We offer variety and flexibility to suit your lifestyle and budget including catered, semi-catered and self-catered options.

UON Student Living

Where can I live?

UON Student Living accommodation is available at our Callaghan and Central Coast campuses. We offer a variety of options to suit your lifestyle and budget, including catered, semi-catered and self-catered living.

Each residence has its own unique atmosphere and offers a choice of either private or shared facilities, dormitory or unit-style residences with communal areas. Choosing the perfect residence is about finding a place where you feel you belong.

Read our UON Student Living 2015 Brochure for further information about each of our residences and the flexible variety of facilities on offer.

Outdoor swimming pool at Callaghan Campus accommodationUON open-plan student accommodation

Barahineban provides studio accommodation and is the smallest residence at the Callaghan campus. Built around a community courtyard, this unique accommodation offers 96 self-contained studio style apartments available in differing bed configuration (single, twin for friends or double for couples) with a private kitchenette, ensuite and study area. Social spaces for Barahineban residents include two barbecue areas and a recreational room featuring a wide screen plasma television, pay TV, DVD and pool table. Mobility access is available.

Living in Bara offers privacy and an independent lifestyle, and is perfect for students looking for a balanced academic and social living environment.


Residential Life

In conjunction with the ResLife team, the Barahineban Residents Association Committee (BRAC) organises a variety of activities including sporting events, parties, college dinners, charity and cultural functions and much more. BRAC consists of a group of residents who are elected into positions at the end of the previous year. Positions are available every year for first year representatives if you are interested in immersing yourself within the residential culture.


Living Arrangements

You will be more than comfortable with a split cycle air conditioner, heating system, partially equipped kitchenette containing containing kettle, toaster, convection microwave, electric stove and fridge/freezers, as well as an ensuite. Residents must bring their own dining utensils or may purchase a dining pack through the UON Student LivingPortal.

Each room is supplied with a bed, wardrobe, study desk and chair, small dining table and chairs, mirror, notice board, bookshelf, television, DVD player, desk lamp and cupboards. Residents must provide their own linen, or linen packs are available for purchase through the UON Student Living Portal.

If you want a twin or double room configuration, make sure you tell us who you would like to share with, as we strongly recommend that it is someone you know and are comfortable with, as you will be living in close proximity.


Services and Facilities

  • Individually keyed rooms which are fully maintained.
  • 24 hour security, 7 days a week.
  • Live-in residential staff
  • Two BBQ facilities located on the first and fifth floors.
  • A common room including a television, pay TV and a range of recreational facilities
  • Study room
  • Beautiful park-like courtyard perfect for a game of volleyball.

Food Service

Meal plans may be purchased by Barahineban residents. 

  • 16 meals package $116.25 per week. 
  • 5 meals package $56.25 per week.

A unique residential experience is the distinct advantage of Blue Gum House. Located at our Central Coast Campus at Ourimbah, Blue Gum House is the smallest of our residences offering an independent living environment in a picturesque location. Its close knit community is home to 26 residents who live in unit-style residences offering modern surroundings in a quiet study environment. 

Blue Gum House is a great place to live and learn and encourages residents to develop their own identity while inspiring personal growth and academic achievements. Resident parking is located adjacent to the house, and public transport (bus and train) is just a short walk away. Nestled in the lush bushlands typical of the Central Coast Campus, residents have an impressive shared courtyard, extensive wheelchair access, new laundry and barbecue facilities.


Residential Life

There is a developing vibrant residential culture at Blue Gum House. Residents are involved in events and activities, embracing campus life in many ways. There are distinct ResLife activities and events organised for and by the residents, and there is increasing participation in ResLife events held at Callaghan. Blue Gum House has its own annual awards and celebrates academic, social and general life successes throughout the year.


Living Arrangements

Blue Gum House has four wings, divided into units of six and seven bedrooms. Blue Gum House has 26 self-catered rooms with private ensuite and study area. Blue Gum rooms contain a wardrobe, study desk, shelves, chair, mirror, noticeboard, desk, lamp and heater. Residents must provide their own linen, or linen packs are available for purchase through the UON Student Living Portal.

