About accommodation offers


Semester 2 2017 Waitlist

If you wish to be waitlisted for accommodation you should send an email to uni.accom@anu.edu.au  with the subject line saying "Wait list - Semester 2 2017".

Please include the following information in your email:

  • First name
  • Family name
  • Username (this is the 6 digit number that was given to you when you made an application for accommodation)
  • Age
  • Current contact number
  • Undergraduate OR Postgraduate

You should also be aware that we cannot offer particular Residential preferences-it will be whatever we have available and suitable for an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Please note:

  • If you have already received an accommodation offer you are not eligible to waitlist.
  • This is for the Semester 2 waitlist only. We will not hold names for 2018 applications-you will need to apply at the appropriate time.
  • There are no guarantees that a place will arise and that you will be offered so we suggest that you also source your own accommodation off-campus.


Off campus options

If you still require accommodation we suggest you research the following links:





I applied for catered accommodation but my offer is for a self-catered location

The number of applications we receive for catered accommodation exceeds the number of places we have available.  If we can't get you in to your first catered choice we exhaust all other catered spaces available before we offer self-catered.  Unfortunately, we can't meet everyone's requests. Please note: the accommodation guarantee does not guarantee your location or lifestyle choice, it guarantees you for approved University accommodation.

Will my offer lapse if I don't accept it within 48 hours?

Yes, offers are only valid for 48 hours to ensure all applicants are offered accommodation and equal opportunity for acceptance.  You are no longer guaranteed accommodation if your offer lapses or is declined, you should seek accommodation elsewhere.

I didn't check my email and my offer has lapsed, can I get a new offer?

No, as your offer has lapsed you are no longer considered as a guaranteed student, you will only be made another offer after all other applicants have been offered accommodation if there are available beds.  You should seek alternative accommodation off campus. 

How are residents chosen?

When selecting our residents we run an auto-allocation process, so we set parameters based on demographics, an equal number of males/females, an even split of domestic v international students, we mix up the countries which our international students are from and then look for a diverse range of programs the students are studying.  There is nothing personal in the ANU selection of residents.