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Student Accommodation Darwin

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Student Accommodation in Darwin

Casita makes it simple to book student accommodation in Darwin. You should begin your search for student accommodation in Darwin early because it is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in Australia. With our staff of housing experts at your disposal, getting your ideal student studio or en-suite room won't be difficult at all. One of our many alternatives for Darwin accommodation can meet your demands, including single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, flats, penthouses, quadruplets, and more. Contact Casita's bilingual, round-the-clock staff to book your student room easily.

About Darwin

Darwin has a large population and a history of heavy industry. It was once a frontier outpost and now serves as the Northern Territory's capital in Australia. It is the regional hub for the Top End and the smallest, wettest, and most northern of all the Australian capital cities. Darwin is proud of its diverse and multicultural population. With more than 60 nationalities and 70 different ethnic backgrounds, you'll be sure to make friends from all over the world. Characterised by its many inspiring cultural festivals and food and craft markets, it is a vibrant yet relaxed industrial hub that is famous for being Australia's gateway to Southeast Asia. It is close to various Asian countries, especially Indonesia, Singapore, and Manila.

Best Places to Live in Darwin

Darwin has plenty of neighbourhoods and areas for students to call home during their study period. The best places to live in Darwin include Casuarina.


Casuarina is one of Darwin's nicest northern neighbourhoods and the capital of Australia's Northern Territory. We offer UniLodge Darwin student accommodation there.

Cost of Living in Darwin

Without rent, the anticipated monthly expenses for a single individual are $930 (1,448 A$). Comparing Darwin to other Australian cities, the cost is reduced by 27.89%. Darwin's rent is typically 64.95% less expensive than Sydney's. Rent is around $200 per week.

Transportation in Darwin

Darwin has plenty of public transportation options, including buses and taxis. You can use the buses by paying per ticket on board or merely by buying a Tap and Ride Card that you can charge with money and tap into a machine inside the bus. There are bus stops near many popular Darwin attractions, such as Crocosaurus Cove, Mindil Beach Sunset Market, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and Fannie Bay Gaol.

Student Life in Darwin

Famous for its breathtaking parks and sunny beaches, the city is popular among students and tourists who are looking for a unique experience abroad. With a median age of about 31, it has a modest population of just over 116,000 people. International students will find Darwin to be a wonderful and diverse city. There are several reasons why students choose to relocate to Darwin, including its high educational standards, nature and wildlife, as well as its multicultural offerings and adventurous lifestyle.

Tourist Attractions in Darwin

The city of Darwin has a lot to offer. Darwin's well-known landmarks, tourist spots, and attractions include anything from parks and open spaces to beaches. In Darwin, there is a place for you to enjoy whatever may interest you!

  1. Mindil Beach

The Mindil Beach area is known for its famous, iconic Sunset Markets. While it might be a suitable beach to walk around and enjoy a relaxing night, Mindil Beach is not a swimming beach as it is the home of a variety of jellyfish and crocs.

  1. Darwin Festival

You can also check out the Darwin Festival, which is held every August. This festival is a talent show full of life, art, and cultural exploration. Theatrical performances and outdoor concerts are a given here, and there is room for a delicious dinner party in the festival park, Civic Park, anytime. You can visit this festival even if you are on a budget. Some of the events are free, so it suits everyone.

Universities in Darwin 

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Darwin is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Darwin near the city’s universities, check some of them out below!

  1. Charles Darwin University 

  • 1 Darwin student accommodation option is available just a public transport ride away.

  • Museum Station, Downing Centre, Stand E and Stand B are just 4-minutes away.

  • Places of interest: Darling Harbour and Belmore Park.

Nearby Cities

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

Frequently Asked Questions:


When should I start looking for Darwin student accommodation?

Starting your search for student accommodation in Darwin early is recommended. 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.


When should I book my accommodation for the January intake?

Securing student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Darwin student accommodation between June and July.


Are there short-term stays in Darwin?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Darwin 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.


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

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Darwin can get as low as AU$191 for single rooms. Depending on the provider, other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more or less.


How do I pay for my student room in Darwin?

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. 


Can I pay my Darwin student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a financial statement and a payment plan. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.


Are bills included in my rent?

Depending on the provider, many Darwin 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.


Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Darwin?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Darwin. 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! 


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.


What should I look for when booking Darwin student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Darwin, 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. 


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

There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Darwin where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. Casuarina is among the top neighbourhoods to live in in Darwin.


What different accommodation types are available for students in Darwin?

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


What are the different available room types?

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


Can I get a furnished student room in Darwin?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Darwin 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.


Can I see the property before moving in?

Almost all Darwin 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.


What’s the best mode of transportation in Darwin?

When booking student accommodation in Darwin, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the bus, cycle or walk from one place to another.


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.


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

Most Darwin 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.


Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Darwin?

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


Are these Darwin student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Darwin 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. 


Can only students book with Casita?

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


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

While some Darwin student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Darwin 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. 


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

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.


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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