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For parents and guardians

Curtin residents have access to quality services, facilities, safety and support, making their on-campus experience a rewarding one. For many residents, this is the first time they are living away from their parents or guardians, so we understand it’s important for you to be involved in your child’s decision-making when it comes to finding their home away from home.

Here’s the information you need to feel confident that your child has made the right choice to live on campus at Curtin.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Reservations team:

+61 8 6186 3303
Safety and security

Safety and security

When it comes to living away from home, especially for the first time, safety and security is a crucial factor to consider. Living on campus means residents never have far to walk to get to their classes or access facilities. Our Safer Community Team is trained to manage general safety and security issues and complex welfare and wellbeing issues for all Curtin students, staff and visitors.

The team provides a range of services to the Curtin community, including:

  • 24/7 safety presence and availability
  • security escorts
  • mechanical assistance
  • secure card building access
  • assistant call points from campus buildings
  • the SafeZone security app.
Academic achievement

Academic achievement

Your child’s academic success is important to us – that’s why all rooms come furnished with designated study areas, including large desks, to ensure your child has the space they need to study.

Our accommodation options also offer communal study areas and quiet spaces for group projects, research and revision. Wi-fi is available throughout the campus so your child has 24/7 access to information.

Living on campus also means your child doesn’t have to factor in travel time and they can access learning facilities like the library and computer labs whenever they need to, giving them more time in their day. This can help them focus on their studies and be more involved in the student experience.

Supportive student experience

Supportive student experience

Like any new experience, living away from home can bring challenges, but the advantage of living in a community is there’s always someone to help. Our team of Residential Advisors are here to support your child’s general wellbeing and provide pastoral care. They can help your child with issues such as the transition from high school to university, settling into a new city or country and finding their way around Perth.

Our advisors are residents themselves and have usually been studying at university for at least a semester, so they’re able to share their insights into the uni experience. They’re always available to talk with your child and can offer advice and sometimes referrals to other services.

Residential Advisors help run social activities and events throughout the year to help ensure your child makes new friends and feels connected.



The accommodation fees include a furnished room, utilities, wi-fi and off-peak gym membership. Residents in each property have access to shared common spaces, activities and sporting equipment, study rooms and outdoor areas. It’s also easy to get involved in events and activities which are run by the accommodation providers and on campus, where they can share experiences and get to know other residents and staff in the university community.

If your child chooses to live at St Catherine’s College, academic and employability programs and weekly room cleaning is also included. They can also package one to three meals per day depending on the room type.



Location is key to your child’s university experience. All our accommodation options are a 5–10-minute walk to classes and are close to Curtin Stadium, Curtin Central Bus Interchange and a range of amenities in Bentley and neighbouring suburbs. These include health practices, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, retail shops, entertainment and recreational centres.

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Exceptional Quality

We have six on-campus accommodation options, all offering their own unique experience to meet your child’s needs. Each premise has a dedicated team of staff available to support students and promptly address any maintenance issues. Premises are regularly maintained and updated, ensuring residents have a comfortable and quality stay.



We offer a range of scholarships that can help with the cost of on-campus accommodation. These include scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and students from regional and remote areas.

Book a Tour

Book a Tour

We encourage you to book a tour with your child to view our accommodation options:

How to apply

  1. Explore our accommodation options.
  2. Once you’ve chosen your preferred accommodation, go to the booking portal.
  3. Follow the steps in the portal to submit your application.

It’s free to apply for accommodation at Curtin Perth.

As some accommodation options are more popular than others, we recommend your child applies for their accommodation when they apply to study at Curtin, so they can secure their preference. If their preferred option is not available, the Reservations team will be in touch to recommend an alternative.

Refund policy

The refund policy for St Catherine’s College is on page 35 of the St Catherine’s College Resident Handbook.

The refund policy for UniLodge is on page 20 of UniLodge Resident Handbook.