• On-campus accommodation

    On-campus accommodation

    Learn about the different types of accommodation on Swinburne's Hawthorn Campus, including private and shared accommodation options.

  • Short-term and crisis accommodation

    Short-term and crisis accommodation

    If you're arriving in Melbourne and need short-term accommodation, there are a range of options close to each of our campuses, including hostels and hotels.  

Contact the accommodation team

Get advice from experienced housing and accommodation advisors at Swinburne.

Contact advisor

Off-campus accommodation

Living away from campus can be a great way to experience Melbourne, while still having convenient access to Swinburne campus.

  • Resources for renting and sharing

    Resources for renting and sharing

    Know your rights and responsibilities when sharing or renting alone.

  •  Student accommodation and hostels

    Student accommodation and hostels

    Learn about student residences closest to campus.

  • Homestay accommodation

    Homestay accommodation

    Live with a local family in a friendly home environment.

  • HereStay accommodation

    HereStay accommodation

    Check out  this new Swinburne matching service that connects students with want-to-be hosts.

  • Compare your accommodation options

    Compare your accommodation options

    Weigh up which accommodation is best for you with our comparison of costs and facilities.

Looking for a housemate?

You can advertise your room or property on the Swinburne Housing Database. To advertise, register with us as an accommodation provider. It is free to register and advertise.Once you've submitted your advertisement, it's vetted by our housing team to make sure it meets our standards. You'll receive an automatic notification when we've approved your advertisement. Note: The university reserves the right not to advertise your property on our database. 

To increase the chances of finding a tenant or boarder make sure you provide essential information, including:

  • amenities and facilities, particularly if you're offering a room for a boarder
  • culture and expectations of the house, particularly if you're offering a room in a share house
  • car parking, internet access or anything else that may be a deciding factor for tenants.

The law forbids real estate agents and landlords, who are advertising vacant properties, from specifying the gender or sexual identity, race or religion of future tenants. 

Owner occupiers or share-house tenants can specify qualities including gender or religious affiliation. Swinburne encourages non-discrimination, where possible, and will vet advertisements that don't adhere to Swinburne standards. 

For landlords, boarding houses and shared tenancies:

If you're a landlord, or renting out a room in a share house, you need to be aware of Victorian regulations that apply to you. Below are key sources of information on the private rental market in Victoria.

For rooming houses

Rooming house providers need to register with their local council. They'll also need to provide their rooming house registration number when they advertise with the Swinburne Housing Database.

Contact Us

We understand that not everyone's circumstances are the same. If you have any questions about our accommodation options, feel free to email Swinburne Student Services below.
Alternatively please call +61 3 9214 5555 during office hours. (Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm)

residences@swinburne.edu.au