Kitchen, dining and lounge facilities are shared with other members of the wing.The units and common areas support residents in their academic endeavours while offering a friendly welcoming environment.


Services and Facilities

The common areas are a hub of activity with pay TV, lounges and areas for study. Kitchens are partially equipped containing kettle, toaster, microwave oven, electric stove/ oven and fridge/freezer. Residents must bring their own dining utensils or may purchase dining packs through the UON Student Living Portal. Residents are also provided with a pantry space to store their non-perishable food items. Residents are welcome to use a multi-purpose sporting area close by and he new Campus gym is popular with residents. Facilities Management and Campus Security are located within 50 metres of the residence, making for easy access for residents.


Food Service

Self-catering is the only option at Blue Gum House.

Edwards Hall, or 'Teds' for the initiated, is known for its spirited residential community committed to academic excellence. As the oldest residence at the University of Newcastle, Edwards Hall has proud traditions and is home to 383 residents every year. 298 of these residents live in the main catered halls and 85 live in the self-catered unit style residences.

With so many students living in close proximity, life at Edwards Hall is about building strong bonds between residents. It's more than a place to live, it's also a lively community which builds your confidence and social skills as you strive for academic success.


Residential Life

Esse Quam Videri - to be rather than to seem - is the Edwards Hall motto and sets a standard for life to which all Teds residents aspire. In conjunction with the ResLife team, the Edwards Hall Resident Member's Association Committee (RMAC) organises a variety of activities including sporting events, parties, resident dinners, charity and cultural functions, and much more. RMAC consists of a group of residents who are elected into positions at the end of the previous year. Positions are available every year for first year representatives if you are interested in immersing yourself within the residential culture.


Living Arrangements

Residents who live in Main Hall (catered standard room) and self-catered residences have a private room with shared facilities. Those who live in Cutler North (catered residence) have a private room including an ensuite.

Each room is supplied with a single bed, study desk and chair, mirror, notice board, desk lamp, heater, wardrobe and storage for books and personal items. Residents must provide their own linen, or linen packs are available for purchase through the UON Student Living Portal.

All catered residents have access to a shared tearoom equipped with a microwave, fridge, instant hot water and sink. Self-catered residents share a partially equipped kitchen containing kettle, toaster, microwave oven, electric stove/oven and fridge/freezer.

Residents must bring their own dining utensils or may purchase dining packs through the UON Student Living Portal. Residents are also provided with a pantry space to store their non-perishable food items.


Services and Facilities

  • Individually keyed rooms which are fully maintained.
  • 24 hour security, 7 days a week.
  • Live-in residential staff.
  • A recreation room including TV, and a range of recreational facilities.
  • Outdoor swimming pool, open 9:00am to 10:00pm.
  • A common room including pay TV, DVD player, music equipment and lounges.
  • Newly renovated study rooms equipped with white boards, internet ports and televisions with gaming input ports.

Food Service

Catered residents enjoy 16 meals per week, freshly prepared in our kitchen by the catering team.

During the weekdays a continental breakfast is served between 7:30 am and 9:30am. Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 7:30pm. Take-away service is available from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

On the weekend: Breakfast is served between 8:00 am and 10:00 am, and lunch is available from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Dinner is available from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Take-away service is available from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Individual dietary requirements can be catered for. View an example of our weekly menu.

Evatt House is more than just a place to live, it's about pride, enthusiasm and mass participation! Originally known as the 'country kid's college', Evatt House is a home away from home for 211 residents who seek independent living in self-catered unit-style residences but who want to be a part of a friendly and social community.

Evatt House has built a strong tradition of sporting rivalry and excellence and is actively involved in the wider community in pursuit of ensuring residents develop valuable leadership and promote social responsibility.


Residential Life

Carpe Diem is the motto by which Evatt House residents live - taking advantage of every opportunity to make the most of the residential experience. In conjunction with the ResLife team, the Evatt Residents Association (ERA) organise a variety of activities including sporting events, parties, college dinners, charity and cultural functions and much more. ERA consists of a group of residents who are elected into positions at the end of the previous year. Positions are available every year for first year representatives if you are interested in immersing yourself within the residential culture.


