Accommodation for Students
Accommodation is available in Burnie, Alanvale, Newstead, Claremont, Clarence, Rosny, New Town and Mount Nelson.
Student residences in Burnie offer supervised student accommodation and full board, on campus. The residence is unit-style accommodation with students sharing a living area, kitchenette and bathroom facilities. For further information, please contact the residence management on (03) 6433 4852 .
Student residences at Alanvale in Launceston provide self-contained motel style units. The Alanvale residences are available for both short and long term. For further information, contact Alanvale on (03) 6777 2687.
Accommodation facilities for 50 students are available on the Newstead College site. Accommodation consists of three, four and five-bedroom apartments. Students are responsible for their own cooking. . For further information please call (03) 6332 3232, or visit the Newstead College 2017 Residents’ Handbook.
Claremont College students have access to unit accommodation. First preference is given to students that live at least 90 minutes away from Claremont College and fulfill Centrelink eligibility for either Youth Allowance or the Assistance for Isolated Children Allowance. The accommodation is managed through Housing Connect. Call: 1800 265 669.
Student residences at Clarence in Hobart provide self-contained motel style units. The Clarence residences are available both for short or long term. For further information contact Clarence on (03) 6165 6591.
A limited number of independent units located 10 minutes from Rosny College are available to full time students enrolled at the campus, who have an independent income. These are administered by Colony 47’s Direct Tenancy Program, who give the students support to live independently. For more information please contact the Direct Tenancy Program on 1800 265 669.
Springvale Hostel in Midwood Street, New Town, provides hostel-style, single room, full board accommodation to students aged from 16 to 19 years old on either a five or seven-day basis. For further information please contact the Manager on (03) 6228 1282, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Springvale Student Residence website.
A limited number of independent units located close to the Hobart College at Mt Nelson are also available to full time students enrolled at the campus, who have an independent income. These are administered by Colony 47’s Direct Tenancy Program, who give the students support to live independently. For more information please contact the Direct Tenancy Program on 1800 265 669.
Financial support that is available for students and parents includes.
Student Accommodation Allowance (SAA)
The Student Accommodation Allowance provides financial assistance to students in years 11 and 12 who must live away from their usual Tasmanian home in order to attend a registered government or non-government school. The allowance is limited to a maximum of two years, unless special circumstances exist, but is not means tested. The allowance is $1400 for students who study for the full year. For more information see the 2017 Application Form (PDF, 70KB) or call 1800 827 055.
Living Away From Home Allowance
If you are a secondary school student who needs to live away from home to study, you may be eligible for a higher rate of Youth Allowance if it takes more than 90 minutes by public transport from your parents’ home to your place of study, or your parents’ home is in an isolated area (at least 56km away from an appropriate government school, or is isolated due to impassable roads for 20 school days a year). For more information visit the Department of Human Services website.
Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC)
The Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) scheme can help eligible parents and carers of school-aged students who cannot go to an appropriate state school due to living in an isolated area. Payments are usually paid to the parent or carer, who can then choose to have the payments paid directly to the school or place of accommodation. For more information visit the Department of Human Services website.
Options available to students and their families in southern Tasmania for both 5 and 7 night accommodation options during the school term. Information provided by Colony 47.