Barker Street Apartments are located on campus overlooking the lush Village Green and while most apartments are five bedroom shared living, there are also options for couples and families.

Built in 1996, Barker is the perfect fit for just about everyone. You’ll make friends, meet people and get the most out of a flat share experience. Not only are you on campus, you’re minutes away from Kingsford Shops on Anzac Parade (and McDonald’s is right around the corner!).

There are 59 apartments of varying sizes with an average room size of approximately 10 to 12 square metres.

It’s independent living in a community environment.

  • Shared living experience

  • Located on campus

  • Self-catered

Student support

Community Assistants are current UNSW students living on-site at Barker Apartments. Their role is to engage with residents, facilitate social activities and act as the first point of contact for any issues or problems that may arise.

Living at Barker has allowed me to stay close to the action on campus and it’s taught me how to live independently.

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Siobhan Morrell

Fine Art/Science


  • 59 apartments
  • Average room size 10 to 12 square metres
  • 52 week occupancy
  • Self-catered
  • Wi-Fi, electricity, gas and water included
  • Cleaning of common areas only
  • 24-hour campus security
  • Resident lounge
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Coin operated laundry facilities

Each room is furnished with a desk and chair, bed, wardrobe and there’s a sofa in the living room. The kitchen has an oven and fridge, but you’ll need to bring your own cutlery and pots and pans if you plan to do any cooking!


UNSW provides a limited number of on-campus car parking spaces and this is managed by Estate Management. To apply for a parking permit, please contact Security & Traffic Management.

Parking on campus is free only when parked in a marked bay outside of the permit hours of 7.30am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday; on weekends; and on public holidays (not UNSW holidays).

If you park on High Street, never leave valuables in your car and always ensure you secure your vehicle as this area is targeted by car thieves.

There’s limited free motorbike parking and bicycle racks you can also access for free.

Do you have children?

If you need to arrange day care for your children, there are 4 long day care campuses owned and operated by UNSW. Owl’s House, Tigger’s Honeypot, the House at Pooh Corner and Kanga’s House cater for 289 children from infants to school age every day. What we do best is facilitate innovative, child-centred and child-led learning programs in a safe, healthy, happy and stimulating context that allows children to develop a love of life-long learning.

With over 45 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and a dedicated team of professional educators, your children will be in the best possible hands.

Visit the UNSW Early Years website for more information and to submit an application to the wait list.


Room Types & Fees

Room type
Contract Period1
Weekly Rate2
5 Bedroom Apartment
52 weeks
3 Bedroom Apartment
52 weeks
52 weeks
$470.70 per apartment
2 Bedroom Apartment
52 weeks
$700.70 per apartment
2 Bedroom Large Apartment
52 weeks
$734.70 per apartment
  1. Some colleges offer flexible contract period. Please contact each individual college to confirm their contract options.
  2. Weekly rates are for 2021 and are expected to change each year. Rates shown are for full year contracts. Single term contracts, if available, might incur a higher weekly charge. Please contact provider for details.

The contract period is from 17 January 2021 to 13 January 2022. The studio apartment is suitable for couples. The 2 bedroom apartments are suitable for families. Rates are per person unless otherwise specified.


Adrian Pietkiewicz


I’m originally from Canberra and after completing my undergraduate degree, I decided to live and study at UNSW. I chose Barker Apartments for two reasons, it’s located on campus and it’s good value for money.

My schedule is a little hectic and often means I need to stay in the laboratory till very late, so having the freedom to cook my own meals in my own kitchen is quite handy. I’ve got plenty of space in my bedroom and some pretty fantastic housemates.

What are you studying?

Chemistry (PhD).

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