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Smith St, Wollongong
0.5 mi from City Center
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Close to bus stop
close to cafes
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Brian Smith Dr, Campbelltown
36.1 mi from City Center
( 13h 21m
6h 2m )
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9 Room Options
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Wollongong a good place for students?

Yes, Wollongong is a great place for students. It is home to the University of Wollongong, which welcomes over 14,000 international students annually.

What is a reasonable price for student accommodation in Wollongong?

The cost of student accommodation in Wollongong varies according to the location, type of expense and many other factors. However, amber provides you with the best and budget-friendly student flats in Wollongong!

Is it cheap to live in Wollongong?

The cost of living in Wollongong is relatively affordable compared to other major cities in Australia. The average cost of living is $1726 per month.

Is Wollongong hot or cold?

Wollongong has a temperate climate. The weather is usually between 11-25 degrees Celsius.

What is the crime rate in Wollongong?

The crime rate in Wollongong is around average. It’s safer than 68% of cities in Australia. When compared to other cities in New South Wales, Wollongong is safer than 43% of other cities.

Is student accommodation in Wollongong cheaper than a flat?

Wollongong student accommodation is generally cheaper than renting a flat. The cost of renting a small apartment in Wollongong is around AUD 1,933/month, while Wollongong student accommodation ranges between AUD 1,933/month to AUD 2,061/month.

What is the nicest part of Wollongong?

The nicest parts of Wollongong include the Wollongong CBD, North Wollongong, and Fairy Meadow, which boast dynamic lifestyles, connectivity, and appreciating property values6. The city is also known for its beautiful walking tracks and exquisite natural bush.

Is Wollongong a good city for international students?

Yes, Wollongong is a good city for international students. It offers a diverse range of education providers, a relaxed lifestyle, and a vibrant nightlife.

Why is Wollongong so popular?

Wollongong is popular for its surrounding nature and urban beaches. People visit this impressive coastal city for its great museums, food, nightlife, and beaches.

Is it safe in Wollongong?

Yes, Wollongong is generally considered safe. The city has an overall risk of medium. Its crime rate is around average. It’s safer than 68% of cities in Australia.

Student Accomodations in Wollongong

Wollongong Student Accommodation

Your search for a perfect student accommodation in Wollongong ends here with amber. Finding accommodation near Wollongong University is no longer back-breaking work with our custom-curated property with world-class amenities. The Wollongong Sydney Village, Campbelltown, has options ranging from shared apartments, ensuites, studios and townhouses when it comes to Wollongong accommodation. The properties are affordable and luxurious, providing the best of all the worlds.

The Wollong University accommodation options include globally designed and fully-furnished properties. The hectic hunt for the perfect Wollongong accommodation can end in the cosiest room, laced with amenities if you choose us. At the on-campus Wollongong University student accommodation, you can enjoy your stay while you work for your future. It is rare for your student accommodation hunt in Wollongong to churn out as good as this. With the increasing number of students every year, getting proper University of Wollongong student accommodation might get difficult sometimes. However, with the best accommodation in Wollongong for international students, you need not go anywhere. Skip to the best part? The property is a few minutes from all the major institutions, including Western Sydney University Campbell Town, the University of Sydney, Taylor College and an hour from Sydney.

About Wollongong

Welcome to the underdog holiday city of Australia, Wollongong. Bejewelled by the most serene beaches, excellent food and unmatched vibes, the city offers unmatched vibes. Wollongong owes its outstanding prominence to the Dharaval people who settled in the enchanting Illawarra escarpment thousands of years ago. Wollongong has transformed into a launchpad towards the future of students. Each year, thousands of students flock to Wollongong to seek admission to the degree courses in the universities, including the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University (Bankstown), National Institute of Dramatic Art, Western Sydney Institute, Taylor College, SAE Institute, University of Tasmania, University of Notre Dame, University of New South Wales (Kensington Campus).

Wollongong accommodation for the students is very convenient due to its proper balance of the big city life and the relaxed pace of a holiday city with links to major cities and nearby areas like Camperdown, Canberra, Newcastle, Wodonga, Coffs Harbour, Shepparton, Bendigo, Melbourne and Lismore. Wollongong is also known as the land of five islands, which defines the city's escapades. You can visit various restaurants on the beaches along the Grand Pacific Drive, like His Boy Elroy and the Cow and the Moon, to enjoy cuisines from all across the globe. Wollongong student accommodation is across world-class surfing beaches, skyscraper skyline, nightlife, and tropical rainforest hinterland. This makes our student accommodation in Wollongong more fun, with many activities to explore near the Wollongong University accommodation.

Best student accommodation in Wollongong

With many famous universities, many students flock to the city to pursue their dreams and careers. Finding student accommodation in Wollongong can become a daunting task for many. Amber helps you find the best student accommodation in Wollongong Spain in three easy steps: picking, booking and paying. We make the tiresome and lengthy process of booking student accommodation as easy as pie. Amber offers purpose-built studios, flats, and other affordable student accommodations in Wollongong. When planning to move to Wollongong, students should look at the localities next to their university. Students can easily do this using the sorting feature. Although everyone's needs and wants differ, they should look at crucial variables like the cost of living, similarity with the neighbourhood, and commuting. Many students prefer to live in student-friendly neighbourhoods; hence we have listed the best Wollongong student accommodation that you should look at.

