We understand that finding the right accommodation is really important when you're moving to a new country to study. There is a wide range of accommodation options on and off campus, including university and private sector accommodation. They each offer different opportunities to meet new friends, meet locals and find your own personal space to study and relax. Check out your options and choose the one that's right for you.
You need to make your own arrangements for accommodation and ensure you have somewhere to stay for when you first arrive in Tasmania.
If you want to apply for on-campus accommodation you should apply as early as possible — at least three months before you arrive.
If you are interested in shared or private rental housing it is usually better to wait until you arrive in Tasmania but at the same time have some temporary accommodation arranged for your arrival.
Some temporary accommodation options are listed on the Discover Tasmania website.
The University provides on-campus and off-campus student accommodation in Hobart and Launceston through Accommodation Services.
Whether you’re studying in Hobart or Launceston, there are a variety of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options to choose from. Most consist of single rooms with shared facilities, as well as six-bedroom apartments and a limited number of one and two-bedroom flats.
For more information and up to date rates, visit Accommodation Services.
Affiliated with the University though not run by Accommodation Services and fully independent is the Oxbridge-style residential college, Jane Franklin Hall. Jane Franklin is located midway between the Sandy Bay and Hobart CBD campuses. Visit Jane Franklin Hall for more information.
With homestay accommodation in both Hobart and Launceston you live with an Australian host so you can practice your English and learn more about Australian culture in a safe, caring and rewarding environment.
Please note that all students aged under 18 studying in Launceston are always placed in approved homestay accommodation.
If you are under 18 and studying at the University of Tasmania, you must have approved accommodation/welfare arrangements.
Students who require University-approved accommodation can apply for Homestay once they have accepted (paid for) their academic offer.
Sharing a rental house off-campus with other students is a popular option for many university students. Shared rental accommodation is advertised on noticeboards around the university (especially the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) Building), and also on websites such as flatmates.com.au.
The following suburbs are generally close to our campuses with ready access to transport which you might wish to consider as starting points —
Hobart and Sandy Bay campuses
Newnham and Inveresk campuses
If you’re coming with your family, your own rental property is a good option. Private rentals are advertised by local estate agents or online at realestate.com.au/rent.
If you have any further accommodation questions you can contact Accommodation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.