Inbound students Study Abroad and Exchange at the University of Melbourne

Housing

The University of Melbourne offers study abroad and exchange students a range of accommodation options to suit different personalities, budgets and lifestyles. Melbourne Global Mobility (MGM) have a full time staff member dedicated to assisting incoming students with their housing questions, so you can be confident of help along the way.

Things to consider

Important things to consider when choosing your housing include:

  • The length of your stay, as many housing options are suited to tenancy periods of six months or more;
  • Your personal budget and the cost of living in Melbourne;
  • Lifestyle preferences - communal or independent living;
  • Location - particularly suburbs which are accessible to campus by public transport (see ‘Suburb Guide’);
  • Tenancy rights - Tenancy agreements are legally binding documents. Understanding your tenancy rights and duties will help you manage your housing and communicate with your landlord with more confidence.
  • Check with your home institution to see if there are any accommodation requirements, as occasionally your home institution may have preference for where you stay.

More things to consider

Accommodation options

Find out which accommodation option best suits your lifestyle and budget preference by clicking on the options available to Study Abroad and Exchange students:

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES
STUDENT APARTMENTS
SHARED HOUSING

Application dates

Housing Type Applications open Applications close
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2
Residential Colleges 2 October 10 March 10 December 10 May
Student Apartments (RMIT Village, Urbanest, Yarra House, Unilodges) Late September Late April When allocation has been reached
Shared Housing (Semester in Australia) Anytime When allocation has been reached
Private housing There are no deadlines for private housing: Students are encouraged to arrive several weeks before orientation to allow enough time to find suitable accommodation.

Student feedback

Semester in Australia
Nathalie Schürch, Switzerland

Semester in Australia

Why did you choose Semester in Australia?

Everything was organised before I came, that was important to me and there seemed to be a good mix of being independent (no curfews, able to receive visitors) and not having to take care of everything (internet, bills for water and electricity etc.), the costs were transparent.

What did you enjoy the most at Semester in Australia?

The location is perfect, within walking distance from the CBD, public transport and university, but still on a quiet street.I also enjoy cooking and it was nice to have a big kitchen. The time with my flat mates was great. I was sharing a room with another girl and that was perfect for me. There is also the possibility to have a single room and get more private space.

What type of students would be suited for Semester in Australia?

Students that like when things are organized, but that have a certain degree of independence, since there are not as many activities as at a college and one has to shop for food etc.

Nathalie Schürch
Switzerland

RMIT Village
Jonathan Settembri, Canada

RMIT Village

Why did you choose RMIT Village?

I chose RMIT Village because it seemed to offer everything I was looking for. I actively participated in a residence community at my home university, and I was looking for something with a similar community while on my year abroad. I later discovered that RMIT Village offers a residential life program with a team of resident assistants, that help bring the student community together with their own O-Week and other village events. It's a perfect location within the city, and practically just next door to campus. RMIT Village has a relaxed atmosphere that allowing freedom and independence.

What did you enjoy the most at RMIT Village?

RMIT Village has an excellent residential life program that allowed me to integrate myself in an atmosphere with diverse group of students, from all over Australia and around the world. There is something for everyone here, since every person living at the village comes from a complete different background. I loved how I had the option to have my own personal space, quiet space, relaxed place, or fun place! There is a great sense of community and everyone looks out for each other. You don't need to step outside of your comfort zone in order to meet new people.

What type of students do you think would be suited for RMIT Village?

This accommodation is suited for practically anyone, regardless of background or personality. If you are outgoing and love to go out, then this is place for you. If you are driven and love to study, then this also a place for you. Some people come here to be social, some people come here for simple convenience, but in the end, RMIT Village helps every student here go through new experiences and develop as a person. Living away from home for the first time, or living in another country for the first time, is a challenging experience. RMIT Village not only helps you through the challenging experience, but also helps make this experience a great one.

Jonathan Settembri
Canada

Urbanest Carlton
Cosmin Bardan, USA

Urbanest Carlton

Why did you choose Urbanest Carlton?

