Applying to Live at UniHall

Do you charge an application fee?

When applying through the UWA Central Portal there is a one-off (non-refundable) registration fee of $125AUD.

Can I select my room preference?

When applying through the UWA Central Portal you will be asked to select your college preference and not your room type. Place UniHall as your number one preference and our admissions team will allocate you an available room.

Are there any scholarships available?

Yes, we have a range of scholarships available to support students to live at the Hall. Visit our Scholarships Page.

How do I apply if I am an exchange student?

Apply through the UWA Central Portal. During your application you will be asked if you are a study abroad student – check this box when you see it. For further enquiries please contact our Admissions Team admissions@unihall.uwa.edu.au.

When should I apply to live at UniHall?

Applications are open all year round to live at the Hall. We recommend applying 6 months before your arrival date. The Hall’s rooms fill up quickly so this will help you secure a place before the rush. Apply online here at www.unihall.uwa.edu.au/apply-now.

Before Arriving at UniHall

What do I need to bring?

All UniHallers

  • Casual clothing and footwear (not sand-shoes or sport shoes)
  • Outfits for:
    • The beach
    • Café crawls
    • UniHall Ball
      • Men: Formal suit, dress pants, shirt and tie
      • Women: Gown, formal dress
    • Sports and Exercise (gym, walking, jogging etc)
    • Formal dinners and special occasions. For example:
      • Men: suit or jacket, shirt, tie and trousers (not jeans)
      • Women: dress or skirt and shirt/blouse or “dressy” trousers (not jeans)
      • International students: traditional dress.
    • ResClub parties
  • Your own pillow
  • Coat hangers
  • Clothes Airer
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry hamper/basket and laundry detergent/powder
  • Musical instruments such as guitars, clarinets, flutes – you can practice in our music rooms
  • Personal items such as your alarm clock, camera, USBs, books, stationery, electronic tablet, laptop, etc.
  • First Aid Kit (a generic one is available in ResLife)
  • Bicycle (must be stored in the Hall’s bike storage areas)
  • Any room decorations and a few favourite photos from home
  • A great community spirit!

Standard or Standard Premium Room Residents

  • Tea towels
  • Breakfast bowls
  • Dining plates
  • Cutlery
  • Beach towel
  • Pins for your pin up board
  • Lock for your lockable storage box

Residents in these rooms also receive a linen pack inclusive of; quilt cover, bed sheets, pillow case, bath towel and hand towel.

Studio Room or One Bedroom Apartment Residents

  • Pots and pans
  • Bowls, plates and cups
  • Cutlery
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Dishwashing liquid and sponge or dish cloths
  • Vacuum and/or broom (these can also be borrowed from our ResLife Office)
  • Double Bed linen (Studio room)
  • Queen Bed linen (One bedroom apartment)
  • Bath mat
  • Bath towels and tea towels
  • Tooth brush holder and soap dispenser
  • Coffee machine (optional)
  • Slow cooker (optional)
  • Toasted sandwich maker (optional)

What not to bring?

  • Your own furniture
  • Candles (including decorative, memento or souvenir candles).
  • More than two bags of items (especially for standard and standard premium rooms)
  • Matches (stove tops are electric)
  • Electric blankets
  • Fan (blow) or bar heaters
  • Oil burners, lamps and incense
  • Pets
  • Any electrical equipment (double adaptors). For health and safety reasons there are power board outlets and extension cords available for purchase in the ResLife Office. These have been tested and approved by the UWA safety team
  • There is a list of dangerous, illegal and prohibited items which you can find in the UniHall Handbook.

Checking In to UniHall

How do I get to UniHall?

University Hall is located directly across the road from The University of Western Australia. Our address is:
130 Winthrop Ave, Crawley.

How and when do I check-in?

Once you have accepted your offer to live at UniHall, our admissions team will send you instructions on our Welcome Day date. Keep checking your inbox for updates.

Can I arrive early or late?

