Sydney Campus

Located on the grounds of the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH), nursing student accommodation is provided by Adventist HealthCare Limited on behalf of Avondale. 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.

Housed within the one building, the gender specific female and male residences house up to 240 boarders. Student rooms are all single occupancy with use of shared facilities.

Age restrictions are applied to applicants, with a minimum acceptable age of 18 years of age. Applicants under the age of 18 years are advised to attend the Lake Macquarie campus for their first year of study.

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Residential accommodation

Applications are processed within the requirements of the Avondale Student Application Package. The Avondale Student Application Package provides you with a step-by-step guide on how and when to apply for accommodation, the Application Form, general information regarding the SAH Residence and the current Schedule of Fees.

Unlike the Lake Macquarie campus, you are not required to move out of your residential room at the end of each semester or during vacation periods. Many students continuously occupy their room for the total years of study and then into a New Graduate Nursing Program. Student accommodation is charged on a six monthly residential semester basis. Students are liable for the full residential Semester Rate regardless of check-in or departure dates. Refunds and/or liabilities for accommodation change at withdrawal from the course (refund policies apply) or from 1 January following the year of Graduation.

Guest or short term accommodation

Fully furnished with linen, pillow and towel supplied, and is available through enquiry with the SAH Residence Receptionist on +61 (02) 9487 9333 during the trading hours of Monday to Friday 10:30am to 5:30pm (except public holiday and from 10:30am to 2:00pm on business days between 24 December and 7 January) The Guest room accommodation is available from one night to six weeks. Many students find this accommodation ideal for short-term requirements, such as clinical placement, exams or special events.

Further residential enquires can be directed to the Housing Services Manager.
[email protected]
+61 (02) 9487 9330
Housing Services Manager
Adventist HealthCare Limited
185 Fox Valley Road

Residence Hall Facilities


All bedrooms are fully furnished. Each room contains a bed (with mattress), desk, wardrobe, draws and carpet flooring. Rooms are fitted with blinds, however curtains/drapes are not provided. You must provide your own linen and pillows. Additional furnishings such as a chair, curtains/drapes, small refrigerator, television or extra free standing shelving is at the option of the resident. When adding furniture please be mindful of the size of the room and the requirement for clear door access at all times.

Internet access is not provided within the rooms, so it is recommended that you purchase your own USB mobile broadband if you do not wish to utilise the Avondale Computer Rooms provided within the residence.


Shared gender specific bathrooms with showers and toilets are located on every level of the residence.

Common Rooms

Common gender specific lounge rooms are located throughout the residence and provide somewhere to relax and watch television and DVDs.

A mixed gender common lounge room is available 24/7 behind Residence Reception. This common room also provides a wireless internet “Hot Spot”. Internet time is purchased through Residence Reception.

Avondale Computer Rooms

Both female and males residences contain an Avondale Computer Room. The use of these computers is free and restricted to Avondale student log-ins. Computers have internet access and are attached to a printer.

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms are available for visitation of parents and friends of students. Guest rooms are single occupancy and gender specific. Reservations are subject to availability and are guaranteed following payment of a Booking Fee. Reservations are made with Residence Reception.


Kitchens are provided on all levels of the residence. Each kitchen contains a refrigerator, stove with oven and grill, microwave oven, toaster and kettle. Residents are required to supply their own cooking and eating utensils and equipment. Cooking, in all its aspects is restricted to the kitchens including boiling water and the use of rice cookers. Cooking is not permitted in private rooms.


Washing machines and clothes dryers are available throughout the residence. Ironing boards are supplied but irons are not. The use of the laundry is included in the Student Semester Rate.


Incoming mail is distributed every Australia Post business day. The shared mail distribution boxes are located in the Common Room behind Residence Reception.


Limited storage is available outside of residential rooms. Additional charges apply.


Due to the high use of mobile phones and the reduced use of public telephones this service is no longer provided within the residence. Public telephones remain available in strategic locations within the hospital.

What to Bring

What you will need to bring

  • Bed linen, blankets, doonas and pillows
  • Deck chair
  • Cooking utensils, pots/pans, crockery, cutlery, tea towels and washing up detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Towels, soap and toiletries
  • Personal effects

What you may choose to bring

  • Small to medium refrigerator for your room
  • Computer
  • USB mobile broadband internet access
  • Desk lamp
  • Fan and/or small column oil heater
  • Iron
  • Television

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