay, Weekly rent fee, Cancellation Policy and mention any extra fees.
  • Ensure you Bond is lodged with the Department of Fair Trading. This will protect your deposit.
  • Keep accurate records:
    • Keep all payment receipts
    • Obtain Landlords real name and email address (e.g. not only WeChat name)
    • Obtain companies true address and contact number.
  • Never give anyone any money for a property you haven’t inspected (inside and out).
  • Being close to public transport is very helpful in Sydney.
  • Make sure you understand the tenancy agreement (contract) before you sign.
Homestay Accommodation

Curious? Need more information?

Your home away from home should be safe, secure and conducive to study.

From studios to shared apartments, choose an independent or communal-style, homestay, living on or off campus.

For any accommodation questions you might have please contact an Accommodation Officer.


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