Costs and facilities

There are several types of accommodation conveniently available on the Hawthorn campus itself.

The Swinburne Student Residences team determines placements, but all on-campus housing offers superb access to classes and local services.

All students who live on campus have a private room that includes basic furniture such as a bed, chair and desk. Other appliances and facilities may be shared and only usable in communal areas. 

Note: 'Communal' bathrooms remain separate i.e. male and female facilities. 

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All costs are in Australian dollars per person, per week based on a full-year licence.

  College room Studio apartment 2–bedroom apartment 3–bedroom apartment 4–bedroom apartment

Standard room

$325

$339

$281

$266

$260

Deluxe room 

NA

$379

$296

$281

$267

Single semester licences incur a higher weekly cost. Check the Schedule of Fees 2018 for details.

Apartments with two or more rooms may have a mix of room sizes. You can choose to live in a standard room, or a larger and slightly more costly ‘deluxe’ room.

All bills except internet and phone are included in the weekly cost.

Residents pay a refundable security deposit of $500.

Note: There may be other incidental costs payable for other services and facilities, such as replacing lost keys, event attendance etc. 

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College rooms

  • domitory-style rooms with communal kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities, plus a common room for socialising
  • continental breakfast included daily (including weekends, public holidays).

Read more about College rooms.

Studio and four bedroom apartments

  • laundry facilities are communal
  • kitchen and bathroom in the apartment.

Read more about studio apartments and shared apartments

Two and three bedroom apartments

  • laundry facilities may be communal OR in apartments
  • kitchen and bathroom in the apartment.

Read more about shared apartments.

  College room Studio apartment 2– or 3–bedroom apartment 4–bedroom apartment

Kitchen

Communal

In apartment

In apartment

In apartment

Bathroom

Communal

In apartment

In apartment

In apartment

Laundry

Communal

Communal

Communal or in the apartment

Communal

Breakfast included

Yes

No

No 

No