Both on and off campus student accommodation is required to meet the government gazetted standards for student housing as published by the Department of Higher Education & Training. These standards apply to all public universities and university-accredited student housing providers across the sector.

The policy covers inter alia: physical infrastructure, health & safety, furnishings and fittings, construction, repairs and maintenance, student well-being and support, accessibility for students with disabilities, design of buildings and facilities and management.

See: Government Gazette No. R. 897 of 29 September 2015