Living In Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie is one of the state’s largest towns and a popular holiday destination with an array of seasonal events, a thriving central business district and affordable housing which can be found within walking distance from the beach.
Port Macquarie Breakwater Image
People on Lady Nelson Wharf
People enjoying the outdoor setting of a Port Macquarie Cafe
People at the Hastings Festival in Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie Town and Beach image
Port Macquarie Lighthouse Image
Why is Port Macquarie a great place to live and study?
- great location and climate
- safe and friendly community
- low cost of living
- Australian beachside lifestyle
- no traffic or long times in public transport
- natural, clean and quiet
- part-time work opportunities
With its relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this location provides an ideal environment to nurture a healthy mind and body that is conducive to learning.
Accommodation at CSU Port Macquarie
On Campus Accommodation
There will be 250 bedrooms available on campus from February 2018. Each room is fully furnished with a single bed, mattress, bedside table, desk, lamp, desk chair and wardrobe.
Each building block includes a shared kitchen, dining and common areas with dining table and chairs, lounges, TV's etc. The CSU accommodation fee of $290 per week includes usage of utilities, internet, maintenance, laundry costs, 24 hour security etc, however it does not include meals. The advantage is that it is a one minute to walk to class, and a two minute walk across the campus carpark to a large supermarket and other restaurants and cafes.
Off Campus Accommodation
Part-time work opportunities
Port Macquarie is a thriving community with plenty of opportunities for part-time work that will fit in and around your studies. Types of work include:
- Retail (including clothing chain stores, supermarkets, petrol station attendants, pharmacies)
- Aged care services
- Theatre and cinema
- Work with tourism operators
- On campus work such as student ambassador, work in the library, student services)
At CSU we offer a career development service. Students can make individual appointments or attend workshops hosted by our dedicated careers staff member and learn where to look for work, how to prepare for an interview and complete a resume to meet Australian standards.
CSU Port Macquarie is a beautiful place to study. I have been able to find a part-time job at the local supermarket and in my spare time I like to go to the beach.