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Temporary accommodation

We understand how important housing and accommodation is for students arriving from overseas or another state. It can be difficult to make a decision about permanent housing before you arrive, so we recommend booking temporary accommodation or pre-arrange somewhere safe to go when you first arrive.

Melbourne hosts many events year-round so it's important to book temporary accommodation as early as possible and also allow yourself enough time to find permanent accommodation. It may take four weeks or more.

On-campus

Swinburne Residential College
Address: 21 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn 3122
Telephone: +61 3 9214 5555
Email: residences@swin.edu.au
Website: www.swin.edu.au/stuserv/accommodation/residential
Rates per night: $50 or $340 per week. Includes continental breakfast daily.
Description: Located on Hawthorn campus. Single rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge facilities. Temporary accommodation available from December to early February only.
Travel to campus: 1 minute to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

UniLodge @ Swinburne Place
Address: 24 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn 3122
Telephone: +61 3 9914 2900
Email: swinburne.place@unilodge.com.au
Website: www.swinburneplace.com.au
Rates: $233 – $388 per week for more than 12 weeks. Trial period: $299 per week minimum 1 week / maximum 4 weeks
Description: Brand new fully furnished multishare apartments conveniently located on campus (includes utilities and basic bed linen).
Travel to campus: 1 minute to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Hotels

City Centre Budget Hotel
Address: 22 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: + 61 3 9654 5401
Email: info@citycentrebudgethotel.com.au
Website: www.citycentrebudgethotel.com.au
Description: Good quality budget accommodation, fully-furnished rooms, roof top garden with kitchen, free internet and wireless.
Travel to campus: Near Parliament train station, 25 minutes to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Claremont Hotel
Address: 189 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141
Telephone: +61 3 9826 8000
Email: info@hotelclaremont.com
Website: www.hotelclaremont.com
Description: 3-star hotel that offers single rooms with shared bathrooms.
Travel to campus: 30 minutes to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Dorset Gardens Hotel (for students studying at Croydon campus)
Address: 335 Dorset Road, Croydon 3136
Telephone: +61 3 9725 6211
Email: info@dorsetgardens.com.au
Website: www.dorsetgardenshotel.com.au
Description: 3.5-star motel-style units with ensuite bathroom available in double and twin share.
Travel to campus: 5 minutes walk to Croydon campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Hotel Cavalier (for students studying at Wantirna campus)
Address: 343 Stud Rd, Wantirna South 3152
Telephone: +61 3 9801 9733
Email: hotelcavalier@hghotels.com.au
Website: www.hghotels.com.au/hotelcavalier
Description: Hotel-style rooms with ensuite bathroom.
Travel to campus: 5 minutes walk to Wantirna campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Quest Hawthorn
Address: 616 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122
Telephone: +61 3 8803 7700
Email: questhawthorn@questapartments.com.au
Website: www.questhawthorn.com.au
Description: 4.5-star and green-star accreditation, fully serviced studio apartment.
Travel to campus: Two minutes to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above. You may be offered a discounted rate as a Swinburne student.

Richmond Hill Hotel
Address: 353 Church Street, Richmond 3121
Telephone: +61 1800 801 618
Email: See contact form on website.
Website: www.richmondhillhotel.com
Description: 3-star bed and breakfast in heritage building. Single, double and group rooms, most with private bathroom. Serviced apartments also available.
Travel to campus: 30 minutes by tram or train to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above. You may be offered a discounted rate as a Swinburne student.

Victoria Hotel
Address: 215 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: 1800 331 147
Email: stay@victoriahotel.com.au
Website: www.victoriahotel.com.au
Description: Hotel-style rooms with shared bathroom or private bathroom. No cooking facilities.
Travel to campus: 20 minutes to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above. You may be offered a discounted rate as a Swinburne student.

Hostels

Greenhouse Backpackers Hostel
Address: Level 6 / 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: +61 3 9639 6400
Email: greenhouse@friendlygroup.com.au
Website: www.friendlygroup.com.au
Description: Backpacker accommodation with shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge facilities.
Travel to campus: 20 minutes to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Student Accommodation Victoria Pty
Address: 32-34 Kangerong Rd, Box Hill 3128
Telephone: +61 3 9890 2812
Email: admin@sa-vic.com.au
Website: www.sa-vic.com.au
Description: Student hostel with fully furnished rooms, shared kitchen and bathrooms.
Travel to campus: 25 minutes to Hawthorn campus. Located in Public Transport Zone 2.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Urban Central Accommodation
Address: 334 City Rd, Southbank 3006
Telephone: +61 3 9693 3700
Email: stayplay@urbancentral.com.au
Website: http://www.urbancentral.com.au
Description: 24 hours reception, funky bar with big screen projector, TV, pool tables, free breakfast and locker, air conditioned and heated. Cheap internet access.
Travel to campus: Tram to Southern Cross station, 30 mins to Hawthorn campus.
Bookings: Book directly using the contact details above.

Disclaimer: The housing information provided here should be treated as a guide only. The accommodation facilities referred to here and elsewhere on our website are not owned or operated by Swinburne, except the Swinburne Residences and Apartments, nor do they have any affiliation with the university. It is your responsibility to make contact with providers, arrange inspections and satisfy yourself as to the suitability of the accommodation being offered. Swinburne will not be responsible or held liable in any way to tenancy or any other agreements or negotiations between the provider and yourself.