Living Arrangements

Evatt House is divided into units of five, six and ten bedrooms.  Each room is supplied with a single bed, study desk and chair, bookshelf, mirror, notice board, desk lamp, wardrobe and heater.

Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared and each unit has a dining and lounge area with a dining table and chairs, comfortable lounge suite, coffee tables and a television. Residents must provide their own linen, or linen packs are available for purchase through the UON Student Living Portal.

Kitchens are partially equipped with a kettle, toaster, microwave oven, electric stove/oven and fridge/freezer. Residents must bring their own dining utensils or may purchase dining packs through the UON Student Living Portal. Residents are also provided with a pantry space to store their non-perishable food items.


Services and Facilities

  • Individually keyed rooms which are fully maintained.
  • 24 hour security, 7 days a week.
  • Live-in residential staff.
  • Two covered barbecue areas with picnic tables.
  • A common room (known as the CAT Room) including a stereo system, television, pay TV and a range of recreational facilities.
  • A study room which can accommodate between six and eight students for quiet study.
  • Large group study space.

Food Service

Meal plans may be purchased by Evatt House residents.

  • 16 meals package $116.25 per week.
  • 5 meals package $56.25 per week.

International House (IH) is a unique residential community which promotes respect, participation and community spirit and welcomes residents from all over Australia and the world. IH has a higher ratio of international to domestic students which enables all 221 residents to meet and form close friendships with a wide range of people from diverse nationalities for a worldly experience.

International House is perfect for students who seek independent living in self-contained unit style residences but want the convenience of catering options. IH offers the perfect balance of independence and social interaction and prides itself on catering for everyone.

International House promotes personal growth, inspiration and the opportunity to help you achieve your academic goals, develop self-confidence and leadership skills.


Residential Life

The International House motto is Nec Soprte Nec Fato - neither by chance nor by fate - which encourages residents to create their own future by the way they behave in the present. In conjunction with the ResLife team, the International House Member's Association (IMA) organise a variety of activities including sporting events, parties, college dinners, charity and cultural functions and much more. IMA consists of a group of residents who are elected into positions at the end of the previous year. Positions are available every year for first year representatives if you are interested in immersing yourself within the college culture.


Living Arrangements

International House is divided into units of five, six and ten bedrooms. Each room is supplied with a single bed, study desk and chair, mirror, noticeboard, desk lamp, heater, wardrobe and bookshelf. Residents must provide their own linen, or linen packs are available for purchase through the UoN Student Living Portal.

Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared and each unit has a dining and lounge area with a dining table and chairs, comfortable lounge suite, coffee tables and a television. Kitchens are partially equipped containing kettle, toaster, microwave oven, electric stove/oven and fridge/freezer.

Residents must bring their own dining utensils or may purchase dining packs through the UoN Student Living Portal. Residents are also provided with a pantry space to store their non-perishable food items. 


Services and Facilities

  • Individually keyed rooms which are fully maintained.
  • 24 hour security, 7 days a week.
  • Live-in residential staff.
  • Three covered barbecue areas with picnic tables.
  • A common room (known as the Green Room) including a stereo system, television, pay TV, and a range of recreational facilities.
  • Outdoor swimming pool, open 9:00am to 10:00pm.
  • A study room which can accommodate between six and eight students for quiet study, with wireless internet

Food Service

International House residents enjoy five dinners per week, freshly prepared by our catering team. Dinner is served Monday to Friday from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Take-away services are also available during this time. Individual dietary requirements can be catered for. View an example of our weekly menu.

In 2015 the University of Newcastle will see the opening of an exciting new residential development on our Callaghan campus. This new offering will almost double our residential community, making it easier than ever before for students to gain the unique experience of on-campus living.


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Consisting of 778 beds in four multi-story residential buildings, this innovative design enables student living in a variety of configurations:

  • studio single
  • studio accessible
  • 1 bedroom apartment
  • 2 bedroom apartment
  • 2 bedroom apartment accessible
  • 5 or 6 bedroom apartment

In addition, the development incorporates social and recreational spaces as well as formal and informal study areas. These areas have been designed to enhance the student learning experience and will include high-speed wi-fi Internet connection. Other amenities will include common rooms, communal kitchen, barbecue areas and multi-purpose rooms including a music room and a movie room.