Facilities & Services

UOW Living Facilities and Services

Accommodation Services offer a variety of facilities to students and staff on campus. The Residences are geared to meet the needs of over 1900 live-in students, and there are several accommodation options available that are University managed.

Getting to your residence and uow

There are various free shuttle buses that service Wollongong, UOW and surrounding areas. For information on the free shuttle buses that service the areas around Wollongong and the residences, please click here for more information.

students with disabilities

Staff in Accommodation Services are happy to discuss specific student needs both at the point of enquiring about student accommodation and once they become a student in residence. There are a number of designated rooms for students with disabilities across the residences, and depending on the nature of a student’s needs, other non-designated rooms may also be suitable. It is recommended that incoming students have a tour of the residence and discuss their particular needs with our staff well in advance of university commencing. To organise a tour, please contact Disability Services who will arrange for a Disability Officer to assist with the tour and help identify the most suitable accommodation.

In Accommodation Services on the ground floor of Building 17, the following facilities are available for students and staff:


Payment of Accommodation Fees

Residents living in University managed accommodation can pay their fees at the counter. Accepted methods of payment are: cash, personal cheque, bank draft or postal order, EFTPOS and credit card. All major credit cards are accepted, with the exception of Amex and Diners Club Cards. All cheques or bank drafts must be drawn in Australian dollars.

Housing Services

Any student or staff member with questions about private accommodation in Wollongong should speak with the Housing Officer in Accommodation Services located in building 17. There is a range of information available about private rental, and share accommodation on this website.  It is strongly recommended that all new students read the New Domestic/International Students to Wollongong page on the Accommodation Services website.

Email & Internet

Students can check their email and access the internet at the terminals provided. As space and computer terminals are limited, we ask that students endeavour to use the terminals for urgent matters only. Student computer labs are conveniently located on the second level of building 17. Students may also lodge their Accommodation Application on-line.

A telephone is also available free of charge for students who need to make a local emergency call.

Other Services

Student Central staff are available to assist with:

  • Access to SOLS (Student OnLine Services)
  • Varying your enrolment details
  • Update your personal details
  • Completion and submission of Uni Administration forms
  • Paying your Uni tuition fees and HECS payments
  • Registering for graduation 


Last reviewed: 23 January, 2015