All residents, whether arriving at the Hall for the first time or returning home, arrive on our Welcome Day.

Special exemptions may be given to Taylors College students, postgraduates (e.g. Medicine and Dentistry students) who commence their studies earlier, or those who are travelling internationally. Please contact our admissions team with these requests at admissions@uwa.edu.au

How do I get to UniHall from the airport?

There are a few options for you to travel from the airport to UniHall. They are:

  1. Order an Uber: Download the Uber app on your mobile and insert your destination as 130 Winthrop Ave, Crawley.
  1. Order a Taxi: There’s an official taxi rank waiting outside the arrival terminal doors. Inform the driver your destination is 130 Winthrop Ave, Crawley.
  1. Catch a Transperth bus: Bus number 380 will take you into the main Perth Busport Station where you can then catch the number 950 or 102 from stand B1. These buses will drop you off directly out the front of The University of Western Australia which is right across the road from UniHall. You then just need to walk through the underpass (cross the road) and you will arrive at the Hall. For more information or to plan your journey, visit the Transperth Website.
  2. Airport Pick Up Service: This is a free UWA service available to new international students arriving from overseas. You must book your seat online at www.student.uwa.edu.au/international/newstudents/airport-pickup

Living at UniHall

Who are ResLife?

Residential Life, also known as ResLife, is the heart and soul of UniHall. The team which consists of our Principal, Deputy Principal, Residential Life Coordinators and Residential Advisors are here to support you throughout your stay at the Hall. If you need personal help, academic support or if you want to sign up for sporting activities and leadership programs, contact ResLife at reslife@unihall.uwa.edu.au

What is ResClub?

University Hall’s Residents’ Club (ResClub) is a voluntary student organisation which organise a whole range of social events for you make friends at the Hall.

Some of the events you can look forward to include:

  • Movie nights
  • River cruises
  • Start and end of semester dinners
  • Games nights
  • University Hall Ball
  • Café crawls
  • Themed parties and more!

Will I feel safe and secure living at the Hall?

UniHall provides a safe and supportive environment for residents. All staff members are on site during office hours (9:00am- 5:00pm), with UWA Security patrolling the grounds after hours. There are also six staff members and 29 Residential Advisors living onsite who can offer assistance after hours.

If you require emergency support at any time, contact UWA Security on 6488 2222.

Are UniHall activities compulsory?

UniHall activities are designed for our diverse community to explore new cultures, get active in sports, find academic support and to meet new friends. As a UniHaller you have the flexibility to choose the events and activities you would like to participate in.

The only activities you’re required to attend are Welcome Day (to check into the Hall) and some Orientation sessions during O-Week to help you settle into your new home. Apart from these, our events at UniHall are not compulsory.

How can I get involved with sports?

There are plenty of sporting opportunities at UniHall:

Intra-Hall Cup: A friendly competition between UniHall houses – anyone can join and play team sports such as soccer, volleyball basketball and more. Sports are generally played in the evenings in the UniHall outdoor quads. At the end of the year, the house with the most points wins the Cup!

UniHall Sports (UHS): UHS has a range of sports including ultimate frisbee, basketball, soccer, volleyball and netball. You’ll join a team of UniHallers which play in the UWA Social Sports competition.

Inter-College Sport: This competition hosts a range of sports for residents of all UWA colleges to play. You can join one of the many UniHall teams which compete against the other four colleges for the Inter-College Cups.

To join any of these teams get in touch with your Residential Advisor or Residents’ Club sport representative.

Are meals included?

Yes, meals are included in most room packages. The Dining Hall at UniHall is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a delicious buffet selection of food which caters to our diverse community’s needs. You will find a selection of fresh salads, a station to make your own sandwiches plus a wide range of hot dishes. Some menu favourites include Noodle Day, Burger Day and Italian Day. Your meal plan will depend on your room package, as follows:

Standard Room Standard Premium Studio Room One Bedroom Apartment
14 meals per week 14 meals per week 7 meals per week No meals provided

You have the freedom to decide whether you would like your meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner each day. You can also upgrade your meal plan by emailing accounts@unihall.uwa.edu.au

Can you cater for special dietary requirements?

