Cradle Coast accommodation

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

At our West Park apartments, you can find yourself living steps away from our new Cradle Coast Campus. These apartments fall under the Australian Government's National Rental Affordability Scheme. This gives you access to the best of Burnie on a student's budget.

Our apartments are self-contained with their own kitchen, bathroom and study space overlooking the ocean. As you finish studying for the day, unwind on a short walk through parklands and past a waterfall, or along the beachfront where the penguins nest at dusk.

Places of interest

University campuses:
Cradle Coast campus: 4 mins drive
Rural Clinical School: 6 mins drive

Other places a walk away:
Cabin Coffee: 1 min
Penguin Observation Centre: 2 mins
Unigym (at BSLC): 7 mins
Burnie Beach precinct: 7 mins
Burnie CBD: 9 mins
Supermarket: 11 mins
Burnie Bus Interchange: 11 mins
Burnie Regional Museum: 11 mins

Other places a drive away:
Burnie Farmers' Market: 7 mins
Fern Glade Reserve: 8 mins

West Park Apartments at a glance

Location 2 – 4 Bass Highway, Parklands TAS Tasmania 7320
Lease term 42 – 52 weeks
Rent $176 per week
Bond Four weeks rent
Availability Available to domestic and international students who meet the NRAS eligibility requirements
Total rooms 40
Located on-campus Yes
24-hour security onsite No
Security card access only Yes
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Single-sex accommodationSingle-sex corridors are not available at this accommodation

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
Internet Wi-Fi available (Eduroam free for educational use) and ConnectMy (additional charges for personal use)

On-site amenities

  • Community kitchens
  • Common rooms
  • 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 TVs.

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 ''.


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.

Need financial support?

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

"Moving down here was one of the best decisions I've ever made... Hobart is an amazing city," says Kat who moved from Sydney with a 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