1. Sharesorted Wollongong: Conveniently located off the main street of Wollongong, this furnished room is just a short walk from Wollongong train station and Crown Street Mall. Perfect for students and young professionals, this Wollongong student accommodation offers easy access to shops and amenities. It's an ideal student accommodation in Wollongong for those seeking a prime location and comfortable living.

2. Western Sydney University Campbelltown Village: Each room at UWS Village Campbelltown comes with various amenities that make your stay as comfortable as possible. In each studio and shared room, you will find a desk to help you study hard, a comfortable king bed, and a TV to keep you entertained; there is a kitchenette with a fridge and freezer with a microwave where you will be able to cook various delicacies.

Cost of Living in Wollongong

Student accommodation in Wollongong offers an excellent option for students. Although living in Wollongong can be costly, strategic planning and budgeting can help students manage expenses efficiently. The chic and upbeat student accommodation in Wollongong includes all bills and facilities, making it the best choice for students shifting to Wollongong for higher studies. Amber gets rid of extra bills and only expects students to pay their rent. Students are advised to budget at least AU$1,500 to AU$2,500 per month to survive in the city. Below is a rough guideline for student expenditure to get a rough idea.

1. Food and beverages: AU$380 to AU$400 per month

2. Mobile bills: AU$580 to AU$600 per month

3. Dining: AU$170 to AU$200 per month

4. Entertainment and leisure: AU$80 to AU$100 per month

5. Transportation: AU$160 to AU$180 per month

6. Laundry: AU$80 to AU$100 per month

8. Stationery and Course books: AU$100 to AU$150 per month

Student Travel in Wollongong

Student travel in this entertaining city is affordable with our student accommodation in Wollongong. The city and the nearby areas are highly accessible by the public transportation of all the major transport networks. Students can travel around the city by train, bus, rental bike or taxi. You can grab discounts on your public transport if you go for the Opal Card and free Gong Shuttle. Wollongong is committed to a healthy lifestyle for its residents, and sustainability is their goal. It is as easy as pie for students to save costs on travel in Wollongong due to the availability of many transport and communication options. The ways to travel for students are:

1. Bus: Major shopping centres, train stations and tourist attractions are near our student accommodation in Wollongong. You can reach by bus, and most bus routes will take you. Easy access to anywhere in the city by bus.

2.  Ferry: Blessed with an unfathomable coastal line, Wollongong uni student accommodation enjoys the proximity to the ferry stops. The travel by ferry is budget-friendly and a treat to the eyes.

3. NSW Train Link: The NSW train link connects the Australian continent with inter-state and intra-country rail routes. You may hop on and benefit from the NSW Train Link for a vacation to Queensland, Sydney or South Australia, among other places you would like to explore.

4. Cycling: Wollongong is a bicycle-friendly city, as we know from the status of UCI Bike City awarded to the city. The Wollong accommodation for students is connected to the cycling routes. You can cycle away from the city to the Thirroul Coastal Trail.

Student Living and Lifestyle in Wollongong

Wollongong is Australia's fastest-growing city, with so much to explore. Stellar student accommodation in Wollongong by amber enhances student lifestyle further to the best. Students can discover the vibrant city and all its moods by staying at the exemplary Wollongong student accommodation. The Student lifestyle here is a dream come true, with the Blue Mile Walk taking you across various jaw-dropping scenes. Experience this route's continental pools, rock pools, lighthouses, and other wonders.

The city has all modern facilities for students. It has a wide variety of sports clubs, coffee shops like Red Rooster for the best burgers, Northside Pavillion Levendi’s and Longboard for the best coffee and breakfast, fine dining options like Debutante, bars, cinemas, country parks, art galleries and gardens like the Wollongong Memorial Gardens,  and leisure activities. Student life here is adventurous and playful, as students have many opportunities. Wollongong is ideal for students who embrace a better lifestyle and balance work, college and social life. All you need to do is pack your bags and be our guest at the student accommodation in Wollongong to enjoy the best and most balanced student life. Oh, wait! There is a Sydney Festival 2024 in January and the Australian International Music Festival in June.

Wollongong Tourist Attractions

Wollongong is a city full of life, food, activities and joy, and with our star student accommodation in Wollongong, all the fun is right around the corner. The beautiful coastlines, mouth-watering seafood, amazing restaurants and much more make Wollongong the dream destination for students. Put the following places on your checklist and see your weekends turn into a gala event, all while you stay in the cosy student accommodation near Wollongong University:

1. Flagstaff Point Lighthouse

2. Wollongong Botanic Garden

3. Fo Guang Shan Nan Tein Temple

4. Wattamolla Beach

5. Wollongong Art Gallery

Universities in Wollongong

Wollongong has become one of the major hub spots for students seeking higher education at a top university. There are four major universities in Wollongong and many top-ranking universities near the Wollongong accommodation for students. We have listed some of the best universities you can apply during the upcoming intakes in Australia 2023-2024:

  1. University of Sydney, Cumberland Campus
  2. Centre for Continuing Education
  3. S.P. Jain School of Global Management
  4. Charles Sturt University
  5. Western Sydney University Campbelltown
  6. Academy of Information Technology
  7. University of Sydney Cumberland Campus
  8. SAE Institute
  9. Torrens University 
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