Information available on this page:
- On-campus Accommodation
- "Homestay" Accommodation
- Independent College Accommodation
- Off-Campus Housing
- Temporary Accommodation
- Hotels, Motels & Backpackers Accommodation
- Staying with friends or family
UTAS Accommodation Services
UTAS Accommodation Services provides several styles of accommodation and support options on both the Hobart and Launceston Campuses.
Each residence is unique, offering a range of social, cultural and sporting opportunities in an environment conducive to study and academic achievement. Significant emphasis is placed on fostering safe, healthy, supportive and resilient residential academic communities. There is an emphasis on sharing, learning and experiencing different values, cultures and customs.
Students studying at the Launceston campus have a choice of three Halls of Residence:
For more information about Launceston on-campus accommodation please download the following fact sheet.
Students studying at the Hobart campus have the following accommodation choices:
For more information about Hobart on-campus accommodation please download the following fact sheet.
- Be aware of your responsibilities outlined in the “Student Homestay Agreement”
The English Language Centre (ELC) provides a quality Homestay program. Homestay accommodation provides a safe, caring environment with an Australian host. For English language students this is a great way to experience the Australian way of life and students can benefit from practicing their English skills with their Homestay Host.
Australian households vary, and may be a married couple with or without children, a one-parent family or a single person who wishes to share with an international student. A household may also include other students.
In Homestay accommodation, students have their own bedroom and share the family bathroom. Students are treated as a member of the family and should keep their bedroom tidy and be helpful around the house. The Homestay Host prepares the evening meals and provides the student with ingredients to make breakfast and lunch themselves.
All homestay hosts are visited by the Homestay Co-ordinator. At this meeting the hosts are advised of the Homestay guidelines and hosts must meet strict requirements. A police check is also conducted. Students living in Homestay are also subject to guidelines, which are outlined in the ‘Student Homestay Agreement’.
For further information about costs and applying for Homestay, please visit the UTAS Accommodation Website
Independent College Accommodation (Hobart)
"Jane Franklin" Hall
Jane Franklin Hall is an independently-owned college-style accommodation.
Every student in Jane Franklin Hall has a single study-bedroom with telephone. Most rooms have views of the Derwent estuary, Mt. Wellington, or the city with its backdrop of hills. College facilities include floodlit tennis court, games room, weights room, art room, music rooms with pianos, library, study rooms, TV rooms and lounges, and a free laundry.
The College is located halfway between the University and the city centre - about twenty five minutes walk from each. Public buses run past the College to town, and the College's own free bus shuttles regularly between the University's campuses.
To apply, and for more information about Jane Franklin Hall, please click here.
Off-Campus Housing provides an alternative way to renting properties at UTAS through an on-line listing. Each property has been inspected by the University to ensure it is suitable for student accommodation.
The listing covers a wide range of rental properties, catering to most needs and budgets.
To register on-line, and for more information about off-campus housing, please click here.
- Book a minimum of 3 days temporary accommodation
If students have not arranged alternative accommodation then you must book a minimum of 3 days temporary accommodation before they travel to Tasmania. A list of hostels/hotels can be found on the back of the Hobart and Launceston Arrivals forms. It is very important that this be done prior to your arrival as most facilities are booked out at the peak times when students arrive.
After you arrive, the Accommodation Officer or International Student Adviser may then help you decide what type of accommodation you would like on a long term basis and help you locate it and make the necessary arrangements.
Please see the staff listed below for help:
Accommodation Officer, International Services (Level 2, Hytten Hall)
Launceston ELC Students
International Student Adviser, English Language Centre
Launceston Degree or Post-Graduate Students
International Student Adviser, International Services
Hotels, Motels & Backpackers Accommodation
Generally, the price you pay for accommodation will determine its quality however, it can be expensive to stay in a good quality motel or hotel for a long period of time. Backpacker accommodation is relatively inexpensive but you may need to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag if you choose this option.
Please see the Discover Tasmania website for accommodation information.
Staying with friends or family
- If under 18 years old, please contact DIAC before travelling to Australia
If you know someone in Australia, this is a great way to settle into life here. Your friends or family can provide advice, support and encouragement in your first days in Australia.
However, if you are under the age of 18 and are planning to stay with family or friends, you must make arrangements for this with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship before travelling to Australia.
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