Lena Karmel Lodge is a UniLodge residence that opened in January 2012 and is the most modern and well equipped accommodation on campus. Lena Karmel Lodge features a gym, roof top garden, large common area, with retail outlets on the ground floor as well as a food court serving affordable healthy meal options. Each floor features generous common spaces to foster intellectual and social interaction for lasting friendships, academic stimulation and of course, fun.
There are a variety of apartment types available, all fully furnished,air conditioned and equipped. Residents can choose to live independently in a single studio or share a two, five or six bedroom multi-share apartment with other students. Each bedroom has a large study desk, data port, telephone, storage space and a comfortable bed. There are a number of double studio's and one bedroom apartments for couples.
Single studio and double studio rooms are available temporarily over the summer for a minimum stay of one week.
Rates range depending on the room type. Occupancy agreements are for 52 weeks usually commencing 1 Feb and ending 31 Jan. Rent is paid a fortnight in advance via direct debit from an Australian bank.
All units contain their own kitchen which is equipped with a gas burner, refrigerator and microwave. Students need to provide their own cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery. Tables, chairs, couches and TV's are also provided in all apartments common areas. Two, five and six bedroom apartments come with an oven and extra bathroom and kitchen space.
Utilities (electricity, gas, water)
Utilities fees are added to the room tariff. This covers gas, electricity, heating, water, phone and unlimited internet use.
Each room has a phone with voicemail. Residents can make internal and on campus calls at no charge. Local, STD and international calls are charged at competitive rates negotiated by the University. Telephone and internet connection is added to the room tariff and are included in the utilities charge above.
Computer & internet facilities
An ANU supported computer lab is available and each room contains a data port for internet access for residents with their own computers. UniLodge offer high speed unlimited internet use for $2 per week which is included in the Utilities charge above. We also provide wireless internet available in all common areas on each floor.
Distance to amenities
Lena Karmel Lodge is located on the ANU campus in the ANU Exchange development and is approx 10 mins walk to the Canberra CBD. Retail stores, restaurants, cafes, banking facilities and public transport are right at your doorstep. Free secure and undercover bicycle storage is provided to residents.
Reception is open seven days a week and provides a comprehensive academic and pastoral support network made up of the General Manager, Administration Manager, Residential Life Manager, Community Coordinators, senior residents, resident advisors and academic mentors. We offer a number of study rooms and flexi spaces. Our Residents Committee organises social, sporting and arts events regularly throughout the year.
There are designated music rooms at Lena Karmel Lodge.
A coin operated laundry with washing machines and dryers available at a cost of $3 per wash/dry. There is also a drying room in each location.
Limited parking is available and incurs an additional monthly charge. Residents are encouraged to leave cars behind and use alternative transport. Public transport is easily accessible and there is substantial provision of secure, covered bicycle storage.
Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and must contribute to cleaning the common areas of the apartment. Vacuum cleaners can be borrowed from reception, but other cleaning materials must be provided by the residents. Apartments are inspected at least once a semester.
Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings.
Our modern buildings are designed with accessibility in mind with great facilities for students with special needs including accessible rooms.