Temporary Accommodation in Canberra

If you are planning to live-campus, come along to the off-campus accommodation webinar hosted by ANUSA on 13 July 2022. For more information: 

Finding suitable accommodation is a very important part of moving to Canberra. Living off-campus is the preferred option for families with children to allow you to be closer to schools and family-oriented services. Rental market in Canberra is competitive. It may take several weeks for you to locate a permanent accommodation that is suited to your needs. We have put together a list of temporary accommodations you can consider when you first arrive in Canberra. There are no restrictions on children staying in the below.  

Please note that the information below is collated in May 2022. We recommend contacting accommodation directly in case of rate changes.  

Canberra short term and holiday accommodation  
Distance from ANU: 6.5 KM 
Weekly tariff: $630/week for a studio room, $840/week for 1 bedroom unit,  $980/week for 2 bedroom unit 
Additional information: private bathroom, kitchen facility in each room. 
 Bookings and enquiries: https://www.canbhol.com.au/ 


Blue and White Lodge 
Distance from ANU: 3.7 KM 
Weekly tariff: $700/week for family room (fits 4 - 6)  
Additional information: private bathroom, this venue does not have kitchen facility.  
Bookings and enquiries: https://www.blueandwhitelodge.com.au/contact/contact.htm  


Madison Hotels & Suites
Distance from ANU: 2.7 KM
Weekly tariff: Weekly tariff not available. Daily rate starting $139/day.
Additional information: family rooms available. Kitchenette with microwave available in this property, not a full kitchen facility.
Bookings and enquiries: https://madisonhotels.com.au/madison-capital-executive-apartments-canberra


UniGardens apartments 
Distance from ANU: 6 KM 
Weekly tariff: between $300-$700/week, depending on room type. Preference given to applicants looking for long-term stay (more than 1 month)   
Additional information: private bathroom, kitchen facility in each room, there are various room types available. UniGardens does not offer weekly stays. A minimum of one month stay is required to be considered for an application. Applications required. Children permitted, but approval required.  
Bookings and enquiries: https://unigardens.com.au/rooms-rental-rates-furnished-canberra-uni-student-anu-accommodation-belconnen  


Other online tools to search for temporary accommodations:  


More information: and resources:

On-campus accommodation (not suitable for families with children):
Housing tips - for seeking permanent accommodation:

University-recommended accommodations (not suitable for families with children):  


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