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How is ECU Village different to a college?

ECU Village offers a self-catered, apartment-style living experience with no religious affiliations, traditions, hierarchies or set meal times. This means you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want (within reason of course and subject to the Village Rules)!

While we do offer an independent lifestyle, we ensure support is available 24 hours a day, along with a range of exciting events and activities to help you meet new people and learn new skills.

In short, we offer a fantastic balance between support and independence!

How long are your residential agreements?

ECU Village runs on 22 or 44 week Residential Agreements to allow residents to have access to their rooms and Village facilities throughout each semester.

Residents who do not wish to stay in the Village over the summer holiday period may vacate their room and make the room available for Village management to let out over the summer for conferences or to visitors. Residents that have commitments over the summer months eg. for work or study can contact us to extend their agreement.

Is catering available?

ECU Village doesn’t provide catering. However each apartment has a full kitchen including a fridge, stovetop, microwave and cooking equipment so feel free to cook up a storm at any time of day. If you need some tips, join one of our cooking classes! Check out our event calendar to see if one is coming up.

Can my partner live with me?

Spouses, partners, boyfriends or girlfriends can apply for accommodation at ECU Village, as long as they are students at ECU. Couples will be provided with individual rooms, however you can request to be allocated rooms in the same six bedroom apartment. One bedroom apartments are single occupancy only.

Can I choose my flatmates?

If you’d like to share a room with a friend, please specify this on your application form. Given our high demand, we can’t guarantee to fulfill all requests, but we’ll definitely try our best to accommodate you.

The earlier you and your friend apply, the easier it is for us to assign you to the same apartment.

Are priorities given to particular students?

ECU Village hosts a diverse range of residents from all over the world and across Australia, and we see this as a true strength of our community. To ensure fairness, we don’t give preference to any group over others. Therefore we encourage all applicants to submit the relevant forms as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

How close is the Village to ECU's Bunbury campus and the CBD?

ECU Village Bunbury is located on ECU’s Bunbury campus, just minutes from the University’s classrooms and recreational facilities. To give you an idea of how close you are to your classes, it takes approximately five minutes to walk to the cafeteria and bookshop, and just two minutes to the gym!

The Bunbury campus is just five minutes by bus to the Bunbury CBD.

Do you provide a cleaning service?

All residents are responsible for keeping their rooms and apartments clean. A cleaning service can be organised for a fee. Please enquire at Reception.

Are pets allowed?

No pets, including fish, may be kept in the Village. Additionally, residents are not permitted to bring animals into any building of the Village. This rule does not apply to the extent that it restricts the keeping of a guide or hearing dog.

Do you provide internet access?

Broadband connectivity is available in every bedroom at the Village. Visit our fees page for more information on internet packages.

Am I eligible for accommodation at ECU Village?

All ECU students are eligible to apply for accommodation at ECU Village, including research assistants and full-time, part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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