Accommodation for postgraduate students

Whether you are here for just a few weeks or a few years, UC has accommodation options to meet your needs.

Halls of residence

We recognise that postgraduate study comes with different demands to undergraduate study and a postgraduate living environment can help support you and others at the same level of study.  We also understand the differing needs with start and end dates not always fitting into standard semester contracts (February-June or July-December). 

To meet these needs, a Postgraduate Flexi contract is on offer with a 16-week minimum stay.  You are able to extend your contract after your initial 16-week stay to the end of a semester contract (June or December).  Alternatively, discuss your departure date directly with your hall at the time your contract is due to be extended.

Please Note: If your programme of study is for less than 16 weeks, please email Accommodation Services and we will contact the hall to organise a contract to meet your programme needs.  

Hayashi - Hayashi comprises 16 two-storey townhouses for students in their second year of study and beyond.  Hayashi is a 15 minute walk to campus. 
Sonoda - located adjacent to Hayashi, Sonoda offers single rooms for students in their second year of study and beyond.  Sonoda is also a 15 minute walk to campus and offers a peaceful, tranquil environment surrounded by Japanese inspired grounds.

The availability of rooms will depend on the time of year you plan to arrive.  All rooms are fully-furnished providing a shared kitchen equipped with basic essentials, and rates include power.  Common spaces are cleaned fortnightly.  There are several food outlets within close proximity to all sites.

Postgraduate Flexi Contract
Contract LengthResidential Fee 2023Plus Deposit

Sonoda (5:1 bathroom ratio)
Single room

Hayashi (5:2 bathroom ratio)
Single room

Hayashi (5:2 bathroom ratio) 
Double room (single occupancy)

16 weeks (minimum)

16 weeks (minimum)

16 weeks (minimum)







*The deposit consists of a $300 administration fee, $200 residential life fee and $300 refundable contingency fee. Fees are paid on a fortnightly basis.

A linen pack and cutlery/crockery pack are available to purchase.

To apply, please complete an online application form. Click on "Registration" to begin your application and select the term "Postgraduate Flexi" indicating a preferred location. 

Couples or families apply for a 52 week contract with the term "Couples/Family Accommodation" and apply for a room type rather than a location.  

For any questions, please email Accommodation Services.