Returning to UOW accommodation


Applications are now open for 2021


UOW Accommodation offers a vibrant community that has people from so many walks of life. Our residents enjoy being part of an active community, and many make friends for life. They also benefit from being close to all the facilities and services UOW has to offer – both academically and socially.  


If returning to UOW Accommodation and reconnecting with the friends you made in 2020 is something you are considering, applications for 2021 are now open!


Apply now

There are so many great reasons to return:

Be in the draw for some great prizes

We’ll be offering accommodation from mid-October to returners, so make sure you get your application in before 22 October to be in the running for these *prizes:

5 x $100 Kmart vouchers

Who doesn’t love a shopping trip to Kmart! Update your room, buy all the board games, stock up on clothes - the options are endless. 

5 x $100 IGA vouchers

Stock up on those late night study snacks, and other essentials.

5 x $100 UniShop vouchers

You know you are going to need stationery and books, so this should help ease the cost of getting set up at the start of session.

*see terms and conditions below

The foyer of Marketview

Affordable prices & catering to suit every need

Our 2021 prices offer a wide range of accommodation choices at varying prices. View the fee information for 2021.

We’re also pleased to advise that for students who choose to live at Campus East in 2021, there are 2, 3, and 5 bedroom units that will be catered, with the weekly catering cost included in the full price of these rooms.

And for students who choose to stay in self-catered rooms, there are several meal options available for purchase: 

  1. You can purchase weekly meal plans for $115 per week, with a minimum 1 month purchase. These plans consist of 14 meals a week (breakfasts and dinners)
  2. You can purchase a 10 meal package (5 breakfast and 5 dinners) for $105 per person, or
  3. You can purchase single meals - $10 for breakfast, $12.50 for dinner 

More details can be found on the Campus East page.

That means you can leave the cooking (and cleaning up) to us.

Book a tour of our residences

If you would like to come and see one of our residences for yourself, you can book a tour. Fill in our online form and one of our staff will get in touch with you. 


+ Community spirit and residence only events

Creating a great community – that’s our focus.  In 2020 we had to shift quickly, from face to face to virtual and online events and activities. From online Zumba, talent shows and card games, to an online book club, cooking classes and language exchange night – we tried hard to provide a space for our residents to connect and get creative.

No matter what 2021 brings, we can assure you that the focus in UOW Accommodation will continue to be on building community and supporting you with your UOW experience. 


+ Stay with us over Summer

If you want to stay in Wollongong over the summer, why not stay in residence. Contact your Student Residence Manager to discuss your options.


+ Access to storage options over summer

For those residents who will be returning in 2021, UOW Accommodation can provide you with space to store your gear over summer, for free.

Find out how it works here.


+ Had to leave UOW Accommodation in 2020 early?

We’d love to see you come back in 2021.  You are still classified as a returner and the benefits above will apply to you too!

Campus East dining room with students eating meals

How and when to apply

Because you’re a returning student, you won’t need to complete as many details as before, but we do need to collect some information – just follow these steps!

  1. Apply now - Just make sure you get your application in by 22 October to be eligible for some great prizes
  2. Pay the $28 application fee
  3. We’ll start sending out offers from mid-October
  4. Accept your offer and pay the $500 Residential Pre-Payment Fee

That’s you organised for a great year ahead!

An aerial view of Campus East

Prizes: terms and conditions

To be in the running to win one of the 15 vouchers listed above, you must:

  • Be living in, or have lived in, UOW Accommodation during 2020, with a valid contract
  • Have applied to return to live in a UOW Accommodation residence in 2021 by 22 October 2020
  • Have paid your $28 application fee
  • Accepted your offer and paid your Residential Pre-Payment Fee
  • Have commenced living in UOW Accommodation by start of Autumn Session 2020
  • Have not been excluded from UOW Accommodation in 2020
  • Be living in UOW Accommodation at the time the prizes are drawn


The prizes will be drawn, and winners contacted, in the week commencing 29 March 2021.

Our friendly staff are happy to help you with your enquiry

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