Mates and memories to last a lifetime

John XXIII College is a place where residents get a total university experience and become a part of a vibrant social community and make friends for life.

It’s a place where students feel at home as a part of the prestigious academic community at the ANU; with opportunities to mingle with professors and lecturers outside of study.

We support our students in their academic endeavours offering tutorials and study help. We’re also big on getting involved in campus life, from sports to theatre and all that lies in between.

No matter what your interests are John XXIII College can cater to your tastes and help you have an amazing and fulfilling residential tertiary experience.



We’re all about getting involved in life beyond your degree, formal dinners, trivia nights, music in the courtyard, inter-corridor events, balls and so much more. J23 will help you maintain that work-life balance while making friends for life.


Got a competitive side? We’ve got you covered with the Inter-Hall Sports Shield (which we’ve won 19 times in the last 20 years). But winning isn’t everything with teams for all genders, abilities and commitment levels.

The Arts

J23 residents have many talents and passions, including a flair for theatre and an ear for music. Along with our own fully stocked music rooms, we get involved in multiple ANU events (and many impromptu performances just for fun!).


J23 is an independent Catholic college that emphasises Christian values.  We actively promote respect, honesty and justice in an inclusive environment. We welcome students of all faiths, although no religious affiliation is required to join the college.

Employment opportunities

We bring working from home to a new level, with a number of jobs available at the College. You can work in catering, the Habit or reception. We also have a number of paid leadership positions within the College.