A self-catered traditional college

Austin CollegeAt Austin, we pride ourselves on the respect we hold for each college member's individuality. Austin students have become known for their 'give it a go' approach to life and for seeking out every opportunity.

Austin College is unique as UNE's only traditional residential college that is fully self-catered. Brand new kitchen facilities give you the flexibility and control to cook what you like, when you like.

Austin College will provide you with a comfortable and supportive environment and a variety of facilities to enrich your college experience. Social, sporting, cultural and academic needs are balanced at Austin, with activities organised to cater to all interest groups, and academic and pastoral support provided by student leaders.

Austin offers single study bedrooms, with shared bathrooms, and options for accessible accommodation. We have large communal kitchens within the college for all your self-catering needs (meal packages are available by request), our own bar, and the dining hall houses a commercial cafe.

Austin College fosters talent in all areas, and has a particular flair for the arts. Whether your talents lie in music, painting, writing, or theatre, Austin has a range of activities and events to suit you. Our Head of College initiated the UNE Chamber Music Ensemble, and always encourages the students to be involved in intercollege culture activities like the Austin Small Music Ensemble which performs regularly throughout the year.

UNE Life


UNE Life provides services for students, staff, and the wider community including sporting facilities, restaurants, and cafes, social activities, childcare, cinema, student radio, and more - explore UNE Life today.

Acknowledgement of Country

The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world's oldest living culture.

In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.