Living in Chippendale

Chippendale is an ultra-convenient spot for student accommodation in Sydney.

A trendy inner-city suburb in the heart of Sydney’s Broadway district, Chippendale is the place to be if you want to be in the centre of everything that is happening in Sydney and not very keen on catching public transport in your daily study regime.



At our student accommodation in Chippendale, you are right next to Central Railway Station, which connects you efficiently to the entire city and beyond. You are also within walking distance of the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Sydney, Curtin University, Notre Dame University and all of the private colleges in the CBD and surrounding inner-city suburbs.

With so much going around this funky neighbourhood, you are always close to the action. A great addition to area is the new and ever growing Central Park development, which boasts shopping, restaurants and bars and is literally around the corner from Iglu Central. Chippendale itself is a revitalised and growing community with hip cafes, pubs and art galleries popping up on every corner, all perfect for the large student community which calls the area home. The other great thing about Chippendale is its close proximity to Sydney’s popular Chinatown and other cool neighbourhoods like Surry Hills, Newtown, Glebe, Pyrmont and Darlinghurst.

Chippendale is a great location if you are studying at:

  • University of Technology (UTS) Sydney
  • University of Sydney
  • Curtin University
  • Notre Dame University
  • CBD colleges
  • Australian Institute of Music (AIM)
  • JMC Academy
  • Ultimo TAFE and colleges
  • University of New South Wales

Deciding whether to live on-campus or off-campus

Apart from deciding what to study, this is probably one of the biggest decisions you will make if you are moving away from home to go to university or college. Both options have their own set of advantages so you need to way which one will work best for you. If you are not just looking for the closest option, off-campus accommodation, whether it is in student accommodation or the private rental market, does offers a wider choice and greater flexibility in terms of lifestyle.

Before you make any decisions, it’s a good idea to check-out all of the options at Open Days and Info Days – most on-campus and off-campus student accommodation providers will available to discuss your needs) and organise a private tour of the any student accommodation you are interested in.

For a helpful look at the benefits of living off-campus, check out our blog.


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