Burgmann College

Burgmann College blends the best of collegiate values in a contemporary way and is located in a splendid bush and parkland setting on campus. Considerable resources are devoted to providing appropriate academic assistance, pastoral care and leadership opportunities for residents, with an expectiation that all residents will contribute to the community.


Room inclusions

Burgmann has two blocks of undergraduate catered accommodation, each with three floors. Each floor has 38 rooms. Each room comes with a single bed, mattress, mattress protector, pillow and pillow protector (all other linen needs to be provided by the resident). There is a wardrobe with a sink, a book shelf, study table and chair. Rooms are centrally heated in winter. There are three blocks of showers and toilets on each floor. Washing machines and dryers are provided at no charge on each floor.

Summer accommodation

Single rooms with shared facilities are available over summer as full board or bed and breakfast.


Fees are paid a semester in advance except by prior arrangement. There is also an upfront fee that covers bond, membership of the resident's association, and infrastructure fees. There are a number of scholarships, bursaries and work schemes that include a significant fee reduction. See Burgmann College website for more information.


Chartwells catering company runs the college kitchen, providing meals for most dietary requirements. Special diets can usually be accommodated. Residents' fees cover a number of formal dining events through the year, including Commencement and Valete dinners, plus Principal's dinners and faculty dinners with invited speakers.

Utilities (electricity, gas, water)

The rent includes all utilities.


All rooms have phones on the ANU system. ANU internal calls are free. Local and long distance calls are charged at reasonably competitive rates (cheaper than a mobile). All phones have voice mail. Credit can be put on your account at Reception for external calls.  

Computer & internet facilities

Burgmann College has one computer lab which provides the standard University facilities, including quota based printing and free internet access. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the College buildings, including residents' rooms. The IT Crowd appointed by the College assists with any computer problems.

Distance to amenities

The closest shop is next to University House, a short five minute walk. The nearest major shopping centre is a 20 minute walk away in Civic. There is a bus line immediately outside the college that can take you to Civic, Belconnen, or Woden. Cycling is encouraged and we provide secure lockable bike storage.

Academic support

A team of Residential Advisors live in the College. Residential Advisors are selected by the College based on their high academic standards, pastoral care skills, and leadership capabilities. Residential Advisors are available for personalised assistance in their academic areas. The Principal lives on site and is supported by the Deputy Principal and Community Coordinator. Burgmann's residential staff are able to assist in a range of areas related to student needs and participate in the lively academic lifestyle of the college. A residential staff member is always available after hours to handle emergencies.

Musical facilities

We have a music room with 24 hour access. We have pianos, tutorial rooms, common areas, TV rooms and a chapel as a multi faith venue for services, celebrations, reflection and functions. These facilities are shared between all residents.

Clothes washing

A washer and dryer, plus limited clothes line space, is available on each of the six floors. There is no charge, but residents must provide their own laundry powder and basket.


Parking is available at standard ANU student rates, including a limited number of secure reserved places in the Dickson parking precinct. Canberra's network of bike paths and public transport is quite good, so we encourage residents to save money and not bring a car.


Residents clean their own rooms. The common areas, including bathrooms and toilets, are cleaned by the Housekeeping staff. Access to vacuum cleaners is provided to residents. Common areas are inspected regularly and rooms are inspected up to four times per year.


Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings. Designated smoking areas are located outside.

Disabled access

There are a small number of rooms available for students with physical disabilities.

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