Located on the University campus amidst a bushland setting on the edge of Mount Keira, Kooloobong Village is a vibrant student hub with a residence population of 458, with construction underway to increase the community by a further 800 residents.
Kooloobong Village is a mix of newer units (Building 68, completed in 2013) and older units (Building 37). The newer units feature self-catered accommodation comprising of single studio rooms, premium single studio rooms, and four bedroom units. It also includes outdoor barbecue facilities, a sound-proof music room, basketball court, games room, study rooms and various other communal spaces. All of the facilities contained within Building 68 are available to those residing in Building 37. The units within Building 37 are all five bedroom units, featuring a shared bathroom, kitchen and dining facilities. One of the most popular features of these units are the outdoor balconies overlooking the picturesque University grounds, frequently visited by our mascot Koo the Kookaburra.
Kooloobong Village caters to students who wish to live independently - responsible for their own cooking and cleaning.
CULTURE AND STYLE OF KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE
Kooloobong Village is recognised as the world's first positive residence and is based entirely on the scientific principles of positive psychology, positive organisational scholarship and education. The vision of having every student flourishing while living at UOW is firmly supported by the combination of wellbeing and education. This is executed through the Live Out Loud program, which is based on a range of tools and activities guided by staff who are committed to this vision.
Kooloobong Village houses a diverse population of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Residents at Kooloobong Village are given the opportunity to participate in events and activities designed against a wellbeing program model, and features such activities as Yoga and Yogurt, Tea with Ted, Travel Diaries and Friday Fitness, all of which relate to our Wheel of Wellbeing - Body, Mind, Spirit, People, Place and Planet.
ALL STUDENTS AT KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE HAVE ACCESS TO:
- The Live Out Loud program (events and activities based on the principles of positive psychology)
- Multiple games rooms with television, billiards, table tennis & foosball tables;
- Laundry facilities (washers, dryers and ironing boards);
- Outdoor barbecue facilities;
- Meeting/study room facilities;
- Sound-proof music room;
- Gratitude room (repository for pre-loved items, available for re-use by all students);
- Vacuums, irons, sports equipment and
- Snack, drink and amenity vending machines.
CAR AND MOTORCYCLE PARKING
There are a strictly limited number of undercover, secure car spaces available at Kooloobong Village. These can be purchased online through the Accommodation Services Portal in early 2017 and are allocated via a random ballot. As these spaces are limited, be sure to get in quick!
There are still a limited number of long term car park spaces at the Innovation Campus (iC), which is accessible from the main campus by regular free shuttle buses, including a new UOW bus service. The trip is approximately 10 minutes, and the timetable can be accessed here.
GENERAL PARKING INFORMATION
UOW encourages alternative transport and encourages staff and students to access the Wollongong public transport system or to take advantage of the many cycling options available. Free bus shuttles are frequent and the route travels into the Wollongong CBD.