Meals and catering

Some CSU accommodation options include a meal plan, and most of them allow you to add a meal plan if you'd like. Check your campus accommodation page to see which plans apply to you.

You can also choose a meal plan in self-catered accommodation.

How it works

A meal plan gives you a number of Meal Credits and/or Flexi Points, depending on which plan you choose. You can spend these at your campus central dining outlet. You just swipe your CSU Card and you're good to go. You can top up Flexi Points at any time or upgrade your meal plan.

You can also upgrade your meal plan from the one that may be included in your accommodation package. You can do this when you accept your accommodation offer.

Dietary needs

If you have special dietary needs, we're happy to provide menu options that work for you, including:

  • Coeliac
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

If you have other dietary needs, please specify these when you apply.

Meal Credits

One Meal Credit will get you a combo meal at our central dining outlets, which includes a main meal and unlimited beverages and sides. It's great value, too - you could save up to $4 a meal by using your meal plan.

Your week's Meal Credits are added to your CSU Card each Monday before breakfast and expire on Sunday evening after dinner.

You can use Meal Credits up to four times a day and whenever your campus central dining outlet in Bathurst or Wagga Wagga is open.

Flexi Points

Flexi Points are a way of loading cash onto your CSU Card. One point equals $1 and they can be spent in cent increments. So you can spend a little ('one Freddo Frog thanks') or a lot ('I'm planning a big study session so I'll have a pasta, an energy drink, two apples and some chocolate … and see you in the morning for coffee').

Flexi Points are valid at any Cheers food or retail outlet on campus, including mini marts, but can only be spent on food or non-alcoholic drinks. Half of your total points are loaded onto your CSU Card at the beginning of each session and all the points expire at the end of your stay.

Using your Flexi Points

When using your Flexi Points, keep in mind:

  • You can spend a maximum of 60 Flexi Points per day
  • They expire on the final termination date for residences. See the Student Portal calendar for dates.

How am I charged for my meal plan?

Meal Credits and Flexi Points are calculated on a daily basis and incorporated into the total accommodation charge for your preferred accommodation package.

Meal Plan Package Meal Credits Flexi Points Yearly Cost
Cheers Gold Pkg 1 12 Meals per week 843.90 $4,219.20
Cheers Silver Pkg 1 9 Meals per week 843.90 $3,373.20
Cheers Bronze Pkg 1 5 Meals per week 843.90 $2,250.00
Cheers 5 Pkg 1 2 Meals per week 843.90 $1,404.00
Cheers 3 Pkg 1 nil 843.90 $842.40
Cheers 5 Orange Campus Pkg 1 nil 1406.5 $1,404.00
Cheers 3 Orange Campus Pkg 1 nil 843.9 $842.40
Cheers Gold Pkg 2 12 Meals per week 1047.6 $5,238.00
Cheers Silver Pkg 2 9 Meals per week 1047.6 $4,190.40
Cheers Bronze Pkg 2 5 Meals per week 1047.6 $2,793.60
Cheers 5 Pkg 2 2 Meals per week 1047.6 $1,746.00
Cheers 3 Pkg 2 nil 1047.6 $1,047.60
Cheers 5 Albury Campus Pkg 2 nil 1746 $1,746.00
Cheers 3 Albury Campus Pkg 2 nil 1047.6 $1,047.60
Cheers 5 Orange Campus Pkg 2 nil 1746 $1,746.00
Cheers 3 Orange Campus Pkg 2 nil 1047.6 $1,047.60
Meal Plan Package Meal Credits Flexi Points Yearly Cost
Cheers Gold Pkg 1 12 Meals per week 436.50 $2,182.40
Cheers Silver Pkg 1 9 Meals per week 436.50 $1,745.60
Cheers Bronze Pkg 1 5 Meals per week 436.50 $1,163.20
Cheers 5 Pkg 1 2 Meals per week 436.50 $726.40
Cheers 3 Pkg 1 nil 436.50 $435.20
Cheers 5 Orange Campus Pkg 1 nil 727.50 $726.40
Cheers 3 Orange Campus Pkg 1 nil 436.50 $435.20
Cheers Gold Pkg 2 12 Meals per week 494.70 $2,472.00
Cheers Silver Pkg 2 9 Meals per week 494.70 $1,977.60
Cheers Bronze Pkg 2 5 Meals per week 494.70 $1,318.40
Cheers 5 Pkg 2 2 Meals per week 494.70 $824.00
Cheers 3 Pkg 2 nil 494.70 $494.40
Cheers 5 Albury Campus Pkg 2 nil 824.50 $824.00
Cheers 3 Albury Campus Pkg 2 nil 494.70 $494.40
Cheers 5 Orange Campus Pkg 2 nil 824.50 $824.00
Cheers 3 Orange Campus Pkg 2 nil 494.70 $494.40

Meal plan terms and conditions

  • Flexi Points and Meal Credits and are provided as a part of catered accommodation packages only
  • Meal Plans are confirmed during the accommodation acceptance process
  • Meal plans cannot be downgraded once acceptance is finalised, however you can upgrade at any stage
  • Flexi Points may be redeemed at participating food outlets on all campuses
  • Meal Credits may be redeemed at Central Dining outlets on all campuses
  • Meal Credits and Flexi Points are added to CSU Student Cards for use from the first week of session
  • Flexi Points and Meal Credits are not refundable or transferable
  • Room changes will coincide with a Meal Plan update for the new room type
  • Flexi Points can be redeemed at outlets at the equivalent rate of 1 point per 1 dollar on all food and beverage items (excluding alcohol)
  • Students presenting to food outlets for meal claims without a valid CSU Card or a CSU Card with no Meal Credits or Flexi Point balance will be required to pay cash at the time of purchase
  • Meal Credits and Flexi Points can only be claimed with an active CSU Card which has a positive Meal Credit or Flexi Point balance
  • Food portions of accommodation charges are only cancelled in conjunction with Accommodation Cancellations in line with the Residential Agreement
  • Students are not permitted to allow any other person to utilise their student card to claim Meal Credits or Flexi Points
  • Cards presented by someone other than the owner of the card will be confiscated
  • Meal Credits and Flexi Points cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol
  • A maximum of 4 Meal Credits can be claimed per day
  • A maximum of 60 Flexi Points can be claimed per day