I chose this accommodation because of the great location considering that I am a commerce student and most of my classes are one minute away from Urbanest. A second reason it was that I have everything included and I do not have to worry about paying utilities.

What did you enjoy the most at Urbanest Carlton?

The staff is really welcoming every day and they make you feel like you are a part of a close community. The rooftop is an amazing place to hang out and make barbecues. Also I am a passionate player of FIFA so the lounge with the Xbox is another nice spot to relax with friends after finishing homework.

What type of students do you think would be suited for Urbanest Carlton?

I believe this type accommodation has the abilities to suit well most of the students because they organized multiple events for more outgoing people and in the same time they give you the privacy you need. I am a very sociable person and I felt like Urbanest offers enough opportunities in order to meet people and make friends, but also I know people that like it here very much without hanging out in the common rooms or going to the activities.

Cosmin Bardan
USA

Yarra House
Louis Bearn, UK

Yarra House

Why did you choose Yarra House?

I chose Yarra House primarily because of the rent and the quality of the residential life that was on offer. Yarra is great because it proved to be considerably cheaper than other places located nearby to Melbourne CBD. My time has given me the opportunity to experience life in another part of the city, as opposed to being just on campus at Melbourne University. There are plenty of things to do in this part of town, with easily accessible travel routes to and from the city.

What did you enjoy the most at Yarra House?

I have mostly enjoyed the activities that have been on offer during the length of this first semester. Upon arrival, I felt immediately comfortable in my new home, the management were extremely helpful, and I seemed to establish myself easily into a routine. During O-Week there were a variety of activities going on in order for people to meet with one another, and for new arrivals to settle into residential life. I think it is important to recognise the diversity of residents who live at Yarra. Not all of us are students and I think this is a benefit, because you meet different types of people who can all contribute something unique.

What type of students do you think would be suited forYarra House?

If you live at Yarra House, you must be willing to take initiative and organise yourself appropriately. For instance, living some way away from where you work or study can be stressful for people at times and so I would encourage prospective residents to make time to know the travel connections to the city from Fairfield. That in mind, the NMIT campus is extremely accessible with Train and Bus links to Melbourne CBD, which depart relatively frequently. I would say there is not particular type of person who is really best suited to Yarra House. However, just be yourself and remain approachable. With the RA’s (Residential Assistants), there is little opportunity to despair or to feel homesick. The sense of community is great, and there is something for everyone at Yarra House.

Louis Bearn
UK

Contact MGM Housing

MGM Housing Advisor
saex-housing@unimelb.edu.au
+61 (03) 8344 3841

 

Residential Colleges

** Application Dates for Residential College Applications for Semester 2, 2016:

OPEN: 8 March, 2016

CLOSE: 10 May, 2016

There are 12 colleges for undergraduate and graduate students, located on the Parkville campus or within short walking distance. The colleges provide academic and pastoral support as well as 24-hour access to study-related facilities including libraries, music practice rooms and common areas. College students live in fully furnished single rooms which all have phone and internet connects. All meals are provided.

Distance from Parkville campus 5 - 15 minutes walk
Lease length One semester
Move-in dates Semester 1 - late February*
Semester 2 - late July*
Average weekly rent $550 - $750 (See fee comparison)
Meals included Yes
Cooking facilities Generally no
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Yes
Website See below for ‘List of Residential Colleges’
Application Process See below for 'Residential Colleges application process'

*Please note your residential college will advise you directly of the move-in date and earlier move-in dates can be arranged after you have accepted a place.  

List of Residential Colleges

Residential Colleges application process

Important! Residential College Applications for Semester 2, 2016 close on 10 May, 2016

Step 1: Before you apply

  • Read through each Residential College’s website carefully and find a College you feel would be the best fit for you.
  • If you wish to apply for a Residential College, apply as soon as you have applied to study at the University of Melbourne. College applications my close before you have received your offer of acceptance to the University of Melbourne.
  • Study Abroad and Exchange students must apply through Melbourne Global Mobility office.
  • Places in Residential Colleges are limited and that entrance is a competitive and selective process, so ensure that you have included all required documents (i.e. an academic reference).

