Indigenous Residents in a Studio Room

Studio Rooms are primarily for domestic students who are in their later-years at university.

Dandjoo Darbalung Program Outline

The Dandjoo Darbalung program offers Indigenous residents a custom-designed support program.

What's Included

St Catherine's College offers a wide range of services and events as part of your residency. It is these complimentary extras and the network of support that you won't get if you live elsewhere:


  • 7 meals per week – All-you-can-eat buffet in the Withnell Dining Hall, DIY sandwich bar during lunchtimes, packed meals provided if you can't make it back to College
  • You have the flexibility to upgrade your Weekly Meal Plan to 14 or 21 meals per week (see Optional Charges)
  • Various formal three-course meals throughout the semester
  • Supper provided during exam periods

Access to all our College Facilities:

  • Your private, fully-furnished en suite Studio Room with weekly professional room cleaning and utilities (electricity, water & gas) included
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Free wireless and wired internet access
  • Free access to the UWA Gym and Recreation Centre
  • 24-hour secure entry and surveillance
  • Fun and functional spaces like Rooftop Gardens, The Big Red Slide, Music Rooms, Breakout Areas, Bridie's Games Room and Study Rooms
  • Catcycles – Free bicycle hire
  • Access to a car sharing program

Access to all our Flagship Programs:

  • Postgraduate Program – Dedicated facilities, support and events tailored for residents studying a postgraduate course
  • Unparalleled Academic Support – More than 100 dedicated tutorials in all study areas to ensure your success, 'transition-to-uni' support, meet distinguished guests and academics, join a language table
  • Professional Mentoring – We match later-year residents with industry professionals to assist them in their transition to the workplace
  • Music and Arts – Showcase and share your talent in an environment where all artistic tastes, interests and abilities are embraced
  • Sport, Health and Wellbeing – Represent St Catherine's and compete in 20 different sports, accompanied by strong levels of support and encouragement from the rest of the College

Access to St Catherine's Exclusives:

  • For new residents only: A ticket to the Annual St Catherine's Ball
  • For new residents only: College merchandise (Polo shirt)
  • Bloom – Be innovative and launch your own start-up with dedicated entrepreneurial support
  • Dandjoo Darbalung – Strengthen and develop Indigenous identity and cultural leadership
  • Personalised and caring attention from dedicated staff and senior residents including the Head of College, Deputy Head of College, Dean of Residents, Director of Student Development and Learning, Resident Councillors and Residential Advisors
  • Feel like you're at Hogwarts during Formal Halls – Sit down three-course dinners
  • Free celebratory gourmet dinners for Commencement and Valedictory
  • Monthly formal Faculty Dinners, where you can invite your favourite lecturer or distinguished guest into College for a free three-course dinner
  • An exciting smorgasbord of College Activities
  • Access to our distinguished College Fellows
  • Lifetime membership as a College Alumni
  • As much time with the College dogs as you need 🐶

Compulsory Charges

  • Contingency Fee: $600 (Refunded to you at the end of your contract)
  • Academic Gown: $80 (Refunded to you at the end of your contract)

Optional Charges

  • For returning residents only: St Catherine's Annual Ball Ticket: $180 ($250 if purchased later)
  • For returning residents only: College merchandise (equivalent value to Polo shirt)
  • Weekly Meal Plan Upgrade: 14 meals for $45 per week or 21 meals for $90 per week
  • Parking: $600 (limited availability and based on a points system)
  • Pay-as-you-go meals: $12 per meal (only charged to you if you have exhausted your weekly meal allowance)
  • Guest meals: $12 per guest (your friends can come for a meal)
  • Pay-as-you-go residence (we can accommodate residents wishing to move-in prior to the start of the standard contract dates or extend their stay, subject to availability)
  • Storage options over the Summer vacation period for residents returning in 2018

Things you need to know


The price quoted above only includes the weekly price over the course of the contract. It does not include any of the compulsory charges or any optional charges.

Half-year Contract

Fee adjustments for half-year contracts:

  • The optional Parking charge will be revised to $300.


A non-refundable initial deposit of the total cost is payable upon acceptance of your admission offer. You may pay the remaining cost fortnightly, by instalments as stipulated in your contract, or in full upfront.

NRAS Admission and Eligibility

There are a number of terms and conditions relating to admission and eligibility for Studio Rooms. Please read the information provided regarding NRAS if you are considering applying for this room type.