Your place to
As you start thinking about what course you would like
to study, it’s also important to think about where you’re
going to call home during your degree.
PERSONAL HOUSING ADVICE
The University’s Student Housing
Service provides information on the
range of housing options available to
you. Our advisers can provide general
information on independent living and
specifc advice about your rights and
duties as a tenant under the Residential
Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic). You can
also download information about the
suburbs of Melbourne, temporary
accommodation and tenancy law issues.
Online housing database
You can search for housing
advertisements on the University’s
online database. It provides listings
of available housing options, such as
share houses, hostels (rooming houses),
homestay and vacant properties.
The housing database is managed by
Student Housing. You can access it
after you’ve been offered a place at the
University of Melbourne.
Helping you prepare a budget
Preparing a budget will help you
determine what you can afford to spend
on rent and other living costs. The
Student Financial Aid website provides
useful tips on calculating your budget,
and information on housing grants,
loans and other entitlements.
A GUIDE TO HOUSING OPTIONS AND COSTS IN MELBOURNE
Costs indicated here should be used as a guide only.
There are 11 colleges for undergraduate
students, located on and around
the Parkville campus. The colleges
not only provide comfortable, fully
furnished single rooms, but also offer
comprehensive academic, cultural and
social programs for their residents.
Students become part of their college’s
unique community and the broader
intercollegiate community, allowing
them to transition to university life in a
supportive and vibrant setting.
See page 34
for more information.
Included (usually three per day).
Average weekly cost:
(inclusive of meals, academic and
extracurricular programs and utilities).
Financial assistance available to
many students through scholarships,
bursaries and employment
opportunities (see page 25).
+61 3 9347 9320
2013 rates shown. For current rates refer to:
Student apartments are often designed
specifcally for students and can be
quite modern. Different apartment
styles are available, for example studio,
one bedroom or two bedrooms. The
apartments are generally self-contained,
but communal space is usually
available. The fgures below apply to
Sometimes – meal plans may
Average weekly rent:
Sometimes – check
with the apartment administration
regarding which utilities are included in
on or near Parkville campus