Our student accommodation in Canberra isn’t just a place to stay – it’s a living and learning community. Access academic support, make lifelong friends and take part in sporting, leadership, spiritual and community engagement opportunities.

Managed residences

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Our Canberra managed residences are ideal for those who want to live independently, with the security of knowing our Residential Services team is only a phone call away. The residences are close to campus and just a short walk to shops and public transport.

Your rent includes:

  • private bedroom in a fully furnished house
  • all utilities (water and electricity)
  • students have the ability to access the best market internet plans available
  • 24-hour access to support
  • free Residential Life Program
  • proximity to campus
  • free laundry facilities
  • access to free social events.

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MacKillop House

ACU student accommodation MacKillop House
Set in the quiet suburb of Lyneham, MacKillop House provides a vibrant and supportive residential environment for female students. It’s fully-catered, fully-furnished, safe and affordable; the ideal place to settle into university life. 
Your rent includes:
  • private bedroom 
  • all utilities (water and electricity)
  • all meals 
  • proximity to our Canberra campus
  • access to wi-fi internet connection
  • 24-hour access to support
  • central heating and air conditioning
  • free Residential Life Program
  • communal lounge areas and games room
  • access to computer rooms
  • free onsite parking
  • individual key access
  • free laundry facilities
  • proximity to public transport.

2019 room rates

Property Weekly / 2 semesters Weekly /12 months
Managed residence $260 $250
Managed residence (ensuite room) $275 $265
Mackillop House (fully catered)


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