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About UKO

Across Australia’s trendiest inner city suburbs, you’ll find UKO - Australia’s leading co-living and built-to-rent property management business. Our apartments are designed with renters in mind, with flexible contracts and all-inclusive rent fees. Each UKO apartment is well-maintained, close to public transport and, of course, home to plenty of communal spaces and like-minded souls. At the centre of each community is a dedicated host, who is committed to easing residents into the swing of community life.

UKO is all about embracing community living while also providing you with your own private space when you need some quality alone time. We strive to make life as hassle-free as possible with a single monthly payment that covers all of the boring responsibilities of adulthood: utility bills, WiFi, maintenance and dedicated housekeeping of the communal spaces. UKO residents also have access to a handy mobile app, which functions as an easy-to-use tool for communication with neighbours.

When you move into UKO, you’re not just changing the building you sleep in or the suburb in which you reside. You are also joining a community of people who want more out of life: more memorable experiences, more authenticity and more time for doing the things they love.

No matter whether you’ve just landed in Australia for a year abroad, have recently moved cities for work or university, or are simply a fan of the idea of co-living: everyone is welcome at UKO.

We're a finalist at the Coliving Awards 2023

UKO is proud to announce we have been named as an Official Finalist at the Coliving Awards 2023 in the Coliving Operator of the Year category. The award recognises the most well-rounded, innovative and impactful coliving brands out there.

Our Philosophy

Modern life is often expensive and lonely.

This is especially true in Australia. In fact, 5 of the world’s top 20 most expensive real estate markets are located in Australia. But when you’re trapped in a cramped studio apartment with nothing but reality television to keep you company, the excessive cost of rent can feel absurd.

We believe that humans are sociable creatures, which is something that modern life doesn’t typically cater for. Loneliness is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem in today’s world. It’s estimated that over a third of Australians feel lonely each week, and those who live alone are at an even higher risk of experiencing chronic loneliness.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. After over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and short term accommodation industries, our co-founders Alex Thorpe and Rhys Williams started UKO in 2018 with the mission to fight the loneliness epidemic in Australia. Today, UKO’s dynamic team of real estate professionals, designers, operations experts and hospitality veterans manage over 46 blocks with over 1500 apartments across Australia. Our hosts work hard on providing a modern and enjoyable space for you to call home.

Community living offers a sustainable solution to loneliness and the soulless rental market. Incorporating positive social connections in our day-to-day lives is an important precursor to long-lasting happiness.

Everyone in our team shares UKO’s guiding mission to empower inner-city renters to live a well-balanced life that centres affordable, community-led living. We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional experience, ensuring that your life is lived the way it’s meant to be.

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People make a home even more than the physical space. UKO is transforming city living because it provides the opportunities and spaces to cultivate deep connections with the people around you.

With a focus on sharing and regular interactions such as group dinners, your new adventure partner, work colleague or found family might be just around the corner.

We can’t wait to meet you.

We’d love to show you around the place. Book your obligation-free tour and explore apartments in your preferred neighbourhood.