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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

Why should you book your student housing with us?

Finding and booking your student home can be overwhelming, and we are committed to making it safe and easy. That is why over 5 million students from over 177 countries trust us each year to find a place suitable to their needs!

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Our easy system lets you do everything on your own. However, if you need any help, our Personal Student Advisors (who are real people, not bots!) are there to help you. From the day you start looking, until the day you move out, we offer 24x7 support.

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With over 1.5 million student rooms, we have something to suit every preference. Studios, private rooms, shared apartments, shared rooms - we’ve got them all.

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Student Accommodation Options in Canberra

Book student accommodation in Canberra with the world’s largest student housing provider. You can choose from over 2000+ student rooms options which include ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and student flats. No booking fee. Best deal guaranteed! Explore student housing options that meets your budget from accommodations ranging from - AU$196 per Week and get offers up to AU$50.

Student housing near Australian National University (ANU), University of Canberra, University of New South WalesAustralian Catholic University and many more.

Here are your accommodation options:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space
  • Private rooms: Offers a personal study space with shared common kitchen and living room
  • Studio flats: Studio accommodation offers students complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

All our Canberra properties are located close to public transport, have amazing facilities (like gyms, Instagrammable rooftop terraces, gaming lounges, and theatre rooms), and a range of apartments with personalised amenities just for you. 

Living in Canberra as a Student

  • Cost of living: As compared to other cities in Australia, Canberra is affordable for students to live in. To give you an idea, a regular cappuccino would cost you around $3.46.  
  • Student-friendly locations: The city's elegant, contemporary neighbourhoods that are close to its various college campuses, as well as fun to live in make it some ideal choice. Students especially like AmarooCampbellGriffith, and Reid where you can find a variety of student apartments for rent that provide comfortable and affordable student housing options.
  • Rent for students: Our affordable flats to rent in Canberra start from AU$196 and have offers up to AU$50. With Unilodgers you need not worry about the amenities and bills as everything is included in the rent.

Student Life in Canberra

Famous for its museums, research centres, nightlife and tourist attractions, Canberra attracts international students every year. It provides a contemporary student living experience while also being on the quieter side of city life. With various shopping complexes, restaurants, boutiques and bars you can always head for an affordable meal and drinks. 

  • Stadiums: Catch a match at the largest sports venue by capacity in Canberra at GIO Stadium for a match of rugby or soccer.
  • Picnics and parks: Visit Canberra Nara Peace Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve or Weston Park to bask in nature or spend an ideal picnic afternoon with friends. 
  • Museums: With internationally acclaimed exhibitions and events that take place throughout the year, dive into the National Museum of Australia and visit the National Gallery of Australia to trace the city socially and culturally. 
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Markets: For budget groceries head to the Farmer’s Market or shop till you drop at Canberra Centre. Devour in excellent food and affordable drinks at Maple and Clove, Hippo Co or Molly. 

So, book your spot at Australia's capital city only on Unilodgers - the worlds’ most trusted student housing marketplace.

Student Travel in Canberra

With a well-connected transport system, Canberra’s public transport includes trains, buses, ferries making it easy and convenient to navigate the city.

  • Bus and Train: The bus and rail network is a great option to navigate the place and its neighbourhoods. The standard bus fare is $1.50, while Canberra Metro provides a quick and direct way with a nominal fee. To use the public bus network in Canberra, you can purchase a MyWay card that offers a discount on your everyday rides. 
  • Biking and walking: The capital city is smaller than major cities making biking and walking a convenient option to move around the city easily. 
Frequently Asked Questions

Can only students book with Unilodgers?

Only students who are studying in the universities in the city can book a room in student accommodations with Unilodgers. Finding the right fit of a student room is absolutely safe, easy and fuss-free with us.

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Canberra?

On average, student accommodation in Canberra rent for about AU$480 a week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just AU$142 per week

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Canberra?

To find rooms for rent in Canberra that have everything you want and fit your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent. 

What are some of the most popular neighborhoods for students in Canberra?

Canberra has many elegant, contemporary neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like Amaroo, Campbell, Griffith, and Reid where you can find a variety of student apartments for rent in Canberra that provide comfortable and affordable student housing options.

Can I get a furnished student room in Canberra?

Yes, you can get a furnished room in Canberra. All you’ll need to do is go on top of the page and use the filters to select your preferences.

What are the best student housing options near Canberra CBD?

You will find tons of student accommodations near Canberra CBD. Some of the most popular ones are UniGardens, UniLodge Campus West and UniLodge @ UC - Guginya. You can also check out more student rooms near Canberra CBD here

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Canberra?


Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available with our student accommodation in Canberra. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed.

Is there any benefit or discount/offers in group bookings?

Yes, there are lots of discounts, offers and cashback on group booking in some of our accommodations. To see more details, please visit the individual property pages.

When should I book my student accommodation in Canberra for the tenancy starting from January next year?

We recommend you book your accommodation for January around October and November to get the best options in Canberra.

What if I could not book a room until December last week?

If you’re unable to book a room until December last week, don’t worry. All you need to do is scroll up to see your options of accommodations and book the one that fits all your needs. We recommend you book a room as soon as you get confirmation from your university to avoid further delays.

