Moving in and what to bring

Get ready to set up your home away from home with our shortlist of essential items.

But first, the legal stuff you need to know: Residents are responsible for the security of their rooms at all times. Charles Sturt does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to a resident's personal property. You will need to arrange private all-risk insurance on possessions you keep in your room at Charles Sturt.

Pack the essentials

To make your room a great place to live and study, there are a few things you'll need to bring. Bookmark this page or download a pdf version of this list to get you started. We can't wait to see you!

  • Computer
  • Headphone
  • Laundry bag/pegs
  • Linen /doona /pillow
  • Coat hangers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Clothes, shoes
  • Umbrella, raincoat, hat
  • Padlocks
  • Water bottle
  • Shower shoes
  • Fan (if your building isn't air-conditioned)

Other handy items to bring

Once the essentials are sorted, explore the following lists for more inspiration.

  • Dryer Balls
  • Phosphate-free front loader laundry detergent
  • Micro-pellet-free hand soap and face/body wash
  • Toiletries
  • Washable cloth towels
  • Shower caddy
  • Tissues
  • Air freshener
  • Eco disinfectant spray
  • Reusable cloth
  • Iron

Join the Charles Sturt War On Waste by bringing the following items for your meals.

  • at least 1 reusable takeaway food container, fork, knife and spoon
  • phosphate-free dish soap
  • reusable shopping bags
  • reusable bowls and plates
  • mug or reusable takeaway coffee cup.

If you are in self-catered accommodation you also need to bring:

  • cooking utensils
  • pots and pans
  • crockery
  • cutlery
  • washing up supplies
  • Refillable pens
  • Recycled paper or wood pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Desk organiser
  • Calculator
  • Scissors
  • Notebooks
  • Biodegradable sticky tape
  • Thumbtacks
  • Stapler
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Shoe rack
  • Hanging closet shelves
  • Wall decorations like posters or pictures
  • Energy Star Certified television (we recommend smaller than 25 inches, must be tested and tagged)
  • Speakers
  • HDMI cable
  • Whiteboard
  • Tool kit
  • Dress up costumes (you can also pick these up from a charity shop when you arrive)
  • Bicycle

Here are a few items that you should leave at home as they aren't allowed in our Residence Life rooms.

  • microwaves
  • extension cords
  • non-service animals
  • plug-in air re-fresheners
  • hooks
  • Velcro
  • candles and incense
  • open-coiled appliances like grills, toasters, and space heaters
  • wireless routers.