On campus accommodation
Living on-campus gives students 24/7 access to Fremantle's West End lifestyle and, with parks and beaches adjacent to the campus, and a glorious year-round Mediterranean climate, the 'great Australian outdoors' is right on their doorstep.
Notre Dame's residential community is a blend of students from across the globe and Australia. The residential halls are focused on developing a friendly and social community through weekly meetings, meals and other activities aimed at building a student community.
The Fremantle Campus offers student accommodation right in the heart of our town university campus.
Living in a Residential Hall is a great way to meet people from all over the world, including different parts of Australia! You will live right in the historical West End of Fremantle, five minutes from the beach. Students living in the Residential Halls can participate in activities, excursions and trips that will introduce you to life in Western Australia, including surfing, AFL games, movie nights, BBQs, social sports and walking tours.
Before leaving home you will be advised which of our three Residence Halls you will live in.
Residential Hall Supervisors on-Campus
A Hall Supervisor is assigned to each Hall of Residence. The Hall Supervisor oversees all students and will assist you with academic, social and cultural activities. The Hall Supervisors are concerned for your safety and health while in residence, and report any discipline issues that may arise in the Hall. You are responsible for your own behaviour and must exercise care and concern for the University facilities and your fellow residents.
Rooms and equipment for on-campus accommodation
The Residences are located on campus and rooms are not uniform in size. You may be allocated a single or twin room. Bathroom facilities are shared, as are self-catering kitchen facilities. Bed linen and a towel are provided. Each room has a study desk fitted with a desk lamp. Each Residence has a community kitchen with appliances and equipment and is self-catering. In addition, students are invited to participate in a community meal program, to be arranged upon arrival.
Please note that Inbound study abroad and exchange students will automatically be assigned to on-campus accommodation unless they indicate otherwise; no additional application is required beyond the Study Abroad Application.
Semester One 2019: Cost for the Semester (18 weeks) is $4986.00, plus $150 refundable bond payment and $272 community meal payment.
Semester Two 2019: Cost for the semester (18 weeks) is $5202.00, plus $150 refundable bond payment and $272 community meal payment.
Notre Dame has three Residential Halls on Campus:
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.
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.
Originally called the Crown and Thistle, the hotel was leased by Captain E H Fothergill in 1881 and renamed the Cleopatra, on 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.
Off campus accommodation
The Student Support Officer provides a detailed listing of accommodation options and providers in and around the Fremantle area, with a focus on options which are close to the University with easy access to public transport.
For all enquiries, please contact the Student Support Officer
Location: Student Services ND7 - 32 Mouat Street, Fremantle
Phone: (+61) 8 9433 0550
Please visit our off-campus accommodation page for the following information:
- Student Accommodation
- Short Term Accommodation
- Renting Information
- How to Find Rentals
- Accommodation Locations
- External Advice
- Crisis Accommodation
Manager of Student Residences
Ph: +61 8 9433 0106
View the Sydney Accommodation Guide.
Off campus accommodation
Notre Dame’s Sydney Campus is located in the heart of Sydney, which is an exciting place to live, surrounded by iconic tourist sites, restaurants and entertainment, and cafes.
Notre Dame offers an accommodation information service to students looking for off-campus accommodation. No accommodation is pre-arranged or personally provided for individual students by Notre Dame. Our Prospective Students Office provides contacts and listings of the accommodation providers around the Sydney city district, close to the university, and within close proximity to public transport.
A range of options are available to students:
Independent residential colleges
Notre Dame's Sydney Campus offers information regarding local student accommodation providers, residential colleges and guest houses; however no accommodation is pre-arranged or personally provided for individual students by Notre Dame.
In the tradition of Oxbridge colleges, Warrane College is an independent residential college for men located at UNSW. It supports the pursuit of academic excellence and all-round personal development, within a community of university students, teachers and researchers.
Sancta Sophia College
Sancta Sophia College provides accommodation for undergraduate females and postgraduate male and female students. Residents can choose from single or shared rooms (twin) with shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have a single bed, desk, chair, ceiling fan and private landline telephone with voicemail. Sancta Sophia College provides residents with opportunities to become involved in many of the social, cultural and sporting events that are run by the student house committee.
Renting a house or apartment
Local real estate agencies or private owners regularly advise Notre Dame of available houses and apartments for rent in the Sydney city district. Rental properties can be furnished, partly furnished or unfurnished. When considering renting a property, students should consider that landlords require rent to be paid in advance and the payment of a security bond equal to one month’s rent.
Renting a room
There are limited opportunities for this style of accommodation. Renting a room usually consists of a shared bathroom and communal areas of the house, with separate bedroom and study area. Expenses such as power, gas, telephone and excess water are normally paid in addition to rent.
*For information regarding the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 please refer to the NSW Department of Fair Trading website www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au.
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Sharing with other students
Many students choose to share a house or apartment with other students. They advertise on the student noticeboards or with the Student Services Office. This arrangement involves having your own bedroom with shared communal areas (kitchen, laundry, living room and bathroom) as well as responsibilities for house-keeping. Share housing can offer inexpensive accommodation, the opportunity to share expenses and build friendships and a social network.
The campus is surrounded by natural savannah and tropical gardens and is only a 10-minute walk from the main Broome shopping centre, and 20 minutes to the town centre. The Village includes a hostel which can accommodate 28 people and nine self-contained houses; each house contains five single bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and study areas. Guests enjoy shared kitchens, lounges and dining areas. Village amenities include free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen, BBQ facilities, pool tables, a basketball court, television room, laundry and off-street parking. Guests must be aged 18 and over. Students from other tertiary institutions and those attending training, workshops, meetings or retreats are also welcome to apply for campus accommodation.
Accommodation Coordinator’s Office
First floor of the Hostel building (top of the stairs)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4.30pm
Ph: +61 8 9192 0615
Mobile: 0467 810 919