Customised living

At Student Living we offer a range of accommodation options for our diverse student population so that our residents can design their own lifestyle on campus.

In addition to our nine residences, you can also choose from four different Living Environments to help us group like minded residents together. You can view the exact locations on the Living Environments map.

Lifestyle areas are for residents who wish to live in a quieter living environment with minimal alcohol usage while still enjoying Student Living activities.

In 2020, Lifestyle areas are available at:

Gender areas for residents that wish to live with those of the same gender only. If you live in a Gender area, guests of the opposite gender will not be allowed to stay overnight.

In 2020, Gender areas are available at:

P, H and RHD for residents who are studying postgraduate, honours or research degrees and are seeking a quieter environment to maximise study time.

In 2020, P, H and RHD areas are available at:

General areas for residents who do not wish to select any specific living environment.

In 2020, General areas are available at:

Important considerations

Not all Living Environments are available in all residences, so make sure to look at the Living Environments map to see all of the locations.

All Living Environments are subject to availability.

Room types


At Student Living, residents have the option of choosing from catered living or self-catered rooms with communal kitchens.

If you have a dietary requirement (allergies, intolerance, vegetarian etc.) we are more than happy to accommodate you to the best of our ability. Call our customer service team on 4913 8888 and advise us of your name, student number and dietary restriction and we will forward the information to the kitchen staff.

To make it easier for you to avoid foods you can't have, there are also allergy disclosures on all the meals in the Dining Hall.

With current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Dining Hall is open for takeaway dinner service only.

Monday to Friday: 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday:  5:00pm to 7:00pm

With current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Dining Hall is open for takeaway service only.

Catered residents are automatically registered on our catering system when they get here via their student card and are provided with a takeaway container.

Since you are registered using your student card, you must bring it with you to the Dining Hall when you collect your meals.

Please make sure you wear shoes and covered clothing (no bikinis or bare chests) to avoid burns and spills.

The Edwards Hall Dining Hall is an alcohol-free zone.

If you decide you don't want to cook for yourself, you can opt in to a meal plan during your time with us (with the exception of Blue Gum House which is entirely self-catered).

You can choose from:

  • 5 meals package for $52.00 per week.
  • Casual meal vouchers for $12.00 each.

Please contact the Student Living Customer Service Team either by calling (02) 4913 8888 or visiting reception at West Residence for more information.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.