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.

Newnham Apartments at a glance

Location1 Maritime Way, Newnham TAS 7248
Lease termMinimum 42 weeks (up to 52 weeks)
Rent $215 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 rooms180
Located on-campusYes
24-hour security onsite Yes
Security card access only Yes (all buildings)
Wheelchair accessible Yes (rooms and onsite amenities)
Single-sex accommodation Single-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 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 via Eduroam (free for educational use) and ConnectMy (additional charges for personal use)

Onsite amenities

  • Community kitchen
  • Low cost café and dining options
  • Common rooms
  • TV with Austar/Foxtel (available in community rooms)
  • Computer lab
  • 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.


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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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