Step 2: Application process

  1. Complete the online ‘Residential College Application Form’ with your College preferences
  2. Attach a personal or academic reference (accepted file formats: .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .jpg, .pdf)
    *If you submitted documents (i.e. passport details, academic transcript, etc) when you applied to the University of Melbourne, you do not need to send them again. MGM will attach these documents to your Residential College application.
  3. A notification will appear once you complete the online form.
  4. If you wish to send additional documentations (i.e. a copy of updated passport details), send them directly to saex-housing@unimelb.edu.au and make sure to include your University of Melbourne Application ID number.

Step 3: After you apply

  • An outcome will be notified within 3 – 4 weeks after the closing date of application.
  • Any queries or concerns in the meantime should be directed to saex-housing@unimelb.edu.au
  • If unsuccessful, you will be provided with alternative accommodation options.
 

Online Residential College Application Form

 

Student Apartments

Students who are looking for a place that will allow more independence but still provide you with a vibrant local and international student community, then the following options might be for you.

Student Village / 108 - 128 Leicester St, Carlton

The contemporary and brand new Student Village apartments, opened in January 2016, is exclusive to University of Melbourne students and are fully-furnished and self contained allowing you to be independent but also part of a vibrant community. The 648-bed community offers extensive facilities and an exciting residential life program with events designed to help students live, learn and grow. Rooms are fully furnished in a self-contained four bedroom apartment or studio apartment.

Distance from Parkville campus 2 minute walk
Move-in dates Semester 2, 2016 (8 July – 23 December)
Semester 1, 2017 (15 January – 30 June)
Cost $7,982 per semester in a 4-bedroom share apartment OR $10,230 per semester for a large studio apartment - sole use
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Yes
Website www.studentvillagemelb.com.au
Application Process Apply through their website and complete the online application form.

Inclusions

  • Wifi 10GB per month
  • Access to all facilities including: heated outdoor pool, fully-equipped gym, games room, music rooms, ½ basketball court, BBQ zone and study spaces
  • Bedding and bathroom kit (including 2 sheets, duvet and duvet cover, pillow, pillow slip, bath towel, bath mat and face washer)
  • Crockery / cutlery (including dinner plate, microwave containers, bowl, fork, knife, spoons, vegetable peeler, glass, mug and side plate)
  • Cooking utensils (including pots and plans, chopping board, wooden spoon, potato masher, egg-flip, tongs, colander, can-opener, kettle and toaster)
  • Cleaning utensils (including tea-towel, dustpan, brush, toilet brush and holder and small waste bin)
  • Fully inclusive of utilities (water, gas and electricity)
  • Residential life program events

RMIT Village / 5-17 Flemington Rd, North Melbourne

RMIT Village offers a range of stylish, fully furnished apartments 5 minutes by tram from RMIT University. Once the iconic Old Melbourne Hotel, this recently renovated village caters for a vibrant community of approximately 456 residents. From studying to socialising, we offer everything you need to make the most of your university experience.

Distance from Parkville campus 5 minute walk
Move-in dates Semester 2, 2016 (1 July – 31 December)
Semester 1, 2017 (1 January – 30 June)
Cost $8750 for the six month period
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Yes
Website rmitvillage.com.au
Application Process Apply through their website and complete the online application form.

Inclusions

  • Fully furnished room in a two bedroom studio apartment
  • Bedding and bathroom kit (including 2 sheets, 2 polar fleece blankets, pillow, pillow slip, bath towel, bath mat and hand towel)
  • Crockery / cutlery (including dinner plate, microwave containers, bowl, fork, knife, spoons, vegetable peeler, glass, mug and side plate)
  • Cooking utensils (including pots and plans, chopping board, wooden spoon, potato masher, egg-flip, tongs, colander, can-opener, kettle and toaster)
  • Cleaning utensils (including tea-towel, dustpan, brush, toilet brush and holder and small waste bin)
  • Fully inclusive of utilities (water, gas and electricity)
  • Phone and Data line (with $20.00 in credit - extra charges apply for usage)
  • Residential life program

Urbanest Carlton / 105 Berkeley Street, Carlton

Find entertainment and culture side by side with educational, business and retail facilities in the dynamic and diverse suburb of Carlton. Urbanest Carlton is located on Berkeley Street just one block from the University of Melbourne, 10 minutes to RMIT, 2 minutes to several tram stops and within easy reach of Melbourne Central.

