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Now taking applications for Residents!

Canberra Student Housing Cooperative have vacancies arising between now and the start of Semester 1 2014. Please fill out the application form by following the link from the ‘Application Form’ tab above!

Looking forward to meeting you!


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Director Nominations Open

Interested in being involved in the strategic direction of the Canberra Student Housing Cooperative? Want to get your hands dirty (figuratively) in some good governance of a community non-for-profit organisation? Care about affordable student housing? Then you are in luck! It is six weeks until our AGM and the Canberra Student Housing Cooperative are now taking nominations for directors.

Terms will be between six and twelve months (dependent on constitutional amendments at the next AGM)

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Applications Open!

CSHC is now taking applications for vacancies we have available at the start of Semester 2! Please click “Current Vacancies” tab above!


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Deadline Extended!

We’ve extended our deadline for this round of vacancies until the 26th May!

We have rooms available immediately and also towards the end of June and July this year. If you’ve applied previously please apply again!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Love the CSHC

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ACT Government to act on Recommendation on Student Housing Cooperatives

Great news for student-driven solutions to the ACT’s housing crisis today, with the news that the Government “will adopt all the recommendations of a Legislative Assembly committee report aimed at improving student housing affordability in the ACT.”



Here’s a link to our blog post from when the report was tabled – the third recommendation in the Report was:

3.23 The Committee recommends that the ACT Government explore developing student co-operative models, along the lines of the Sydney University model, with ANU or UC and report to the Legislative Assembly on this matter.

Elsewhere, the report stated,

The Committee notes that the ACT is potentially an ideal place for an approach to alternative accommodation models for students. It is clear that, with increasing demand and difficulties in meeting that demand, there is a need for innovation and novel solutions to satisfy demand for affordable student housing.

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, who is also the Minister for Higher Education, said:

“we just need to stay focused on looking at innovative ways to supply student housing in the future”.

Which sounds positive for innovative solutions like ours!

We congratulate the government on adopting the report’s recommendations, and look forward to working with them in the coming months.

UPDATE: the full Government response is available here (PDF).

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Applications are now closed

Thank you for your interest in the Canberra Student Housing Cooperative

Applications for our February intake are now closed.

We hope to finalise our new residential member by Tuesday 5th February

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**CLOSED Come live at CSHC! February Vacancy now open! CLOSED**

Poster for vacancies

Download and fill me out: Application Form January 2013 N.B. You must currently be at least 18 years of age to apply.

Once you’ve completed the application form, send it to our email address at by 4pm Thursday 31st January.

Want to learn more? Have a look at our Membership Handbook to see how we operate.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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