Who can live on campus?

If you’re an international student, a postgraduate student, you have a disability or you’ve never lived in Perth, you’ll receive priority to live in Bentley Campus accommodation. Find out if you’re eligible before applying.

Australian students

Depending on the volume of applications, you may receive higher priority if you are from rural WA or another state in Australia.

Should you not secure a room on campus, we can help you find off-campus accommodation. Find out more about our extensive off-campus listings and support service.

International students

Welcome to Perth! Usually 75 percent of students living on campus are international students, so you’re not alone.

You may receive higher priority if you have never lived in Perth.

Should you not secure a room on campus, we can help you find off-campus accommodation. Find out more about our extensive off-campus listings and support service.

Under 17 years of age

If you are under 17 years of age, you cannot live on campus.

If you will turn 18 in your first year of study, you can live on campus, but you must have a locally living guardian to sign as guarantor for your Residential Licence Agreement.

Postgraduate students

We do our best to help you find the most appropriate postgraduate accommodation, such as with other postgraduate students, or in rooms where postgraduates are given priority. We try and place postgraduate or mature age students together if possible.

Find out about the reserved rooms for postgraduates at George James House and Japan House.

Find out about the standard flats available for postgraduates (based on demand) at Erica Underwood House and Vickery House.

Students with disabilities

Living with a disability? We’re here to help get you settled and enjoying campus life. Please contact disabilities support as soon as possible before your arrival so we can make sure we’re ready to accommodate all your needs.

We also invite you to find out about our modified units at Rotary International House and Erica Underwood House.

Students with families

Although we have some accommodation for couples, unfortunately we cannot house your family (with children) on campus but can help you find off-campus accommodation with our extensive off-campus listings and support service.

Bringing your family from overseas? Contact our International Office for local school advice.

Mature age students

Heading back to school? There’s no age limit for living on campus however most residents are in their early 20s.

If you’re over 30, you may prefer to live independently off campus with less housemates and rules.

Should you wish to live on campus:

Part-time students

You are eligible to live on campus but will receive lower priority than full time students.

Curtin College students

As a student of Curtin College, you have access to Curtin’s on-campus accommodation and our off-campus accommodation database, for course and other contact Curtin College.

Elicos bridging and foundation students

If you are an Elicos bridging and foundation student studying at the Curtin English Language Centre, you are eligible to apply for on-campus accommodation.

Students studying at other institutions

You cannot live on campus unless: