Launceston accommodation

Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston offers a vibrant blend of culture, nature, and industry. And you can live right in the heart of the action.

Launceston is home to both our Newnham and Inveresk campuses. Newnham is a spacious, 50-hectare campus overlooking the stunning Tamar River, and just a short drive from the city centre. Our Inveresk Campus is located near the inner city, alongside the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

The University offers a range of convenient and comfortable accommodation options. These include studio apartments, on-campus accommodation, and more. Inveresk will become the main campus for Launceston from 2024, with a staged transition for students from 2023.

Places of interest

University campuses:
Inveresk Campus: 2 min walk
Newnham Campus (including library and Unigym): 10 min drive

Other places a walk away:
QVMAG: 2 mins
University Stadium: 5 mins
City Park: 9 mins
Transit centre: 12 mins
Supermarket: 15 mins
Brisbane Street Mall: 16 mins

Other places a drive away:
Cataract Gorge: 12 mins

Inveresk Apartments at a glance

Location 6 Barnards Way, Inveresk, TAS 7250
Lease term Minimum 42 weeks (up to 52 weeks)
Rent $230 per week (National Rental Affordability Scheme options available)
Bond Four weeks rent
Availability Available to domestic and international students who meet the NRAS eligibility requirements
Total rooms 120
Located on-campus Yes
24-hour security onsite Yes
Security card access only Yes (all buildings)
Wheelchair accessible Yes (rooms and on-site amenities)
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 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 via Eduroam (free for educational use) and ConnectMy (additional charges for personal use)

On-site amenities

  • Community kitchens
  • Common rooms
  • Onsite laundry (including washing machines and dryers)
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Car parking (additional fees apply)
  • 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.

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Seafarer accommodation

Industry rates are available for individuals and industry groups undertaking maritime and seafaring courses at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston.

With AMC industry courses delivered outside the University's usual academic calendar, we have created dedicated accommodation options on-campus at Investigator Hall.

As a guest, you'll have access to all the room and on-site amenities at Investigator Hall.

Length of stayInclusionsWeekly rate
0 to 4 weeks Room only*$288
5 to 39 weeks (15% discount)Room only*$246
40+ weeks (30% discount)Room only*$195
1+ weeksFully serviced*$558

*Room only rates include linen. Fully serviced rates include 21 meals per week, room servicing and linen. Rates are for 2021.

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.

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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