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Burton and Garran Hall forms a wonderful, exciting and fulfilling community for any student at University.
We have a majority Undergraduate residents and a separate floor for Postgraduate and later year students.


Burton and Garran Hall was originally two separate halls. Burton Hall was established in 1965, named after Professor Herbert ‘Joe’ Burton , a Queenslander and Rhodes Scholar who played an active role in Australian tertiary education. Garran Hall, was name after Sir Robert Gandolph Garran in recognition of his contributions to university education and to the development of Canberra. In 1983 the two Halls combined to become Burton and Garran Hall.



516 single rooms, each with a single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, drawers, bookshelves, washbasin, heater and telephone. Floor plan for a standard room.


Burton & Garran Hall's tariffs are listed in the Residential Fees summary.  Contact Burton & Garran Hall for Guest or Group rates.


Self catered Hall. All residents receive a lockable cupboard in an allocated kitchen. Each kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel sinks, gas ovens and gas stoves, microwaves, toasters and sandwich makers. Each resident also gets access to a fridge with an allocated individual space Residents must provide their own cooking utensils and crockery items. Dish washing detergent is provided by the Hall.



Your rent includes heating, power and water.


All rooms have a telephone, with built in voice mail. Any calls made within the Hall or University Campus are free of charge.


We have two computer labs, with PCs and Macs. There are photocopying and printing facilities in each lab. Each resident’s room has a data port for students to connect their own computers. Internet usage in students rooms is included in the weekly tariff.



B&G is in walking distance to most schools, faculties and Union Court. We run shopping trips to supermarkets and fresh fruit markets 4 times a week. Public transport is accessible from outside the front of Hall. The city interchange is located 15 minutes walking from the Hall. We provide bike sheds for you to lock away your bike. A large number of residents cycle to and from lectures.


Burton and Garran Hall provides a comprehensive academic and pastoral support network made up of the Head of Hall, Dean of Residents, Sub-Deans, Senior Residents, Academic Scholars and Mentors. The Hall has a number of study rooms and a library. Our Residents Committee organises social, sporting and arts events and B&G Green encourages environmental activities in Hall.


B&G has six music rooms in Central Block, all on the ground floor. Music students may obtain a key for the rooms and have priority over other residents; however, any resident may gain access to practice in their own personal time.



Washing machines and dryers are available at the back of Central Block. Usage of these machines is free, however residents must supply their own washing powder and detergents.


There is a car park next to the Hall where residents can park. Residents need to purchase an ANU Parking permit, then they are issued with a B&G residents permit (free of charge). More permits are issued than parking spots, so residents are not guaranteed a parking space. Canberra's network of bike paths and public transport is quite good, so we encourage residents to save money and not bring a car.


Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Each Senior Resident on a floor has a vacuum cleaner that is readily accessible for residents to use in their rooms. Rooms are inspected on a quarterly basis.


Building 49, Daley Rd

Phone: +61 2 6194 0001

Email Burton & Garran

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Burton & Garran Hall Handbook


Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings . Designated smoking areas are located outside.


Please contact the Hall to discuss any special requirements you may have.

B&G is great place to explore different paths. The jump from high school to university can be daunting, but there are many making the same leap with you. Living and studying at B&G is a great chance to try new experiences, to break the mould and perhaps re-shape yourself a little. If you have harboured an interest in music, or sport or politics or the environment, and not had the opportunities to be involved before, now is your chance. And more than likely there will be other B&G residents interested in the same things. I urge you to make those connections with others and push yourself to see what else you can do. The friendships you make here in college will be life-long and the best memory you will retain of your time at B&G. Your peers will also be your most effective support in achieving your academic potential.

Keith Conley 
Head, Burton & Garran Hall