An image of the entrance to Victoria House.

Victoria House

Our oldest hall Victoria House offers the benefits of city living along with an outdoor grassed courtyard and surrounding gardens to enjoy.

Victoria House opened in 1907 and is our longest established hall of residence. It was also the second hall of residence set up for women students in New Zealand.

Made up of multi-story buildings with single and twin-share bedrooms, Victoria House’s inner-city location offers the benefits of city living with a chance to relax in its outdoor grassed courtyard and surrounding gardens.

Catered hall

Meals served in a communal dining room.

Walking time to campuses

Kelburn—5 minutes
Pipitea—20 minutes
Te Aro—15 minutes

Housing style

139 single rooms
42 twin-share places
2 premium rooms

About the hall

  • Victoria House is operated by a not-for-profit trust.
  • Popular with first-year students and returning Victoria House residents.
  • Single and twin-share bedrooms are fully furnished and heated. See the list of items provided in the Victoria House Residents Handbook.
  • All floors include a kitchenette.
  • Bathrooms are gender diverse.
  • There are two pianos (one in the music room and the other in the dining room), a workshop and project room, three TV lounges, and two large study lounges.
  • The communal dining room serves three meals a day, with hot vegetarian and meat options available at lunch and dinner. Special dietary options are also offered. Packed lunches and late dinners can be arranged.
  • You can request to live on an alcohol-free floor.
  • 24/7 camera surveillance and swipe card access is required to enter the building.
  • Wi-Fi  is available.
  • Washing machines and dryers are available at a cost.
  • Some facilities are suitable for students with disabilities.

Fees

  Per academic year (38 weeks) Per week

Single room

$16,340

$430
Twin-share room $12,350 $325

Premium room

$17,290 $455

The 2021 fees quoted for Victoria House include food, electricity, heating, and internet, and are subject to change. The rate will be confirmed when you receive your offer.

Trimester 1 only contracts will incur an additional fee of 10 percent to cover the cost of finding someone to take your room when you leave.

Find out when you need to pay accommodation fees and other charges.

Hall videos and photos

Events

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 inter-floor activities.

Support

Starting university and living in a hall is an exciting time but it can also be challenging.

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.

Support services

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.

Addressing conflict

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 Victoria House Residents Handbook 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. You can book a hall tour during school holidays.