Living in a Self-catered Residence

Living in a self-catered residence provides great flexibility for your University lifestyle.

Learning to cook is part of transitioning to independent living.  Self-catered residences give you time to develop this important life skill in a supportive environment.

There are plenty of options available to make cooking easy and that suit your own food preferences and schedule.

Many recipes and step-by-step videos are available online for those just learning to cook, or we encourage you to sign up for cooking classes before your arrival.  You can also learn to cook together with your fellow residents - this is a great way to make connections and friends.

You can receive your home delivery supermarket orders at your residence.  We also have an on-campus independent supermarket which sells groceries and fresh produce, including fruit & veg and meat.

Many of our self-catered students choose to utilise a wide range of local meal service providers including both prepared meal services (e.g., My Muscle Chef, Lite & Easy, etc.) or meal preparation services where the ingredients and cooking instructions are delivered straight to you (e.g., HelloFresh, Marleyspoon, Dinnerly etc).

There are a wide range of cafes and restaurants on campus and nearby, and you can also utilise other meal delivery options such as Uber Eats, Menulog, Easi, DoorDash etc. for those times when you don't feel like cooking, and want to stay in.

The residences also partner with ANU Thrive who support students through cooking classes, access to kitchen gardens and to other healthy lifestyle support.

Many of our students provide us feedback that learning to cook together in the communal kitchens of our self-catered residences is one of their favourite social occasions where they get to cook and eat together, share ingredients and learn new recipes.

The QR codes for a variety of meal services are included in the 'Reference documents' section.


Bruce Hall Packard Wing

Bruce Hall has established itself as a true community of scholars, where individualism is respected and excellence in all things is encouraged. Residents of Packard Wing are able to join in on the Bruce Hall, main wing activities and events.

Burgmann Undergraduate and Postgraduate Village

Burgmann emphasises individual freedom and growth on the one hand and collegiate commitment, responsibility and contribution on the other. It is next to Lake Burley Griffin, and has National Botanic Gardens as its backyard.

Burton & Garran Hall

Burton & Garran Hall is welcoming and inclusive where respect and appreciation of difference is paramount. It has a focus on the arts, sports, academic pursuits and positive community spirit.

Davey Lodge

Davey Lodge provides students with a wide range of apartments, from single occupancy studios to five bedroom multi-shares.

Fenner Hall

Fenner Hall is in the heart of the Kambri precinct in the middle of campus. The Fenner Hall community prides itself on being inclusive, and guided by values of independence, respect, curiosity and doing things just a little bit differently.

Graduate House

Graduate House provides a quiet environment in which residents are encouraged to participate in the academic and social life of a graduate community, but also able to live and work independently and without being disturbed by others.

Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge is the closest located of all on-campus accommodation to the city centre and it's still only a five-minute walk from the heart of ANU campus. Public transport, shops, banks and food options are all at your door.

Lena Karmel Lodge

With apartment types ranging from single studios to 6 bedroom apartments, Lena Karmel has the accommodation options to suit your needs.

Toad Hall

Toad hall is a bricks and mortar representation of the spirit of student activism prevalent in Australia during the late sixties and early seventies. The Hall opened its doors on April Fools Day 1974 - something which residents still celebrate with an annual 'Friends and Follies' party.

Ursula Hall Laurus Wing

The Residents in Laurus Wing have the option to participate in as many or as few college events and activities as they like, and they have full access to the facilities at Main Wing, including the Common Room, the Canteen and the Games Room.

Wamburun Hall

Inaugurated by the Ngunnawal people, Wamburun Hall is named after the black cockatoo. Its residents enjoy the benefits of living in a culturally diverse, inclusive and supportive community located at the foot of Black Mountain.

Warrumbul Lodge

Warrumbul Lodge has the accommodation style to suit every student. Room types range from single studios to 6 bedroom apartments. The community strives to embrace the multicultural needs of all students residing there.


Yukeembruk consists of over 700 beds with rooms that have shared bathroom facilities or ensuite rooms and self-catered masterchef style kitchens. The four residential buildings are built around a large common amphitheatre, creating a village community with views of Sullivan's Creek, Black Mountain and the lake.



Reference documents

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