University of Sydney - Queen Mary Building Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about living at Queen Mary Building? Find out everything you need to know about our student accommodation by checking out our most frequently asked questions. Whether you’re unsure about moving logistics, living costs, leases, or another aspect about of living in student apartments, these questions include all the essential information you’ll need before moving in. If you have a question that you don't see answered, feel free to contact us directly.

What is the check in procedure?

Checking in procedure for new arrivals

All you need to do is bring your University of Sydney Student ID (SID) OR any Photo ID such as drivers licence or a passport will be fine should you not have your SID already.

  • You will be issued an accommodation card which you will use to gain access to the building and your room.;
  • You then must complete a room inventory to ensure everything is present and in order in your room (You will have 2 days to complete this); If you fail to complete this via the student portal within 48 hours of arrival, we will assume you are satisfied with your room;

Reception is open Mon to Fri 9am-6pm and Sat-Sun 10am-3pm. Outside of office hours push the intercom button on the front door or call the duty manager on 0466 559 737 as we have staff on site working 24/7.

What should I bring with me from home?

Save money by bringing supplies from home (as long as you’re allowed!) and for everything else you need, you can check out Broadway Shopping Centre – it’s just a 5-minute bus ride away.

All standard single bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, mattress, mattress protector, desk and desk chair, however you will need to bring other items with you like:

• Bed Linen (King single size)
• Pillows
• Quilt
• Coat Hangers
• Towels

For your convenience, (particularly for those who are getting straight off a plane), the facility has kitchen and linen packs available for purchase before you arrive. To order these log into your Portal (where you applied for your room), add it to your cart and pay for it before you arrive. You can do all of this online and collect on arrival – It’s so it’s easy.

For cooking in the common areas we provide ovens, microwaves, stove tops, hydro taps for hot water, toasters and sandwich presses. You will need to provide your own cooking pans, pots, utensils, etc. and keep them in your kitchen locker. You will need to bring for your own plates, cutlery, mugs and glasses.

What do the general facilities at Queen Mary include?

Queen Mary Building is located on the Camperdown side of the main campus. Originally a home for the nurses of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, it was recently converted by the University into a modern and innovative residence for 800 students over 10 floors.

The star feature of the building is the rooftop and sky lounges – with stunning views of Sydney’s Central Business District this is a perfect spot for barbecues, quiet reading or early morning yoga.

Facilities

The majority of rooms at the Queen Mary Building (QMB) are single rooms of the same size and layout. The size of the room is generally about 10sqm.

Each room comes equipped with:

  • king single bed
  • bedside cupboard
  • study desk with chair
  • overhead shelving
  • desk lamp
  • wardrobe
  • mini refrigerator
  • fan
  • electric heater
  • TV

 

Who can live here?

Both domestic and international students