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Accommodation

From self-contained and shared apartments, to communal living colleges, we have accommodation to suit every student’s needs.

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Student Living is about joining a community and making the most of your time at university.

This year, we're guaranteeing all Australian students space in our uni accommodation. And with a fully refundable deposit, you have nothing to lose if you change your mind.

From self-contained apartments, shared apartments and communal living colleges, we have something for everyone.

Across the state, we have a range of apartments that fall under the National Rental Affordability Scheme. This gives you close access to beaches, the inner city, or campuses – all on a student budget.

Having a constant support network around you, you'll always have someone to chat to and study with. We live by the values of safety, inclusion and respect. Your health, both mental and physical, as well as your safety, always comes first.

Student living

There are plenty of events and programs to get involved in. You can keep fit, rug up on a movie night, take art classes, compete in sports, tour the state, and much more. Your student leaders and Student Living staff will help get you started.

Community and events

Rezfit

Rezfit is our fitness program for residents. It includes a 30-day challenge with tips, nutrition advice and general health guidance. We also have fun events and fitness classes, such as Muay Thai.

Security

In all living communities, we have 24-hour security and access-controlled rooms. Our friendly and supportive staff are onsite from 9am to midnight, seven days a week.

Student leaders

Residential Leaders (RLs) are positive role models that contribute to a fun and supportive culture. RLs lead free activities where students can make new friends.

Students eating in a communal area
Students enjoying a warm meal during Winterfeast.

Meals, cooking and dining

Our accommodation provides communal kitchens for self-catering. Units, apartments and flats each have shared kitchens, allowing you to show off your cooking skills to your new housemates. If you're living in a college, communal kitchens at each residence are available for you to use. These include appliances, but residents will need to provide their own utensils (pots, pans, crockery and cutlery). If accommodation doesn't provide a kitchen, meals are included.

You can also grab a discounted meal at one of our on-campus cafes and restaurants. And if you're in the city, there are many affordable options right on your doorstep.

Throughout the year, we also host lots of culinary events, from Winterfeast to Pancake day. You can even attend a cooking class or learn to grow your own food on our community garden days.

How to apply

Applying for accommodation is easy and can be done entirely online. To get started, register for an account and then follow the steps on the online form.

Any accommodation that falls under the National Rental Affordability Scheme will require some additional steps. This is to make sure that your fees are affordable and that we prioritise domestic students.

Residents are required to reapply every year. However, if you want to keep your room, we'll always do our best to accommodate that.

Accommodation options

Short stay, casual bookings, group bookings and conferences

Over summer, many of our residents like to return home and spend time with their families. They may also want to use the break to travel the state. Our lease agreements allow for this, with casual vacancies over the summer period.

Our rooms are available to be booked for individuals, groups and conferences. We have a range of options, from single rooms in residential colleges to eight-bedroom lodges.

Short stays in Hobart and Launceston

Costs and scholarship opportunities

Moving can be expensive, but we're here to make the process easier and more affordable. Relocation Bursaries may be available, depending on your individual circumstances. These help to cover the costs associated with moving.

Find out more about our Scholarships

National Rent Affordability Scheme

The University of Tasmania is part of the National Rent Affordability Scheme (NRAS). This means we can offer high-quality, purpose-built accommodation to students in fantastic locations at a fraction of the normal price.

Some common questions relating to the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) are answered in the FAQs section. If you need more information, please contact us.

Learn more about NRAS on the Australian Government website

Homestay

We're making some changes to our Homestay program for 2021. Check back here for more information soon.

Friendly Student Living staff member
Our friendly Student Living staff are always happy to help

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us using our Enquire Now form or by emailing enquire@accommodation.utas.edu.au