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 an 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.

Absolutely! We accept students from any tertiary education institution based in Perth. This includes TAFE as well as other universities. We just ask that you send us a copy of your academic offer so that we can verify your enrolment.

Yes, but only in certain circumstances. We recommend that you contact our Admissions Team so they can provide you with a definitive answer based on your situation.

International students
Unfortunately we currently are unable to accept international students who are under the age of 18. You can however apply for accommodation before turning 18, as long as you are 18 prior to the start of your Accommodation Contract.

Starting from Semester 2 2024, Trinity Residential College will accept a limited number of international students who are under the age of 18 at the commencement of their accommodation contract. To be eligible for one of these rooms the applicant must turn 18 in their first semester at the College. All rooms are subject to availability and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

We start accepting applications each February/March for the following academic year. So, in February 2024 you can apply to secure a place for 2025.

You don’t have to wait until you’ve received your academic offer to apply to Trinity Residential College. In fact, you can apply to live with us before you’ve even applied to uni! We always recommend applying early as demand for student accommodation in Perth is currently very high. 

As a general rule, most new residents apply for accommodation at the same time that they submit their university application, if not before. 

We understand how frustrating uncertainty is. That is why we aim to process our applications as quickly as possible. In general, you should receive the outcome of your application within 4 to 6 weeks.

This timeframe does depend on a range of external factors such as: interview availability and date of application receipt (which is determined by where we are in your preferences!).

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 interview, which will take place online via Microsoft Teams, you’ll receive an outcome notification via email. If you are successful a formal Accommodation Offer will be sent to you.

If you are unsuccessful in your interview your application will be passed onto your next College Row preference.

To accept your Accommodation Offer you’ll need to pay the non-refundable Confirmation Fee. You’ll make payment, as well as accepting the terms associated with your offer, on our Resident Portal.

Once you’ve successfully completed the necessary steps to accept the offer we’ll hold your room until a specific deadline. We will then contact you with your next steps which will include accepting your Accommodation Contract and making payment of any remaining upfront fees.

When you receive your Accommodation Contract it will include a Fee Schedule which outlines how much you owe and when payments are due.

We will ask you to indicate how you’d like to pay your fees when completing your Accommodation Contract. Options include direct debit, bank transfer, credit card and B-Pay. You can choose to pay monthly, quarterly or upfront via a one-off payment

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).

If you did not receive an academic offer from a Perth-based institution, you can cancel your booking penalty free, as enrolment in tertiary education is a condition of your Accommodation Offer.

Should you change your mind and want to live elsewhere, or have received an offer from another Perth uni, your offer remains valid and you are required to contact us to discuss your cancellation options. If your cancellation request is approved you may be required to pay an additional six-week penalty.

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. You can request a refund to an international bank account (subject to availability) however bank exchange fees will apply.

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.