Congratulations on being accepted to live with Queen Mary! We know many of our new arrivals will have lots of questions so here are a few things you need to know to get you super-prepared for the move.
Checking in procedure for new arrivals
All you need to do is bring your University of Sydney Student ID (SID) OR any Photo ID such as drivers licence or a passport will be fine should you not have your SID already.
- Your student ID card will become your access key to the building, your room and will be used to pay for printing and laundry facilities with the attached SydPay account. If you do not have a SID on arrival during check-in we will issue you with a temporary access card for a short period, but we recommend you apply online now to arrange to have your SID as soon as possible;
- You then must complete a room inventory to ensure everything is present and in order in your room (You will have 2 days to complete this); If you fail to complete this via the student portal within 48 hours of arrival, we will assume you are satisfied with your room;
Reception is open Mon to Fri 9am-6pm and Sat-Sun 10am-3pm. Outside of office hours push the intercom button on the front door or call the duty manager on 0466 559 737 as we have staff on site working 24/7.
How to get to QMB
Address: 112A Church Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia. The main entrance is opposite the car park down Grose Street. Taxi’s and Uber usually pick up/drop off on the corner of Church and Grose Street next to the small Café and staff carpark
Coming from the airport?
Catch a taxi or shuttle bus directly to QMB or the train to Central station, then it is a short taxi or bus ride to QMB.
Mastering public transport?
From Central station you can catch any of the buses numbered: 412, 413, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 483, M10 from bus stand C at Railway Square.. Get off on the corner of City Road and Missenden Road, it’s a short 5 minute walk from here.
Or are you the lucky one with a car?
You can park outside QMB entrance to unload your stuff, unfortunately there is no long term parking at QMB and Residents are not eligible for street parking permits so you will have to arrange your own parking if you have a car. The car park next to QMB offers day parking for $9 and monthly parking for $199- you may contact the private parking company directly to arrange this.
What to bring
Save money by bringing supplies from home (as long as you’re allowed!) and for everything else you need, you can check out Broadway Shopping Centre – it’s just a 5-minute bus ride away.
All standard single bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, mattress, mattress protector, desk and desk chair, however you will need to bring other items with you like:
• Bed Linen (King single size)
• Coat Hangers
For your convenience, (particularly for those who are getting straight off a plane), the facility has kitchen and linen packs available for purchase before you arrive. To order these log into your Portal (where you applied for your room), add it to your cart and pay for it before you arrive. You can do all of this online and collect on arrival – It’s so it’s easy.
For cooking in the common areas we provide ovens, microwaves, stove tops, hydro taps for hot water, toasters and sandwich presses. You will need to provide your own cooking pans, pots, utensils, etc. and keep them in your kitchen locker. You will need to bring for your own plates, cutlery, mugs and glasses.
Get social (media)!
Our Facebook page is the best way to stay updated on all info and events happening in the area.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queen-Mary-Building. Search and join the group QMB Social which is a private group for all current QMB Residents.
If you’re an Instagram lover, search @queenmarybuilding and follow us!
We will be holding our own QMB Semester 2 O-Week; please keep an eye out for these events and ticketing via our Facebook page which will be advertised closer to the time.
Compulsory Welcome Orientation
All residents will need to come down to one of our Welcome Orientations. The short presentation will give you the chance to meet staff, resident assistants, new friends and covers an introduction to QMB Life, rules, health and safety, and upcoming events. We will also cover any questions you may have about your new home. The dates of these events will be emailed to you at a later date, they will fall on a variety of days and times to give everyone a chance to attend.
Laundry: We have one main launderette on the lower ground floor and a smaller launderette on the rooftop, this is paid for with your SydPay account attached to your USYD Student ID.
Internet: BigAir community Internet is in place via Wi-Fi and Ethernet cable throughout the building. We will set up an account for you; (logon details are given to you on arrival) you will have 10GB allocated to your account each month! After you run out of the 10GB you can top-up your account with anything from 5 – 500 GB per month. We have a USYD computer lab on the LG floor with unlimited internet available on these computers.
Mail: You can have mail sent to your mail box (which will be the same as your room number you are issued on check-in). All Australia Post letters will be placed in your mail box, any Australia post parcels will be delivered to reception for you to collect.
We can’t wait to meet you and to welcome you in to your new home!
We look forward to welcoming you soon.