UTAS student accommodation is warm, welcoming and provides students with easy access to everything that the university and surrounding areas provide. You will find new friends, find your feet, find your direction and find yourself. So don't just dream it, live it with UTAS.
The University owns and manages on-campus student accommodation communities in Hobart and Launceston. The communities have many support services and lifestyle options. There are many advantages in choosing to live within a student residential community:
- On-site support and academic programs
- Higher study completion rates
- Secure environment
- Fixed yearly residential costs
Food choices are fully flexible using Residential Choice, combined self-catering (cook for yourself) and meal purchasing scheme. Students choose how, when and where to spend their food dollars. A kitchen in every residence and on-site café and restaurants open seven days mean students have maximum choice and flexibility
The Hobart Accommodation Services community is centred on the upper part of the main Sandy Bay campus. It is within walking distance to all parts of the campus. Our free bus service travels around Sandy Bay, to the three city campuses (about ten minutes away) and the local shopping centre.
Christ College, dating back to 1846, is the oldest institution of higher learning in Australia, featuring an active College Club offering optional sporting and community activities for all residents. The present site, built in the 1960s, is laid out as interconnecting buildings around courtyards with views of the Derwent River and the hills behind. All bedrooms and most facilities have been recently refurbished and upgraded. A large kitchen and a number of smaller kitchenettes are available for self-catering. Christ College offers a college experience with mostly single bedrooms, sharing unisex bathrooms. (A Residential Choice residence)
John Fisher College
Established in 1963, the highly motivated College Club offers optional activities for all College residents. It is housed within one multi-storey building which also contains the on-site Pepperz Café Restaurant. The smaller of the two Colleges, John Fisher College also has great views of the Derwent River and hills and has refurbished and upgraded bedrooms, shared bathrooms and self-catering facilities. Choose John Fisher College if you'd like to be part of a college experience with single bedrooms on corridors with a choice of shared single-sex or unisex bathrooms. (A Residential Choice residence)
Mt Nelson Villas
Situated on the upper part of the Sandy Bay campus the Villas are located in quiet surrounds with views over the Derwent River and adjoining bushland. Very close to public bus services, it is about 15 minutes walk from the main campus. Mt Nelson Villas offer a quiet location, away from the main parts of campus and adjacent to local residential areas. (A Residential Choice residence)
A purpose-built facility, constructed in 2004, most apartments have six bedrooms and two bathrooms split into two wings either side of common living areas. Each apartment is fully furnished and self-contained. The apartments face the Derwent River, hills and bushland behind. University Apartments are for those who wish to live in a higher standard shared 'home' environment. (A Residential Choice residence)
Jane Franklin Hall
Established in 1950, and affiliated with UTAS, Jane Franklin Hall is a fully catered traditional residential college that aims to provide its residents with the finest possible educational and pastoral context in which to pursue their studies. It is located in attractive grounds, midway between the centre of Hobart and the Sandy Bay campus.
Springvale Hostel - Under 18 Accommodation
Springvale Hostel, situated in the Hobart suburb of New Town, is the University of Tasmania’s approved accommodation facility for Under-18 International Students. Springvale has been accommodating Under-18 International Students studying at the University of Tasmania since 2008. Accommodation is spread across three buildings and consists of 45 high-quality single rooms, 10 twin-share rooms and 5 large dormitories. The Hostel has a movie room and some games’ rooms available to students as well as spacious grounds.
The Launceston accommodation community is on three sites across the Newnham campus, within walking distance to all parts of the campus, including AMC, and local shops. A short bus trip can take students to and from the Inveresk campus. Accommodation is also available at the Beauty Point campus.
Leprena was established in 1985 and consists of several separate buildings housing self-contained apartments and small 'wings' of single rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. The word 'Leprena' is of Aboriginal origin and means 'Home'. Choose Leprena if you enjoy a shared home or smaller group lifestyle in a quiet location. (A Residential Choice residence)
Established in the 1970s, Kerslake Hall was named after Irene Kerslake the first female Warden of Launceston Teachers' College. Designed as a traditional Hall of Residence, it has private single bedrooms and shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Kerslake Hall offers students the experience of living in a self-contained supportive academic community. (A Residential Choice residence)
Situated on the grounds of the Australian Maritime College (AMC) area of the Newnham campus, Investigator Hall is secluded and peaceful. It provides comfortable single rooms for undergraduate and industry-based students. Although originally for AMC students, it is now open to all students attending UTAS. Investigator Hall provides living in bright and open shared multi-storey, single bedroom residences within easy access of the Residential Services on-site Saltz Café and Restaurant, open seven days. (A Residential Choice residence)
Offers on-campus accommodation for AMC seafaring students who undertake coastal courses at the AMC's Beauty Point campus. It offers a stimulating and supportive experience in a friendly secure environment. Endeavour Hall contains 112 single study bedrooms in three wings.
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