Distance from Parkville campus 2 minute walk
Move-in dates Semester 2, 2016 (18 July – 11 December)
Semester 1, 2017 (1 February - 15 July)
Cost Semester 2, 2016 $6825($325 per week)
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Yes
Website urbanest.com.au
Application Process Send an email to: carlton@urbanest.com.au and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

  • Fully furnished room in a twin share studio apartment (comfortable king single beds, ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, cupboard space, study desk and a TV)
  • Fully inclusive of utilities (water, gas and electricity)
  • Contents Insurance (A$3,000.00)
  • Internet (15GB per month)
  • Coin operated washers and dryers available on the ground floor
  • Bedding and bathroom kit (including doona (duvet), pillow, pillow case, fitted sheet, hand towel and bath towel)
  • Crockery / cutlery (including a glass, cup, plate, bowl, side plate, knife, fork and spoon) Cleaning utensils (including vacuum cleaner, mop & bucket and dustpan and broom)

Urbanest Melbourne Central / 316 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Urbanest Melbourne Central is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, a quick 10 minute tram ride to the University of Melbourne. Access all areas of Melbourne with universities, transport (one block from Melbourne Central Railway Station), public gardens and shopping hubs on your doorstep.

Distance from Parkville campus 15 minute walk
Move-in dates Semester 2, 2016 (18 July – 11 December)
Semester 1, 2017 (1 February - 15 July)
Cost Semester 2, 2016 $7245.00 ($345 per week)
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Yes
Website urbanest.com.au
Application Process Send an email to: melbournecentral@urbanest.com.au and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

  • Fully furnished room in a twin share studio apartment (comfortable king single beds, ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, cupboard space, study desk and a TV)
  • Fully inclusive of utilities (water, gas and electricity)
  • Contents Insurance (A$3,000.00)
  • Internet (15GB per month)
  • Coin operated washers and dryers available on the ground floor
  • Bedding and bathroom kit (including doona (duvet), pillow, pillow case, fitted sheet, hand towel and bath towel)
  • Crockery / cutlery (including a glass, cup, plate, bowl, side plate, knife, fork and spoon) Cleaning utensils (including vacuum cleaner, mop & bucket and dustpan and broom)

Yarra House / Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield

Opened in March 2010, Yarra House offers a range of stylish, fully furnished rooms on NMIT’s Fairfield campus. From studying to socialising, we provide everything you need to make the most of the student experience.

Distance from Parkville campus 6 km (3.2 miles) from the Parkville campus in the quiet suburb, Fairfield. Approximately 30 minutes by riding a bicycle or 25 minutes by bus to Parkville campus.
Move-in dates Semester 2, 2016 (1 July – 30 November)*
Semester 1, 2017 (1 February – 30 June)*
*Weekly residential fees apply for early move-in/extended stay.
Cost Semester 2, 2016
Twin share: $5,215 per person ($245 per week per person)
Single room: $5,577 per person ($262 per week per person)

Semester 1, 2017
Twin share: $5320 per person ($245 per week per person)
Single room: $5,491.5 per person ($262 per week per person)
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Yes
Website yarrahouse.com.au
Application Process Apply through their website and complete the online application form.

Inclusions:

  • Fully furnished room in either a single room with ensuite OR a twin share room with ensuite
  • Fully inclusive of all utilities (water, gas and electricity)

In addition to the above the following items can be purchased:

  • Bedding Pack- $160 (incl: 2 sheets, duvet and duvet cover, pillow, pillow slip, bath towel, bath mat and hand towel)
  • Kitchen Pack- $180 (incl: can-opener, kettle and toaster, dinner plate, microwave containers, bowl, fork, knife, spoons, vegetable peeler, glass, mug and side plate, pots and pans, chopping board, wooden spoon, potato masher, egg-flip, tongs, colander, tea-towel, dustpan, brush, toilet brush and holder and small waste bin)
 

Students who are looking for self-contained apartment where you will have independence and a quiet place to live within close proximity to Parkville campus, then one of UniLodges may suit you.

