Accommodation application & timelines

If you are interested in becoming a part of our community, there are various ways to apply for accommodation at ANU based on your situation. To learn more about these options, please visit the following pages:


Once you submit your application nothing further is required of you. Accommodation applications are reviewed equally and are not assessed on a first-come, first-serve system.


Important things to consider

How we allocate rooms

At ANU, we evaluate all accommodation applications equally, regardless of whether you are a guaranteed or non-guaranteed student. Our process involves making offers on a rolling basis until all guaranteed students have been placed in a room. After that, we extend offers to non-guaranteed applicants. While we strive to provide you with a room in your preferred residencewe cannot guarantee it due to the limited availability of accommodation.

We are only able to make one accommodation offer per student. We strongly advise that you accept the offer we provide to secure your place in one of our approved residences. If you decline the offer, we cannot guarantee that another room will be available later, and you may have to find alternative accommodation options.

Important information for offshore international students

If you are an offshore student who has applied to study at ANU in 2023 and require accommodation, you will need to submit a separate application through the Accommodation Services Portal. For detailed information about the application key dates, please refer to the guidelines provided on our website under Applying for accommodation as a non-direct applicant.

We understand that securing accommodation can be a challenge for international students, and we are committed to helping you find suitable accommodation options. Our Accommodation Services team is available to provide guidance and support throughout the application process to ensure a smooth transition to living on campus.

Current students can still apply for accommodation

If you are currently living off campus and would like to move to one of our on-campus accommodation options, you can apply directly through the Accommodation Services Portal or reach out to us at for more information.

Our Accommodation Services team can help guide you through the application process and provide you with information about available housing options that best suit your needs. We look forward to helping you transition to on-campus living and become part of our vibrant Residential community.