Bathurst Self Catered Accommodation Charles Sturt University in Bathurst offers affordable on-campus and off-campus accommodation which fosters inclusive, self-regulating student communities that support the holistic development of all students.

Each residence has fully furnished single study bedrooms with private telephone and data access, a common room with TV, heating and shared bathroom facilities. Some accommodation packages include a compulsory Meal Plan and are situated near a central dining facility.  Others have shared kitchen facilities with food cupboards, toaster, kettle, refrigerator and microwave.

See the What to expect page for information on what you need to bring with you to live on campus.

Accommodation Options

  • Catered Cottages - eight fully furnished single study rooms with ceiling fans, shared common rooms, bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Minimum Meal Plan Cheers Silver.
  • Towers - These tower blocks each accommodate 128 students. They contain eight galleries of 16 study bedrooms grouped around two bathrooms and a common room. Minimum Meal Plan Cheers Bronze
  • John Oxley Village - 10 single units each containing 26 or 32 bedrooms, set around a Village green. Each unit has common rooms and bathrooms. Minimum Meal Plan Cheers Silver.
  • Macquarie Village - 10 two-storey evaporative air conditioned buildings of 20 bedrooms in each building. Minimum Meal Plan Cheers 3.
  • Cottages - 32 room, two-storey block, and single storey eight-bedroom cottages with ceiling fan in each room. No compulsory Meal Plan.
  • Traditional Diggings - eight two-storey blocks, each accommodating either 12 or 16 students. No compulsory Meal Plan.
  • Mitchell, Truskett and Gordon House (MTG) - These two-storey blocks are located adjacent to each other in Brilliant St, Bathurst. They comprise of large and standard single study bedrooms. Each floor of every house has a large common room adjacent to a kitchen. No compulsory Meal Plan.
  • CPD - Single ensuited study rooms in a no noise zone normally reserved for postgraduate and mature age students. No compulsory Meal Plan.

Package Types and Dates

Residents have the choice of 2 different packages:

  • Package One: Access to your room in Session 1 & Session 2 excluding non-class periods (approx 29 weeks)
  • Package Two: Access to your room in Session 1 & Session 2 including non-class periods (approx 36 weeks)

2015 Accommodation Packages commence on Friday 27 February 2015 and terminate on Saturday 7 November 2015.

For New Residents attending Orientation Week, Accommodation Packages commence on Saturday 21 February 2015. Check In details will be provided to you upon acceptance of your offer.

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The local bus company, Bathurst Buslines, has an extensive service in Bathurst. For more information regarding their services please visit their website Bathurst Buslines.

The Residences provide a safety bus that transports students between Hargraves, Mitchell, Truskett and Gordon houses (off campus residences) and town each evening Monday to Thursday.


Some accommodation options have a compulsory minimum Meal Plan attached to their package and are located near a central dining facility. This type of accommodation has kitchenette facilities suitable for making light snacks. All students have the option to upgrade Meal Plans when you accept your accommodation offer. See the Meal Plans page for more information.

There are a small number of facilities designed for students with disabilities. Contact a Future Student Advisor for more details.

2015 Bathurst Resident Fees

See Fees, Schedule & Payment Options for fee structures relating to accommodation types on offer at Bathurst campus.

Accommodation must be paid 2 weeks in advance via Direct Debit. Note Direct Debit continues fortnightly over the break periods for Package 1 students however the total paid throughout the year is the equivalent to 29 weeks accommodation/meals. Instructions on the setup of this will be given in your offer. Alternatively, accommodation can be paid up front prior to move in.


  • Application Fees apply
  • An IT Levy applies for all students
  • New Students/Residents must pay the Orientation Tariff
Enquiry information

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Accommodation Scholarships

Coming to live at CSU? You may be eligible for an Accommodation Scholarship, Applications close on 25 January 2013.

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Important dates

Applications for on campus accommodation close in early February.

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