Unilodge D1 / 139 Bouverie St, Carlton

UniLodge D1 is a modern, well presented and designed apartment building designed specifically for students. This very popular building is in a prime position for students being situated within the University of Melbourne campus precinct. UniLodge D1 is opposite parklands and located on a quiet street.

Distance from Parkville campus 2 minute walk
Lease length 6 or 12 month leases - commencing no later than 15 January(Semester 1) and 21 July(Semester 2)
Cost To view costs refer to the Unilodge website
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Refer to the inclusions below
Website unilodge.com.au/lodge/d1
Application Process Send an email directly to UniLodge and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

Gas cooking, hot and cold water

Additional charges

  • Telephone usage
  • Internet connection and usage
  • Electricity connection and usage
  • Community Spirit Membership
  • Departure clean

Unilodge D2 / 22 Orr St, Carlton

UniLodge D2 offers a prestige level of architecturally designed apartment living for students. This is the perfect accommodation in a perfect location – right next door is the State Library, a 5 minute walk to the University of Melbourne, and is a short distance from city shopping and famous Lygon Street (Italian restaurants galore).

Distance from Parkville campus 5 - 10 minute walk
Lease length 6 or 12 month leases - commencing no later than 15 January(Semester 1) and 21 July(Semester 2)
Cost To view costs refer to the Unilodge website
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Refer to the inclusions below
Website unilodge.com.au/lodge/d2
Application Process Send an email directly to UniLodge and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

Gas cooking, hot and cold water

Additional charges

  • Departure clean
  • Telephone usage
  • Internet connection and usage
  • Electricity connection and usage
  • Community Spirit Membership

Unilodge @ 740 / 746 Swanston St, Carlton

UniLodge @ 740 is a purpose built student accommodation complex and is an ideal place for students to live in Melbourne. Comprising of 60 Studio & One Bedroom apartments, UniLodge @ 740 is conveniently located opposite the main entrance to the University of Melbourne.

Distance from Parkville campus 1 minute walk
Lease length 6 or 12 month leases - commencing no later than 15 January(Semester 1) and 21 July(Semester 2)
Cost To view costs refer to the Unilodge website
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Refer to the inclusions below
Website unilodge.com.au/lodge/740
Application Process Send an email directly to UniLodge and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

Additional charges:

  • Electricity connenction and usage
  • Water connection and usage
  • Telephone connection and usage
  • Internet connection and usage
  • Community Spirit Membership
  • Departure clean and vacuum hire

Unilodge on Lonsdale / 39 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Located right in the heart of Melbourne, UniLodge on Lonsdale student accommodation provides modern student apartment living for both local and international students. UniLodge on Lonsdale student accommodation is located close to Melbourne universities with colleges, shops, restaurants and cafes only minutes away.

Distance from Parkville campus 1.5km from Parkville campus, 25 minute walk
Lease length 6 or 12 month leases - commencing no later than 15 January(Semester 1) and 21 July(Semester 2)
Cost To view costs refer to the Unilodge website
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Refer to the inclusions below
Website unilodge.com.au/lodge/lonsdale
Application Process Send an email directly to UniLodge and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

  • Electricity up to $65 per month, gas, water
  • Community Spirit Membership

Additional charges

  • Departure clean
  • Telephone connection and usage
  • Internet connection and usage

Unilodge @ Melbourne / 746 Swanston St, Carlton

UniLodge @ Melbourne offers the best budget student accommodation and is conveniently located opposite the main entrance to the University of Melbourne.

Distance from Parkville campus 1 minute walk
Lease length 6 or 12 month leases - commencing no later than 15 January (Semester 1) and 21 July(Semester 2)
Cost To view costs refer to the Unilodge website
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Refer to the inclusions below
Website unilodge.com.au/lodge/melbourne
Application Process Send an email directly to UniLodge and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

Electricity, gas, water

Additional charges

  • Telephone usage
  • Internet connection and usage
  • Community Spirit Membership
  • Vacuum and locker hire
  • Departure cleaning

Unilodge on Villiers / 55 Villiers St, North Melbourne

UniLodge on Villiers offers near new studio apartments which are perfect for students wanting private accommodation. The rooms are fully furnished with double beds, dining table with chairs, 32 inch TV with DVD player, study desk, lamp and chair. The kitchens feature gas burner stove, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and other appliances. Each studio also features their own ensuite bathroom.

