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Flinders University

Flinders University accommodation

Make your home in the laid-back city of Adelaide with a student accommodation near Flinders University from Student.com.

We have rooms for rent in student apartments located in the centre of Adelaide. Book your student accommodation near Flinders University with us and surround yourself with beautiful city parks, lively bars, and a buzzing waterfront.

We offer shared and private accommodation that come equipped with modern and convenient amenities.

To learn more about the student housing we offer near Flinders Uni, give us a call or send us a message on live chat. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!

Where is Flinders University located? 

Flinders has four campuses as well as several other external teaching facilities across South Australia, Victoria, and the Northern Territory. The main campus is located in the Bedford Park suburb of Adelaide.

If you decide to study at Flinders, you can bask in the leafy surrounds of the Bedford Park campus, enjoy the buzz of the CBD at Victoria Square, or get to know the industries of the future at the state-of-the-art Tonsley facility.

Bedford Park 

Just seven miles (12km) from the centre of Adelaide, Bedford Park is the main teaching and research campus of the university and is home to the Flinders Medical Centre.

The spacious, elevated site has panoramic views of the coast and the city, and offers 24/7 access to study spaces.

Victoria Square 

Located in the heart of Adelaide CBD, Victoria Square is an accessible and flexible space for students and staff.


A $120 million high-tech centre of innovation, Tonsley is a hub for students, researchers, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

The campus hosts some of the university’s teaching and research in several fields including:

  • Computer science
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Defence and national securities
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Information technology
  • Engineering and mathematics

It is also home to the Flinders Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI), and The Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology.

Tonsley is also an incubator for entrepreneurs who are creating the next generation of start-ups through the Flinders New Venture Institute. The home of innovation and entrepreneurship at Flinders offers a range of unique innovation and entrepreneurship programs and services to its community of startups and businesses.

Northern Territory 

Flinders’ Northern Territory location is a hub for innovative health research, education, and sector development.

Studying at Flinders University 

One of the top universities in Australia, Flinders is a public research university ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. It was ranked as the 425th best university in the world in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

It is one of the very best universities in South Australia in several areas, including teaching quality, student support, and student/teacher ratio.

A member of the International Network of Universities, a global consortium of higher education institutions, Flinders’ international reputation as a world leader in research, and an innovator in contemporary education, continues to grow.

Its faculties of medicine and humanities have been ranked among Australia's top 10.

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields, including:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information technology
  • Science
  • Public health
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Creative arts

Flinders’ academic programs are dispersed across six colleges and online to its over 25,000 students, more than 5,000 of which are international students from more than 90 countries.


A member of the IRU (Innovative Research Universities), a group of comprehensive Australian universities with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, Flinders has a history of pioneering research.

The vast majority of its research is ranked at or above world-class levels by the ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia).

Flinders’ research is strong in several fields, including:

  • Biomedical and clinical sciences
  • Culture
  • Policy and society
  • Health and human behaviour
  • Molecular science and technology
  • Defence
  • Engineering
  • Water and environment
  • Campus facilities

Flinders students enjoy high-level academic facilities right across the university’s three key campuses. They offer numerous study spaces, libraries, uninterrupted Wi-Fi connections, and high-tech computer labs.

The university also offers outstanding sports and fitness facilities, including well-equipped gyms, weights and cardio rooms, and football, cricket, and baseball fields.

With the opening of the new Flinders Railway Line, Flinders Station, and the development of the adjacent Flinders Village, students will experience a campus environment that merges university life with the wider community.

The transformational $1.5 billion facility at the Bedford Park campus will create the biggest integrated health and education precinct in South Australia. As well as an advanced health research facility, it’s slated to host amenities such as a hotel, cafés, shops, and retail facilities.

Flinders Uni student life 

Even without the thriving urban centre, it’s easy to enjoy uni life at Flinders. Several associations, clubs, and groups ensure that students are provided what they need.

Student Association 

Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) is a student organisation that represents the rights and interests of students.

It’s responsible for the social events on and off campus.

FUSA manages all the non-sporting clubs and societies at Flinders. The association also stages O’Week events, picnics in the Plaza, free brunches, and various campus activities.

Through Student Assist, it also helps students with a range of academic, administrative, and welfare-related issues. Whether you’re struggling to make financial ends meet, having difficulties with your grades, or are trying to wrap your head around university policy, FUSA is there to help.

The Advocacy and Financial Counselling Service include advocacy, support, assistance, information, and referrals on any issues that may affect the lives of students.

Clubs and associations 

Joining a club or association is a great way to connect with like-minded people during your university years.

Get involved with one of Flinders’ various social groups to expand your social circle, catch up with friends, or develop professional skills.

With over 20 affiliated sporting clubs that cater to all levels of ability and interest, Flinders is bound to have a club that suits you.

History of Flinders University 

Named in honour of English navigator Matthew Flinders, Flinders University was founded in 1966.

The university officially opened its doors on March 25, 1966, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother with 400 students and 90 staff. That same year, the University Library was opened. Sir Mark Mitchell was the university’s first Chancellor after being formally invited by the Council on July 11, 1966.

The School of Medicine was established in 1971, with the first set of students being accepted three years later.

In 1975, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the first Nursing School in South Australia to offer nursing education in the tertiary sector, was established. That same year, a School of Earth Sciences was also established.

A year later, Flinders Medical Centre became the first integrated university medical school and hospital in Australia. The Medical Library also opened in 1976.

Vicki Spencer, a Politics graduate, became the university’s first Rhodes Scholar in 1985. A year later, the Women’s Studies Unit was established.

In 1992, the Flinders University Law School was established. In 1997, Flinders University became the first university in Australia to offer a Bachelor of Midwifery.

Through a merger of the School of Commerce and the School of Economics, the Flinders Business School (FBS) was established in 2007.

In 2009, the Victoria Square Campus was opened. A year later, Northern Territory Clinical School was established through a bold new venture in partnership with the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University. That same year, the new School of the Environment was established to tackle major environmental issues.

The Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) opened in 2012 thanks to a joint venture between Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), and FMC Foundation.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Flinders University

How can I book private accommodation near Flinders University on Student.com? 

Use the search filters and map tools on our website to find your ideal student home near Flinders University. After finding a property you like, go to the property page by clicking on ‘View rooms’.

On the property page, choose the room you’d like to book and click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’. One of our booking consultants will be in contact with you to answer any questions you may still have or to take you through the next steps of the booking process if you are ready to book.

Why should I live in private accommodation instead of university dorms? 

Living in private accommodation comes with several advantages over living in university dorms. You can usually choose more freely in what part of the city you’d like to live in, whether this is right next to your campus, in the city centre, or any other part of the city.

You’ll also get to choose your room type. Whether you’d like to share or live in a private studio apartment, you can find it all in the private sector.

Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also offer great amenities. Thanks to having been built specifically with students in mind, they often feature lots of cool things like in-house gyms and games rooms.

What are the different room types you offer? 

Shared Room – offers a shared bedroom with at least one roommate. In this room type, you’ll also share your bathroom and kitchen.

Private Room – offers a bedroom for one individual. Depending on the property, you might also get a private bathroom, or it might be shared. Other facilities are shared with other tenants from other rooms.

Entire Place – this is a stand-alone studio apartment with fully private living facilities. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, without having to share with anyone.

Are bills included in the rent? 

Currently about half of the properties we list in Adelaide have all bills included in the rent. You can see on the property page of each property what bills, if any, are included there.

Are the apartments fully furnished? 

Most of the apartments we list in Adelaide are rented fully furnished. This is not always the case though, so make sure to check the property page to see if a property you’re interested in is rented furnished or not.