Live off campus

Live off campus

Choosing the right type of housing is an important decision - whether that be renting privately, joining a share house or living with a local through our Homestay option.  

The region’s suburbs all offer their own characteristics but renting privately is really about finding a location to suit your needs. When choosing a place to live, make sure you take your time and think carefully about what you are looking for. Doing this will help prevent you committing to a contract you may later come to regret. 

If you have any questions about off campus options for the UOW Wollongong campus, please contact

If you have any questions about accommodation options for the UOW Sydney CBD, Liverpool or Sutherland campuses, please contact or 02 4239 3192.

UOW Support services

UOW has a community of people who are here to help students succeed, no matter where they live.

UOW students in non-UOW accommodation have full access to all UOW support services, including counselling, financial assistance, Student Support Coordinators and more. 

Wollongong is more than just 'Wollongong'

Wollongong is more than just 'Wollongong'. Being the 10th largest city in Australia, there are many surrounding suburbs of Wollongong you can live in if you are studying at the University of Wollongong.

Wollongong is more than just 'Wollongong’.

Wollongong - 10th largest city in Australia.

66 neighbourhoods, map showing Tarrawanna, Towradgi, Keiraville, North Wollongong, Figtree, Wollongong, Coniston, Farmborough Heights, Coniston, Primbee, Mount Keira, Mount Kembla, Kembla Heights, Berkeley, Corrimal, Fairy Meadow, Port Kembla, Windang, Lake Illawarra, Otford, Stanwell Tops, Coalcliff, Scarborough, Wombarra, Thirroul, Bulli, Helensburgh, Woonona, Austinmer, Bellambi, Dapto, Oak Flats, Barrack Heights, Albion Park, Minnamurra, Kiama, Horsley, Albion Park Rail, Shell Cove, Warilla, Shellharbour, Kiama Downs.

Wollongong - 300,000+ residents

Wollongong – 85 minutes from Sydney CBD by train.

Map showing Waterfall, Heathcote, Sutherland, Engadine, Gerringong, Berry. Map showing a 30 minute and 60 minute line. 

Transport is cheap and easy.

Transport – Buses connect UOW to surrounding suburbs, including a free city loop shuttle.

Transport – Trains are a short walk or a free bus ride from campus.

Transport – bicycle paths make cycling a great option for getting to UOW.

Transport – Walk easily between UOW, Wollongong city and beaches.

Transport – Carpool with two or more friends for free parking at UOW.

Wollongong is more than just 'Wollongong’. Picture slideshow of Wollongong scenery including Sea Cliff Bridge, Stanwell Park Beach, Innovation Campus, Stanwell Tops.

Information to help you make an informed decision

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