Student accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to get the most of your university experience. Experience community living in an inclusive, supportive, and spiritual environment with students from Australia and the world. You’ll have access to sporting, leadership and community engagement opportunities while living with us.

ACU student accommodation scholarships


ACU Student Accommodation have a wide range of generous accommodation scholarships on offer to ACU students.

Whether you need financial assistance to move from a regional area to study, or you have some other hardship which has made it more difficult for you to get to university or maybe you achieved a score of 85+ , there is a scholarship available to you.

Visit our Student Accommodation Scholarship webpage for an overview of each scholarships and find out more to apply.

Rental advisory service

It’s important to know all of your options when looking for accommodation or trying to resolve an issue while renting. That’s where the Rental Advisory Service can help. Contact us for free information, advice and support to help navigate tenancy issues and find legitimate and safe accommodation options which best suit your needs.

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There’s so much to experience through our Residential Life Program, so you can get the most of your residential life experience. This program focuses on five key attribute areas – academic, social, cultural & community, health & wellbeing, and spiritual.

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Our residents have proven that they achieve higher academic pass rates than other students. We believe this is partly due to our tailored academic offerings from our residential life program, which is available to all residents.


Our community is inclusive, supportive and welcoming which really helps to complement our residents’ success during their time living in student accommodation. We encourage opportunities for students to be ‘life-ready’ and to gain skills that will assist them beyond their time in residence.

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Cultural and community

We continually look for opportunities to help our residents become immersed in their community. Community engagement and cultural awareness are key elements to producing graduates that are in tune with the world around them.

Health and wellbeing

There is a strong link between good overall health and cognitive function so we believe keeping our students active and engaged with their wellbeing is important to their success with their studies.


Having an awareness of your personal spiritual belief system can help you be a well-rounded resident. We encourage all our residents to express their spiritual beliefs by creating a respectful and engaged environment.

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Access and Disability Support

We are committed to providing a safe and secure living environment for all students. If you have an ongoing medical/mental health condition, disability, or significant caregiving responsibilities, support is readily available to you.

Our accommodation team are here to assist with any necessary adjustments to your living environment. Please contact us here with any questions or concerns you may have.

Additionally, the ACU Access and Disability team is available to assist with reasonable adjustments for assignments, classes, and exams, offer guidance on learning support services and provide assistance with physical accessibility needs on campus. This support can include but not limited to modified furniture, accessibility aids and additional exam time. To ensure we can best assist you, we encourage that you discuss your needs early.

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Student safety

We pride ourselves on providing an environment in student accommodation that is respectful, safe and inclusive and we expect our residents, staff and visitors to behave in a manner that reflects this.

ACU will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct. If you experience, see or hear something that makes you feel uncomfortable and you know is not quite right, speak up. Here at ACU, every person has a voice for change.

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Feel at home, wherever you are

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Located in Camperdown, just a short walk from vibrant Newtown, the Miguel Cordero Residence offers plenty of free social events and is only a short commute from our Strathfield and North Sydney campuses.

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Our Ballarat residences offer a variety of different accommodation options to suit your needs. Whichever you choose, you’ll have easy access to parks, sporting grounds, the university and free social events.

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Feel at home in our new Blackfriars Residence. Located on our Canberra Campus, you’ll have easy access to shops, fitness facilities and free social events.

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From fully catered residences to student apartments with shared services, there is a wide choice of accommodation options in Brisbane.

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Connect with like-minded students by finding accommodation to suit your budget and lifestyle in some of Melbourne’s best locations.

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Become a host for international students

Australian Homestay Network helps ACU international students match with homestay families and recruit new homestays across Australia.

Help international students settle into their new life and make lifelong friends. The duration of commitment is flexible, and you can earn up to $370 a week tax-free remuneration per student. Each host can accommodate up to three students at each time.

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Moving to Australia

Leaving home for Australia can be an exciting but stressful time. We're here to help you on arrival and answer your questions about life in Australia.

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Residential Life Program

Learn more about how our Residential Life Program helps to create welcoming and enriching communities to ensure you make the most of your time living in student accommodation.

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You might qualify for a range of scholarships and other financial support to help you with your studies. It’s not just about academic merit – passion is key.

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