Accommodation

Macquarie University offers a variety of accommodation options to suit your individual lifestyle and budget. SIBT students are welcome to utilise the Macquarie Accommodation Service to book on-campus accommodation. Places on-campus are limited and we recommend you make a booking as soon as you have accepted your SIBT offer.

To book online: www.accommodation.mq.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 9850 7965

Fax: +61 2 9850 6445

Email: housing@mq.edu.au

If you have not decided where you would like to live, we recommend arranging temporary accommodation or a minimum four week homestay so that you have accommodation secured when you first arrive.

Students have a range of accommodation options available to them when then study at SIBT. These include:

  • Macquarie University Residential Colleges (3 minute walk to SIBT)
  • Macquarie University on-campus apartments (5 - 10 minutes walk to SIBT)
  • CBD apartments (a good option for SIBT, Macquarie City Campus students)
  • Live with an Australian family
  • Independent apartment rental
  • Temporary Accommodation (also available to visitors)

Please note: Accommodation places on-campus are limited and we recommend you reserve your place as soon as you have accepted your offer at SIBT.

Macquarie University Residential Colleges

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Dunmore Lang College

Room features

Fully furnished single rooms (Choice of three room Types), phone connections, cable/wireless internet access and personal washbasin. Private or shared bathroom available.

Shared facilities

Computer lab, library, on-site laundries, and common rooms with billiard tables, table tennis, TV and grand piano.

Meals

All meals included.

General costs

From A$345 per week, enrolment fee and security deposit apply. Fees include unlimited internet download, U@MQ sports membership, academic support and language assistance.

Please apply through www.dunmorelangcollege.nsw.edu.au

Robert Menzies College

Room features

Fully furnished single rooms with personal telephone, internet access points and shared bathroom facilities.

Shared facilities

College library, computer room and printing facilities; on-site laundries, student kitchen, courtyard and barbeque; recreation facilities including piano, billiards, table tennis and TV room; informal tutorial assistance also available.

Meals

All meals included.

General costs

From A$385 per week, registration fees and security deposit apply.

How to apply

Please apply through www.rmc.org.au

Please contact Dunmore Lang College on 9856 1000
Please contact Robert Menzies College (RMC) on 9936 6000

Macquarie University on-campus apartments

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Herring Road Apartments

Macquarie Parklands Apartments

Macquarie University Village

Self-catering furnished apartments; single or twin share rooms available.

Please apply through Macquarie University accommodation service

Iglu Student Accommodation - Chatswood

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Room options

Iglu Chatswood offers students brand new custom designed living spaces, with a choice of your own private room within a 4, 5 or 6 bedroom share apartment or a range of more private studio apartments. All apartments are fully furnished and have air-conditioning / heating and high speed wireless broadband internet.

Room features

Share Apartments - full kitchen (with oven, microwave, stovetop, large refrigerator and freezer, kettle & toaster), flat screen television, lounge area with couch and coffee table, dining table and chairs.

Student Bedroom - private en suite bathroom, king-single sized bed, study desk, bookshelf, built-in wardrobe and ample storage.

Studio Apartments - kitchenette (with microwave/convection oven, 2 burner stovetop, refrigerator, kettle & toaster), double bed, en suite bathroom, flat screen television, dining table and chairs, bookshelf, built-in wardrobe and ample storage.

Shared facilities

Outdoor courtyard with BBQ facilities; 24 hour onsite staff presence; safety and security with CCTV and electronic card access; coin operated laundry; bike storage, roof top terrace, student common rooms and study areas; TV lounge, games room and a variety of student community events and activities.

Location

Chatswood is a vibrant, bustling suburb on Sydney's north shore. Iglu Chatswood is an 11 minute train journey from SIBT's Macquarie University campus via Macquarie University station, and just 20 minutes by train to the SIBT City Campus.

General costs

Weekly rental prices start from A$319 - A$445 per week (includes all utilities & a base internet package); security deposit required.

How to apply

Apply online at www.iglu.com.au/enquire-now

CBD Apartments

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Unilodge Sydney

Room features

Self-catering fully furnished, secure apartments; studio or shared apartments; single or twin shared rooms available; bathroom, kitchenette, telephone, and broadband internet in each apartment.

Shared facilities

Communal kitchens, coin operated laundry and ironing facilities on each floor; 20 meter lap pool and spa, mini gym, roof top barbeque, student common room and games room.

General costs

Costs range from A$309- A$564 per week; application and security deposit required.

How to apply

Apply online at www.unilodge.com.au

Live with an Australian family

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If you want to experience some real Australian culture or need temporary accommodation until you find a suitable place to stay, living with a local Sydney family is a good option for you. Homestay gives students the opportunity to settle in quickly with the help of their host families. Students can take the time to look for suitable permanent accommodation after they arrive without having to worry about food and lodging in their first few weeks of their stay in Australia.

Homestay is ideal for students who are interested in having a home-away-from-home experience, with people to help them find their way around the city, take them to interesting places, and encourage them to practise their English speaking skills. Homestay enables students to gain an insight into Australian life and offers a unique opportunity to experience Australian culture first hand by participating in the daily routine of the host family's life. Host families take an active interest in their students and do all they can to help them assimilate into their new environment. This helps to facilitate a smooth transition into the students' new academic responsibilities as well.

Please contact the following service providers to arrange your homestay accommodation:

  Auzzie Families Homestay Worldwide Pty Ltd

Room Type

Single, fully furnished

Single, fully furnished

Bathroom

Share with homestay family

Share with homestay family

Meals

Mon - Fri breakfast and dinner

Sat - Sun breakfast, lunch and dinner

Mon - Fri breakfast and dinner

Sat - Sun breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cost per week*  

Under 18's: AU$280 + AU$40 p/week if guardianship is required*

Over 18's: $260 p/week 

Executive homestay: $420 p/week

AU$290 + AU$50 p/week if guardianship is required*

Over 18's: $260 per week

How to apply

www.auzziefamilies.com

www.homestayworldwide.com

Homestay Network

Single, fully furnished

Share with homestay family

Mon - Sun breakfast and dinner

AU$255 + AU$50 p/week if guardianship is required*

From AU$300 for Premium Homestay

www.homestaynetwork.com.au

* Additional placement fees may also be required and are not included.

Independent apartment rental

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Macquarie University provides an Accommodation Resource Room for students wishing to locate their own off-campus accommodation. Advice and information is available regarding private rental and shared accommodation, as well as assistance in making appointments for inspections. For more information visit www.find.accommodation.mq.edu.au

Airport pick-up

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Students are welcome to book airport reception by emailing airportexpress@bigpond.com. The approximate cost is A$60.

Students who have applied and secured on-campus accommodation at the Herring Road Apartments or Macquarie Parklands Apartments will receive free airport pick-up.

Students using this service will meet the driver at the International Terminal 'meeting place' one hour after their planned time of arrival and will be met with an SIBT sign with their name on it. This is the maximum wait students will incur.

 
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