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Scape Swanston
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From AU$299
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15 mins by public transport, 19 mins walk to Central Melbourne
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Scape Queensberry
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From AU$319
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From AU$339
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From AU$459
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18 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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Scape Berkeley 2
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From AU$329
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23 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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Scape Melbourne Central
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From AU$329
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From AU$449
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From AU$489
60 Reviews ?
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18 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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Journal Uni Place
Twin
From AU$349
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From AU$429
Studio
From AU$469
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18 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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Student Village Melbourne
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From AU$299
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From AU$329
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From AU$380
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22 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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Campus Melbourne
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From AU$273
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48 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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South Yarra Hostel
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From AU$231
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From AU$525
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From AU$602
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From AU$602
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From AU$833
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27 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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Scape La Trobe
Studio
From AU$339
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From AU$379
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From AU$449
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13 mins walk to Central Melbourne
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Scape Peel
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From AU$379
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From AU$439
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From AU$459
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Scape Lincoln College
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From AU$427
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From AU$477
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16 mins by public transport to Central Melbourne
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Scape Franklin
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From AU$439
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Student Accommodation in Melbourne 

Looking for student accommodation in Melbourne? We've got you. Get your student accommodation in Melbourne easily with Casita. As one of the most popular student destinations in Australia, you need to start your search for student accommodation in Melbourne early so you can snag the room you want. Casita has hundreds of rooms in the city. Check out multiple room types in our 44 accommodation options or ask for private lets. Casita offers you a wide range of student accommodation in Melbourne for you to choose from according to your needs and budget. 

About Melbourne

Located in the southeast of Australia, Melbourne is situated on Port Phillip, occupying most of its coastline, and spreads into the hinterland towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, as well as the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. Melbourne is home to world-class universities and research centres, which attract a large number of international students from all over the world. It has 7 public universities: the University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Deakin University, Swinburne University of Technology, and Victoria University. Melbourne is the first choice for students from all over the world when it comes to studying. The world agrees, as it has been recognised as Australia's finest city for international students. 

Best Places to Live in Melbourne

Melbourne is filled with student-friendly neighbourhoods and nice areas to live in. The city offers a distinctive vibe in each of its suburbs. With different options of eateries, bars, markets, and other facilities in each and every suburb, you’ll surely be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a place and student accommodation. Choose your student housing in Melbourne from our several student accommodations options: 

Carlton

This is one of the best suburbs in Melbourne, with lots of designer brand shops, restaurants, cafes, and shopping malls. The area is known as “Little Italy”. It is said that “You get the best of the world when you live in Carlton." Some of our best options for Carlton student accommodation are Student Village Melbourne, Journal Uni Place, Scape Queensberry, and Scape Berkeley 2.

La Trobe Street

La Trobe Street is a major street located right in the centre of the city. The area is close to multiple educational institutions, including RMIT University, Monash College-City Campus, and the University of Melbourne. Some of our options for student accommodation in La Trobe Street are Scape Melbourne Central, Scape La Trobe, and Scape Swanston.

Cost of Living in Melbourne

The general living expense in Melbourne, as declared by the Australian Government, is  $21,041 per year. A survey revealed that most international students spend between $20,000 and $27,000 per year. A single person's estimated monthly costs are $968. However, this differs, as it depends on the living arrangements and personal choices of each student.

Transportation in Melbourne

You don’t need to worry about getting around in Melbourne, with its comprehensive and various means of transport. The best way to get around, however, is by the tram, with its extensive routes across the city. There’s even a free City Circle Tram operating in the central business district to facilitate sightseeing for visitors. You can buy what is called "Myki" passes online and use them for trams, buses, and even trains. As for the bus service, there are two bus zones and the schedules differ depending on the route. Bus fares are determined by the distance travelled, with standard fares ranging from AU$2.70 to AU$3.90 for two hours of rides. The city also has dedicated bike routes for those who love to get around by bicycle, which is a great way to truly take in the city.

Student Life in Melbourne

The city has been recognised as Australia's best student city and one of the best student cities globally in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking for 2023. The city has a vibrant culture and offers various opportunities and many hotspots, including some of the most beautiful beaches. As an international student, you are guaranteed to have fun in Melbourne. 

