Since 1971, Burgmann College has grown and flourished as a vibrant college with a strong pastoral care focus. Often described by its residents as a ‘home away from home’, Burgmann is more than a room or apartment.

Burgmann is an independent community with an inclusive environment, home to 378 students of the ANU. The College has a strong reputation of encouraging residents to explore opportunities whilst supporting and celebrating their achievements.

Our community engenders a simple purpose: that everyone achieves their highest potential, academically and personally. Every member of our community has the right to ask for assistance and support, and in turn, everyone is expected to contribute to the community and their fellow residents. There are ample sporting, arts and social opportunities to get involved in, and more importantly, residents have a significant say in the running of the College.

Burgmann is unique, having the Principal, Deputy and Dean living onsite, sharing their families and their homes with the community. Staff are committed to ensuring residents feel safe, respected, and included.

Burgmann College is situated on the ANU campus, with leafy park like surroundings and courtyards only a short stroll from Canberra’s city centre.

  • The first residents arrived in early 1971
  • Since then, it has been home for over 10,000 students pursuing many and varied academic disciplines
  • Notable Alumni include former Prime Ministers, Ministers, Justices of the High Court of Australia, Rockstars, Olympians, and Rhodes Scholars


Key features

Single rooms
Study spaces and common areas
Music facilities
Pastoral care ratio 1:18
Catered, 21 meals per week
Computer lab and printing
Academic programs and support
Principal, Deputy & Dean live onsite
Over 50 Leadership opportunities
Free internet
Free laundry facilities
Wellbeing & Residential Life programmes
Free access to Residential Kitchen Facilities
Alumni engagement and mentoring
Wheelchair access

2024 Indicative costs

Weekly Inclusive Tariff:$525.00
Contract Term Length43.57 weeks

Phone + Internet Connection: $9.45

Laundry Facilities: Included in tariff

Utilities: Included in tariff

Other fees:

2 week rent: $1050

Refundable Deposit: $1000

Registration Fee (New students only): $390

Resident Committee Fee: $225

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Burgmann College has ramps, flat walkway’s and large rooms available for accessibility needs. There are self-catered rooms and studios in the Burgmann Village which is accessible and a lift in the undergraduate wings. All emergency systems have audible signals and staff live onsite to provide pastoral care and assist in emergencies.