How to apply

You can apply online to live in on campus at Swinburne in a college room, shared apartment or studio apartment.

Apply now for 2019!

The portal will be open from the 30th July 2018Please apply before 9am, 7th January 2019 to be considered for the first round of accommodation offers.
If you require accommodation during Semester 2 2018 please contact us directly.


To be eligible for a place in Swinburne's on-campus accommodation, you need to be studying or have an offer to study full-time with Swinburne at the Hawthorn campus.

If you don’t have your offer to study yet, you can still apply. You’ll need to email proof of your offer to as soon as you receive it.

When we assess applications, we give a higher priority to students who are starting their first semester of study at Swinburne, or live more than 80km away from the Hawthorn campus.

We also aim to have a diverse group of people living on campus.


To apply, go to the Swinburne residences portal and follow these steps:

  1. Create a Swinburne residences portal account.
  2. Work through the application steps. You can save your application and return to it later.
  3. Pay the $45 application fee when you're ready to submit your completed application.

If we offer you a place, you will receive an email. You will then need to sign in to the Swinburne residences portal again to accept your offer.