Hobart accommodation

As a student living in Hobart, you鈥檒l have the chance to live right in the heart of the action. Apply for accommodation today.

Our Hytten Hall (42 Melville St) and Hobart Apartments offer all the conveniences and attractions of inner-city living. Both locations offer self-contained studio accommodation, with Hytten Hall also offering shared apartments. They are also a short walk to our city campuses.

Our University Apartments, in Sandy Bay, offer six-bedroom flats, while Christ and John Fisher colleges offer a residential college experience with single rooms and shared facilities.

Walking distance from here

University campuses:
Medical Science Precinct: 7 mins
The Hedberg: 8 mins
Centre for the Arts: 15 mins
The Media School: 17 mins
IMAS: 18 mins

Places of interest:
Supermarket: 5 mins
City bus mall: 7 mins
TMAG: 9 mins
Constitution Dock: 12 mins
North Hobart: 13 mins
Salamanca Place: 17 mins

Hytten Hall (42 Melville Street) at a glance

Location 42 Melville Street, Hobart TAS 7000
Lease term Minimum 52 weeks
Rent$336 per week (single room in 5-bedroom apartment)
$341 per week (single room in 4-bedroom apartment)
$366 per week (studio apartment)
Bond $500
Availability Available to domestic and international students
Occupancy Single occupancy
Total rooms 422 (113 studio rooms and 309 single rooms in shared apartments)
Located on-campus Short walk to the Medical Science Precinct, Hedberg, Centre For the Arts, IMAS, and The Media School
24-hour security onsite Yes
On-site car parking No
Security card access only Yes (all buildings)
Wheelchair accessible Yes (rooms and on-site amenities)
Single-sex accommodation Single-sex apartment or corridor available on request

Room amenities

Room style Studio room or single room in a shared apartment
Utilities Electricity, heating, water and maintenance included
Kitchen Private kitchen in studio rooms with stove, microwave and fridge with cooler compartment.
Shared kitchen facilities in shared apartment.
Bathroom Private bathroom in studio apartment and shared bathroom in shared apartment
Bedding King single or standard single bed with mattress and mattress protector
Furniture Fully furnished with desk, chair, wardrobe, mirror and drawers included
Internet Wi-Fi available (Eduroam free for educational use) and ConnectMy (additional charges for personal use)
42 Melville St accommodation, residents in shared apartment lounge room
Hytten Hall accommodation, residents in shared apartment lounge room.

On-site amenities

  • Community kitchen
  • Common rooms
  • Laundry
    (including washing machines and dryers)
  • Bike storage
  • Community events
  • Support and wellbeing
42 Melville St accommodation, resident in a room
Hytten Hall accommodation, resident in a room.

You will need to provide:

  • Linen, bedding and towels
  • Cooking and eating utensils
    (including pots, pans, crockery and cutlery)
  • Groceries
    (including toilet paper, laundry powder and personal hygiene items)
  • Cleaning products and vacuum cleaner

Virtual tour

Hytten Hall

Experience the Hytten Hall accommodation by taking an online tour. Live in the heart of the city and enjoy the perks and conveniences of inner-city living.

More about on-site amenities and services

Kitchen and cooking facilities

Units, apartments and flats each have shared kitchens, so you can show off your cooking skills to your housemates. If you're living in a college, communal kitchens at each residence are available.

Common rooms

Common rooms are used for activities like study groups, meetings and social gatherings and vary across our locations. Facilities include vending machines, games, BBQs, and TVs.

Laundry and cleaning

Laundry facilities including washing machines and dryers are available for use. You will need to provide your own washing powder.

Bike Storage

Secure bike storage facilities are available free of charge. As storage locations and facilities vary, please contact our friendly team for more information about the accommodation you're applying for.


Free Wi-Fi is accessible in your room and most other areas via 鈥榚duroam鈥. You can access it using your University email and password. For non-educational use, you can create an account with 'Connectmy.net'.


The way mail works varies across each accommodation site. You may have access to your own letterbox or receive an email when letters and parcels arrive for you to collect from the front office.

UniHopper bus servicing Hobart and Sandy Bay
Free UniHopper bus servicing Hobart and Sandy Bay

UniHopper shuttle service

We operate a free shuttle service for staff and student that operates between our Hobart accommodation and campuses.

Jane Franklin Hall

An independent residential college located just ten minutes from the city centre and between the University's CBD and Sandy Bay campuses, Jane provides students with a supportive environment that fosters a strong sense of community, allowing academic, social, and personal development.

Jane provides offerings including student-run events and activities, full catering, academic support (mentoring, tutoring, short courses), and networking and mentoring with a wide range of alumni.

Make Jane Franklin Hall your home base for your university journey.

Need financial support?

You'll automatically receive the financial support you're eligible for to help with relocating and living costs through our Support to Study Scholarships.

"Moving down here was one of the best decisions I've ever made... Hobart is an amazing city," says Kat who moved from Sydney with a scholarship.

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How to apply

Applying for accommodation is easy and can be done online. To get started, register for an account and then follow the steps on the online form.

Our residents are required to reapply every year. However, if you want to keep your room, we'll always do our best to accommodate that.

Casual and short stays

Over summer, many of our residents return home to spend time with their friends and family. They might also use the break to travel around our island. This flexibility allows for casual bookings by individuals, groups and industry. We have a range of options, from single rooms to entire lodges.

More about short stays