Subsidised placement accommodation

Three Rivers provides subsidised accommodation support to nursing, midwifery, allied health and dentistry students undertaking their placements within the Three Rivers footprint.

We encourage eligible students to utilise Three Rivers subsidised accommodation during their placement. Student accommodation is available in both on-campus and off-campus locations.


Charles Sturt residences are designed to be safe, secure and comfortable spaces for all students to live and work. The buildings and surrounds are patrolled by Charles Sturt's retained security service, to make sure students, staff and property are safe. Security is available on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

On-campus accommodation

Three Rivers offers subsidised accommodation on the following Charles Sturt campuses:

Off-campus accommodation

Three Rivers offers subsidised off-campus accommodation at:


The cost of placement accommodation is subsidised by Three Rivers . Eligible students will be charged a nominal service fee of $75 per week (7 day week) per room for a minimum 2 week stay. Should the length of stay in any week be less than 7 days, students will be charged the full weekly service fee of $75.00 for that week.

For Charles Sturt students, this fee will be charged to your student account. Students from other universities will receive an invoice with payment due before the check-in date.


Students must meet the below-listed criteria when applying for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation. The parameters around the eligibility criteria are set by the Australian Government as part of the Three Rivers funding agreement.

1. Students are to be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia (including the holder of an Australian permanent visa).

2. Charles Sturt University students are to be enrolled in a recognised Health Profession Course from the following disciplines:

  • Nursing, midwifery, dentistry, oral health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology, pharmacy, paramedicine, medical radiation science, mental health (Indigenous), psychology, social work, exercise physiology and pathology.

For other universities whose students undertake placements in our footprint, it can include other health profession courses as well (exclusions do apply as not all courses are included in our funding scope).

3. Placement is to be undertaken within the Three Rivers footprint with accommodation provided at a designated Three Rivers accommodation site.

4. Placement duration must be a minimum of 2 weeks (10 days consecutive at 80% of full time equivalent placement days i.e. minimum of 4 days per week).

5. Students from universities other than Charles Sturt, must supply written evidence of their confirmed placement.

This evidence must include:

  • Student name
  • The name of the university/on university letterhead
  • The Student Course Enrolment
  • The Placement Subject
  • The Placement Location (Name and address of placement provider)
  • Placement Dates
  • Placement Duration (number of days)
  • That the placement is Confirmed.

6. Students who have received the Three Rivers Placement Grant or the Three Rivers Travel Support Scheme for the placement subject listed in this application will be ineligible for subsidised accommodation.

7. Applications for accommodation should be submitted to Three Rivers no later than 4 weeks prior to the placement commencement date. In instances where there has been a delay in confirming your placement, late applications for accommodation will be considered subject to accommodation availability.

8. Any changes to accommodation requirements i.e. arrival/departure dates, are to be advised to Three Rivers as soon as known.

9. Accommodation is limited and Three Rivers reserve the right to not approve an accommodation application even if a student believes they meet all of the eligibility criteria.

Additional criteria for basis of accommodation application

  • Three Rivers on-campus accommodation is based on a standard single student room with shared common areas and shared (unisex) bathrooms. Room upgrades are not covered under the Three Rivers subsidy.
  • Three Rivers off-campus accommodation facilities vary between properties but mostly include a double/queen size bedroom, shared common areas and shared (unisex) bathrooms.
  • Check-in date can be up to 2 days prior to placement commencement and check out is required 1 day following the completion of placement. Any accommodation required outside of those dates does not form part of the Three Rivers subsidy. If there is a valid reason for accommodation to be outside of those dates e.g. long-distance travel, please include the details on the Accommodation Application Form.
  • Students who are enrolled in courses where accommodation arrangements have been negotiated between the individual discipline and Charles Sturt Residence Life for a full year of on-campus (including mixed campus) placement accommodation will be ineligible for Three Rivers Subsidised Accommodation.
  • Individual students who have a current Residential Agreement with Charles Sturt Residence Life to reside on campus on a full-time basis for the calendar year should not apply for Three Rivers Subsidised Accommodation. If you need temporary accommodation on a different campus for your placement, discuss this with the campus Residence Life office where your Residential Agreement is held.
    If the above applies, and your placement is to be undertaken with an external provider, you may be eligible for the Three Rivers Placement Grant. Students undertaking their placement in a Charles Sturt University supported clinic are deemed ineligible for the Placement Grant.
  • Due to the limited availability of placement accommodation – students attending placements with longer durations (eg Rural Clinical School) may not be accommodated under the Three Rivers subsidy.

Three Rivers and Charles Sturt University
policies and guidelines

All students staying in Three Rivers subsidised accommodation must follow the applicable Three Rivers and Charles Sturt University policies and guidelines:

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Three Rivers UDRH is led, administered and operated by Charles Sturt University in consortium partnership with The University of Notre Dame, University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University. Three Rivers UDRH is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program.