Checking In

We are located on the main campus of the University of New South Wales between the Gym and the Roundhouse. The reception is open from 9 to 5 pm, during weekdays.

If you arrive outside office hours or during weekends, the reception will be closed. In such a case please dial the after hours number on the intercom to get in touch with the Senior on duty who will check you in and show you to your room.

Check-In Date for S1/2018:  Saturday, 17 February 2018

Check-In Date for S2/2018:  Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

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

Directions to International House – How to get here?

Sydney’s transportation system is well equipped servicing many suburbs. If you have a student concession card, make sure to have it on you at all times and show the ticket person for a reduced fare.

We are located on the UNSW Kensington campus between the Roundhouse and the Gym. Our Main entrance faces the Gym.

Buses from Central to UNSW:

890, 891, 892 and 895

Alternative Services:

339, 372, 373, 374, 376, 377, M10, M50

Bus from Sydney International Airport to UNSW:


You may find the following links useful:

Sydney Transport:

Sydney Transport

Train services:


Intercity and Interstate Trains:



What is Provided?

You are provided with the following items and therefore you do not need to bring any of the following items (unless you really want to).

  • 1 Bed
  • 1 doona/quilt and cover
  • 2 sheets
  • 1 Towel
  • 1 Easy Chair
  • 1 Heater
  • 1 Pillow and pillowcase
  • Desk, Lamp and Chair
  • Telephone
  • Waste Paper Bin


What to Bring?

If you are new to Sydney or International House, here is some information you might find useful.

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.

Bring a universal travel adapter if you have one, or one of these:

Travel Adapter

Otherwise, you are good to go. Most essentials can be purchased either at the retail outlets on the UNSW campus, or in convenience stores and supermarkets nearby at the towns of Randwick or Kingsford.

We hope to see you soon!