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.

University accommodation

The University of Melbourne provides a variety of safe and secure accommodation options, all within walking distance of the Parkville campus. These modern facilities are designed by the University, exclusively for its own students.

As a resident, you will have access to the Residential Life Program. This program helps you make friends, and develop key academic, career and life skills.

Learn more about the University's accommodation options below.

The Lofts at Melbourne Connect

Our newest graduate accommodation is located in Melbourne Connect, a purpose-built innovation precinct. This new precinct brings together the digital expertise of University of Melbourne researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and thinkers. It redefines how we collaborate to unlock solutions to the most pressing future challenges.

Your new affordable and sustainable home offers:

  • 527 beds
  • a central location, metres from our Parkville campus and in the centre of the Melbourne Innovation District
  • close proximity to the popular food and shopping district of Lygon Street
  • access to support services, including an alumni career skills and employability program
  • a place to stay for visiting academics and fellows.

Learn more about The Lofts.

University Apartments

University Apartments is a graduate residence located a few minutes' walk from our Parkville campus or the busy city centre. Make the most of the University’s libraries, study centres and gym facilities, just metres from your front door.

  • Couples studios are available.
  • Your room includes kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities.
  • All studios are fully furnished
  • There are 60 rooms in the building.

Note: This residence is only available for occupation until 15 July 2023 as the University is considering an alternate future use for this location after this date. Residents of University Apartments may also experience occasional noise disruption from the construction of the Melbourne Metro Tunnel, but these are within the required residential night-time noise levels. The Metro Tunnel website contains further information on this project as well as specific information about the location, duration and anticipated impacts of works relating to the project.

Little Hall

Little Hall is conveniently located between the Melbourne CBD and the Parkville campus. Applications are open to all University of Melbourne students.

Access a specially designed program of activities, lectures, tutorials, and career networking opportunities to support your personal, academic, and professional development.

Little Hall also hosts recipients of the prestigious Hansen Scholarship. The Hansen Scholarship provides financial support and free accommodation to high achieving students.

Learn more about Little Hall.

Lisa Bellear House

Enjoy apartment-style living within a 25-minute walk of the Parkville campus. The property is also conveniently located near a tram stop. Within ten minutes by tram, you can access the city centre or the lively cafe culture of Brunswick.

This accommodation includes:

  • 285 rooms
  • modern facilities, including rooftop terrace, study spaces and gym
  • Residential life program of activities and social events
  • mixture of room types - studio, twin and shared apartment
  • suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • offering six-month contracts for exchange and study abroad students or those graduating mid-year.

Learn more about Lisa Bellear House.

UniLodge Lincoln House

Unilodge Lincoln House is new purpose-built student accommodation located on Bouverie Street, only a short 300 metre walk to the University's southern entrance.

UniLodge Lincoln House features:

  • options for standard rooms or ensuite rooms
  • a beautiful rooftop garden with BBQs
  • landscaped courtyards and terrace
  • study rooms
  • gym
  • lounges with TV
  • games room.

Learn more about UniLodge Lincoln House.

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.

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.


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.


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

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.

First published on 17 February 2022.

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