St David’s Uniting Church Albury

Corner Olive & Wilson Streets, Albury

Contact details: 02 6021 6847 or email:

Growing in Christ and Reaching Out in Love and Faith

The Olive Grove

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Shared house accommodation for tertiary students
 in a caring, Christian environment.

The Olive Grove” (Albury)

This is an opportunity for Christian tertiary students to live in a supportive community of fellow students who are seeking to live out God’s purpose for their lives.

To integrate their spiritual growth into their student lifestyle, residents are encouraged to make a commitment to regular prayer, bible study and/or worship at the church of their choice.

Where is it?
The Albury residence, ‘The Olive Grove’ was formerly The Manse. It is situated next to St David’s Uniting Church on the Corner of Olive and Wilson Streets, Albury. The main street of Albury is 2 blocks south. All courses at Charles Sturt University now take place at Thurgoona, a distance of 8.8kms from ‘The Olive Grove’. Buses are available to/from the Thurgoona Campus.
There is public transport to the Albury Riverina Institute of TAFE Campus and Thurgoona Campuses of CSU and to La Trobe University (Albury-Wodonga Campus) and Wodonga TAFE.

Albury/Wodonga is well equipped with cycle paths and a student in this house could manage with a bicycle or on foot.
Who’s it for?

Tertiary students

· Who are prepared to make a commitment to living in a Christian Community

· Who belong to any Christian denomination

Priority will be given to students:

· In 1st year

· From outside Albury/Wodonga

What does it cost?
Rental is $225 per fortnight. There is a bond of $450 payable at the start of occupancy.
What does this include?
These rates include gas, electricity, water and internet connection.
Each room is set up for single occupancy, equipped with a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, personal heater and book shelf. The shared areas are fully furnished. The house has a refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, washing machine and cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
Accommodation is provided for the academic year, including the July vacation.
What do I have to provide?
Residents provide their own towels, sheets and bed linen, and pay for their own telephone calls, food, household and personal items.
What else do I need to know?
The residents are expected to work together to organise meals and to participate in rosters for cleaning and other common tasks. A committee appointed by St David’s Uniting Church oversees the house and will meet with the residents as needed.
How do I apply?
Applications should be made on the form attached to this.

Please note that this is not an on-line form—you must print it out, complete it and then mail (or scan and email) it to the address below.
Applications should include references, preferably one from the home church, and should also be accompanied by a brief statement explaining why you wish to be considered for residency in this Christian community.
When do I apply?
Applications for residency should be made as soon as possible but the firm allocation of places in ‘The Olive Grove’ cannot be offered until places at the Albury/Wodonga universities and TAFE’s are confirmed. Interviews will be held very soon after the first round offers. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
Further information is available from:

‘The Olive Grove’                                                        
The Co-ordinator                                                            
St David’s Uniting Church                                            
593 Olive St Albury NSW 2640                                   
02 6021 6847                                                               


Application Form in PDF

NB Please print out the form, complete and then mail (or scan and email) to the above address. The form CANNOT be completed online.