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Kooloobong Village

Kooloobong Village is the ideal residence for students wanting to live independently, but still keen to be part of a community. All Kooloobong students have access to study and wellbeing support, and enjoy an inclusive social life in a safe environment. Offering furnished shared units and single studio apartments, this self-catered accommodation is located on the Wollongong campus. Everything you need is right outside – and inside – your door.

Welcoming and friendly community

When you’re looking for a space to be your true self as you settle into uni life, Kooloobong Village offers a ready-made community of students and staff who are ready to provide advice, support and fun things to do. All residents are encouraged to be involved in developing and leading events at Kooloobong, and it’s not unrealistic to say that you could have hundreds of new friends in a very short time. Students from all regions, walks of life and personality types easily find a sense of belonging very quickly after moving in. This is where you’ll find your tribe.

Location and facilities that make being a student easy

Kooloobong Village offers its residents easy access to Wollongong campus. Whether you are heading off to class or library, grabbing a bite to eat or a coffee at one of UOW’s campus cafés, or going to the UniBar, it’s all just a short walk away. UOW facilities such as the tennis courts, sporting grounds and a heated outdoor swimming pool are also on campus, and together with the Wollongong Botanical Gardens – which is across the road from Kooloobong - will become as familiar as your backyard.

This residence also provides students with access to a range of modern facilities to enhance their personal and community living experience. Where else could you live where your room fee includes an indoor and outdoor cinema, music rooms, movement space, gamers den, basketball court, activities room, meditation and yoga space? And let’s not forget the study lounges, communal areas and BBQ facilities.

Safe, secure and supported

Ensuring our students are safe and supported is what all UOW student residences do well and wellbeing support is available 24/7 from trained residence staff and student Community Leaders. When you live on campus as a UOW student you will feel safe, secure and supported.  At Kooloobong, access to the main buildings, communal spaces and student rooms is only available when using an individually coded fob-key. Every unit and apartment can only be accessed by the resident or residents living there, using their individual fob-key, and every bedroom in shared units has a coded door lock, that can only be opened by the key-holder.

Accommodation webinar

Like to know more about living in a UOW student residence? This webinar on 3 December is your opportunity to hear about the benefits of living on-campus and also ask questions. Hosted by UOW Accommodation staff and student residents, this is the perfect place to get the information you need to help you decided where you'll live in 2021.

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Meet Madi

Madi is from the Central Coast and has been living in-residence at Kooloobong Village for two years. Join Madi as she shows you around her home-away-from-home and tells you why she loves living here.

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Hi, I'm Madi. I'm from the Central Coast and I study exercise science, and I live here on campus at Kooloobong Village. Come on, I'll show you inside.

Welcome to my crib!

So, this is one of the four-bed apartments. I live with three girls who are my roommates, and four-share apartments are a really great chance to make some new friends or move in with friends. They do come furnished, but you can add your own little touches to make it look nice and homey. Each of us has our own secure bedrooms and then the living space is all shared. So, this is one of the common kitchens we have here at Kooloobong. So, on top of the kitchens we already have in our apartments, that have a stovetop and a microwave, you can come down here and use the oven. There's also a stovetop down here, so it's really nice to come down and do some baking. We've also got some really nice study areas, so it's just generally a really nice place to hang out. So, Kooloobong is two minutes walk to the main lecture theatre on campus. We're right across the road from the beautiful Botanic Gardens and another two minute walk just down to the bus stop that takes you into the city and the beach. So, this is one of the common areas that we have here. This is the activities lounge. We also have an indoor and an outdoor cinema, the gamers' den, lots of outdoor spaces, music room, so there's so many different things to get involved with outside of study and be part of our community here at Kooloobong.

Accommodation options

Prices below are for students in residence in 2021.

Self catered shared 5 bedroom unit

Kooloobong Building 37

  • Contract length: 52 weeks
  • Type: Single
  • Kitchen / Caterered: Shared
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi

Self catered shared 4 bedroom unit

Kooloobong Buildings 73, 74, 75

  • Contract length: 45 weeks  
  • Type: Single
  • Kitchen / Caterered: Shared
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi

Self catered single studio

Kooloobong Buildings 73, 74, 75

  • Contract length: 45 weeks  
  • Type: Single
  • Kitchen / Caterered: Private
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi

Self catered single premium studio

Kooloobong Buildings 73, 74, 75

  • Contract length: 45 weeks 
  • Type: Single
  • Kitchen / Caterered: Private
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Furnished
  • Free wifi

Locations

Building 37

Northfields Avenue, Gwynneville (view on UOW campus map)

Building 73, 74, 75

Northfields Ave, Gywnneville (view on UOW campus map)

Your home away from home

Get information about your UOW accommodation options, learn about our accommodation guarantee and available scholarships. You can also take a virtual tour of the rooms you're considering and hear what our students say about living in a student residence.

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