The University of Newcastle offers a variety of accommodation options to suit your individual lifestyle and budget.

On-Campus Accommodation


On-campus accommodation at the University of Newcastle is available to NIC students. Living on campus provides students with a dedicated student support network and the chance to live in a community where you can make lifelong friends from all around the world.

You can read more about UoN on-campus accommodation here.

Contact Us


For further information about accommodation at the University of Newcastle, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Phone: +61 2 4924 1000

Temporary Accommodation


If you have not decided where you would like to live, we recommend you arrange temporary accommodation before you first arrive. You can read about short-term accommodation options here or and also discover more information about living off campus here

What if I am under 18 years of age?


Students under 18 years of age must either:

  • Live with a parent, legal guardian or person aged over 21 years who is nominated by their parent (or legal guardian), or
  • Provide evidence of guardianship arrangements.

Guardianship arrangements must be made through the homestay organisations listed below and involve living with an Australian family in your own furnished bedroom. It is a great opportunity to experience Australian culture and improve your English skills.

Live with an Australian family - Homestay Accommodation


Are you wanting to experience the Australian way of life first hand, and willing to try new things? Homestay is a great way to learn about Australian culture and to practice your English, while making lifelong friendships with an Australian family. If you are an easy going person who enjoys meeting new people and can easily adapt to new environments, then why not try Homestay?

What is Homestay?


Homestay allows you to live as an active member of an Australian family, and is a popular choice of accommodation. All families who offer Homestay accommodation have been approved as Homestay providers by University staff. As a member of a Homestay family you will experience Australian culture in the home. It is expected that as a Homestay student you will remain in Homestay for a minimum of four weeks. In that time, you will experience the warm hospitality of our Homestay families, who will welcome you into their home as a gesture of friendship. Just as you are eager to learn about Australian culture, our Homestay families are looking forward to learning all about your country and culture.



There is a $200.00 administration fee charged for each Homestay placement. Students will be sent an invoice for this charge during the first trimester of study. Students should pay the Placement Fee at the Cashier's Office , located at the University of Newcastle's Student Services Building on campus within a week of arriving in Newcastle.

Homestay Accommodation Fee

For 2014 Homestay

  • $230.00 per week for all meals (three meals per day)
  • $215.00 per week for 16 meals (ie. no lunches Monday - Friday)
  • $10.00 extra for internet access

Students will be required to pay for 2 weeks' homestay fee on arrival directly to the Homestay host. This is non-refundable and students should be prepared to stay at least 4 weeks in Homestay. After this time students may negotiate to stay longer or arrange alternative accommodation.

How Can I Apply?


Students may apply online at