Hobart accommodation

As a student living in Hobart, you’ll have the chance to live right in the heart of the action. Apply for accommodation today.

Our 42 Melville Street and Hobart Apartments offer all the conveniences and attractions of inner-city living. Both locations offer self-contained studio accommodation, with 42 Melville Street also offering shared apartments. They are also a short walk to our city campuses.

For those seeking a little more tranquility, Sandy Bay is an oasis of calm, less than 10 minutes drive from the city. Our University Apartments offer six-bedroom flats, while Christ and John Fisher colleges offer a residential college experience with single rooms and shared facilities.

Walking distance from here

University campuses:
Medical Science Precinct: 7 mins
The Hedberg: 8 mins
Centre for the Arts: 15 mins
The Media School: 17 mins
IMAS: 18 mins

Places of interest:
Supermarket: 5 mins
City bus mall: 7 mins
TMAG: 9 mins
Constitution Dock: 12 mins
North Hobart: 13 mins
Salamanca Place: 17 mins

42 Melville Street at a glance

Location 42 Melville Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Lease term Minimum 52 weeks
Rent $293 – $319 per week
Bond $500
Availability Available to domestic and international students
Total rooms 422 (113 studio rooms and 309 single rooms in shared apartments)
Located on-campus Short walk to the Medical Science Precinct, Hedberg, Centre For the Arts, IMAS, and The Media School
24-hour security onsite Yes
Security card access only Yes (all buildings)
Wheelchair accessible Yes (rooms and onsite amenities)
Single-sex accommodation Single-sex apartment or corridor available on request

Room amenities

Room style Studio room or single room in a shared apartment
Utilities Electricity, heating, water and maintenance included
Kitchen

Private kitchen in studio rooms with stove, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment.

Shared kitchen facilities in shared apartment.

Bathroom Private bathroom in studio apartment and shared bathroom in shared apartment
Bedding King single or standard single bed with mattress and mattress protector
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 kitchen
  • 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 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.

Internet

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'.

Mail

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.

UniHopper shuttle service

We operate a free shuttle service for staff and student that operates between our Hobart accommodation and campuses.

View the UniHopper timetable (PDF 198.3KB)

Find out more about public transport at Metro Tasmania.

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

Casual and short stays

Over summer, many of our residents return home to spend time with their friends and family. They might also use the break to travel around our island. This flexibility allows for casual bookings by individuals, groups and industry. We have a range of options, from single rooms to entire lodges.

More about short stays

Jane Franklin Hall

If you are studying in Hobart, Jane Franklin Hall is another student accommodation option located between the CBD and our Sandy Bay campus. Jane is an Oxford/Cambridge-style residential college that is affiliated with the University of Tasmania, but operated independently.