Read our Frequently Asked Questions

At Trinity Residential College we offer an all-inclusive experience. Your weekly accommodation fees include: three meals per day, utilities, access to College programs and events, cleaning, wi-fi and unlike some other colleges free parking and an on-site gym.

Once you have decided if you’d like to join the Trin community, the next step is to submit a formal application. You’ll do this via the College Row Accommodation Portal. An application fee of $125.00 AUD is required, which you’ll pay directly to UWA.

You’ll be asked to rank the residential colleges in preference order, so be sure to mark Trinity Residential College as number one! Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review it and will contact you to arrange a online interview.

If you need to make any changes to application once it has been submitted, such as changing the order of your preferences, be sure to check out this handy guide.

All new students are automatically placed in a Standard Room. This ensures that you are co-located with likeminded students who are new to the College, helping you to have the best experience possible. It also enables us to give back to our long-term residents by offering them the opportunity to stay in a Premium Room ahead of anyone else.

If we have any Premium Rooms left over, we will send an email to all new students who have formally accepted their Accommodation Offer. Premium Rooms will then be allocated on a first-come-first served basis, unless you are a postgraduate student who may receive priority.

Don’t forget, our Premium Rooms are more expensive. So, if you choose to take up the opportunity you will be expected to pay a higher fee and your Accommodation Contract will be updated to reflect this.

Yes, you can choose to live at Trinity Residential College for a single semester only, but only in certain circumstances. For example, if you’re an Exchange student who is only in Perth for six-months, or if you only have a semester of study left.

If you apply for a semester, but are not eligible for this period, we may go ahead and convert your application to one for the Academic Year.

We get a lot of questions about the interview process. Don’t worry, it’s nothing too formal! Just a quick chat with our Head of College or Deputy Head of College so we can get to know you. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask some further questions about living at our College or what it’s like to study at university.

After the phone interview, you’ll receive an Accommodation Offer. To accept your offer, you’ll need to pay the non-refundable Confirmation Fee. Once this is paid, we’ll hold your room and will guide you through your next steps.

We understand that plans change. You might have decided to take some time away from your studies to travel. Or, you may not have secured a place at your chosen university and need some time to re-assess.

Simply contact our Admissions Team and we will work with you to defer your booking. If that isn’t suitable, we will then chat to you about our cancellation policy (outlined in your Accommodation Contract).

When you receive your accommodation contract you will receive a copy of your Fee Schedule which outlines how much you owe and when payments are due.

When filling out your contract you will indicate how you would like to pay your fees moving forward. Options include direct debit, or payment via invoice (bank transfer or credit card). You can also choose to pay your accommodation fees fortnightly, in quarterly instalments or upfront via a one-off payment.

You’ll get your security deposit back when you move out of the College once you’ve finished your time with us. We’ll complete a final room inspection and any damages will automatically be deducted from the $500.00 AUD bond.

Security deposits are refunded to Australian Bank Accounts approximately 14 business days after the completion of your final contract.

No, we offer 21-meals per-week as a standard for all residents here at Trinity Residential College. This is to ensure that our price-per-meal remains as low as possible, making our experience as affordable as it can be.

Your room is fully equipped with everything that you need, so there’s no need to bring additional furniture.

You can personalise your room by decorating as long as the items don’t cause any damage, or trigger our emergency systems (such as ultrasonic diffusers which can set off fire alarms).

Large-items of furniture, such as sofas, comfy chairs and cabinets, are not considered decorative items and cannot be placed in rooms due to space limitations.