Students have a number of accommodation options, including graduate residences on campus, off-campus ANU rental properties and private rental properties. The University’s on-campus residences and rental properties are in high demand, and accommodation cannot be guaranteed. Students are therefore advised to investigate private accommodation as well.

Do not arrive in Canberra without confirmed accommodation.

University Accommodation (UA) provides a variety of services to the ANU community to help students find accommodation. UA can provide information about renting, off-campus housing, shared accommodation, on-campus residential accommodation and financial assistance.

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IMPORTANT: If you have applied for admission to ANU, you should apply immediately for accommodation. Do not wait until you have received an offer of admission from the University. Your registration for accommodation is independent of your application for admission. Keep checking the UA website for important dates and news. The online application form allows you to list one preference only for accommodation. There is no application fee for online applications and no penalty if you decide to live elsewhere. One application covers all types of residences.

Students with Families

For information about private accommodation in Canberra, visit:

IMPORTANT: Before renting privately, you must read through the information on the University Accommodation website carefully. It is important to know your rights and obligations before entering into any contract. You should not pay any money for accommodation until you have:

  • viewed the accommodation yourself
  • signed an ‘Inventory Condition Report’
  • signed a legal contract for the duration of a specified lease

Beware of scams: Protect yourself from online rental scams. Do not send any money for online promises of shared accommodation until you have arrived in Canberra and viewed the accommodation yourself. If you are unsure about your accommodation, please seek advice from UA or from the staff at RegNet.

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet