Burnie accommodation

Burnie is a city of golden-sanded beaches, surrounded by gorgeous natural landscapes. Apply for accommodation today.

In Burnie, every convenience is available, without the crowds and traffic. It's a city of creativity and innovation, with the highest number of artists per capita in the country. Here, you'll have the opportunity to connect with people of all walks of life.

Our West Park apartments front a beautiful beach, so you can hear the waves lapping the sand as you drift off to sleep. West Park is also undergoing an exciting transformation. With a new purpose-built campus opening in 2021, you could be among the first to access these incredible facilities.

West Park Apartments at a glance

Location2 – 4 Bass Highway, Parklands TAS Tasmania 7320
Lease term42 – 52 weeks
Rent $134 per week (National Rental Affordability Schemeoptions available)
Bond Four weeks rent
Availability Available to domestic and international students who meet the NRAS eligibility requirements
Total rooms 40
Located on-campusYes
24-hour security onsite No
Security card access only Yes
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Single-sex accommodation Single-sex corridor available on request

Room amenities

Room style Studio
Utilities Electricity, heating, water and maintenance included
Kitchen Studio kitchen with stovetop, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge with freezer compartment 
Bathroom Private bathroom
Bedding Queen size bed with mattress and mattress protector included
Furniture Fully furnished with desk, chair, wardrobe, mirror and drawers included
InternetWi-Fi available (Eduroam free for educational use) and ConnectMy (additional charges for personal use)

On-site amenities

  • Community kitchens
  • Low cost café and dining options
  • Common rooms
  • TV with Austar/Foxtel (available in community areas)
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry (including washing machines and dryers)
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Bike storage
  • Community events
  • Support and wellbeing

You will need to provide:

  • Linen, bedding and towels
  • Cooking and eating utensils (including pots, pans, crockery and cutlery)
  • Groceries (including toilet paper, laundry powder and personal hygiene items)
  • Cleaning products

More about onsite amenities and services

Kitchen and cooking facilities

Units, apartments and flats each have shared kitchens, so you can show off your cooking skills to your housemates. If you're living in a college, communal kitchens at each residence are available.

Common rooms

Common rooms are used for activities like study groups, meetings and social gatherings and vary across our locations. Facilities include vending machines, games, BBQs, and TV/DVD/Foxtel.

Laundry and cleaning

Laundry facilities including washing machines and dryers are available for use. You will need to provide your own washing powder. Vacuum cleaners are also available for cleaning your room.

Bike Storage

Secure bike storage facilities are available free of charge. As storage locations and facilities vary, please contact our friendly team for more information about the accommodation you're applying for.


Free Wi-Fi is accessible in your room and most other areas via ‘eduroam’. You can access it using your University email and password. For non-educational use, you can create an account with 'Connectmy.net'.


The way mail works varies across each accommodation site. You may have access to your own letterbox or receive an email when letters and parcels arrive for you to collect from the front office.

Costs and scholarships

You'll automatically receive the financial support you're eligible for to help with relocating and living costs through our access scholarships.

"Moving down here was one of the best decisions I've ever made — Hobart is an amazing city and IMAS is full of amazing opportunities," says Kat who moved from Sydney with an access scholarship.

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How to apply

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

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

Start your application