There are three main room types here at St Thomas More College

Standard Room

Standard Room at St Thomas More College154 Rooms
Available for all student types

  •  16 or 21 meals
  •  Fortnightly cleaning
  •  Shared bathroom
  •  Single Bed
  •   Bed linen provided
  •   Communal meal prep area

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Studio Apartment

Studio Room at St Thomas More College200 rooms.
Typically for 2nd year and above

  •  7 meals (upgrade option)
  •  Monthly cleaning (upgrade option)
  •  Ensuite bathroom
  •  King single bed
  •   Air conditioning
  •   Kitchenette
  •   Refrigerator
  •   Microwave
  •   Electric cooktop
  •   Dining table and two chairs
  •   Built in desk, study lamp and chairs
  •   Pin up board
  •   Filing cabinet
  •   Mobile pedestal

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1 Bedroom Apartments

45 rooms
Graduate and Resident Advisors

  •  2 meals (upgrade option)
  •  Monthly cleaning (upgrade option)
  •  Ensuite bathroom
  •  Queen bed
  •   Air conditioning
  •   Kitchenette
  •   Large Built-in Study Desk
  •   Study lamp and chair
  •   Microwave
  •   Electric cooktop
  •   Dining table and two chairs
  •   Coffee table
  •   Refrigerator 
  •   Two seater sofa
  •   Pin up board
  •   Filing cabinet
  •   Mobile pedestal

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Standard Rooms

Primarily for first year residents and exchange/study abroad residents

154 rooms available


The College has 154 standard rooms. These are comfortable single rooms with shared facilities. These rooms are primarily reserved for first year residents and for residents who are on exchange or study abroad programs.

Residents in the standard rooms are able to select 21 or 14 meals per week. The 14 meal option is particularly attractive for students who may be at universities other than the University of Western Australia.

Rooms are fully furnished and students often bring items from home to make their rooms their own.

Studio Apartments

Primarily for students who are not in their first year of residency at the College

200 rooms available


The College has 200 studio apartments available (including 8 universally accessible), primarily for our older students. These rooms are fully furnished, including a refrigerator, cooktop and microwave oven, air-conditioning and ensuite.

These rooms utilise the latest card technology for entry, allowing us to control energy use, and also log dining and printing facility usage. Students in studio apartments are entitled to 7 meals per week.

One Bedroom Apartments

Primarily for graduate residents

45 rooms available


The college has 45 one bedroom apartments. These apartments are used primarily by graduate students and Resident Advisors and are fully furnished, complete with a refrigerator, cooktop and microwave oven, air conditioning and ensuite bathroom. Students in one bedroom apartments are entitled to 2 meals per week.

All one-bedroom and studio apartment rooms are available to students under the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

What do residents think of Tommy?

Casey Shields

Moving to Tommy was an easy decision for me once I realised it was nothing like boarding school.

I came to Tommy as I thought it would be easier than moving out of home and that I would have enough independence from my parents to call myself an adult (but also keep mum happy that I would have some of my meals cooked for me so she knew I would eat some veggies!)

My favourite part of Tommy is the huge sense of community and belonging that I have here. There is always someone looking out for you and if you ever need help there will always be someone there for you. The first week at college is easily one of the best weeks of my life. You meet so many people and end up bonding with the other freshers over things like a fresher dance and laser tag. The second you step foot in the quad in your fresher shirt you know your now a part of something that’s pretty special and there is definitely not many other things that are like it.

Casey Shields
Boxwood Hill
Bachelor of Primary Education, University of Notre Dame

What do other students think about Tommy?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can first year students secure studio apartments?

It’s unlikely. Studio and One Bedroom Apartments are reserved for senior students. We also believe that in order to experience the most from college life, staying in our standard rooms is a sort of rite of passage, and helps students settle into life at Tommy and make friends.

Is there any advantage to applying early?

Yes! Don’t leave it until you have your UWA (or other university) offer before you contact us, as most of our places will have been filled by then. Get in early, and we may make you a conditional offer, guaranteeing you a place if you accept an offer from your university of choice. Applications are generally accepted through the UWA Residential Colleges Application Portal 12 months in advance .

If I am placed on the waiting list, will I know how many people are ahead of me?

Not normally, as there is no strict order of priority with candidates on the waiting list – different applicants have different needs and circumstances, and the College reserves the right to take these into consideration when making offers. It is possible for prospective residents on the waiting list to be offered a place right up until the beginning of Orientation Week, but we do recommend that those who find themselves on the waiting list consider other alternatives.

Can I defer a place in College if I defer my University place?

In most cases, yes.

Can I visit the College to take a look around?

Yes. Our friendly staff will be happy to show you around the grounds, and let you see a selection of rooms (subject to availability). Prospective residents and their parents are asked to telephone ahead, where possible, to allow us to identify suitable rooms, etc.