Kelburn Flats—Whare Hīnau
The University has more than 40 furnished self-contained houses located close to the Kelburn campus.
About the flats
- Kelburn Flats—Whare Hīnau is operated by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
- Popular with second-year and above students.
- Houses range in size from three to 10 residents and are fully furnished. They consist of single bedrooms and twin-share bedrooms. When residents arrive, there will be an equipment hire pack in the house—the one-off cost is dependent on your room type and length of stay. See the list of items provided in the student handbook pdf3.3MB
- You can request to live in an alcohol-free space.
- Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and share responsibility for communal areas.
- Most houses have laundry facilities. The remainder have access to communal laundry facilities.
- Some houses are suitable for students with disabilities.
- Limited off-street parking is available at an extra cost. On-street parking can be arranged through the Wellington City Council.
|Per academic year (37 weeks)||Per week|
|For 50 weeks*||Per week*|
*Includes a 4-week discount.
2023 fees exclude electricity, heating and internet. These services are provided and the cost is an additional $15 per week.
You can purchase a linen pack for $170.00. This includes the follow items:
- pillow and pillowcase, duvet inner with cover, set of sheets and a fleece blanket
- bath towel.
Find out when you need to pay accommodation fees and other charges.
Kelburn Flats—Whare Hīnau video and photos
Get involved and meet lots of people at the many inter-hall events. Throughout the year there are sports events, a quiz night, talent quest, film festival screening, and hall formals as well as in-hall activities.
Our dedicated team of hall staff are always there to support you, and contribute to creating a friendly and safe hall whānau culture.
Residential advisers (RAs) are senior students employed and trained by the University to support hall residents. You’ll be assigned to one of them and they are often your first point of contact if you need help. RAs are very approachable and enjoy having a chat anytime. They organise hall events and can arrange study groups.
Student support coordinators are registered health professionals who are assigned to each hall, giving you easy access to counselling support. They also work closely with hall staff to ensure health and wellbeing goals are understood and being met.
We want you to have a happy and successful time at university and get all the support you may need. Make use of our study skills advice and resources as well as health, counselling, and recreation services. There are mentoring programmes and support networks available within our diverse communities.
Living with others can be hard at times. Our halls use a restorative justice process to address conflict and rule breaking. This process requires everyone affected to work together to reach an agreement about what must be done to restore relationships.
The Independent Living Student Handbook pdf3.3MB outlines our behaviour and conduct rules.
For residents of the hall who are not enrolled as students at the University, read our misconduct process schedule pdf212KB
Visit our halls
Contact the hall directly to make an appointment to visit. If you wish to see more than one hall on the same day, make sure you allow at least 30–40 minutes to cover the tour and the time to travel to the next hall.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: +64 27 520 0412
University Accommodation team location
2 Waiteata Road
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington