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Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury, Sydney
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Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury, Sydney

Vines Dr, Richmond, 2753, Australia
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About the Property

Are you looking for the best student accommodation in Sydney? You've come to the right place! Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury, Sydney (2753) is a premier housing complex located at Vines Dr in Richmond, Sydney. The Sydney student accommodation is close to popular universities like Western Sydney University - Hawkesbury and Western Sydney University. The Sydney student accommodation caters to its residents' comfort and convenience by providing multiple shared rooms and studios. Students will have an amazing time exploring the city and enjoying their stay in Western Sydney University Hawkesbury accommodation. Sydney, Australia's largest and most exciting city, offers a fantastic blend of natural beauty, diverse cultures, and a thriving urban scene. Think of iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as your everyday backdrop here. You'll discover a buzzing arts scene, world-class dining experiences, and plenty of outdoor adventures – think beach days at Bondi or strolls through the lush Royal Botanic Garden. A great point about sharing accommodation and staying at Western Sydney University Hawkesbury is that you will make great friends who last a lifetime and create amazing memories! The accommodation is a safe place for newcomers with similar interests to interact, as it offers round-the-clock security. The residents' families can have peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands! A great living space allows you to focus on your studies and transforms you as a person, leading to amazing results in academics. This is possible only because of the convenient on-site amenities like study areas, communal spaces, fitness facilities and helpful personnel. Students wishing to travel around Sydney and beyond are lucky, thanks to the property's proximity to transportation hubs.


Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury in Sydney offers many features designed to elevate your student living experience. They understand that every student has unique needs, so they provide various room types. Whether you prefer shared spaces or a studio, they've got you covered. Indulge in the comfort of a king single bed, stay snug with a heater, keep your things organised in a spacious wardrobe, and have ample space for work and dining with a dining table and chair. Relax in your lounge suite or coffee table area and ensure your snacks remain fresh with a fridge and freezer. It's where convenience meets comfort.

Promoting social interaction and a sense of belonging, their accommodation boasts communal amenities like a games area for friendly competition, an E-Library for focused study, a BBQ deck for outdoor gatherings, a refreshing swimming pool to beat the heat, and laundry facilities for your convenience. Plus, stay seamlessly connected with unlimited WIFI Internet. Your well-being takes precedence, with 24/7 support available whenever needed, day or night. Say goodbye to worries about additional expenses; your rent covers WiFi, electricity, heating, and water, allowing you to concentrate on your studies and savour your time in their vibrant community.

Location and What's Hot?

Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury, Sydney student accommodation is a fantastic choice for your university life. When it comes to convenience, you're in for a treat. The housing is just a stone's throw away from not one but two renowned universities. Western Sydney University - Hawkesbury and the University of New England are practically at your doorstep. Imagine waking up, rolling out of bed, and strolling to class in minutes. No more early morning commutes or rushing to catch the bus. It's a dream come true for any student! But it's not just about academics; we know you want a vibrant social life, too. That's why Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury is perfectly situated to provide you with the best of both worlds.

For your daily needs, there are grocery stores like Woolworths and Coles within walking distance. No more worrying about running out of snacks or essentials. Just pop over whenever you need to restock. When you're in the mood to relax or grab a coffee with friends, head over to the charming cafes like Bean Heaven and Cafe Delight nearby. These places aren't just great for a caffeine fix; they also make perfect study spots. If you're craving a dose of culture and history, the Hawkesbury Regional Museum is a fascinating place to explore. And for those days when you want to unwind in nature, the Hawkesbury River is the ideal spot for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. But that's not all! Western Sydney offers a plethora of adventures waiting to be had. Explore the lush greenery of the Blue Mountains, embark on exciting hikes, or visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park to get up close and personal with Australia's unique fauna. So, whether you're a student who's all about convenience or one who craves a diverse and exciting lifestyle, Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury is the place to be.


At Western Sydney University Village Hawkesbury in Sydney, your daily commute couldn't be more convenient. Nestled in the heart of this vibrant city, the Sydney student accommodation offers excellent travel accessibility. You'll find yourself just a stone's throw away from key transport options. Hop on a bus at the Londonderry Rd opp Vines Dr bus stop, located right outside our doorstep. The Southee St before Londonderry Rd bus stop and Bourke St opp East Richmond Station bus stop are also nearby for even more flexibility. With such convenient transportation choices, getting to class or exploring the city is a breeze. Say goodbye to long commutes and hello to a student life filled with ease and excitement.

What will you get

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Common Amenities

Games area
BBQ deck
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities
Unlimited WIFI Internet

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling off period
    Free booking cancellation in stipulated time
  • No visa no pay
    Free Cancellation if student visa is not secured
  • No place no pay
    Cancellation policy if admission not confirmed

Payment Policies (5)

  • Security deposit
    Deposit property holds during the tenure
  • Payment instalment plan
    Flexible payment terms
  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The contract dates don't suit me, can I negotiate?

