Cowper Street

Cowper Street Apartments are located a short walk from UNSW in the suburb of Randwick, surrounded by beautifully landscaped lush, green gardens.

UNSW Cowper St apartments student shown walking through entrance

Located next to Randwick Racecourse and approximately 1.5 kilometres from UNSW, Cowper Street is the perfect fit for students that are keen to live close to campus, but not right next to the lecture block!

Built in 1994, there are 37 five-bedroom apartments, with an average room size of approximately 10 to 12 square metres.

You’ll live like a true Sydneysider, surrounded by local shops, the racecourse and heaps more.

  • Shared living experience
  • Located in Randwick
  • Self-catered


  • 37 apartments

  • average room size 10 to 12 square metres

  • 31-week occupancy

  • self-catered 

  • wi-fi, electricity, gas and water included

  • cleaning of common areas only

  • 24-hour campus security

  • large student lounge

  • large outdoor area 

  • shared coin-operated laundry facilities.

Each room is furnished with a bed, chair, desk and wardrobe. You share the common areas – kitchen, living room and bathroom – with your fellow residents. There’s a sofa in the living room and the kitchen has a microwave, oven and fridge, but you’ll need to bring your own cutlery and pots and pans if you plan to do any cooking.


Aditi Taunk

Aditi Taunk | Student

I’m a research student, currently in my third year at the School of Chemistry and I moved to Australia from Mumbai, India in mid-2013.

For the first few months of living here, I stayed with relatives and had to endure a pretty long commute to UNSW every day, so when I finally made the decision to live on campus at Cowper Street, I was able to save a lot of time and energy! I’ve met heaps of wonderful people from lots of different backgrounds from all around the world and my flatmates are some of the best people I’ve met.

Aditi Taunk

Li Quan | Student

I’m an international student from China studying information technology (masters). After receiving an offer to study at UNSW, the tough part was finding a place to live.

Coming from another country, I didn’t know much about the reliability of private rental providers, so making the decision to book a university apartment was an easy decision. After arriving, I found Cowper Street to be satisfying in nearly every way and I’ve decided to stay on while I continue my studies.

"Cowper Street isn’t like typical university-style accommodation. Living here feels more like living in the suburbs of Sydney, just like any other local Australian."

Aditi Taunk

PhD student

Room types & fees

Room type




5-bedroom apartment

$325 p/w





  1. Contract period is 52 weeks. Single term contracts are currently not available due to high occupancy numbers, please contact office for more details.
  2. Weekly rates are for 2024 and are expected to change each year. Rates shown are for full year contracts only.

The contract period is from 18 January 2024 to 24 January 2025.