Join the fun and friendly community living on-campus at UNE, Armidale. Or, choose from a range of on and off-campus options in Armidale. If you plan to study at UNE Sydney, you will find private rentals and homestays in Parramatta or a nearby suburb.

Whether you are an undergraduate student coming to study in Australia for the first time or a PhD student coming to live here with your family, you will find your home away from home.

UNE Armidale campus

On-campus accommodation

Do you want to live close to the UNE academic campus, make new friends and get involved in a variety of social events? On-campus living at a UNE residential college is for you!

UNE Armidale has a variety of colleges, so you can select the accommodation that best suits your needs.

Earle Page College, in particular, has a new, value-for-money accommodation package that will help you spare your budget.

If you are looking to make your travel budget stretch further, you can also read about our accommodation scholarships.

Off-campus accommodation

If you would rather live off-campus, UNE Life Advocacy & Welfare can help you find shared accommodation, private board, or local rentals in Armidale.

Shared living arrangements are a great way to save money, meet new friends, socialise and learn at the same time. But, always consider your tenancy agreement carefully. Take note of included costs such as power, water and communications and think about how much it will cost to get to and from campus. For detailed information and advice about renting and shared accommodation, visit the Tenants NSW website.

When renting, you also need to consider:

  • bond fees (equal to 4 weeks rent)
  • furniture
  • electricity
  • extra household running costs (such as internet)

Find out more about the cost of living in Australia.

For an approximate guide on rental prices in Armidale, visit, or

Please note that there's a higher demand for housing in Armidale during the 4-6 weeks before the trimester starts.

UNE Sydney campus

UNE Sydney campus is located in the suburb of Parramatta. The university partners with the Australian Homestay Network to offer rewarding short-term living options, or you can choose from a variety of long-term private rentals close to UNE Sydney campus.

Short-term housing in Parramatta

A homestay is a cultural exchange between an international student and a local individual or family in the host country. The host provides accommodation and support for an agreed time and rate. Australian Homestay Network organises these arrangements and can tailor your experience to include meals, assistance and other activities.

A homestay program gives you so much more than a place to sleep and eat. Each homestay experience provides an opportunity for you and the host family to learn from each other and share interests.

If you need short-term accommodation for only a few nights, there are some budget-friendly properties in Parramatta that you can book through

  • 21 Sorrell Shared Apartment approx. $95 per night
  • Fiori Apartments approx. $93 per night

Other websites that may be of use are Wotif and LastMinute.

Long-term housing in Parramatta

The Parramatta area has a range of affordable apartments and share-house options near the university campus. Real estate agents generally manage apartments, while individuals or students manage shared accommodation.

Please see the following popular real estate websites for local options:

Real estate agents in Parramatta

Raine & Horne Parramatta
Ray White Parramatta Group
McGrath Estate Agents Parramatta
First National Real Estate Parramatta
Century 21 Western Real Estate

Student housing by a private provider in Sydney city

Other student-specific accommodation options are available in Sydney CBD which is around a 35-minute express train trip to Parramatta. Find Sydney CBD accommodation through the following reliable websites:

Suburbs close to Parramatta

If you are looking for a private rental or share accommodation outside of Parramatta, the suburbs below are the closest to UNE Sydney.

  • Camellia
  • Carlingford
  • Constitution Hill
  • Dundas
  • Dundas Valley
  • Eastwood
  • Epping
  • Ermington
  • Granville
  • Harris Park
  • Newington
  • North Parramatta
  • North Rocks
  • Northmead
  • Old Toongabbie
  • Pendle Hill
  • Rosehill
  • Rydalmere
  • Silverwater
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • Telopea
  • Toongabbie
  • Wentworth Hill
  • Wentworth Point
  • Westmead
  • Winston Hills