Wamburun Hall

Wamburun Hall is one of the University's newest residential communities and welcomes its first cohort of students in 2019. Named after the local Indigenous word for large black cockatoo, the striking glass building, located at the foot of Black Mountain, houses 500 self-catered students.

Wamburun residents enjoy the benefits of living in a culturally diverse, inclusive and supportive community located on the ANU campus - close to the city, their classes and the beautiful Australian bushland.

The Hall features dining spaces and large communal kitchens, where students can cook individually or together whenever they like. Each resident is allocated an individual, light and airy, furnished bedroom. There is a communal laundry with washing machines and dryers, common spaces including Junior Common Room, Senior Common Room, movie theatre, music rooms and study rooms on each floor. The sunny quad in the middle of the building will feature shared community garden beds, and is a great place to eat meals, catch up with friends, read, or play backyard cricket and football.

All residents have the opportunity to participate in interhall social, arts and sports programs and a program of events presented by the residential community and the hall. Wamburun Hall welcomes new students in 2019!




Room inclusions

All bedrooms are furnished and equipped. Each bedroom has a study desk, a mounted screen (use the campus wifi and connect your computer to watch TV or movies), a landline telephone, a bar fridge, cupboards and sink, storage space and a comfortable mattress on the bed. There are accessible rooms for students with special needs. You will need to provide pillows, sheets, quilts or blankets. Tables, chairs, couches and screens are provided throughout in the common areas.

Summer accommodation

Single studio and double studio rooms are available temporarily over the summer for a minimum stay of one week.


ANU tariff 2019 (including utilities) $288.10 per week.


Wamburun Hall is a self-catered hall with the kitchen spaces equipped with gas burners, electric ovens, refrigerators, freezers and microwaves. Students need to provide their own cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.

Utilities (electricity, gas, water)

Utilities fees are added to the room tariff. This covers gas, electricity, heating, water and internet use.


Each room has a phone with voice mail. 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. Internet connection is added to the room tariff and are included in the utilities charge above.

Computer & internet facilities

Wamburun Hall has an ANU supported computer lab and wireless internet is available throughout the building including in all resident's rooms.

Distance to amenities

Wamburun Hall is located on ANU campus and is approximately 15 minutes' walk to the Canberra CBD. Retail stores, restaurants, cafes, banking facilities and public transport are close by. Free secure and undercover bicycle storage is provided to residents.

Academic support

Reception is open five 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. There are study rooms located throughout the building on each floor. Our Residents Committee organises social, sporting and arts events regularly throughout the year.

Musical facilities

There are designated music rooms at Wamburun Hall which can be utilised by residents.

Clothes washing

A coin operated laundry with washing machines and dryers available at a cost of $3 per wash/dry.


Limited parking is available around Wamburun Hall and incurs an additional charge via ANU Parking. 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 they use on their floors. Vacuum cleaners can be borrowed from reception, but other cleaning materials must be provided by the residents. Resident's rooms are inspected at least once a semester.


ANU is a smoke free campus. Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings. There are a limited number of designated outdoor smoking areas around the residences.

Disabled access

Our modern buildings are designed with accessibility in mind with great facilities for students with special needs including accessible rooms.