Distance from Parkville campus 5 – 10 minute walk
Lease length 6 or 12 month leases - commencing no later than 15 January(Semester 1) and 21 July(Semester 2)
Cost To view costs refer to the Unilodge website
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Refer to the inclusions below
Website unilodge.com.au/lodge/villiers
Application Process Send an email directly to UniLodge and inform them that you are a University of Melbourne Study Abroad or Exchange student and they will advise the next steps you need to take.

Inclusions

Phone line rental and gas

Additional charges

  • Departure clean
  • Telephone usage
  • Internet connection and usage
  • Water connection and usage
  • Electricity connection and usage
  • Community Spirit Membership

 

Shared Housing

Students who are looking in a shared house with friends or other international students, and would like this arranged on your behalf before you arrive in Melbourne, then Assisted Shared Housing could offer the perfect solution for you.

Assisted Share Housing: Semester in Australia

Semester in Australia pre-arranges fully furnished shared apartments for SAEX students before they depart for Australia - taking the time, hassle and uncertainty out of finding a place to live. This allows students to go straight from the airport to their new apartment. All apartments in Melbourne are located within close proximity to the University of Melbourne campus with easy access to public transport, shopping, cafes and restaurants. The prices include utilities and unlimited internet.

Distance from Parkville campus Close proximity to main Parkville campus
Lease length Semester 1 (February - June)
Semester 2 (July - November)
Cost Contact Semester in Australia at info@semesterinaustralia.com
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Yes
Utilities included in cost Yes
Website semesterinaustralia.com/city/melbourne
Application Process Submit an enquiry form on the Semester in Australia website or contact info@semesterinaustralia.com

Inclusions

  • Connection of utilities (water, electricity and gas) and usage costs
  • Unlimited internet
  • Booking of fully-furnished private rental accommodation
  • Pre-departure and arrival information service
  • Onsite Resident Director services
  • Arrivals information and Welcome Pack
 

Students looking to live more like a local student, then private housing market for a house to share with other students might be the way to go:

Independent Share Housing

Approximately, half of our study abroad and exchange students choose to find their own accommodation in Melbourne through the private housing sector. Shared households are popular with students because they can provide an opportunity for an independent lifestyle in a shared environment. They are also generally the cheaper housing option.

Distance from Parkville campus Varies
Lease length Various (20 – 52 weeks)
Cost 3km from Parkville: $183 - $240*
6km from Parkville: $155 - $217*
*Based on a single person sharing a three-bedroom house
Meals included No
Cooking facilities Yes
Furnished Varies
Utilities included in cost No
Website University of Melbourne Housing Online Noticeboard
Application Process No application deadline

1. Research your options in advance

We recommend researching your options in advance, but keep in mind that it is very difficult to arrange a room in an established shared house from a distance. You really need to be in Melbourne to find a property, view it, meet potential housemates, and sign the necessary paperwork. Refer to the suburb guide to gain a better understanding of where you might like to live.

2. Arriving prior to orientation

Keep in mind that it can take time to find suitable housing so it's recommended you arrive several weeks before orientation.

3. Temporary accommodation

If you arrive in Melbourne without first arranging your housing, you may need to stay in temporary accommodation for a longer period. View the list of Temporary Accommodation options recommended by the University

4. Housing in Melbourne

Please read information on Share housing available on the Student Housing Services website as it contains comprehensive information from where to live, where and how to look for advertisements, life in Melbourne, cost of living, etc.

5. Need assistance or advice?

If you need any information about advertisements, properties, reasonable rental fees, suburb information or anything else you may be unsure of, contact the Housing Advisor at MGM by sending an email to: saex-housing@unimelb.edu.au

 

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