Choosing the Right Location

Location is an important factor in deciding where to live. UNSW is located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, south east of the central business district.

The university is accessible by public transport (buses) and takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes from Central Station.

The demand for housing is high in Sydney, especially in the weeks leading up to the start of semester. We recommend allowing at least 3 – 4 weeks before orientation week to secure housing before semester begins.

General lifestyle information about Sydney can be found here.

To understand the Sydney metropolitan area including rental cost and demographics, visit 'neighbourhood information' (please note this is an external website).

Suburbs overview

Once you’ve made some decisions on what is important to you, it’s time to start considering suitable suburbs. Below is an interactive map that shows different suburbs and the approximate prices of private rentals.

View UNSW Rental Accommodation Information map in a larger map


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