- Applying to study
- New to Uni
- Important dates 2022
- Fees and costs
- The Academy
Services and facilities
- - Student Central
- - Workshops, programs and online resources
- - Academic Literacy Support
- - Counselling Service
- - Disability Service
- - Student Welfare Service
- - MATES
- - International Buddy Program
- - English Conversation Groups
- - Special Consideration
- - Student Legal Services
- - Chaplaincy and Inclusive Communities
- - Student Representation & Participation
- - International student support
- - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support
- - Student Stores
- - Online student support
- - Student facilities
- - Support for Student Veterans
- - TalkCampus
- Online systems
- Student Misconduct Rule
- Semi Permanent Unlimited Live
- Western Digital Story Telling Project
If you need accommodation support or advice, book an appointment with the Student Welfare Service via WesternNow or 1300 668 370 (option 4 then option 1). Our dedicated Accommodation Officer can provide you with an overview of the options available.
On Campus Living
Western Sydney University offers a wide range of on-campus living options, offering high quality, affordable accommodation and a balanced living and learning environment. The benefits of living on campus include 24/7 support and access to library and recreational facilities.
To explore the accommodation options available, visit our external provider Campus Living Villages. Accommodation is available at Parramatta, Penrith, Bankstown, Campbelltown and Nirimba campuses.
There are several different contracts available ranging from three to 12 months. Consider a short-term contract if you’re not certain about living on campus long-term, as there are fees associated with breaking your residential agreement.
Campus Living Villages also offers Accommodation Scholarships for international students commencing studies in 2022
Off Campus Living
If you’re interested in living close to campus, check out rental listings on popular websites:
domain.com.au - Search for rental properties by suburb
realestate.com.au - Search for rental properties by suburb
rent.com.au - Search for places to rent and set up rental alerts for suitable accommodation
flatmates.com.au - Search for share accommodation
welcomemat.com.au - Affordable Housing for Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents
These sites are external to the University.
It’s important to consider set-up costs when developing your budget for a private rental, such as bond, connection to utilities, and the purchase of furniture and whitegoods.
Support for Renters
Ensure that you’re well informed when entering into any sort of tenancy agreement.
Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service - Provides information about your rights and obligations when renting.
Student Legal Services - Legal advice for Western Sydney University students facing tenancy issues.
Share House Survival Guide - Provides practical and legal information for those living in share house arrangements.
Homestay accommodation provides international students with the opportunity to live and interact with an Australian host family. Short-term and long-term contracts are available; the minimum stay is generally four weeks.
Accommodation includes a single or shared room in a private home and generally most meals are provided.
For more information on Homestay options visit:
If you’re a student visa holder under 18 years of age and applying to study at the University under a Welfare Arrangement visit our Under 18 student page for further information on accommodation arrangements.
There may be times due to circumstances beyond your control when you find yourself without somewhere to stay.
Link2home - A 24/7 state-wide telephone service providing information, assessment, and referral to specialist homelessness services, temporary accommodation, and other appropriate services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Ask Izzy - Provides information regarding housing support services in your local area.
Housing NSW - Can assist Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents to find or keep housing, to apply for private rental assistance or social housing, and to understand the rights and responsibilities of the tenant.