UniHall caters as best they can for your dietary needs. There are vegetarian, gluten free and Halal options on the menu. Have a chat with our ResLife team who work with the chefs to cater for the community’s needs.

How do I keep up to date with what’s happening around the Hall?

There are several places on campus in the Guild Village where you can purchase your required textbooks. For new books visit the Co-op book store – they also have stationary supplies, IT equipment and can fix your laptop if you need.

For second hand text books you can visit The Guild Secondhand Bookshop or jump online via studentConnect under the course and unit link after you have enrolled in your units. The Guild Texchange also allows you to save heaps on new textbook prices!

Do I have to achieve certain grades to remain at the Hall?

You must be enrolled as a full time student at UWA to become and to remain as a UniHall resident. If you begin to fail your units, this may affect your enrolment. There is plenty of academic support at the Hall where you can find mentors, tutors, drop in sessions and study groups. The Hall will do its best to support you in reaching your academic potential.

My Room

What is included in my room?

Standard and Standard Premium Rooms

  • Two meals a day
  • Weekly room clean
  • WiFi access
  • King single bed
  • Bed linen (sheets, doona and cover, pillow with pillowcase)
  • Bath and hand towel
  • Fan and heater
  • Study area (desk and chair)
  • Storage unit with drawers
  • Full and half-length mirror
  • Wardrobe
  • Shared bathrooms (separate male and female)
  • Shared kitchen (fridge, microwave, kettle and sink)
  • UWA Gym membership

Studio Room

  • One meal a day
  • Monthly room clean
  • WiFi access
  • King single bed
  • Independent kitchen
  • Two hotplates for cooking
  • Fridge and freezer (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen cupboards (located above kitchen bench)
  • Wardrobe and drawers
  • Round table and chair
  • Study area (desk and chair)
  • Independent bathroom (shower, toilet, mirror and basin)
  • Some rooms include a balcony area with table and chairs
  • UWA Gym membership

One Bedroom Apartment

  • One meal a day
  • Monthly room clean
  • WiFi access
  • Queen size bed
  • Independent kitchen
  • Four hotplates for cooking
  • Fridge and freezer (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen cupboards (located above kitchen bench)
  • Wardrobe
  • Study area (desk and chair)
  • Independent bathroom (shower, toilet, mirror and basin)
  • Independent living room (couch/lounge)
  • Some rooms come with a balcony area with table and chairs
  • UWA Gym membership
  • Postgrad University Club membership

How do I lock and access my room?

Your UWA student card will be coded with access to your room, the Hall’s common areas and the Dining Hall (with your meal plan). It will essentially become your key for the Hall.

How can I personalise my room?

You can style your room so it feels like home. Some recommendations are to bring photos of family and friends, use pin up boards to display photos and bring your own quilt set and pillow case. You can follow our Instagram account for inspiration on how residents decorate their room @universityhalluwa

Can guests stay with me?

Yes, you are welcome to have guests stay over up to six nights per semester, excluding O-Weeks and Examination periods. Contact the ResLife Office 24 hours in advance to complete the required application form.

Transport & Parking

What transportation is available at UniHall?

UniHall’s central location makes it easy to head to the shops, city, beach and other entertainment areas. Many are within walking distance (ranging from 5-15 minutes) or you can cycle there. We have plenty of secure areas to store your bike.

A bus stop is located directly out the front of the Hall where you can catch bus numbers 23, 102, 107 or 950 to these popular spots.

UniHall also has a Bike Share Program where you can hire out a bike for an hour, a day or a weekend. Head to the ResLife Office for bike availability and to book in your preferred time.

The Student Car Share Program is available at UniHall where you can hire out a car for a couple of hours, the day or the weekend. You can sign up online here studentcarshare.com.au

Why do I need a Smartrider and how can I get it?

