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6 Dripstone Road, Casuarina, Darwin, NT 0810

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41 mins by public transport to Central Darwin

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About Darwin

With 1.6% of its student population being international, Darwin is another city that receives a handful of international students each year. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Darwin:

  • Undergraduate: 5%

  • Postgraduate: 31%

  • Research: 32%

While the number of international students in the city is slightly lower than in other Australian cities, Darwin offers high-quality education through prestigious universities like Charles Darwin University. The city is slowly but surely becoming a popular destination for international students because of the developments and expansions it’s undergoing.

Popular Student Areas in Darwin

Popular Darwin areas among university students are Casuarina and Nightcliff. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in Darwin’s Casuarina will be near Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus, and purpose-built accommodation would cost around $171–$400 /week.

  • Travel time from Casuarina to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 30-40 minutes

  • Taxi - 15-20 minutes

  • Walking - 45-60 minutes

2. Students living in Nightcliff purpose-built student accommodation would pay around $202–$439/week. This area includes Charles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus.

  • Travel time from Nightcliff to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 40-50 minutes

  • Taxi - 20-25 minutes

  • Walking - 1.30-2 hours

Best Student Housings in Darwin

Darwin has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Darwin near their universities and budgets. 

Popular student accommodations in Darwin that provide almost every room type include UniLodge Darwin.

Discover Student Room Types in Darwin

The purpose-built student accommodation in Darwin typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Darwin: 

These cost around $196–$286 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Casuarina avg. Rent: $710 / month

    • Nightcliff avg. Rent: $918 / month

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Casuarina avg. Rent: $1,355 / month

    • Nightcliff avg. Rent: $1,297 / month

    • Recommended triple rooms include UniLodge Darwin.

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Casuarina avg. Rent: $2,481 / month

    • Nightcliff avg. Rent: $2,863 / month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Darwin with privacy: These rooms cost around $1,355–$2,195 per month. 

  1. Student Single Room

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Casuarina avg. Rent: $1,908 / month

    3. Nightcliff avg. Rent: $2,195 / month

  1. Student Shared Flats

    1. Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Casuarina avg. Rent: $876 / month

    3. Nightcliff avg. Rent: $918 / month

  1. Student Twin Rooms

    1. Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Casuarina avg. Rent: $1,672 / month

    3. Nightcliff avg. Rent: $1,752 / month

  1. Student Double Room

    1. Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Casuarina avg. Rent: $1,355 / month

    3. Nightcliff avg. Rent: $81,672 / month

Room Type 3: Darwin student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the CBD cost around  $1,355- $2,195 per month. 

  1. Darwin Student Flats 

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. Casuarina avg. Rent: $1,622 / month

    3. Nightcliff avg. Rent: $2,672 / month

  1. Darwin Student En-Suite Rooms 

    1. Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Casuarina avg. Rent: $1,538 / month

    3. Nightcliff avg. Rent: $1,870 / month

  1. Darwin Student Studios

    1. Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. Casuarina avg. Rent: $1,908 / month

    3. Nightcliff avg. Rent: $2,290 / month

    4. Popular student studios include UniLodge Darwin.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student Penthouse in Darwin costs around  $2,863–$3,435 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor that is more over budget.

Cost of Living in Darwin for Students

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Darwin student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Darwin as a student:

  • Food: $954/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around $668/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Coles, Woolworths, IGA, and FoodWorks. They offer student discounts.

  • Transportation: $381/month on average

    • Get a Tap and Ride Card and enjoy 50% off monthly passes for bus fares.

    • Rent a bicycle from Darwin Bike Hire for $17 per day for a daily commute.

    • University bike schemes: Some universities, like Charles Darwin University, offer their students discounted bikes.

    • Buy a new bike for $286, easily available for students, which is equal to one month's rent and will benefit you for the entire year.


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Darwin student accommodation?

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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.

Can you suggest any Darwin student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Darwin offer pet-friendly room options for students. Contact our accommodation experts for more information!

Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet Deposit: Refundable fees, usually around $534, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around $57 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are there short-term stays in Darwin?

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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.

Can you suggest Darwin student accommodation options for couples?

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There are 2 options couples suitable and private student rooms can choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as CDU.

  2. Studios are a good option for couples who want their own space.


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