There are a range of shops, services and food outlets available on campus to ensure you get the most out of your time here. At the Bentley campus, in addition to study-related services, there’s a bank, hairdresser, ticket outlet and newsagency.
Food & retail
There’s a number of retail outlets on campus that provide almost everything you’ll need while studying here.
- The Main Cafe and 11 other food outlets
- Computer shop
- Moshtix ticket outlet
- STA Travel agency
- Kistend Travel
- John Curtin Gallery
Food choices at the Bentley campus include cafés, canteens (two of which offer Halal food) and a tavern that regularly stages live music. Because most of the food and retail outlets on campus are run by the Curtin Student Guild, members can receive discounts.
Curtin University Library offers access to a vast collection of books, audiovisual material, journals, electronic databases and e-books, as well as a wide choice of online study guides and training.
You can search the library catalogue and use many of its resources and services via the library’s website anywhere and at any time. Friendly library staff can help you find the information you need, online or in person.
Come in to experience the iZone on level 2 of Robertson Library, a bold, innovative space where you can collaborate with other students in a technology-rich environment including:
- computers with large, adjustable monitors
- Bluetooth and webcam capability
- graphics workstations with extra-large monitors and drawing tablets
Curtin University bookshop
The Curtin University bookshop is run by the Co-op. It stocks a wide range of textbooks, stationery, newspapers, magazines, novels, cards, art material, computer equipment and much more.
Guild second-hand bookshop
The Student Guild operates a second-hand bookshop in the Guild precinct where students can buy and sell used textbooks and other study equipment including lab coats, calculators and lecture pads. Second-hand textbooks can be purchased for a maximum of two thirds of the cost of new books.
If you’re struggling financially and need assistance buying text books, the Guild provides a number of grants each semester to students on low incomes. Applications are open in the first few weeks of semester.
Curtin Housing Services provides a comprehensive service to students with nearly 1,200 places available on the Bentley campus and an extensive database of private accommodation options.
The on-campus accommodation generally consists of single study/bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. A typical unit will accommodate six or eight students. With on-campus accommodation you’ll get on-site management, organised social activities and access to Housing Assistants who are available to attend after-hours emergencies. This accommodation is always in high demand, so you must apply early. Priority is given to new-to-Perth students.
Off campus accommodation can be provided in and around Bentley. Curtin Housing Services can assist you with advice on housing options, furniture hire and purchase, tenancy legislation and public transport. Inspection of off-campus accommodation is essential as the quality and convenience of the housing will vary.
The Curtin University Early Childhood Centre is a not-for-profit business on the Bentley campus, staffed by experienced, qualified carers.
The centre offers a high number of places for children aged less than 2 years in five nurseries. There are also two groups for 2 to 3 year old children and two groups for 3 to 5 year old children.
If you wish to take advantage of the service, you should register your child’s name on the centre’s waiting list as soon as you’re accepted for a Curtin course.