Why Choose Iglu

Innovative design, supportive community, unbeatable locations. Live your best student life at Iglu.

Purpose-built for cool student living, Iglu provides the supportive framework of student accommodation alongside the independence of an off-campus lifestyle. The combination of cool designer living spaces and first-class facilities presents endless opportunities to connect and expand socially and academically – all within a safe and secure environment.

In a nutshell, Iglu offers support when you need it and independence when you want it.

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Design sets the scene at Iglu. Whether it be the locations we select, our award winning* architecture, the beautifully scaled and detailed communal spaces or the smart, neatly planned private accommodation rooms, we are committed to delivering the absolute best location by design.

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Cool design is nothing without people bringing it to life and Iglu is ultimately about people. We support our residents and help them develop and grow as individuals while living in a positive and welcoming environment. The lifestyle, safety and wellbeing of our residents is core to everything we do.

Iglu is built for students

At Iglu, we don’t just build buildings, we build communities. Student life is about more than lectures and tutorials and learning doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom. Balance is key to succeeding in all aspects of life and Iglu is the place to find that balance.

Iglu is not just a place to stay, it’s a place to live. As well as offering an extensive itinerary of events and activities across the year, our Iglu team wants you to have the full student experience. We understand the need for space to come together as well as to be apart. Iglu is about creating connections and providing continued support – whenever you need it.

We bring these elements together to help you live your best student life.


Ensuring you feel safe and secure is our priority. Each Iglu property has CCTV and secure swipe card access to the building, lifts and apartments. Combine this with 24/7 onsite support and you can always be assured that your personal safety is paramount while you live at Iglu.


Life is designed to be easy at Iglu and it all starts with location. Whether you want to get to campus on time, nip to the shops, catch a movie, have a coffee with a friend or head out to explore the city, our awesome locations put you right where you need to be.


Enjoy the benefits of a campus community right outside your door. Events offer endless opportunities to get involved and meet your fellow residents. You can dip in and out as desired, knowing that there’s always something to do and someone to hang out with.


Flexible living is our thing. Hang out in the social and study spaces; choose a private bedroom in a multi-share apartment or opt for your own studio or one-bedroom apartment; use the cool amenities available and cook with friends – or head out for a bite. The choice is yours.

Residents helping residents, 24/7

Resident Leaders (RLs) are students who live onsite, employed by Iglu to offer after hours support, run events and build a community atmosphere. A unique advantage of living in student accommodation is having your RLs there to talk to about personal issues or daily stresses. They are trained in a number of areas including senior first aid and emergency management and work with the Iglu team to manage a diverse and engaging event programme to bring residents together, increase cultural awareness, encourage learning and teach new skills – all in a fun and supportive environment.

You can apply to be a Resident Leader by chatting to the General Manager at your Iglu property in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Location by design

Student living is all about accessibility and convenience.
With all properties located in the heart of three major cities, you can enjoy easy connections to transport, colleges and lifestyle amenities.

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A thriving student hub on the edge of the CBD. Choose between Iglu BroadwayIglu Central and Iglu Central Park – On the doorstep of the University of Sydney and UTS: University of Technology, and within easy access of UNSW.


Just 20 minutes from the CBD, Iglu Chatswood combines community charm with city convenience. Stay connected with direct train access to Macquarie UniversityACU in North Sydney and other major colleges.


For a perfect blend of location and connection, you can’t beat Iglu Mascot. Just 200m from Mascot Station, where it’s only 9 minutes to Central Station, getting to the University of Sydney, UNSW and UTS: University of Technology is so easy.


Injecting colour and vibrancy to Sydney living, Iglu Redfern is just 3km from the CBD. Walk or bike to lectures at the University of Sydney and UTS: University of Technology or take advantage of the extensive transport options available.


Located in Sydney’s trendy Inner-West, Iglu Summer Hill is a cool alternative for students seeking a more laid back, local scene. With the train just across the road, getting to the University of Sydney and UTS: University of Technology is easy, likewise the CBD.



Located in the heart of the CBD, Iglu Brisbane City is within walking distance of QUT Gardens Point and offers excellent transport links to the University of Queensland St Lucia campus. This is city living at its very best.


Enjoy the relaxed vibe of a funky and creative student village when you live at Iglu Kelvin Grove. It is literally across the road from the QUT Kelvin Grove campus, and a just 10 minutes from the CBD (and QUT runs a free shuttle bus to the Gardens Point campus).



Combining convenience with a pleasant leafy outlook, Iglu Flagstaff Gardens offers easy access to Melbourne’s major universities and colleges such as ACU, Monash, RMIT and the University of Melbourne.


Perfectly located opposite the iconic Queen Victoria Market, you can walk to RMIT and the University of Melbourne from Iglu Melbourne Central or Iglu Melbourne City. With an extensive transport network available from the door, there is nowhere too far out of reach.


Enjoy hanging out in one of Melbourne’s coolest suburbs when you live at Iglu South Yarra. Excellent transport links mean you can make it to the Monash University Caulfield campus or the CBD in 8-minutes.

Our resident’s stories

Our residents come from all over the world – they’re what makes living at Iglu so interesting. We regularly reach out to them to delve into what makes them tick, to hear directly from them about what they love about Iglu and what it’s like to be a student.


Before you decide

Take a look around and be sure to check out our standard inclusions and cool extras.

You will also discover lots of resources to help you decide whether Iglu is right for you along with some budget friendly offers. Here are a few to get you started.

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Our blog is designed to help students and parents prepare for the transition to Uni and living away from home.



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Are you eligible for a rental assistance scholarship? Do you have a friend who would also love to live at Iglu?


If you are looking for more than just a place to live while you study in Australia, discover Iglu and live your best student life.

Want to talk to someone before you apply?

That’s cool, just get in touch via LiveChat or our Contact Us page. You can also book a property tour. We’re here to help!


* 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Awards: Iglu Redfern

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