All of our fixed term contract dates as advertised are non-negotiable.

What is first year exemption? Am I eligible?

If you are a domestic first year student applying through UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC you may be eligible for First Year Exemption.You are eligible if:
* You did not get accepted to the university
* Were accepted to another university
* The course is now wholly offered online (ie not being taught internally) If your contract has not commenced you will be refunded your security deposit and cleaning fee where applicable. If your contract has started, you are liable for rent up to the date of notification / moving out of the property.
Your security deposit and associated fees (excluding application, registration and cleaning fees where applicable) will be refunded. Please note The First Year Exemption will not apply where you have accepted a University Offer but you elect to defer or withdraw from your studies. You must notify property Management in writing (Resident Notification) within 5 days from the UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC Main Round offers release date (generally around late January – refer to the UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC website for actual dates).

How far is the property from the university?

The property is located on the university campus and is only a short walk from classes and  university facilities. There is a shuttle bus that transports students to and from the train station free of charge (all campuses except Narimba has access to the shuttle bus).

What is the latest I can apply?

There is no deadline for applications; however, please note that once the property has reached capacity, you are only able to sit on the waitlist, and this does not guarantee you a spot with us.

Is there any heating/cooling in my room?

All of our apartment types are equipped with heating and cooling facilities in the bedroom for all seasons.

Who has access to my room?

Every room is private with a lockable door - only you will have access to your room. If you are in shared accommodation, the communal areas will be accessible to all tenants of the specific apartment.

Is the property secure?

The property is A+ security with a staff member or resident assistant on duty at all times in case of an emergency.

Is there a curfew at the property?

The property is your home and you are welcome to come and go as you please.
Please note that we do have rules regarding Noise and Visitors within the property.

Noise Curfew
Residents must comply with all directions from property management in relation to noise minimisation, particularly in response to noise complaints from other residents of the Village and/or neighbors of the Village.
Sunday - Thursday: 10pm*
Friday - Saturday: 12pm* *during the exam periods, please note that these times do change and there should be no excessive noise within the property during this time.

A visitor is defined as a person who is meeting with a resident for a short period of time, while a guest is defined as a person who is staying overnight with a resident in accordance with the Rules. All visitors arerequired to leave the propertyby 12 midnight(unless otherwise notified to residents by property management from time to time). Any visitor present in the property after the specified time will be considered an “unauthorised person” to which Rule 52 (Overnight Guests & Unauthorised Occupancy) and Rule 69 (Trespassing) applies.

Can I purchase a linen or kitchen pack from the property?

There is an option to purchase a linen, bathroom or kitchen pack upon your arrival at the village.

Is there a lock for the individual rooms in the shared apartments?

All of our rooms within the apartments have lockable doors.

Am I able to leave my belongings in my room before my contract starts?

You will not be able to access your room or leave any belongings in the property before your contract starts.

If the office is closed on the weekend, how can I check in?

If you are looking to check into the property on the weekend, there will be a resident assistant on duty who will be able to assist you. Please notify the property by email if you plan to check in after 5pm on Friday and we will be able to provide you with the relevant contact details for the person on duty.

Can I choose my own room?

You are able to submit preferences for specific rooms during the application process. We will do our best to accommodate all requests during the allocation process; however, due to the high capacity of requests we cannot guarantee anything or make any promises.

What type of heater am I allowed to bring?

You are allowed to bring oil heaters. *Fan heaters are NOT allowed in the property.*

Why am I required to make an application so early on?

We open applications early due to the high demand of students looking for residential accommodation. To secure a room at the village we recommend make your application as soon as possible, to make sure you don't miss out!

I will not be here for the whole year, are there other contract options?

After paying the application fee during the initial steps, if you receive an invitation of accommodation for the property, you will be required to pay two other fees to secure a room.

How does my rent get charged?

Your rent is direct debited from your account/or credit card using the account details that you have nominated by you.

Do I have to find my own roommates?

You are not required to find your own roommates. You are able to just apply on your own and we will allocate you within an apartment that is suitable.

Do I need to bring kitchen utilities, such as a kettle or toaster, with me?

The kitchens are already kitted out with basic amenities, such as the fridge and the microwave. However, you will need to supply your own utilities such as a toaster, kettle, and sandwich press for example. If you live in shared accommodation, you can always wait until you meet your roommates to organise a group shop to figure out what everyone has brought along with them.

How are roommates allocated? Can I put in preferences?

Roommate allocations are conducted in accordance with any requests, such as: study preference, age, and gender.

Is there a phone in the room?

Unfortunately there are no operating phones in the rooms at any accommodation.

Can I apply at reception?

Yes, you most definitely can apply at reception, the reception staff will be more than happy to guide you through the process.

