Accommodation options in Newcastle for international students University of Newcastle, Australia


Temporary accommodation

International students who are intending to live off-campus generally choose to stay somewhere temporarily (approximately 3 – 10 days) while they source more permanent housing.


On campus accommodation

UON Student Living is the University of Newcastle's on-campus residential precinct at our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses. A home for UON students from across Australia and around the world, UON Student Living provides a student experience like no other. If you would like the unique lifestyle, safety and security that you get by living on campus in a diverse global community, UON Student Living is the ideal choice.
Click here to see a summary outlining the cost of living on campus compared to accommodation off campus.


Off campus accommodation

If you do not wish to live on-campus, the University offers assistance in finding off-campus accommodation. We have a database of off-campus accommodation where you will find a variety of off-campus options.



Homestay is a popular choice of accommodation for international students, providing the opportunity to live in a home environment while studying at the University.

Families offering homestay provide a friendly environment where students have the opportunity to practice language skills and form new friendships.

Permanent accommodation 

Permanent accommodation

Further to the off-campus database you can also search for rental properties which are managed by real estate agents on the following websites: or

It is important to consider the full range of costs and responsibilities when looking for somewhere to live. Here are some good hints and tips on renting a home.