Catering in the Colleges

Meals for college residents, conferences and events are provided by catering contractor, Compass.

Meal packages for residents

If you're a resident of either Duval, Robb, Earle Page, Austin and Mary White College, your accommodation fee includes a meal package of 5 evening dinners — from Sunday to Thursday.

Robb College residents also receive 5 lunches, Monday to Friday.

Mary White College also has a self-catered option in one block, with a dedicated block kitchen.

Communal kitchens have been fitted into Duval, Robb, Earle Page, Austin and Mary White. So, in addition to the college meal package and plan, you have the flexibility to cook and prepare meals as required. Residents can access this facility seven days a week.

A fully-catered option is available from St Albert's College.

Detailed information about your meal package

Meal packages: what to expect

Residents of Duval, Robb, Earle Page, Austin and Mary White Colleges have a 5 dinner package included in their accommodation fee.

Meals times are 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, from Sunday to Thursday.

Dinner meal packages will include:

  • Soup with a range of breads
  • A choice of three main courses
  • Vegetable station
  • Salad Station
  • Dessert station.

See the 4 week cyclic menu.

Robb College residents also receive 5 lunches Monday to Friday, served from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm.

The 5 dinner meals (Robb College 10 meals) require no online registration and all meals are served in your respective colleges.

Additional meal options

Compass offers an additional, flexible meal options — breakfast and lunch — to add-on to the college meal package. 

These additional meals are served in Walters' Cafe (located in Austin College dining hall) at the following times:

  • Breakfast 7.30 am – 9.00 am
  • Lunch 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm.

Please see the cyclic 4 weekly menu.

Communal kitchens: cooking you own additional meals

Communal kitchens have been fitted into Duval, Robb, Earle Page, Austin and Mary White. So, in addition to the college meal package and plan, you have the flexibility to cook and prepare meals as required. Residents can access this facility seven days a week.

Meal vouchers: a flexible option

Another option is to purchase meal vouchers for breakfast and lunch, served at Austin College dining hall. Please note that vouchers expire at the end of each year.

How to purchase your vouchers and collect your meals

  1. Student registers an account at Intrapay.com.au (not required if student has Intrapay login)
  2. Student selects and purchases a meal voucher
  3. The following day, student collects meal tag from Walter's Cafe (in Austin dining hall)
  4. Student can use the meal vouchers by swiping their meal tags at Walter's Cafe in Austin dining hall.
Meal  Vouchers Per Meal Total Cost
10 meals $7.50 $ 75.00
25 meals  $7.25 $181.25
50 meals $6.60 $330.00
Walter's Cafe

Walter's Cafe

Walter's Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch from 8am-2pm, Monday to Friday. This commercial cafe offers daily specials like pasta bar, build-your-own burgers, ice cream bar, pizza, pies, nachos, chips, coffee, and more.

You can visit the Walter's Cafe page on Facebook for the latest specials.

Conference and event catering

Catering for conferences and events is organised upon request through the college at which your booking is made.