SmartRider is a reusable smart card, which allows easy, hassle free travel on Transperth services within Western Australia. We highly recommend applying for a card at the Newsagency located in the Guild Village on campus.

Are there parking permits available?

Parking permits can be purchased for the Hall however all 2017 permits have now been allocated to residents. You can place your name on a waiting list by completing the parking form in the ResLife Office. When a space becomes available you will be notified.

Where can I store my bike?

UniHall has many areas where you can safely secure your bike. You will need to ensure you purchase a ‘D’ lock to secure your bike to our racks located near A House, C and D Houses and in the underground car park area.

Finance & Support

How do I pay my fees?

Our preferred method of payment is Direct Debit. UniHall residents can either pay their fees in full up front or by direct debit on a weekly basis. For further enquiries please contact University Hall Admissions Department on admissions@unihall.uwa.edu.au

What is the UniHall payment schedule?

University Hall’s Studio and One Bedroom Apartments require rent to be paid fortnightly in advance. This is the sum of the first two weeks of your lease which must be paid in full prior to your move in date.  You must continue to pay rent at the beginning of each fortnight until the end of your lease. If residents wish to pay more eg: monthly or one whole semester up front, please email our Admissions Department.

Standard and Standard Premium Rooms have a payment schedule which is determined by the type of lease that a student chooses. This payment schedule is emailed to residents, along with their lease documentation, upon acceptance of their application.

How do I set up an Australian bank account?

You can set up an Australian bank account at the Westpac branch located on campus in the Guild Village or you can head into Claremont Quarter for other branch options. To begin the process, first call your preferred bank and arrange an appointment. You will need to bring your passport and potentially other ID items with you.

Where can I find an ATM?

Several ATMs are located on campus inside the Guild Village. You can also find them in Broadway Shopping Centre and along Hampden Road. Take a look at our Neighbourhood Map to help you find them.

Where do I go to organise a new phone number?

You can purchase an Australian SIM card on campus in the Guild Village at the News Agency next door to Co-Op book store.

If you wish to purchase a phone, SIM card and/or arrange an Australian number, we also recommend visiting a Telstra, Vodaphone or Optus store at Claremont Quarter or the Perth CBD.

Are there any additional fees?

At UniHall the only additional fees include the following:

  • O-Week Fee (one off charge for UWA first year students only): $150
  • Annual ResClub Membership: $200 per year
  • Parking permit (please refer to the information on Parking for more information)

Facilities & Utilities

How do I access the Internet?

You can sign into the free WiFi at UniHall with your UWA student log in details. Or to connect directly to the internet, follow our MAC and/or Windows Guidelines.

Are there any laundry facilities?

Yes, there are communal laundries with ironing facilities on site. Residents can purchase laundry tokens for the machines from our ResLife Office. You will need to purchase your own laundry detergent for the machines.

What happens with room cleaning?

Standard and Standard Premium Rooms

Cleaned weekly as per your lease agreement. Housekeeping will contact you with your scheduled cleaning day. You may defer cleaning by leaving a note on your room door. You cannot refuse cleaning two weeks in a row.

Studio Rooms and One Bedroom Apartments

Cleaned monthly as per your lease agreement. Our housekeeping team will contact you with your scheduled cleaning day.

How do I access my UWA gym membership and set this up?

Your UWA gym membership will be activated and ready to go on the starting date of your lease. It will de-activate on the same day as your lease end date. Just pop on your exercise gear, head to UWA Sport on campus and scan your UWA student ID card to access the gym.

For Gym opening hours and class timetables check online at www.sport.uwa.edu.au

Where can I hang with friends?

There are a number of common spaces located around the Hall for you and your friends to study, hang out, enjoy a meal and just relax. Some of these include study rooms, library, computer room, music rooms, games room (TV with FOXTEL), TV rooms and shared kitchens.