NARU units

NARU swimming pool is temporarily closed

North Australia Research Unit provides residential accommodation to support researchers undertaking work in Northern Australia and the adjacent region. Conveniently located on campus in Brinkin, NARU offers accommodation in two three-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit. Accommodation can be booked per unit, therefore individual room bookings are no longer accepted.  Please contact reservations team for pricing and availability.

Please refer to the Conditions page for further information about relevant ANU policies and research application guidelines.

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  1. Accommodation is available to support research or other activities conducted at NARU. It is available only to ANU researchers, and those who wish to collaborate with them, on research topics of relevance to North Australia and the adjacent region. The children and partners of such eligible persons are also eligible.
  2. Bookings including children under 16 are limited to Nuggets Place.
  3. Only registered assistance animals are allowed.

Please note that the Top End of Northern Territory is prone to cyclones between November to April each year. Please check for any current cyclone warning for the Darwin region prior to your departure.

Academic relationships

The ANU has a close working relationship with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), also based at the North Australia Campus. A common agreement between the ANU and AIMS allows for AIMS staff and researchers to access the campus accommodation and seminar