University of Western Australia

accommodation at University of Western Australia

Accommodation & campus life at University of Western Australia

UWA’s main campus is located in the suburb of Crawley, next to Perth's financial center. This is about 10 minutes by bus from downtown Perth, and about 20 minutes from the coast.

Student accommodation in Perth

UWA has standard on-campus student housing located right by the university. It is recommended to stay here at least one or two semesters. Otherwise, it is relatively easy to find housing in Perth usually sharing with other students. The private rental market can be a cheaper option than on-campus student housing. 

Campuses at University of Western Australia

Crawley, the main campus at University of Western Australia has large green spaces and imposing sandstone buildings. It is situated on the Swan River Crawley and is constantly rated high in student feedback surveys. You can shop, play, eat and find entertainment here.

The other two smaller campuses at University of Western Australia are Claremont and Albany. Claremont is located less than three kilometers from Crawley. The Albany campus can be found at the south-coast town of Albany - a four-and-half-hour drive from Perth.

Campus life at University of Western Australia

The campus covers a large area, with the Swan River flowing by. Large trees provide shade to cool off in, and there is also an outdoor reading room in case the library is too cold. The campus is often described as one of Australia's most picturesque and consists of both old buildings worthy of preservation and new modern buildings.

UWA has a large library, many computer rooms, sports center and swimming pool, cafes, pub, bookstore, bank, and numerous clubs you can get involved in. UWA has also invested heavily in modern laboratory and research facilities.

Transport from University of Western Australia to city centre

UWA’s main campus is located in the suburb of Crawley, next to Perth's financial center. This is about 10 minutes by bus from downtown Perth, and about 20 minutes from the coast. It is easy to get to Crawley by bus. Otherwise, bicycle is the easiest form of transportation if you live nearby. It can be difficult to find parking on campus, since many come by car due to the long distances in the city.

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