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Best off-campus student accommodation in Wollongong

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If you are a UOW STUDENT, Kalara College is the ideal student accommodation for you! Kalara College Student Accommodation is located in Wollongong CBD. 

Meals

As a resident of Kalara College, you will enjoy the convenience of home cooked meals without the fuss of shopping, cooking or cleaning.

We provide Breakfast and Dinner daily, 365 days per year.

This service is important to us because we know that, with well balanced nutritional meals, residents can achieve more throughout the day.

Meals are beautifully made to accommodate different cultures and customised to suit the students dietary and/or religious requirements.

All meals are generous in size but are portion controlled and residents have the option to eat dinner at a time that suits them.

BREAKFAST

Breakfast is served daily between 8:00am - 11:00am

DINNER

Dinner is available daily from 5.00pm

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To enquire about different meal options, please contact us.

Here are some quick facts about getting around in Wollongong for UOW students.

  • Kalara College is 350 metres from Crown Street Mall and Wollongong police station.
  • There is a FREE bus shuttle for residents that loops around Wollongong taking 7mins to arrive to The University of Wollongong.
  • The college is a 10min walk to the beach.
  • Kalara College is surrounded by local cafes, bars and restaurants. The restaurant main strip is only 50 metres from the college.
  • 350 metres from all major banks and supermarkets.
  • Local Gyms and Leisure centres nearby. The nearest gym being Plus Fitness, a 24hr gym, only 50 metres away.
 

Internet and WIFI

Kalara College provides free NBN Internet and WIFI internet services. All fees are inclusive in your rent. The college has multiple internet connections to accommodate multiple devices connected at any one time. Average night time speeds of 50mbps.

For more details contact us today.

Laundry

The convenience of having an indoor on-site laundry means you can keep your clothes washed and ready to wear without the hassle of having to drop off at a local laundromat.

Kalara College’s laundry is free to use for residents. Quick wash cycles and multiple washing machines means for short waiting times. All residents also have access to multiple clothes lines for drying and Iron and Iron boards to keep your shirts pressed for work. We provide laundry powder to all residents.

Free Shuttle Bus service

A FREE bus shuttle for operates for college residents which loops around Wollongong taking 7mins to arrive to The University of Wollongong. It stops at all the Wollongon campus locations and Wollongon train station.

Amenities

  • Fully Aircondtioned
  • Onsite team
  • Dining room & Fully Equipped Communal Kitchen
  • Entertainment Hall - TV/Games room, Yoga classes, Social Lounge, Pool table
  • Unlimited Wifi & NBN internet access to all students
  • Free Shuttle Bus service
  • Free Laundry
  • Free Parking & Bike Storage
  • Linen, laundry & bathroom supplies
  • 24/7 Secure access, CCTV
 

Activities & Leisure

Kalara College’s Dining room and Entertainment Hall are a great way to unwind and relax and catch up with your fellow residents. Exercise, play a game of table tennis or simply listening to music or TV.

Instant friendship and a great support network of students from interesting backgrounds both cultural and academic, are one of the wonderful reasons to stay with us at Kalara College.

It is only short walk to the mall and shopping centre, Wollongong's restaurants, theatres and coffee shops. We are also within walking distance to Beaton Park heated swimming pool and lifestyle leisure center.

Do what the locals do...

Weather you want to be involved with a local beach volley ball team or a football team, Wollongong is known for it’s love of all things sport. The community Leisure centre Beaton park is a large facility with an Indoor swimming club, outdoor track and field club and an outdoor Tennis club and facilities.

Wollongong boasts beautiful natural walking tracks, the coastline makes for an amazing scenic walk to refresh and rejuvenate.

Wollongong has beautiful Beaches and the Pacific Ocean and free ocean swimming pool is located at the end of Smith Street. Very close to the free bus and normal bus.

There are many things to see and do in and around Wollongong and its surrounding coastal towns as well.

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