With the university year kicking off in the upcoming weeks, Canberra will be welcoming a new cohort of students to the Australian National University, University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University.
For those moving to the nation's capital, finding a place that's conveniently close to university, amenities and comfortable is one of the most essential parts of moving to a new town and starting fresh.
Here are our top picks of rental properties currently on the market which are ideal for university students.
University of Canberra
3/132 Thynne Street, Bruce
3/132 Thynne Street, Bruce. Photo: LJ Hooker Belconnen
1 bed / 1 bath / 1 car
This modern, open-plan apartment is a 10-minute walk from UC. A large paved courtyard where you can invite your uni friends over for a summer barbecue is one of the property's best features.
Agent: Leasing Team, LJ Hooker Dickson, 0418 631 503
Cost: $360 per week
Available: February 5, 2018
15/12 Crisp Circuit, Bruce
15/12 Crisp Circuit, Bruce. Photo: McGrath Estate Agents Gungahlin
3 bed / 1 bath / 1 car
Just footsteps from UC, this three-bedroom townhouse is the perfect share house for you and your new uni friends. Light-filled, with premium finishes throughout, this is an affordable option for the extrovert.
Agents: Alex Piatrova-Kuminskaya and Jessica Lawless, McGrath Estate Agents Gungahlin, 0466 641 124 and 0404 786 372
Cost: $400 per week
Australian National University
7/34 Torrens Street, Braddon
7/34 Torrens Street, Braddon. Photo: PRDnationwide Canberra
1 bed / 1 bath / 1 car
This trendy loft style apartment is situated in the heart of Braddon close to bustling Lonsdale Street. It includes a large living area, a modern kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows creating fantastic light throughout. It's also within walking distance of the CBD - perfect for those late nights.
Agent: Leasing PRDnationwide Canberra, 6262 5232
Cost: $410-$430 per week
Available: February 7, 2018
34 Froggatt Street, Turner. Photo: LJ Hooker Canberra City
4 bed / 1 bath / 1 car
Turner is a popular choice for ANU students, particularly those wanting to move in with some friends to share the rent. This home has generously sized living areas and private bedrooms, making a great retreat from your roomies and quiet study area.
Agent: Stephanie Traycevska, LJ Hooker Canberra City, 6249 7700
Cost: $680 per week
Available: February 14, 2018
Australian Catholic University
4/43 Gardiner Street, Downer. Photo: McGrath Estate Agents Dickson
2 bed / 1 bath / 1 car
Less than one kilometre to ACU, this Downer home is ideally located for a lifestyle of convenience. Living spaces are comfortable and it even has ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning in each room - necessary for Canberra's current climate.
Agent: Christine Pfeiffer, McGrath Agents Dickson, 6175 0007
Cost: $320 per week
Available: January 26, 2018