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Melbourne offers accommodation options to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

You'll find everything from short stays and share houses, through to purpose-built student apartments and whole-house rentals for families. We offer support if you’re looking for accommodation in Melbourne.


Private rental market

The University's main Parkville campus is a popular inner-city location. The following suburbs are nearby and offer an easy commute from campus. They are all vibrant areas with busy shopping strips and plenty of eating options. And if you have children, you’ll find local schools too:

  • Brunswick
  • Carlton
  • Fitzroy
  • North Melbourne
  • Flemington
  • Kensington

The Melbourne rental market offers flexibility: share with others, live alone or with your partner, or find a fully catered hostel. Or, you may be moving to Melbourne with children and need a larger space. Regardless of your circumstances, you’ll find an option that suits.

Discover more about the private rental market in Melbourne.

Student apartments

Contemporary apartment blocks are specifically designed with students in mind. They are an easy five-minute walk from the University’s Parkville campus. Here, you can choose your own single apartment or share with others.

The popular apartment buildings offer facilities such as:

  • secure access
  • bike storage facilities
  • shared laundry facilities
  • communal areas where you can meet other students
  • gymnasiums
  • music rooms
  • basketball court
  • BBQ facilities

The new Student Village also boasts the luxury of a heated swimming pool and a café right on your doorstep.


If you prefer the comforts of home, why not consider a homestay? Use agencies to help you find your ideal homestay placement.

Regional accommodation

Are you planning to study at our Werribee, Creswick, Shepparton or Dookie campuses? You'll need to find accommodation close to your regional campus.

Temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation is a good option while you search for something more permanent. That way, you'll have time to work out the best location for your budget.

Residential colleges

For more than 130 years, the University colleges have provided a 'home away from home' for students.

We have 10 colleges on our main Parkville campus. Each college has its own traditions, unique community spirit, and supportive environment. At college, you'll make lifelong friends and become part of a strong global network.

Our colleges are architecturally impressive, reminiscent of the world’s oldest universities. You’ll have your own bedroom with shared bathrooms, communal living areas and green outdoor spaces. Your fees include three cooked meals each day, all served in the lively college dining rooms.

At college, you can join sports teams and cultural groups, and take part in fun social events. As a graduate researcher, you may also become a college tutor in your area of expertise.

Learn more about our residential colleges.