Applying to transfer to a different residence

It is understandable that living in a preferred or non-preferred residence or living in​ shared accommodation is not always easy and while every residence offers you the opportunity to grow, learn, develop and make new friends we understand that your specific needs or requirements may change.  Residents are offered the opportunity on a bi-annual basis to apply to​ transfer to another approved University residence. 

Semester 2 2022 Inter Residential Transfers Timelines

  Date and time
Inter-residence transfer applications open Monday 2 May 2022 9am

Inter-residence transfer applications close

(no late applications will be accepted)
Friday 6 May 2022 4pm
Application outcome emails sent from the Residence in which you are applying to transfer to

Monday 16 May 2022

(from 10am onwards)

Accommodation portal opens for successful applicants with instructions on how to proceed

Monday 16 May 2022

(from 10am onwards)

Accommodation portal closes for successful transfer applications to be lodged
(no late applications will be accepted)
Wednesday 18 May 2022 midnight
Inter-Residence transfer offers sent via email

Thursday 19 May 2022

(from 10am onwards)

Final date for accepting the inter-residence transfer offer and paying the Acceptance Fees Thursday 26 May 2022 4pm

Step 1:  Your residence will send out information about the process

Your residence will send you a pre-alert email to let you know the key dates and the process that will be followed.

Step 2:  Additional information and Transfer form will be sent

Your residence will then send you a follow up email with the Inter-residence Transfer Form which you will need to complete.

You will also receive information on how the applications will be reviewed and against what criteria the applications are assessed.

You will be required to complete the paperwork in full with as much detail as possible and return this to your Head of Residence before the deadline date.

Step 3:  Applications will be assessed and all applicants will be emailed with the outcome 

All applications will be considered by the respective Heads of Residence. 

The information and supporting documentation provided by you forms part of the assessment.

The respective Heads of Residence will have an open dialogue during the process.

All applicants will be informed by email of the outcome of their application.

Step 4:  Successful applicants will be told of the steps to follow

Successful applicants will need to log into the accommodation portal and submit a new application to the residence that they are transferring to.

Timelines will be provided and students are requested to adhere to these.

Successful applicants will receive a transfer offer letter which they will need to accept and pay the relevant acceptance fees.

Step 5:  Final steps

Successful applicants will be advised of the move in date at your new residence and any additional fees that are due.​

Your current residence will also let you know of any additional and/or outstanding fees that are payable prior to your departure.

Clean your previous room to ensure refundable deposit. Then...Move In!​

Things to remember when applying to transfer:​

  • Inter-residence transfers are not guaranteed and the number of residents approved for a transfer can be limited.
  • You will be liable to pay acceptance fees upon receiving a successful transfer offer so you must budget for this now. Fees include: Resident Committee Fees, Transfer fee and two weeks rent. Note: Successful transfers coming from or going to Burgmann College or John XXIII College will be required to pay full fees which will also include a refundable deposit.
  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • You can only submit one Inter-Residence Transfer application form.
  • Do not submit a new application on the Accommodation Portal unless advised to do so.