Raising the bytes

All Sydney studio rooms (excluding twin share studios) feature 100GB of internet per month, rather than the 20GB in all other room types. So no matter which Sydney studio you choose, you’ll get the benefit of additional internet each month.

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Hurry! Rooms booking fast

urbanest South Bank only has a limited number of rooms available to book, so make sure you get in quickly so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to live at urbanest Souh Bank!

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Special Offers!

urbanest South Bank has special rates on offer for students at QUT and UQ. Contact the urbanest team today to find out which offers you may be applicable for!

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Connect with urbanest

That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2018 all urbanest rooms in Adelaide will come with 100GB internet per month! Great locations, great people, great connections.

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Connect with urbanest

That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2018 all urbanest South Bank rooms will come with 100GB internet per month! Great locations, great people, great connections.

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Are you under 18?

If you are under 18 years of age, or a looking on behalf of a U18 student, please contact the team direct on enquiries@urbanest.com.au and our team can help find the best room type for you.

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Under 18?

If you are under 18 years of age, or a looking on behalf of a U18 student, please contact the team direct on enquiries@urbanest.com.au and our team can help find the best room type for you.

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Our cleanest offer yet!

Be one of the first 150 bookings for Semester Two, 2018 at our Adelaide properties and you won't pay for laundry for the duration of your contract. Hurry rooms are booking fast! Enter Code: AdLaundry when booking your room!

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New properties!

Melbourne, we're coming! Semester One 2019, will see more urbanest beds in Melbourne, with a brand new property, urbanest Swanston Street and an upgrade and new changes to urbanest Carlton!

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More for our customers!


That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2019 all urbanest Adelaide and Brisbane rooms will come with unlimited internet per month! This means more movie streaming, more video calls home and less of you having to worry about your data limit.

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More for our customers!


That’s right, you read correctly. From 1 January, 2019 all urbanest Melbourne and Sydney rooms will come with 100GB internet per month! This means more movie streaming, more video calls home and less worrying about your data limit.

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Swanston Street Promotion

Be one of the first students to book and quote promotional code EAT100DL and you will receive a $100 meal delivery gift card from Urbanest.

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New Student Checklist

Student Checklist

Congratulations, you have been accepted onto your university place and you’re about to dive into your next big adventure.

Before you jump on in your car, bus or plane, there are several things worth considering, so your trip is smooth and painless.

Before You Leave Home

Semester Dates

Contact your university to confirm key semester dates, as start and end dates can differ depending on your courses. You don’t want to travel halfway across the world to find you have missed the first few weeks of semester!

ID and Paperwork

Ensure your passport is valid for six months before travelling to Australia. Print a copy of the electronic university enrollment confirmation and student information pack sent by the university.

Choosing Accommodation

Self catering student housing is the perfect place to make new friends and awesome memories. You’ll be spending a large amount of your time there, so the accommodation should offer great rooms to relax in, quiet study areas so you can concentrate on your studies and entertainment and social areas to meet new friends.

Packing List

Things to remember!

Pack for minor emergencies, you never know when a band-aid will be needed! Remember to organise a first aid kit for any lumps and bumps and a sewing kit for mending your favourite jumper while you’re away.

Kitchen Utensils

Think of everything you need to prepare and eat food with – that’s what you’ll need! Plates, cups, forks and knifes…. even a bottle opener could come in handy.

Toiletries

It’s surprising how many toiletries are needed that you might not think of. A few essentials include toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream and toothpaste.

Embarrassing Cuddly Bears

Don’t forget your fluffy childhood soft toy, you may need a cuddle every now and then!

Additional Pointers for International Students

Plane Tickets & Return Flights

Don’t miss your flight! Keep a record of the flight date and time with your passport and visa. Contact the airline for any departure or arrival changes.

Visa Dates

Make sure all the appropriate visa paperwork and Overseas Student Health Cover is organised before travelling to Australia and your visa covers the entire period of your stay.

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We design and build living spaces especially for students and manage the building in a way that promotes and supports your lifestyle.