How much is it to do laundry?

There is a shared laundry at the village for all residents to use. The price of a load of washing is $2/token and a load of drying costs $2/token. Please note that our laundry is token operated and you will be able to purchase tokens at reception.

What's the easiest way to get to the train station?

Property has a complementary shuttle bus for it's students that takes you to and from the university

What is the latest time at night I can return to my room?

At the property we do not have a curfew, however we do ask you to be mindful of your neighbours/housemates by not making too much noise whilst returning late at night.

Can I bring my pet?

We do not allow pets at the property, it is also stipulated in the property rules.

Does my room have a window?

Yes, all bedrooms have a window, it is an Australian standard that every property needs to adhere by.

Is there a cleaning service?

There is no cleaning service at the property. You are required to upkeep your personal areas yourself, and organise among the residents of the  apartment how to keep the common areas clean. There are inspections throughout the year, and if areas are deemed below standard, penalties will apply where relevant.

What hours is reception open?

Reception is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, resident assistants are available after hours.

Can I smoke at the village?

This property has a smoke free campus, smoking is not allowed.

It's my first time in Australia, how can I get to the property?

There is a shuttle bus that can pick you up from the airport as a one off.

Do you accept payments over the phone?

No, due to security reason.

What do I do when I get there?

Just head straight over to reception, our friendly property staff will be more than happy to check you in and show you to your room. If arriving after hours, just call the Resident Assistant once you are at reception and they will come down and meet you to check you in.

What is included in my room?

All rooms are fully furnished. This includes a bed, study desk, and study chair. The lounge areas include couches, coffee tables, dining tables and a TV.

What is the flexible contract?

Flexible contracts allow students to choose their own dates.

What is the residential activity fee?

The Residential Activity Fee is an annual fee that covers the Residential Life Program, including events, food nights, and study nights.

What public transport is available at the property?

At all property (excluding Nirimba) there is a free shuttle bus that travels to the nearest train station.

Can I live at the property if I am not a western sydney university student?

At Western Sydney University Village we are able to accommodate students from all educational institutions (including TAFE and private Colleges). Please note you must be able to provide proof of enrolment.

Can a couple live here?

All of our rooms are single occupancy, your partner can live in the same apartment as you however please note that you will both need to have your own rooms. Please let us know during the application process that you would like to live together.

Can I bring my own internet?

You are more than welcome to bring your own internet provided it is a Wi-Fi dongle, we do not permit ADSL to be installed.

Is there internet access?

Western Sydney University offers complimentary wifi access with your student login within the property.

How can I prove I am a student?

When you arrive at the property you will be asked to provide your student ID card.
If you are a first year university student and have not received your student ID. you must provide your letter of offer as your proof of enrolment upon check-in and provide your student card once you have received it.

What do I have to bring?

We recommend bringing the bare minimum when you first arrive, that way you and your new roommates can work out who buys what to avoid a double up of certain items. 

However, below is a list of what you’ll need: 

  • A photocopy of your ID, such as Passport or Drivers License to assist in your check in 
  • Bedding/Linen including a pillow
  • Towels and tea towels Food and household supplies - until you can arrange a  group shop with your housemates 
  • Cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils etc. 
  • Laundry supplies – some areas have clothes lines for communal use, all laundries have dryers 
  • Toasters, irons, ironing boards etc. – although some residents wait until meeting their roommates on arrival to share the costs of small appliances

Can I get financial assistance?

Unfortunately the property does not offer any financial assistance.

Are meals included?

The property does not provide catering.

Can I have overnight guests?

Although we do not encourage overnight guests, we do understand that you may have someone stay from time to time. Please make sure that you sign your guest into reception upon arrival and sign them out on departure.
As per the property rules, you can have a guest stay no more than 2 consecutive nights in a 7 day period.

What if I miss a rent payment?

It is important to always pay your rent on time. If you know there will not be sufficient funds in your account prior to the rent date, please make sure that you email management so that we can make arrangements for you.
If your rent is processed and there are insufficient funds, please note a late fee may occur.

Where do I park?

Western Sydney University's security looks after all of the on campus parking. It is important to make sure that you display the relevant parking permit on your vehicle at all times.

How long will it take me to walk to the library?

Each of our Western Sydney University Villages are located on campus and are just a stroll walk to the library (5-10 minutes).

Is there after hours support?

We offer 24 hour support to our residents with village management, Resident Assistants and campus security. There is always someone to speak with regardless of the time of the day.

Will my apartment have a TV?

Yes, all of our apartments have a TV in the lounge room. Our studio's and studio superior apartments also have a small TV in the bedroom.

Can I live here if I am under 18?

Yes, If you are turning 18 within the same semester which you are moving in to the village. Please note you will be required to have a parent or guardian to sign our accommodation guarantor form before your room will be confirmed.

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