New UniHallers

Let us help your move into University Hall and UWA.

Welcome to University Hall

Congratulations on becoming a UniHaller!  You're about to join the most diverse and vibrant community of UWA residents who have travelled from all over Western Australia, Australia and the world to live at UniHall. Our supportive community opens new doors for residents to explore different cultures and to build a lifetime network of friends who will become your family.

To support your move into the Hall we have answered some of your questions on what to expect, what to bring and more.

See our FAQs

Things to know before arriving

University Hall Handbook

The Handbook is your go to guide for living at University Hall. This has the policies and procedures of UniHall which all residents must abide by for a safe, comfortable and happy community. There is also information on your lease, how to log maintenance requests, your meal plan and who to contact when you need help. All residents are expected to read and understand the University Hall Handbook upon arrival and moving into the Hall.


At University Hall rent is paid fortnightly in advance. What this means is that the sum of the first two weeks of your lease must be paid in full prior to your move in date and you must continue to pay rent at the beginning of each fortnight until the end of your lease. 

The preferred method of payment are BPAY and direct bank transfer. Every University Hall resident is assigned individual BPAY details, which are emailed to directly to you once your lease agreement has been signed.

Please contact our accounts department with any questions at [email protected]

Where to go for help

Once you have checked into UniHall, there are a number of contact points where you can find the support you need. You can visit the UniHall Office located behind the UWA Accommodation Office and underneath the Dining Hall in the only building with an orange roof.

Support you can find here:

  • submit meal plan upgrades

  • pick up mail and parcels

  • try on and purchase UniHall merchandise

  • hire a free bike from the UniHall Bike Share Program

  • buy laundry tokens

  • sign up for a UniHall program

  • have a chat with a Residential Life Coordinator.

You will also find a Residential Advisor (senior student) lives on your floor to help you settle into life at UniHall. You can ask them for information such as what UniHall events are on, where the best cafes are, what buses to catch into the city  or feel free to just have a chat and get to know them. You'll find you RA has a similar story to you as they have also moved away from home and transitioned into university life.

What to bring
The essentials:
  • passport

  • e-Visa

  • airport pickup confirmation email

  • current academic transcripts of tertiary studies (Study Abroad/Exchange Students)

  • UWA documents – Offer letter and Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

  • prescriptions for any regular medication

  • medical history

  • driver's licence

  • credit or debit card.


Clothing to bring:
  • Summer and Spring: lightweight clothes, shorts, dresses, t-shirts, sunscreen, hats, swimwear sandals or runners are sufficient.

  • Winter and Autumn: heavier weight clothing, including woollen jumper/sweater, warm coat, waterproof jacket, jeans, long pants, closed in shoes, scarf, beanie is recommended.

  • Active wear: gym shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, active tights and clothes you can comfortable play sport or work out at the gym in.


Personal items:
  • alarm clock

  • sewing kit

  • bath and swimming towel

  • bathrobe, pyjamas and home wear clothes

  • hair-dryer, shaver (may need adaptor for 240 volts)

  • laptop or tablet

  • spare pair of spectacles and/or contact lenses and a current prescription

  • toiletries


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Orientation Week, or as we call it O-Week, is jam packed with activities for you to get know fellow residents, find your way around UniHall and the university and most importantly to have fun!

As a UniHaller you'll have a calendar of events exclusively for UniHall residents where you can join activities including:

  • welcome dinner
  • learning the fresher dance
  • evening outings to Bounce, laser tag, cafe crawls and more!
  • Intra-Hall sport games
  • orientation sessions on how to find support within UniHall
  • meeting the Residential Life team and discovering what they offer the community
  • having heaps of fun and making many new friends.

The University of Western Australia also provides a range of orientation sessions for students including:

  • resident orientation sessions
  • faculty welcome events
  • campus tours
  • Winthrop tower tour
  • Support on class timetables, units and more.

Your O-Week calendar will be emailed to you before you arrive. 


Download the UniHall App

All UniHall residents have access to our newly developed app. To keep up to date with events, the Dining Hall menu and to find residents studying the same unit as you, download the UniHall app. Click on the buttons below: