Student Facilities

The College has 5 key wings; Centenary Wing being the most recently built. Some rooms have a twin-share bathroom as an option. Each wing is further subdivided into smaller wings. The individual study bedrooms are relatively consistent. Here are a few photos to give you an idea.

Dining Room

The 240-seat Harriet Marks Dining Hall is one of the most recognisable spaces at Women’s. All meals are served here, including regular formal dinners and some key social events.

The new Study Hub will open in 2020 and includes three purpose-built tutorial rooms, a meeting room, common room and kitchenette. The space  is air-conditioned, well-appointed for quiet study as well as tutorials for student use.

common room

Two common rooms in each wing provide a place to meet up, make a cuppa or watch tv.  In addition to each wing common room, there is also the Freda Bage Common Room where you can study together, play the piano or watch tv.

Affectionately named in memory of a member of the College staff, Vic’s Place is a room away from the accommodation wings that has tv/dvd facilities. Here you can meet with friends or  celebrate College sporting wins while not disturbing others.


Women’s boasts several music practice spaces including one with soundproofing (provided through a donation from an alumna). There are two grand pianos, and 3 upright Pianos at College.

Bike Shed

A secure home for students’ bikes

Women’s has its own theatre and conference facilities in the 150-seat May Hancock Auditorium. The oval foyer provides a well appointed and good capacity reception area which opens to landscaped grounds. Fully air-conditioned with all the technology you would expect, this is a superb venue for drama productions, lectures and seminars.

The College has a range of conference and meeting rooms that are also available to students to use for group work and quiet study. All conference rooms are blocked out for student use in the lead up to exams.

The Maureen Aitken Garden between Old and New Wings has beautiful views to the University lake. The large grassy quadrangle outside the Harriet Marks Dining Hall and a paved courtyard ‘secret garden’ also provide a quiet haven to relax outside.

Tennis Court

Women’s has a full sized asphalt tennis court just outside the College Playhouse and Library.


Parking is available to 2nd and 3rd year residents.


Coin-operated washers and dryers, as well as indoor and outdoor clothes lines, are available.


To support wheelchair access, dedicated lifts, ramps and suitable rest facilities have been incorporated into the College.