Accommodation

Accommodation on Campus

Western Sydney University Village is an external provider located on our campuses. The benefits of living on campus may include:

  • Proximity to university campuses
  • Rent which includes the cost of your electricity and utilities
  • Furnished rooms
  • Social activities organised through the residential life program.

There are a number of different contracts available for students, ranging from three months to 12 months. Please consider shorter term contracts if you are not certain about living on campus long term as there are fees associated with breaking your residential agreement.

Renting off Campus

There are multiple options for living off campus such as share housing, private rentals, social housing and boarding. There are set up cost involved in establishing a private rental so it is important to consider these costs when developing your budget. Upfront costs may include bonds, connection to utilities and the purchase of furniture and whitegoods.

You may wish to look for rental accommodation by searching on non-University sites – popular sites include Domain and realestate.com.au.

Ensure that you are well informed when entering into any sort of tenancy agreement. The Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (opens in a new window) can provide you with information about your rights and obligations when renting.

If you are having difficulties with your current tenancy they can also provide advice on eviction, repairs and maintenance as well as ending your tenancy.

You may also wish to contact Student Legal Services for advice on tenancy issues.

Phone: 02 9685 4790
Email: studentlegalservices@westernsydney.edu.au

Emergency Accommodation

There may be times due to circumstances beyond your control when you find yourself without somewhere to stay. Domestic violence, eviction, relationship breakdown and financial difficulties are common reasons for homelessness.

Link2home is a NSW based service for people who are homeless or who are worried they will become homeless. They will assist by linking you in with emergency accommodation and support services in your local area. Link2home is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 152 152.

Housing NSW may also be able to assist those experiencing financial hardship. This may mean assisting with emergency accommodation, getting financial assistance with your bond or rent or being put on the waiting list for subsidised housing.

If you are experiencing accommodation issues or would like further advice please contact a Student Welfare Officer for support and assistance.