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Erica Underwood House, Bentley Campus

Across the road from Curtin University’s Bentley campus, and close to the area's main shopping centre, Erica Underwood House accommodates 324 students in a friendly and homely atmosphere.

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About the accommodation

Named after Dr Erica Underwood, the complex provides convenient, comfortable accommodation in 54 fully furnished six-bedroom flats. While these units are generally mixed sex, students can request - subject to availability - all female, all male or postgraduate-only flats.

The rent for 2019 is yet to be confirmed.

It includes:
• Utilities Usage allowance (water, gas and electricity)
• Free access to Curtin University Wi-Fi for Curtin enrolled and eduroam students
• Smart TV
• Free parking, (limited availability)
• An active and culturally diverse social calendar
• Participation in the upkeep of the house’s orchard.

Your flat will:

  • Be fully furnished
  • Feature two bathrooms, two toilets, a living room and open plan kitchen
  • Have a lounge area with flat screen LCD television, DVD player, table, seating and a heater (you may bring additional televisions and stereos if you wish)

Your furnished study bedroom will include:

  • A single bed and mattress
  • Study desk, ergonomic chair, desk lamp, heater, fan and wardrobe
  • A computer network connection port

You can find out more about living on-campus in the Residence Handbook.

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Common room, laundry and parking

Common room

Erica Underwood House has its own well equipped common room. This facility:

  • Is air-conditioned
  • Has a pool table, two table tennis tables, television, home theatre room with satellite connection capability
  • Can be booked for resident functions.

Parking and laundry

Two laundries are located on site, with washing machines, dryers and sinks for hand washing.

Parking is free, but limited. If you plan to have a car, please contact Erica Underwood House management to find out more about parking availability.

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We value your safety

For your security, we provide special coded keys to access:

  • Your flat
  • Your room
  • The common room
  • Other areas such as laundries

We also provide a free CCTV-monitored emergency call point in the common room to give you access to our Curtin Security control room 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Rental details, eligibility and application form

Keen to move into your own room at Erica Underwood House? Find out more regarding:

The rent will cover water, electricity, free access to Curtin University’s Wi-Fi service as well as Smart TV. In addition, all residents are encouraged to take part in the frequent and culturally diverse social activities organised by the Erica Underwood staff.

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Social life

One of the highlights of living on-campus involves meeting new people from all around the world and enjoying an active social life.

You’re also invited to enjoy some friendly sporting competition with other on-campus residences. Find out more about our Inter-Housing Sports Competition.

Residents are also encouraged to help manage and maintain Erica Underwood House’s orchard, which has become a popular attraction during the past few years.  

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Contact us

Choosing where to live is a big decision. Want to speak to someone about living at Erica Underwood House? We’d love to hear from you. For more, please contact:

Manager: Les Bloxham 

Housing Supervisor: Tom McFarlane 

Housing Officer: Jeanette Goburdhun
209 Kent Street
Karawara 6152 

Phone: +61 8 9266 1320 

Fax:     +61 8 9266 1321 


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Photo gallery

Check out the Erica Underwood photo gallery. Don't forget to take our online tour at the top of the page as well!

  • Erica Underwood - bedroom

    Erica Underwood House bedroom



  • Erica Underwood - living room and kitchen 2

    Erica Underwood House living room and kitchen



  • Erica Underwood - living room and kitchen

    Erica Underwood House living room and kitchen



  • Erica Underwood - garden

    Erica Underwood House community garden



  • Erica Underwood - exterior 2

    Erica Underwood House, six-bedroom flats in two and three-storey blocks



  • Erica Underwood - exterior

    Erica Underwood House, six-bedroom flats in two and three-storey blocks



  • Erica Underwood - common room 2

    Erica Underwood House common room



  • Erica Underwood - common room 1

    Erica Underwood common room



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