Living in Sydney

January 20, 2020
Living on or close to campus can enhance your university experience as you’ll find it easier to immerse yourself in all the possibilities of the student lifestyle.
The University of Sydney is close to many vibrant and multicultural suburbs, each offering a unique living experience. Whether you want to experience private or communal living, the University has an option for everyone.



Darlington is an historic suburb boarding the southern end of the University of Sydney’s main campus. Nestled between Redfern and Newtown, Darlington is only a short walk or bike ride away from Newtown’s bustling King Street or Redfern station.

Abercrombie, Sydney Uni’s student accommodation, is situated in the heart of Darlington and is only a few minutes’ walk from campus. At Abercrombie, students can enjoy private living with all the benefits of communal student culture. Students can take advantage of shared facilities as the rooftop garden and theatre, as well as services as the academic support network.

If you want to ‘live like a local’, the University’s historic Terraces are a great option. The Terraces offer students the intimacy of suburban living with the perfect balance of independence and neighbourly connection.

Do you want to experience communal living and create lifelong friendships? If so, Darlington House is the place for you. Situated at the top of King Street, students can enjoy all the shops, restaurants and bars Newtown has to offer with the convenience of living a few minutes from campus.



Camperdown is a tight-knit suburb home to the University of Sydney. Locals enjoy the wide-open spaces and sporting facilities of Camperdown Park and the many cafés serving both international and Australian fare.

Situated in the heart of Camperdown is Sydney Uni’s Queen Mary Building. At the Queen Mary, students can enjoy being an active part of Sydney Uni’s student community. With a huge shared study space and communal kitchen, students have the opportunity to mingle with new people every day.

If you’re moving out of home for the first time, on-campus colleges are a great way to make the transition to independence. Colleges are much more than just accommodation as students are encouraged to develop social, sporting and academic skills in a communal environment.



Chippendale is a bustling suburb boarding Newtown and Glebe. Locals enjoy the sprawling grounds of Victoria Park, arts and culture at the Seymour Centre and the convivence of the city at their doorstep.

Next to the Seymour Centre is the University’s International House, home to a diverse and vibrant community of students. International House offers short and long-term accommodation options and is the most culturally diverse residential community on campus. Students can enjoy international meals, community spaces and independent living here.



Newtown a vibrant suburb that is known for its diversity and eccentricity. Newtown’s famous King Street, only a short stroll from campus, is where you’ll find a diverse range of boutique clothing stores, bookshops, cafés, restaurants and trendy bars.

If you want to experience all the weird and wonderful things Newtown has to offer, Sydney Uni’s The Regiment is the place for you. Enjoy independent city living with all the benefits of community with rooftop terraces, a games and TV room and a large communal kitchen and dining area.

Off-Campus Living

There are many options for off campus living so it’s important to take the time to research what option is best for you.

If you’re looking to rent a privately-owned residence in Sydney, consider browsing real estate advertising websites such as, or Make sure to thoroughly visit and inspect any property before paying a deposit or singing a contract.

In addition to privately renting, there are other low-cost accommodation options near campus. Purpose-built student apartments such as UniLodge, Urbanest and Iglu offer solo living, city-views and are in close-proximity to Newtown, Glebe and Redfern.


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