Whether you stay on campus, rent privately or board with a local family, where you live will affect your Swinburne experience. Check out all your housing options.
Live on campus this semester
Ready to join our community?
You can live on campus at Hawthorn and join the fun and dynamic group who call Swinburne home – in more ways than one.
Need accommodation advice?
International students are invited to our accommodation help desk and workshops to get advice on housing options.
Finding a home
As a Swinburne student, if you want to live on or near our Hawthorn campus, you've got lots of options. Living on campus isn't just about being close to class – you also get to join an amazing community. If you prefer to live off campus, we have a range of resources to help you find the right home.
Learn about the different types of accommodation on Swinburne's Hawthorn campus, including private and shared accommodation options.
Accommodation support team
At Swinburne, we have a dedicated accommodation support team that are available during working hours, and duty resident advisers after-hours, who can help with any problems you may experience on campus.
If you have a problem, or just want to talk to someone, chat with our friendly on-campus resident advisers (they can even help you organise events and activities).
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.
Melbourne Accommodation Guide [PDF 3MB]
Explore options for living near your Swinburne campus.
Resources for renting and sharing
Know your rights and responsibilities when sharing or renting alone.
Student accommodation and hostels
Learn about student residences closest to campus.
Live with a local family in a friendly home environment.
Check out this new Swinburne matching service that connects students with want-to-be hosts.
Compare your accommodation options
Weigh up which accommodation is best for you with our comparison of costs and facilities.
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 or call +61 3 9214 5555 between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm.