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Student Accommodation Canberra

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UniLodge @ UC - Campus West
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From AU$162
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From AU$249
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From AU$269
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32 mins by public transport to Central Canberra
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Unilodge @ Guginya
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From AU$162
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From AU$379
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32 mins by public transport to Central Canberra
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Canberra Uni Gardens
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Student Accommodation in Canberra

Searching for student accommodation in Canberra has never been easier. Get your student accommodation in Canberra easily with Casita. You may need to start your search for student accommodation in Canberra early, so you can get the room you want. Casita has hundreds of rooms in the city, including single rooms, shared rooms, en-suites, studios, and more. Casita offers you a wide range of student accommodations in Canberra for you to choose from according to your needs and budget. 

About Canberra

Canberra, the capital of Australia is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It is the largest inland city. Also, it is globally acclaimed for being Australia's best place to live with its great public services and highly acclaimed educational system making it a popular student destination as well. The city is known for its nature reserves and surrounding mountain ranges. Also, it is one of the very few places in Australia where you can go on a Hot Air Balloon ride. 

Best Places to Live in Canberra

There are plenty of student-friendly areas you can choose to live in as an international student in Canberra. You’ll surely be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding on a place and student accommodation. Choose your student housing in Canberra from our several student accommodations options in various Canberra neighbourhoods! 

Telita Street, Bruce

Telita Street, Bruce is a suitable choice for students of the University of Canberra and the Australian National University. The neighbourhood has everything you need, including markets, shops, restaurants, and cafes. Some of our options for Telita Street, Bruce student accommodation are UniLodge @ UC - UC Lodge, UniLodge @ UC - Campus West, and Unilodge @ Guginya

Belconnen

This is one of the best districts in Canberra with various options of eateries, markets, malls, and places to enjoy hanging out. Canberra Uni Gardens is one of our best student accommodation options in the area as well as UniLodge @ UC - Cooper Lodge.

Cost of Living in Canberra

The cost of living in Canberra is generally less expensive than the cost of living in other cities like New York or London, and even Sydney.  Without the rent, a single person’s estimated monthly costs are $836 (1,253A$). However, this may vary, depending on the living arrangements and personal choices of each student.

Transportation in Canberra

Canberra being smaller than both Sydney and Melbourne has its advantages, one of which is how easy it is to get around! Transportation in Canberra is accessible and comfortable. The city is bicycle friendly with shared cycling and pedestrian footpaths linking to universities and key places of the city. The most popular transportation in Canberra is the bus since the system has multiple routes and reasonable fares. You can check if your university offers a student discount on fares using your university ID. 

Student Life in Canberra

Each year, the city typically welcomes 19,000 international students from more than 100 countries. To help pay for their living and education, international students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight. The city is one of the top destinations for international students with many facilities to ensure the students’ comfort. This city will always keep you busy and entertained with its museums, modern architecture, and galleries. 

Attractions in Canberra

Canberra will amaze you with its natural scenery. You can either enjoy the city’s attractions or opt for taking a few-minute ride to enjoy the serene nature with mountains and bushy forests. 

Hot Air Balloon Rides

There are plenty of things to do in Canberra, for example, it’s the only place in Australia where you can go on hot air balloon rides. One of the best free activities in Canberra where you can watch hundreds of colourful hot air balloons decorating the city’s sky.

The National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia is also a must-visit. It holds more than 166,000 works of art, and it’s considered one of the largest art museums in Australia. You can indulge in a little photo session for some cool IG posts, as the place has numerous internal and external art exhibits! 

Universities in Canberra 

The city of Canberra boasts a number of top-ranked universities and renowned learning institutions that attract both local and international students. Casita has Canberra student accommodation options near a number of the city’s universities, check some of them out below!

The Australian National University

  • Six Canberra student accommodation options are available just a public transport ride away.

  • City West Marcus Clarke St is just a minute away.

  • Places of interest: Magna Carta Place and Botanic Gardens.

The University of Canberra

  • Several options for student accommodation in Canberra are available just a public transport ride away.

  • Belconnen Interchange Arrival is just four minutes away.

  • Places of interest: John Knight Memorial Park and Bruce Pink Lake.

Charles Sturt University 

  • Numerous student accommodation options are available just a public transport ride away.

  • Canberra Railway Station is only five minutes away.

  • Places of interest: National Gallery of Australia and Constitution Place Park and Gardens. 

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Canberra, Casita offers student accommodation in these Australian cities as well: Adelaide, Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Melbourne, Lismore, Perth, and Sydney.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.

When should I start looking for Canberra student accommodation?


Start looking for student accommodation in Canberra early. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


2.

When should I book my accommodation for the January intake?

Securing student accommodation should be done about six months before your intake. Book your Canberra student accommodation around July.

3.

Are there short-term stays in Canberra?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Canberra student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

4.

How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Canberra?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Canberra averages between AU$142 and AU$246. Depending on the provider, different room types like single rooms, en-suite rooms, or studios may differ in price.

5.

How do I pay for my student room in Canberra?

Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process. 

6.

Can I pay my Canberra student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

7.

Are bills included in my rent?

It depends on the provider as many Canberra student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent. At the same time, some also provide Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.

8.

Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Canberra?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Canberra. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website! 

9.

How do I complete my booking?

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.

10.

What should I look for when booking Canberra student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Canberra, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others. 

11.

What are the best areas for students to live in Canberra?

There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Canberra where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. Telita Street, Bruce and Belconnen are among the top places to live in Canberra.

12.

What different accommodation types are available for students in Canberra?

The types of student accommodation in Canberra vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces. 

13.

What are the different available room types?

The available room types in Canberra student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses. 

14.

Can I get a furnished student room in Canberra?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Canberra that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and air, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

15.

Can I see the property before moving in?

Almost all Canberra student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or virtual tours of the property, so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.

16.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Canberra?

The most popular mode of transportation in Canberra is the bus, with plenty of lines spread throughout the city. The city is always bicycle-friendly so you can cycle around the city or walk on the designated foot paths.

17.

What is dual occupancy student accommodation?

Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.


18.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Canberra?

Most Canberra student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.

19.

Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Canberra?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Canberra student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options. 

20.

Are these Canberra student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Canberra student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account. 

21.

Can only students book with Casita?

Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find suitable student accommodation in Canberra, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita, but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find fitting accommodation. 

22.

Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Canberra for the first few days when I arrive?


While some Canberra student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Canberra has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information. 

23.

Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Canberra? 

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.

24.

What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you do not like your accommodation due to unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.

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