Lake Macquarie Campus
Lake Macquarie Residence Hall Application - New Students 2013
Lake Macquarie Residence Hall Application - Returning Students 2013
Online application for Residence - all students
Located in the heart of campus, Avondale’s three Lake Macquarie residences provide on-campus accommodation for approximately 400 students. Living on-campus means that you can enjoy the convenience of everything being just a few minutes’ walk from your room – classes, cafeteria, gym, sporting facilities and social gatherings.
Living on-campus provides a great social environment, giving you the opportunity to meet lots of new people and make friends from all over Australia and the world. It also provides you with a great study support network, as you are living with people who are going through the same experiences as you.
The only men's residence on campus, Watson accommodates 165 boarders in 92 single and 66 twin rooms.
All females start their living on-campus experience in Andre. Andre accommodates 115 boarders in 7 single or 37 twin rooms.
Ella Boyd Hall
Female students have the option of moving to Ella Boyd in their second year of study. Ella Boyd accommodates 162 boarders in single room accommodation.
Residence Hall Facilities
All bedrooms are fully furnished, each room containing a bed (or two if you are sharing a room), desk(s), bookshelf, cupboards, drawers, shelves and a chair(s). All rooms have blinds, however curtains and drapes are not provided. Curtain rods are available in the ladies residences should you wish to supply your own window coverings. Linen and pillows can be provided at a cost. A private telephone and data point is also available in each bedroom.
Additional furniture can be added to each room, such as a bar-sized refrigerator, television, lounge chair, coffee table and extra shelving. When adding furniture, please keep in mind the size of your room and the need for clear door access at all times.
Depending on demand, you may be asked to share a room. However, you are likely to receive your preferred bedroom configuration.
Shared bathrooms and toilets are located close to bedrooms in all residences.
Common rooms are located on each floor and provide you with somewhere to relax and watch television and DVDs. Some televisions are connected to Foxtel.
All residence halls contain a computer room for residents to use, free of charge.
A number of guest rooms are available in all residences for parents and friends of students. Rooms will require to be booked through the appropriate Ladies or Men's Residence Directors.
Kitchenettes are provided in all residence halls. These contain a refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, kettle and basic plates and utensils. To ensure availability, it is recommended that you provide your own plates and utensils.
Washing machines, dryers, clothes lines and drying rooms are available in each residence. Washing machine use is free, however it will cost you $2 per use of the dryer. All machines are top-loaders and top-loader washing powder is recommended for all machines.
Irons and ironing boards are available in the hallways of the residences. Due to demand, it is recommended that you provide your own iron.
Mail boxes for incoming mail are situated in each residence. Further information about postal services on-campus and in the local area can be found here
There is limited space for storage. Small items should be packed in cartons and sealed and all items stored must be labeled with your name and the date the article was stored. Storage for large items is dependent on space available. Unclaimed items that have been stored for more than 12 months will be deemed as unwanted and disposed of.
During each semester break, all personal items will need to be stored. For your convenience, storage facilities exist within each residence hall.
A public telephone is available in the breezeway of the White Building. Lines are available for incoming calls as follows (during semester only):
||+61 2 4980 2260
||+61 2 4980 2280
|Monday - Friday
||7.30pm - 9.30pm
|Saturday - Sunday
||7.00pm - 10.00pm
What to Bring
What you will need to bring
- Bed linen, blankets, doonas and pillows
- Laundry detergent (top-loader) and pegs
- Towels, soaps and toiletries
- Personal effects
What you may choose to bring
- Bar-sized refrigerator for your bedroom
- Cooking utensils, pots/pans, crockery, cutlery, tea towels and washing up detergent (optional)
- Desk lamp
- Network (ethernet) cable for computer netwok connection and internet access
- Stereo (with headphones)
Meals and Food
Avondale provides fully catered meals for its students. Find out more
about meals and food on campus.
Your welfare is very important to us, so we have a residence support team available 24/7 to help you with any needs you may have during your time living in the residence halls.
Director and Assistant Director of Ladies and Men’s Residences
The Head Residents are full-time Avondale staff who are responsible for managing the residences and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of you and your belongings.
Residence Assistants (RAs)
RAs are third or fourth year student leaders who are responsible for helping the Directors with dorm-running duties.
There are seven ladies and seven men’s Residence Assistants.
There is always a Security staff member, Residence Director and an RA on duty at all times, so there is always someone around to help if needed.
Fees and Rules
Residence Hall Policies
On-campus Accommodation (Lake Macquarie) fees