Community Living on the Water’s Edge

Enjoy community living on the edge of Sydney Harbour in one of Sydney’s most sought out suburbs just 4km west of the CBD.

Featuring 38 co-living apartments some boasting water and city views, wrapped around an open-air courtyard and with resident parking. You will love being a part of this unique community, with the common spaces an extension of your home, you will have ample opportunity to make new friends and build connections whilst relaxing in the communal lounge or cooking up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen with dining table.

UKO Balmain is a 5-minute stroll to Balmain ferry terminal where you can soak in the incredible view as you make your way east to Circular Quay or west up the Parramatta River. Alternatively walk 6 minutes to the bus stop to be at Town Hall and CBD within 20 minutes. Darling Street is the main thoroughfare of Balmain, where boutique stores, salons, grocery stores and speciality stores await for you to discover.

This is the evolution of city living; where you will have ample opportunity to make new friends and build connections with members of the community.

Meet Simone, your go
to person for all
things Balmain.

Get ready to meet Simone, our down to earth super star who always goes the extra mile to help others. She has a lot of experience in real estate and hospitality, having worked in property management and on cruise liners for years; and loves the idea of community living. You will love her spirit in bringing people together with our community events and the natural ease of everything she does. Your life is about to get easier with Simone helping you out!

“I love meeting people from diverse back grounds and also love to help people in any way possible. Being a UKO host gives me that opportunity.”

Experience UKO Balmain

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Retro Harbour View
Retro City View
Corner Retro City View
Corner Retro Harbour View

Our Studios

Starting from $560 per week

Our studios are designed to maximise space and minimise distractions so you can get on with what you
love most, whether that’s having fun, sleeping or winding down after a long day.


Balmain studios start with the Abode Studios at 17m² – 19m² with standard double-sized beds. Every studio has air-conditioning, its own private ensuite, fully equipped kitchenette, lounge and large TV.

There are three types of Retro Studios available:

  • Retro Standard
  • Retro Harbour Views
  • Retro City Views

Corner Retro

Balmain Corner Retro Studios are our largest rooms at 23m² providing you with more space. Featuring standard double-sized beds, air-conditioning, private ensuite, fully equipped kitchenette, lounge and large TV.

There are 3 types of Corner Retro Studios available:

  • Corner Retro Standard
  • Corner Retro Harbour Views
  • Corner Retro City Views

What’s Included

Community kitchen, outdoor courtyard,  a property host, events and the little things like Wi-Fi, security, intercom, cleaning items and support are all included in one bill.

All bills

Fully furnished

High Speed wifi

Community Host

Community Events

Fresh linen available for purchase

Cleaning supplies & maintenance

Laundry facilities

Flexible contracts

Community Spaces

Our community spaces are an extension of your homelife here at Balmain. You will love the open-air courtyard, located at the heart of the building with luscious gardens, cantilever umbrellas, resident BBQ and amble seating. Come together with members of the community and cook up a storm in the communal kitchen and enjoy mealtime together at the dining table. At UKO free tea and coffee are on tap and community events are always on the calendar, providing you ample opportunity to meet other UKO members and make new friends.

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Community Kitchen

Outdoor Terrace

How To Find Us