Until when will I be able to cancel my student room booking?

Every student accommodation on Unilodgers has their own booking and cancellation policy. We recommend you to read the policy carefully before booking a room.

What all is included in the rent?

Many of our Canberra accommodations include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.

How to find accommodations that provide car parking space?

To find accommodations that provide car parking spaces, just use the filter on top or visit this link.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Canberra?


Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you find your best student accommodation in Canberra. Transport Canberra operates the public bus and light rail network, a convenient and cost-effective way for students to get around Canberra. You can also take advantage of Canberra's taxi cabs and ride-sharing services.

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?


Many of our student apartments in Canberra offer WiFi at no extra cost or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?


Our student residence in Canberra properties ensures your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of them also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Canberra?


Many of our student housing in Canberra properties are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for.

Can a virtual tour be arranged for a student apartment before booking?

Absolutely, you can virtually take a tour of your room. To do so, all you need to do is mention the same on the “special needs/requests" section of the booking form. Post this, our student advisors will be able to confirm from the property if they’ll be able to arrange a virtual tour for you.

Can I and my friend stay together in student accommodation in Canberra?

Yes, you can stay with your friend in a room if you both are students in one of the universities in the city. You can book a shared room in Canberra here

How to book a student room in Canberra on behalf of my friend?

You can book a room for your friend in Canberra by easily browsing through the accommodation options on top of the page. If you still find this confusing, just give us a call, and our student advisors will help you choose the right fit for your friend.

Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

We understand you might like your parents or guardians to stay with you to help you set up or for them to stay back after a long journey. But every accommodation has a different policy and we recommend you check with your accommodation about this.

How to find student living in Canberra that allow pets?

To find student accommodations in Canberra that allow pets, please visit the individual property pages.

How can I book my off-campus student accommodation in Canberra?

Visit unilodgers.com, Select Canberra as your city of choice. Browse the available off-campus student accommodations options, You can filter the results based on your preferences, such as location, price, room type, etc. Review the details of the accommodation, such as the room type, the rent, the facilities, etc. Press Book Now after you've selected  Fill in your personal and contact details, Choose your preferred payment method, Review and confirm the booking details and click on Book Now to complete the booking process. That’s it! You will receive a confirmation email with all the details of your booking.

Which are the most affordable student halls in Canberra?

The affordability of student accommodation in Canberra can vary and mostly depends on the location, type of room, and amenities offered. The ideal way to select affordable accommodation in your budget is to filter accommodation results by price and choose the one in your budget. However, here are some affordable student halls in Canberra: UniLodge @ UC - Guginya, UniLodge Campus West, UniLodge @ UC - Weeden Lodge, UniLodge @ UC - UC Lodge etc.

How much is the Cost of Living in Canberra as a Student?

Average cost of living as a student in Canberra is AU$1150 to AU$1500 per month including accommodation, clothes and toiletries, utilities, food, transportation, and other expenses. Moreover, this cost can vary widely depends on your lifestyle and how much you spend on entertainment, social activities and other non-essential items. To help keep your costs low, most of the students choose to live in shared accommodation, cook their meals at home, and prefer to use public transportation.

Where do international students live when studying in Canberra?

Majority of international students in Canberra typically live in off-campus student accommodations, residence halls, private accommodations, flats, student lets, and managed apartments. It is important to plan in advance and research with Unilodgers.com the different student living options available to ensure a smooth transition to life in Canberra. 

When should I book a student room in Canberra for the tenancy starting in September?

It's advisable to start looking for student accommodations in Canberra 6 months before your desired move-in date in September. The demand for student rooms in Canberra is always high during September, so the ideal time to book a room of your choice is between January and February.

How can I get private student accommodation in Canberra?

Visit the unilodgers.com website and create an account. Search for private student accommodation in Canberra by entering the city. Browse through the available options and read the description and amenities of each property. Choose a property that meets your requirements and budget and click on the Book Now button. Fill in the required details and make a payment. That's it. In case of any concerns, you can contact the Unilodgers customer support team for assistance.

How can I pay for my student housing in Canberra?

Unilodgers accept credit and debit cards. If we need to pay directly to the property then we accept various payment methods, including credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, and others as per their respective payment policy. It is advisable to read the terms and conditions of the payment options before making a payment.

Am I allowed to pay my Canberra student accommodation rent in installments?

Yes! With Unilodgers, you may pay your Canberra student housing rent in installments. The number of installments varies according to accommodation. Before making a payment, it is best to read the terms and conditions of the payment methods.

Is it mandatory to have a guarantor to book my overseas student accommodation in Canberra?

It is not mandatory for all AUS accommodation to have an AUS based guarantor to book your overseas student accommodation. Some properties require a guarantor while others do not. It is advisable to check terms and conditions of individual properties. 

What are the different types of student rooms available?

Unilodgers.com offers various types of student rooms to accommodate the needs and preferences of students such as private rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, studio apartments, deluxe rooms, luxury apartments, cluster flats etc. It's advisable to check the website accommodation page or contact the customer support team for detailed info.