Attractions in Melbourne 

Melbourne Museum

Having your student accommodation in Melbourne will make you dive into the interesting history and culture of Melbourne at the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition. Set in the middle of beautiful green gardens, the museum holds within its walls a wide range of collections showcasing various cultures. 

Royal Exhibition

Just across from the museum is the Royal Exhibition Building, established in 1880 to hold Melbourne's International Exhibition, and it also hosted the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia in 1901.

Phar Lap

Make sure you check out the Phar Lap exhibit and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Phar Lap is the most popular exhibit in the city. 

Melbourne Skydeck

If you want to have a spectacular view of the city, then do not miss going to the Melbourne Skydeck. You can see the city from the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. You are guaranteed to have an awesome and essential experience there. 

Universities in Melbourne

University of Melbourne

  • 44 accommodation options available just a public transport ride away
  • Swanston St bus station is just four minutes away

  • Places of interest: Grainger Museum and Museum of Chinese Australian History

Australian Catholic University

  • 44 accommodation options available just a public transport ride away

  • Swanston St bus station is just five minutes away

  • Places of interest: Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building 

Australian National University

  • 44 accommodation options available just a public transport ride away

  • Alinga Street Light Rail Station is only three minutes away

  • Places of interest: Australian National Botanic Gardens

Melbourne Law School

  • 44 accommodation options available just a public transport ride away

  • Swanston St. bus station is just four minutes away

  • Places of interest: Museum of Chinese Australian History and Fitzroy Gardens 

Melbourne Institute of Technology

  • 44 accommodation options available just a public transport ride away

  • Swanston St bus station is seven minutes away

  • Places of interest: Museum of Chinese Australian History

Nearby Cities

Besides student accommodation in Melbourne, Casita offers student accommodation in the following cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Gold Coast, Lismore, Perth, Sydney.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.

When should I start looking for Melbourne student accommodation?


Start looking for student accommodation in Melbourne early. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


2.

When should I book my accommodation for the January intake?


Securing student accommodation should be done about six months before your intake. 

3.

Are there short-term stays in Melbourne?


Yes, but you should check the availability of your Melbourne student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


4.

How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Melbourne?


The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Melbourne, specifically a single room, is around £150. Depending on the provider, other room types like single rooms or studios may cost more or less.


5.

How do I pay for my student room in Melbourne?


Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.


6.

Can I pay my Melbourne student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have an Australia guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.


7.

Are bills included in my rent?


It depends on the provider as many Melbourne student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent. At the same time, some also provide Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.


8.

Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Melbourne?


Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Melbourne. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!


9.

How do I complete my booking?


Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.


10.

What should I look for when booking Melbourne student accommodation?


While searching for student accommodation in Melbourne, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others.


11.

What are the best areas for students to live in Melbourne?


There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Melbourne where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. Darlington and Haymarket are among the top neighbourhoods to live in Melbourne.


12.

What different accommodation types are available for students in Melbourne?


The types of student accommodation in Melbourne vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.


13.

What are the different available room types?


The available room types in Melbourne student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.


14.

Can I get a furnished student room in Melbourne?


Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Melbourne that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and air, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

15.

Can I see the property before moving in?


Almost all Melbourne student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or virtual tours of the property, so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.


16.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Melbourne?


When booking student accommodation in Melbourne, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the trains, buses, ferries, bike, or walk from one place to another.


17.

What is dual occupancy student accommodation?


Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.


18.

What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Melbourne?


Most Melbourne student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.


19.

Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Melbourne?


Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Melbourne student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options.


20.

Are these Melbourne student accommodations secure?


Most of our available options for Melbourne student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account.


21.

Can only students book with Casita?


Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find suitable student accommodation in Melbourne, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita, but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find fitting accommodation.


22.

Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Melbourne for the first few days when I arrive?


While some Melbourne student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Melbourne has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information.


23.

Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Melbourne?


This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.


24.

What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?


At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you do not like your accommodation due to unforeseen or unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.


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