2022 Applications Now Open!

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Moving away from home is one of the most exciting parts of university life. But it can also be a tough decision as you want to be comfortable and settled, happy and connected, and ready to succeed in your studies.

Central Courtyard accommodation

Opened in early 2021 our Central Courtyard Accommodation is the only accommodation managed and operated by Macquarie University. The accommodation is located in the heart of the campus, so you can get to your lectures in just a few minutes. Apartments are made up of either six, four or twin rooms with shared, high-quality kitchen and living spaces. One bedroom and studio apartments are available for those who want a little more independence.

As a resident, you will have special access to amazing events and facilities that include study spaces, common rooms, game facilities and outdoor terrace areas with barbecues. With utilities and wi-fi included in your rent, you won’t have to worry about extra costs and can instead focus on enjoying your time at Macquarie.

Benefits of choosing us

Safety and support

Our number one goal is looking after our residents’ wellbeing. At times it can be daunting being away from home and the pressure can be overwhelming. During your stay you will have access to a wide range of campus support services, our team can assist you with this and provide you with details on who to contact and where they are located. To ensure your safety we provide 24/7 on site security with CCTV and patrolling officers during your stay.


Be part of a diverse and welcoming community from across Australia and the world and create memories that last.

Residential Life events

Our Residential Life team host a range of events throughout the year. Some examples for this year have included Speed Friending, Trivia nights, Zumba classes, cooking competitions, campus walks – there is sure to be something you will like!

On campus

Everything you need is on your doorstep - classes, labs, food outlets, the gym, pool, and the campus library. You cannot get any closer to the heart of the campus.

Property features

  • On campus - owned and managed by Macquarie University
  • 24 Hour Security
  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Free gym membership at Macquarie's Sport & Aquatic
  • Unlimited Fast Wi-Fi
  • Residential Life Events
  • Air conditioning and heating in all rooms
  • Private Study Spaces
  • Games Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace Areas with Barbecues

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Central Courtyard accommodation, give us a call, email or drop into reception on campus.

Ground Level,
R1/R2 Building Central Courtyard Precinct
15-17 Gymnasium Road
Macquarie University
NSW 2109

T: +61 (2) 9850 7965
E: housing@mq.edu.au

Opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm 
Friday: 9am – 5pm 
Weekends and public holidays: Closed