Living on campus

On-campus living combines cost-effectiveness with convenient access to everything you need as a student. Living on campus offers:

  • secure and safe accommodation
  • closeness to classes and support services
  • access to public transport such as trams, trains and buses
  • nearby shops and eateries
  • social environment
  • 10 minutes' travel to central Melbourne
  • availability for a semester or a year 

  A$290–A$425 per week
Bills: Included
Furnished: Yes

See more information on our on-campus accommodation options, including a breakdown of costs and facilities.

Renting with others

If you prefer greater independence, a room in a share-house with others may suit you. Sharing a rental can allow you to make friends outside of your university network and live more independently.

You may also have to pay:

  • a security deposit or bond payment
  • room furnishings such as a bed and desk
  • share bills and other expenses

 A$200–A$400 per week (approximately)
Bills: Not included (unless stated otherwise)
Furnished: No (unless stated otherwise)

Renting on your own

Though it is more costly, you can rent your own one-bedroom house or apartment for ultimate privacy. Solo renting lets you live more independently, but you will most likely need to:

  • pay a bond or security deposit
  • supply all your own furniture and appliances
  • follow lease restrictions in terms of minimum stays (e.g. six months or one year)

Cost: A$300–A$500 per week (approximately) 
Bills: Not included
Furnished: No (unless stated otherwise)

Homestay accommodation

homestay is an arrangement in which a student lives with a local host family. The family provides some meals and a private room in their home. A homestay may be particularly suited to you if you're under 18, or an international student seeking:

  • a relaxed family environment
  • opportunities to improve your English skills and experience Australian culture
  • an inclusive weekly cost that covers most bills (phone and internet may not be included) and two to three meals daily
  • 24/7 support from the Australian Homestay Network
  • a stay of longer than 28 days.

There is a one-time, non-refundable booking fee of A$340 when you book your homestay.

Cost: From A$380 per week
Bills: Included
Furnished: Yes

Accommodation for international students who are under 18 years of age

If you’re an international student and under 18, you will need to live in homestay accommodation, or with a relative approved by the Department of Home Affairs.

Looking for more information?

Contact our Accommodation Officer for more information and support on +61 3 9214 5551.

Accommodation guide