Students under 18

Special accommodation arrangements must be made for students under 18 years of age. These requirements are in line with ESOS Regulations secion 11(2) for the care and welfare of international students under 18.

Please note that while Australian borders remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAAW will not be issued. For further information, including a webpage outlining frequently asked questions, please click the button below.

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Students must live in accommodation that has been approved by Trinity College before the Department of Home Affairs (HA) will process a student visa application.

For students who choose to have their accommodation arrangements approved by Trinity College, if these arrangements are deemed satisfactory and in accordance with HA, the College will issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation Welfare form (CAAW) together with the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). 

Address and Contact Details

Before arriving in Australia you are required to advise us of your Australian Contact details, Overseas Contact details and Parent/Guardian Contact details such as: name, address, mobile or phone number and email address, including who to contact in an emergency situation. Any subsequent changes to these contact details must be updated within 14 days for students under 18, and within 28 days for all other students.  

Change of Accommodation for students under 18

Please choose your accommodation arrangement options carefully. Once a CAAW is issued for student to live in a pre-approved accommodation, the student should remain in the same accommodation whilst under 18, unless the student is approved by Trinity's Housing & Accommodation Office to move to a different pre-approved accommodation. 

Rooming Houses for students under 18: where students usually have their own bedroom but share a bathroom, kitchen and living space with other residents. 

Apartments for students under 18: which are fully self-contained with their own kitchens and bathrooms. 

Urbanest:  preferred safe and secure accomodation within walking distance to school.

Homestay: where students live in the private home of an approved family. 

Private accommodation: students are able to reside at private residence with a parent, legal custodian or an eligible relative who takes responsibility for them.

Approved room allocations for students under the age of 18

U18 shared accommodation policy

Fact sheet published by the Australian Government.