Fremantle accommodation

At The University of Notre Dame, we offer a range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options.

Residential Halls

The Residential Halls are situated in the centre of the Fremantle campus and therefore close to all campus facilities. The Fremantle campus is located in the historic West End of Fremantle, the main port city of Western Australia. Shops, cafes, restaurants, beaches and sport facilities are within walking distance or are easily accessible by public transport. There are three residential halls:

  • Port Lodge

    Built as a Sailor’s Rest in 1899 and located on Marine Terrace, this historic two storied building once offered a small recital hall seating 120, individual apartments and a dining room with adjacent sitting rooms. The back section was added in May 1943 and opened by the then Lieutenant Governor, Sir James Mitchell. It became a boarding house in 1976 and was renamed Port Lodge.

  • Cleopatra Hotel

    Originally called the Crown and Thistle, the hotel was leased by Captain E H Fothergill in 1881 and renamed the Cleopatra, in honour of a ship he owned. The original hotel was demolished in 1906. A new building, designed by architect J H Eales, was completed in 1907 and extensively renovated in 1985 when it was renamed The Auld Mug Tavern. The name has since reverted to the Cleopatra.

  • P&O Hotel

    The P&O Hotel opened in 1901 and remained a popular family hotel for many years. It originally consisted of one bar, stables at the rear and high-class accommodation upstairs. In 1938 the hotel had a major interior upgrade and two extra bars were added. The property was a popular watering hole for waterside workers in the 1970s, but as the shipping industry declined, so did the P&O. The hotel was leased by the University in July 2000 and given a significant refurbishment.

Information on how to apply, lease dates and fees can be found at Accommodation Fremantle - how to apply.

Facilities and rooms

  • Rooms

    Rooms offered are either single or twin shared. Due to several different factors, residents cannot request specific rooms.  Each bedroom contains:

    • Single bed
    • Bed linen – two fitted sheets, two flat sheets, two pillow cases, one pillow, one doona/comforter
    • Two towels
    • Study desk and chair
    • Wardrobe
    • Side table
    • Desk lamp
    • Alarm clock
    • Heater and/or fan
    • Rubbish bin
  • Bathrooms

    There are several designated male and female bathrooms throughout the halls. All bathrooms are shared by the students.

  • Recreation spaces

    Each Hall has a common student lounge room, which is well equipped with entertainment facilities including a pool table, widescreen TV and a DVD player. These facilities are available 24/7 to cater for the differing needs of students.

  • Kitchen

    The residences include fully equipped self-catering kitchens. Students are provided with fridge and freezer space, and a personal lockable food locker.

  • Laundry

    There is a coin-operated laundry available for the exclusive use of residents. Washers are $3 per load and dryers are $1 per load. Laundry dry racks are also provided.

  • Study facilities

    Each residence has a designated study room where students have access to University computers and printing facilities. Free WI-FI access is available for all residents. Students are also encouraged to use the libraries on campus for study.

  • Parking

    There is no parking available for residents. You may wish to speak with the City of Fremantle to discuss parking options around Fremantle. There is a lockable space available for bicycles.

  • Internet

    All three residential halls have access to wireless internet.

  • Contact us

    Contact Us:

    Manager of Student Residences Fremantle Campus  
    Ph: +61 8 9433 0106
    Email: residentialhalls@nd.edu.au

Off-campus options

Student Services provides contacts and a detailed listing of accommodation providers around the Fremantle area. The Student Connect Officer focuses on accommodation options that are close to the University and with easy access to public transport. Students have the choice of shared accommodation, renting or leasing a property or booking a homestay with a local family.

  • Accommodation notice board

    Student Services maintains an accommodation notice board for students to advertise and seek accommodation. The accommodation service is a referral service only – available rental properties have not been inspected nor has any individual offering share opportunities been interviewed or police checked. Any lease negotiated between a student and a landlord or homeowner is the responsibility of the parties involved.

    Register here.

  • Homestay

    This option involves living with a family or a single homeowner in a furnished room and house, sharing facilities, and in some cases, meals. This may take various forms such as a single person living in a unit to a couple with children. Homestays operate via a number of organisations including Nacel Australia and WA Homestay Network..

  • Contact us

    Student Connect Officer

    Student Services (ND7)
    Ph: +61 8 9433 0550
    Email: fremantle.housing@nd.edu.au