Accommodation Macquarie University

Accommodation Choices for Macquarie University, Sydney – Australia

  • Whether you prefer catered or more independence, there are many different accommodation options to suit student needs. There are several properties available for students, subject to availability. 

    Accommodation can be booked for a full year or a session. There are options that include private or shared rooms, sharing living areas with other students, from studios to 6 bedroom apartments. The options range across several different properties.

    Located in Sydney, Macquarie’s campus spans green, open spaces and state-of-the-art facilities. The university is just 15km from Sydney’s city centre for students wanting to be near city life as well.

    Macquarie has many services on campus, offering convenience for students. Along with cafes and a bar, there is a bookshop, pharmacy, medical clinic, hospital and even childcare. The  Sport and Aquatic Centre encompasses a health club, tennis, basketball and squash courts, swimming pools, football fields, a gymnastics hall and more.

    The diverse campus has students and staff from more than 100 countries. As such, students from different cultures are offered a range of services for support. This includes Indigenous Australians, students who identify as GLBTIQ and those with disabilities. 

    Additionally StudentBNB.com.au offer a range of accommodation options close to the university starting from just $27.50 per night

OTHER Off Campus Accommodation Choices

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Student AccommodationStudentBNB

Provides students with the ultimate in flexibility, payment options and selection.

To search, browse and book accommodation near to Envirotech head to StudentBNB booking portal. StudentBNB have fixed national pricing so you don’t have to hunt for better deals or wonder about inclusion. Each Student BNB includes Linen, laundry use, kitchen, lounge, private bedroom and shared or private bathroom. You also have the choice of room rental only and self catering or you can also purchase a range of meal options if desired, all flexible.  With StudentBNB you just pay as you go, you can extend fortnightly or monthly to help manage your budget.

  • * You are NOT required to pay a bond or sign a lease
  • *Fixed pricing on every property
  • * No placement or booking fee
  • * Electricity, water and bed linen are provided as part of your weekly rental.
  • * Simply book for the time you require and pay securely online or via direct banking transfer – SEARCH NOW

student accommodation gbsHomestay

Homestay provides the opportunity to live and experience life in Australia with an Aussie family. This service is provided through GBS assisted booking, where we will help match you to a suitable family and home based on your preferences. There is a small booking fee for this service to ensure a quality homestay match.  Homestay provides you with not only a cultural experience but also meal options and additional family support while you settle into Australia.

Safer Options. When booking accommodation through StudentBNB or Homestay you have peace of mind that the properties have been inspection and completed a certification process to ensure they are suitable for student accommodation – BOOK NOW

Rentals

You can rent properties through real estate agents, sharing with other students or direct to with the public but please be aware of the following additional  costs and requirements.

  • Costs to Add:
  • * Bond – 4weeks rent plus two weeks rent in advance. Bond can be kept if property is not vacated in a suitable condition.
  • * Lease – contract committing to a set amount of time typically a minimum of 6 months
  • * Internet connection and monthly cost
  • * Electricity connection and monthly cost
  • * Water monthly cost
  • * Food
  • * Transport

Public Transport

Transport options around Macquarie consist of local buses and there are also options for light and heavy rail nearby (trains). To access public transport you will require to purchase a OPEL card. This is a tap on/ tap off transit card that you can purchase and top up at 7Eleven, Local train, bus stations and newsagent. To search transport bus and train number go to Google maps and type in your departure and arrival address and arrival time and you will see distance and transport times. See the website Transportnsw for further bus and train information.

cafes and eating options at macquarie university

The Campus Common is THEIR new food, beverage, entertainment and social precinct, located on Central Avenue directly opposite the library.  Here’s what you’ll find.

Ubar

Ubar is your central entertainment venue at Macquarie University, and provides you with a wide range of entertainment options, a great selection of beverages including coffee, chill-out areas and a great pizza menu!. For all the latest news and entertainment on Ubar, follow Ubar on Facebook at facebook.com/mac.ubar/

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session break
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 9pm 7.30am – 8pm 7.30am – 7pm
(Monday & Wednesday)
7.30am – 8pm
(Thursday & Friday)        
Saturday  Closed Closed Closed

Boost Juice

Enjoy a guilt-free energy boost with a range of delicious and nutritious smoothies, snacks, crushes and juices – made fresh, with low-fat ingredients

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session break
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 8am – 3.30pm 9am – 3pm 9am – 3pm

Sushi World 

Dedicated to providing you with high-quality quick and easy sushi products at affordable prices, Sushi World offers a selection of fresh and tasty sushi selections

Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm  9am – 3pm 9am – 3pm
Saturday  Closed Closed Closed

Taste Baguettes

Campos coffee and handcrafted baguettes, fresh salads and more food options with a French-Vietnamese flavour

Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 7am – 6.30pm 7am – 6pm 7am – 6pm
Saturday  8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm

Burger Freight

Boasting a variety of tantalising burgers to satisfy your cravings.

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3pm Closed Closed
Saturday Closed Closed Closed
 

Sambal 

A new eatery that focuses on Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 7am – 6.30pm 7am – 6pm 7am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm

Doner Kebab

A new twist on Turkish street food

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 7am – 6.30pm 7am – 6pm 7am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm

Lee’s Asian Food

Traditional Chinese dishes

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 7am – 6.30pm 7am – 6pm 7am – 6pm
Saturday  8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm

Other food and beverage outlets

Piccolo Me

Have you been piccolo’d?

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 7am – 4pm 7am – 4pm 7am – 4pm
Saturday  Closed Closed Closed

Location: Australian Hearing Hub foyer, 16 University Avenue

Cult Eatery (Building Y3A)

Crop to cup coffee! 

 
Operating times During session During exam periods During session breaks
Monday to Friday 7am – 4pm 7am – 4pm 7am – 4pm
Saturday  Closed Closed Closed

Location: 10 Hadenfeld Avenue

Globe Café

Globe Café embraces the international campus community, offering 100% organic/fair trade coffee as well as snacks, meals and vending options. Globe Café is the perfect spot for you to grab a coffee, have lunch or catch up with mates.

 
Operating times Session
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 5pm

Location: Building E3A,Ground floor

Crunch Café ( Sport and Aquatic)

Grab a quick bite after a workout, a relaxed breakfast or lazy lunch with friends. Crunch Café offers high protein drinks for fitness enthusiasts as well as a children’s menu for the little ones.

Operating times Session and recess
Monday to Friday 6:30am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am – 5pm

Open public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday

Location: Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre

Library Café 

Open for breakfast through to dinner, Library Café provides you with a delicious range of gourmet offerings. Sit back and enjoy the ambience whilst refuelling day ahead.

Operating times Session Session break
Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm 8am – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm

Open public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday

Location: Macquarie University Library, Ground floor

Piccolo Lane (building E4A)

Piccolo Lane offers you coffee as well as snacks, meals and vending options.

 
Operating times Session Session break
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm 7:30am – 3pm

Location: Wally’s Walk (Building E4A)

Wally’s Coffee Cart 

The perfect stopover spot for a caffeine fix on route to a lecture or to help you re-focus on your study. Be sure to try the great coffee and say hello to the friendly staff next time you stop by.

 
Operating times Session Session break
Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm 8am – 3pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm 8am – 3pm

Location: Opposite Macquarie Theatre

Staff Café (Building W5A)

Staff Café offers value for money lunch and morning tea options to Macquarie staff, whether you are looking to get away from the busy campus activities or are having a catch up with your colleagues.

 
Operating times Session Session break
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm 9:30am – 3pm

Location: Building W5A, Level Three (Next to the Macquarie Theatre)

Last orders at 2.00pm