Checking In

We are located near Gate 2, High Street, in between the UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre and Roundhouse (map reference – building C6). 

The reception is open from 9am to 5pm during weekdays. If you arrive outside office hours or during weekends, the reception will be closed. In this case, please contact your resident staff member on duty.

If you wish to check-in earlier, please contact the office. 

Directions to International House – How to get here?

A check-in information pack will be sent to each resident prior to arrival. This information pack will include different alternatives of getting to campus via public transport and private services. 

Fore more information on how to get to campus, visit our FAQs page.

What is Provided?

You are provided with the following items and therefore you do not need to bring any of the following items.

  • 1 bed
  • Desk, lamp, and chair

What to Bring?

If you are new to Sydney or International House, here is some information you might find useful. Items you may want to bring are as follow:

  • 1 blanket
  • 2 sheets
  • 1 towel
  • 1 lounge chair
  • 1 heater
  • 1 pillow and pillowcase
  • Waste paper bin

Weather
Temperatures in Sydney can range from between 15 to 42 degrees Celsius. For summer, you are recommended to wear light clothes, t-shirts, shorts, but bring a jumper (sweater) because the weather can cool down quickly, especially at night.

Power Supply
Australian power sockets are 240V AC 50hz with outlets that look like the following:

Australian Power Socket

Do not plug in anything meant for 100-110V into the power sockets as the electrical device will be damaged. Most power adapters today for laptops and mobiles are designed to run off 100-240V, but be sure to check first. Anything that cannot run off 240V is best left at home.

For residents with foreign adapters, it is recommended that you locate approved appliances and adapters locally to ensure they are compliant with Australian electrical safety standards. Many affordable options available close to campus.

Most essentials can be purchased either at the retail outlets on campus, or in convenience stores and supermarkets nearby at the towns of Randwick or Kingsford.

We hope to see you soon!