Short stays

Short stays

You will need to make arrangements for temporary accommodation when you arrive so that you will be able to search for a suitable property. Temporary accommodation is typically accommodation sought for up to two weeks in duration.

Please do not arrange for permanent private accommodation prior to physically inspecting the property. If you can, arrange to stay with friends for a week or book into the temporary accommodation that is available through the properties found below. Check out our Rental Information, Shared Accommodation, and Information For New Students pages for more helpful information.

There are many options in the Wollongong area for short stays. A great way to find them is to Google search 'short stays Wollongong'. We also recommend looking at Wotif for short stay options, in addition to some examples listed below.

Short stay options


Located just across the road from the main UOW campus and walking distance to the Gong shuttle bus to the city, Bangalay is UOW’s newest student residence. In addition to providing exceptional student accommodation in world-class facilities, Bangalay also has a suite of guest rooms available for visitor bookings.

The VIP apartment and guest studios are located in a separate area from the student area. Guests have full use of the modern and spacious VIP lounge , which houses a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area, TV and air conditioning.

Bangalay has 1 VIP apartment, 4 visitor studios and 1 accessible studio available for bookings with a minimum 1 night stay.

VIP Apartment
Description: Separate Bedroom with queen bed, wardrobe and desk; a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, TV, air-conditioning, washing machine/dryer, Wi-Fi and balcony.

Visitor Studio
Description: Queen Bed, bathroom, air conditioning, desk, wardrobe, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and balcony.

  • Units are serviced daily
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Parking available

For all enquiries or to arrange a tour please contact Bangalay on 4221 5556 or email



If you are looking at Homestay as an option, you will need to visit the Homestay page to find out more information.

Homestay provides the opportunity to live with a local family and experience the Australian lifestyle. Staying in a Homestay, you will:

  • Experience the Australian culture first hand living with an Australian family.
  • Settle into your new environment more easily.
  • Practise your English with your Australian family and their friends.
  • Live in a safe and secure family environment with people that care about you.
  • Have meals provided by the Homestay family.
  • Be placed with a family that matches your needs.

Homestay in a fully- furnished single room, including 16 meals per week, and electricity, and gas and water and laundry is available.

No long term contract or security deposit is required - minimum stay is only four weeks.

Visit the Homestay page for more information on how to apply for a family that suits you best.


Illawarra Flame House

Your chance to stay in one of the most sustainable house in the world!

The multi-award-winning Team UOW Illawarra Flame House is now available to you for short term stays. The Illawarra Flame is located within the ‘UOW Sustainability Street’, a new sustainability precinct located immediately adjacent to the 6 Star Green Star Sustainable Buildings Research Centre. A stay in the house should appeal to anyone who would like to experience a state-of-the-art net-zero energy retrofitted home, while also taking part in our living laboratory research program. Phone: +61 2 4239 2198.


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Sovereign Inn

Located on the Princes Highway in Figtree. The Sovereign Inn is a 5 minute drive from the University Campus and a short walk to Westfield Shopping Centre or Unanderra Train Station. Suitable accommodation for a single person orup to a family of 6.  Weekly rates are also offered, for longer stays please email or phone for more information.

Phone: (+61) 2 4271 1122

Fax: (+61) 2 4271 4535



Bel Mondo Apartments

Located in a great location in North Wollongong on Keira Street. This stylish apartment block offers temporary and longer term student accommodation. For more details about rates and availability please email or phone for more information.

Phone:(+61) 2 4225 8492

Fax:(+61) 2 4226 1281



Mantra Wollongong

Located just 6 minutes’ drive from the University, Mantra Wollongong offers a choice of beautifully appointed 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Each Apartment at Mantra Wollongong features a self-contained kitchen, laundry, spacious bathroom and the very latest in features and technology. With free underground parking and just 200m from the train station, we’re perfect for short term stays and longer term requirements.

Phone: (+61) 2 4222 4000


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