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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


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

Homestay is living with a local family. 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 for only $250 per week.

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. The accommodation fee is $120 per night, with a minimum of 3 night stay and a 15% discount for longer term stays of 1 week or more. Please contact us for further information.

Phone: +61 2 4239 2198

Email: campuseast@uow.edu.au

More information: http://sbrc.uow.edu.au/stay-in-the-illawarra-flame-house/index.html


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 or a family of 6. Twin rooms (2 beds) start at $110 per night for short term accommodation. Weekly rates offered, for longer stays please email or phone for more information.

Phone: (+61) 2 4271 1122

Fax: (+61) 2 4271 4535

Email: managerwollongong@sovereigninns.com.au


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

Email: bpmi@bigpond.com


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

Email: wollongong.res@mantra.com.au

More information: http://www.mantra.com.au/new-south-wales/south-coast/wollongong/accommodation/mantra-wollongong/