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Update 6 November 2023

On Monday 20 January 2020, Canberra experienced a destructive hailstorm which resulted in extensive building damage at the ANU Acton campus, with most buildings impacted, including University House. The subsequent, and otherwise welcome, rain of 9-10 February caused substantial further water ingress.

The storm and rain damaged the roof, electrical circuits, and disabled the fire system of University House. Many public rooms, hotel and student rooms, and some service areas also suffered hail or water damage. The scale of repairs, coordination with the refurbishments that were to begin in 2020, and the need for heritage and building code compliance, together mean an extended period of repair and refurbishment.

The University is fully committed to reopening University House, and extensive repairs are now underway. Reopening is scheduled for September 2025. When it reopens, the renewed University House will again be a showpiece of mid-20th century design, and restored as a campus and Canberra icon.

For more information, please visit our FAQ’s – University House extended closure page


Set within a leafy enclave, University House offers guests a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, while only being a short stroll from all its attractions.

Once the exclusive home to students and academics, the hotel provides guests with a warm, intimate atmosphere and the utmost in personal attention. The classic 1950s building has been carefully preserved with rooms offering the perfect blend of heritage decor and modern facilities.

Most of the hotel’s 105 rooms boast features such as a large writing desk, in-floor bathroom heating, WiFi access, and large balconies with views overlooking the elegant gardens or towards the city. Guests can choose from a wide variety of room styles including standard rooms, superior suites, two bedroom apartments and a suite purpose-built for wheelchair access and functionality.

Please note that due to the heritage architecture, University House does not have any elevator access to rooms.

For reservations or an inquiry please call +61 2 61255275 /276, email




  • Bookings:+61 2 6125 5275
    or 1800 814 864
  • Address:Australian National University
    1 Balmain Crescent, Acton ACT 2601