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Student accommodation

This page is an overview of possible accommodation options for students arriving in Perth to study at ECU.

On-campus accommodation

On-campus accommodation is provided for students in self-catered apartments on all of our campuses. Villages are close to shops and sport and recreation facilities, and are easily accessible by public transport.

The student villages cater for over 700 students and provide a modern, friendly environment. The majority of apartments support a six-bedroom configuration with shared kitchen, living facilities and 1-2 bathrooms.

The village on our Mount Lawley Campus has 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 bedroom apartments and is located just minutes from ECU facilities. The apartments are fully-furnished, with private bedrooms, large kitchens and spacious lounge areas, so you have plenty of space to hang out with friends and flatmates.

Onsite facilities include a pool, cafe/convenience store, sound lounge, e-library, study zones and shared laundry. And Resident Assistants are on hand to organise events and activities for you, so there is plenty to do and lots of ways to meet new people.

Our on-campus apartment-style accommodation is in high demand, so apply early if you’re interested in a place.

Apply or get more information

To complete your online application, or to get the latest information on pricing, please visit the ECU Village website.

Rental accommodation

Some students choose to share an apartment, townhouse, or a house with fellow students.

Houses are usually more expensive than apartments and the rent varies depending on the size, condition, location and whether the property is furnished or unfurnished.

To get some idea of the cost of renting properties across Perth, visit the website.


You can also choose to live in a private home with an Australian family by requesting a Homestay placement before leaving your country of residence. If successful, you’ll be notified of your family’s address and other details so that you can go straight to their home from the airport.

Homestay is a popular way to get involved in the daily life, the learning of our culture and customs and have the added advantage of enjoying the company of other people may vary depending on individual arrangements.

At Homestay, there is usually a one-off placement fee and then prices vary depending upon whether you want a room only, room and dinner, standard or full service.

Please visit the Australian Homestay Network website for more information.

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