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The Avondale Experience

Accomodation Free in 2025

#1 overall educational experience

As the university that cares, Avondale's focus is on delivering a high quality educational experience for every course on offer.

Inclusive and personalised student support via small classes with easy access to lecturers helps students get the most out of their study. They show this by ranking us number one in Australia for overall educational experience and teaching quality →The Good Universities Guide 2024.

Campus Life

The Avondale Experience—it’s so much more than just what happens in the classroom. The community and lifestyle is what makes studying at Avondale so unique. There are plenty of on-and off-campus opportunities to connect with your fellow students, be more active through team sport, and serve as part of the greater Avondale community.

Campus Tour

Our beautiful campuses

Students love the green, natural environment of our beautiful Lake Macquarie campus (located between the Central Coast and Newcastle) and the state-of-the-art health facilities of our campus at Sydney Adventist Hospital on the North Shore.

We are offering free accommodation on the Lake Macquarie campus in 2024. Places are limited and terms and conditions apply.


Experience Avondale to the fullest by living on campus - either Lake Macquarie and Sydney. Our dormitory style residential halls are central to both campuses, giving our students easy access to classes and campus life.
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Food on Campus

7@Avondale is the main hub for great food on the Lake Macquarie campus. Whether you are wanting a hot drink before class, or lunch with friends, we've got staff, students and visitors covered.
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Sport and Fitness

Embrace an active lifestyle by getting involved in our diverse weekly sporting competitions, joining the on campus gym, or enjoying the scenic walking tracks around our Lake Macquarie Campus.
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Spiritual Life

Spirituality is at the centre of everything we do. Whether it's church, talking to our campus chaplains or just doing life with friends, there is always some way to connect and feel supported in your faith journey.
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Student Associations

Our Avondale Student Association's are here to help! With one association on each campus, the student leadership teams are your go-to platform for student voice, exciting social events and new initatives that help enrich the student campus experience. 
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Student Support Services

Access tailored academic guidance, counseling, and career development resources designed to nurture your personal and professional growth. From tutoring to mental health support, our dedicated team ensures a supportive environment, empowering you to thrive academically and personally throughout your journey.
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Your first week

Orientation will help you make a smooth and successful transition to your study program. You will meet your lecturers and the professional staff who will support you, discover how to get work on campus and take a tour of campus.

You will meet other students while enjoying a free pizza lunch and big breakfast, live music, mixed sports and other social activities such as a moonlight movie, a pool party and speed friending.
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Your social life

The Avondale experience is about more than just attending classes in productive spaces.

Share life with new friends at Variety Hour, as part of a team in one of our sporting leagues, in our inspiring worship programs or on a service-learning trip. If you are new to Avondale, you will also join our free wellbeing program that will lift your life.

The sense of belonging you will find here will stay with you long after you graduate.

Free Accommodation in 2025

Make the priority list for free accommodation in 2024 and 2025. Places are limited. Register now!

Terms and Conditions

1. Only students new to Avondale in Semester 2, 2024 or Semester 1, 2025 and studying an undergraduate degree.
2. Places are limited and are on the basis of whoever first accepts an offer (this comes first) then applies for accommodation and accommodation availability.
3. Students will be expected to study full-time (at least three units of study per semester).
4. This offer applies for the first three semesters of study if students maintain good academic standing by passing at least half of the units in which they are enrolled in the previous semester to continue receiving free accommodation in semesters two and three.
5. Students need to maintain good academic progress and attend classes face-to-face.
6. Students may be placed in room-share.
7. A refundable bond is payable on entry into the dormitories.
8. Students must purchase a meal plan.
9. Offer is available to eligible Australian and New Zealand students.
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