College meal options
More flexibility than ever
There are now more options than ever before for self-catered living within our traditional colleges. Austin College is now completely self-catered, but remains a traditional college in all other aspects. Earle Page College offers options of either catered or self-catered (D block only), and Mary White College's self-catering accommodation has been expanded to a second block.
Meal options for college residents
Fully self-catered accommodation is offered at Austin College, and Wright College & Village.
Mary White and Earle Page Colleges also have self-catered options in specific blocks, with a dedicated block kitchen.
Walter's Cafe is located in Austin College's dining hall, and offers affordable cafe meals to college residents and the wider UNE community. Other on-campus meal options include Booloominbah's restaurant and cafe, Cafe Life, The 'Stro, Sport UNE and the Natural History Museum's cafe.
If you're a resident of Duval, Robb, or Mary White or Earle Page's catered blocks, your accommodation fee includes a meal package of five evening dinners — from Sunday to Thursday.
Robb College residents also receive five lunches, Monday to Friday.
Meals for college residents, conferences and events are provided by catering contractor, Compass.
Communal kitchens have been fitted into Duval, Robb, Earle Page, and Mary White. So, in addition to the college meal package and plan, you have the flexibility to cook and prepare meals as desired. Residents can access this facility seven days a week.
A fully-catered option is also available from St Albert's College, a privately owned college located adjacent to the UNE campus.
Detailed information about meal packages at UNE colleges
Meal packages: what to expect
Residents of Duval and Robb Colleges, and Earle Page and Mary White residents who opt for a catered package have five dinners per week included in your 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.
Robb College residents also receive five lunches Monday to Friday, served from 12 noon – 1:30 pm.
The five dinner meals (Robb College ten meals) are served in your college.
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.
Communal kitchens: cooking your own additional meals
Communal kitchens have been fitted into Duval, Robb, Earle Page, and Mary White. So, in addition to the catered meal package and plan, you have the flexibility to cook and prepare meals as required. Residents can access this facility seven days a week.
Walter's Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch from 8:30am-2:30pm, Monday to Friday, subject to change turing the trimester breaks and public holidays. 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.