Australian National University, Canberra

The Australian National University is a public university in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Located in the suburb of Acton, the main campus encompasses seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national institutes.


You can find a campus map here.




During the school year the majority of the student residences are full with long-term residents and cannot offer short term accommodation, but over summer (i.e. late November through to early February), some colleges will offer accommodation on a casual basis. Enquiries for ANU on-campus accommodation during the Summer break will have to be made to the individual colleges on Campus.  Colleges offering Summer accommodation include Burgmann College, John XXIII College, Ursula Hall, and Toad Hall. You can find general links to all the student residences here.


University house is a heritage listed boutique hotel on the University Campus, located on the corner of Balmain Crescent and Liversidge Street, Acton ACT 2601. (note: no lifts)


There are 2 x Quest Apartment Hotels in downtown Civic within 10-15  mins walking distance of the ANU Campus. The apartment hotels consist of fully self-contained perfect for a short or extended stay, in the CBD close to restaurants and shops.


Further accommodation alternatives are available here, or you can try various websites including Visit Canberra,, or Airbnb.

Car Parking / Transport: 

There is limited parking available at ANU. For your casual parking options visit here.


If you would like to catch the bus or find other transport options, you can find out about transport to & around the campus here.

Venue and Timetable: 

Each course runs from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 3pm on Fridays (unless otherwise notified). This allows plenty of time for travellers to get to the airport on Friday.


Each day, breaks are scheduled for 10.30-11.00, 12.30-1.30 and 3.00-3.30.