What is Provided?

You are provided with the following items and therefore you do not need to bring any of the following items (unless you really want to).

  • 1 Bed
  • 1 doona/quilt and cover
  • 2 sheets
  • 1 Towel
  • 1 Easy Chair
  • 1 Heater
  • 1 Pillow and pillowcase
  • Desk, Lamp and Chair
  • Telephone
  • Waste Paper Bin

What to Bring?

If you are new to Sydney or International House, here is some information you might find useful.


Temperatures in Sydney can range from between 15 to 42 degrees Celsius. For summer, you are recommended to wear light clothes, T-Shirts, shorts, but bring a jumper (sweater) because the weather can cool down quickly, especially at night.

Power Supply

Australian power sockets are 240V AC 50hz with outlets that look like the following:

Do NOT plug in anything meant for 100-110V into the power sockets, as the electrical device will be damaged. Most power adapters today for laptops and mobiles are designed to run off 100-240V, but be sure to check first. Anything that cannot run off 240V is best left at home.

Bring a universal travel adapter if you have one, or one of these:

Otherwise, you are good to go. Most essentials can be purchased either at the retail outlets on the UNSW campus, or in convenience stores and supermarkets nearby at the towns of Randwick or Kingsford.

We hope to see you soon!