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205 BELL STREET, PRESTON VIC 3072 AUSTRALIA

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101 Ballarat Road, Footscray, Melbourne, VIC ...

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205 Bell Street, Preston VIC 3072 Australia

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609 Swanston Street, Carlton Victoria 3053 Au ...

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480 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 ...

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229 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Aust ...

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183 A'Beckett St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Austral ...

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99 Franklin St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

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About Melbourne

With 40% of its student population being international, Melbourne is one of the top destinations in Australia for students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Melbourne:

  • Undergraduate: 40%

  • Postgraduate: 35%

  • Research: 25%

Melbourne offers high-quality education through its prestigious universities: the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Monash University, La Trobe University, and Victoria University, among other highly-regarded educational institutions. Student life in Melbourne is quite vibrant and thriving, thanks to its international student population and cultural diversity.

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Melbourne

Popular Melbourne areas among university students are Carlton, Brunswick, and Parkville. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in Melbourne’s Carlton will be near the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, and purpose-built accommodation would cost around AU$367 - AU$1,101/week.

  • Travel time from Carlton to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 20-30 minutes

  • Tram - 15-20 minutes

2. Students living in Brunswick would pay approximately AU$367 - AU$1,101/week.

Nearby universities include Monash University, Parkville Campus.

  • Travel time from Brunswick to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 20-30 minutes

  • Tram - 15-20 minutes

3. Students living in Parkville purpose-built student accommodation would pay around AU$458 - AU$1,191/week. This area includes the University of Melbourne and Monash University, Parkville Campus.

  • Travel time from Parkville to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 40-50 minutes

  • Tram - 15-20 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in Melbourne

Melbourne has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Melbourne near their universities and budgets. 

Popular student housing in Melbourne that provide almost every room type are Scape Melbourne Central, Unilodge Melbourne CBD, Scape Franklin, Carric House, University Square, Scape La Trobe, Student Village Melbourne, and Scape Peel.

Discover Student Room Types in Melbourne (Approx. AU$402 - AU$4,025/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Melbourne typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Melbourne: 

These cost around AU$190–AU$706 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments.

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Carlton avg. Rent: AU$681 / month

    • Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$458 / month

    • Parkville avg. Rent:  AU$681 / month

    • Recommended shared rooms include OziVillage Resort.

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Carlton avg. Rent: AU$1,345 / month

    • Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$1,125 / month

    • Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$1,560 / month

    • Recommended triple rooms include Unilodge Melbourne CBD and OziVillage Resort.

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Carlton avg. Rent: AU$4,406 / month

    • Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$3,580 / month

    • Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$5,335 / month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Melbourne with privacy: These rooms cost around AU$458–AU$1,622 per month. 

  1. Student Single Room

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Carlton avg. Rent: AU$1,101 / month

    3. Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$827 / month

    4. Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$1,009 / month

    5. Recommended student single rooms include Sunset House, Dwell Village Melbourne City, and Y Suites on A’Beckett.

  1. Student Shared Flats

    1. Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Carlton avg. Rent: AU$607 / month

    3. Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$403 / month

    4. Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$607 / month

    5. Recommended shared flats include Scape Queensberry.

  1. Student Twin Rooms

    1. Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Carlton avg. Rent: AU$818 / month

    3. Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$624 / month

    4. Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$818 / month

    5. Recommended twin rooms include The Switch Melbourne Victoria Market and Scape Berkeley 1.

  2. Student Double Room

    1. Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Carlton avg. Rent: AU$828 / month

    3. Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$607 / month

    4. Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$828 / month

    5. Recommended double rooms include Student Living - 800 Swanston and Student Living - 570 Swanston.

Room Type 3: Melbourne student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the CBD cost around  AU$629- AU$2,099 per month. 

  1. Melbourne Student Flats 

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. Carlton avg. Rent: AU$1,021 / month

    3. Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$818 / month

    4. Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$1,021 / month

    5. Recommended student flats include Berkeley Street and Scape Aurora.

  1. Melbourne Student En-Suite Rooms 

    1. Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. Carlton avg. Rent: AU$1,009 / month

    3. Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$818 / month

    4. Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$1,009 / month

    5. Browse through students' en-suites in Melbourne, such as Scape Lincoln College, Iglu Melbourne City, and Iglu South Yarra.

  1. Melbourne Student Studios

    1. Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. Carlton avg. Rent: AU$1,049 / month

    3. Brunswick avg. Rent: AU$849 / month

    4. Kelvin Grove avg. Rent: AU$1,049 / month

    5. Popular student studios are Campus Melbourne, Student Living on Cobden, and Journal Uni Place.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student Penthouse in Melbourne costs around  AU$2,973–AU$4,025 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor that is more over budget.

Cost of Living in Melbourne for Students (Approx. AU$607 - AU$1,107)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Melbourne student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Melbourne as a student:

  • Food: AU$460–AU$738/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around AU$286/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Coles, Woolworths, IGA, FoodWorks, Harris Farm Markets, and Metroimall. They offer student discounts.

  • Transportation: AU$147-AU$369/month on average

  • Get a Myki Pass for around AU$52 per month and enjoy 50% off on public transportation.

  • Rent a bicycle from oBike: for AU$5 per day for a daily commute.

  • University bike schemes: Some universities, such as the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, and RMIT University, offer their students discounted bikes.

  • Buy a new bike for AU$286, easily available for students, which is equal to one month's rent and will benefit you for the entire year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Melbourne student accommodation?


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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.


Can you suggest any Melbourne student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Melbourne, like Scape Student Living, offer pet-friendly room options for students. Contact our accommodation experts for more information!

When should I book my accommodation for the January intake?


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

Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet Deposit: Refundable fees, usually around £280, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around £30 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are there short-term stays in Melbourne?


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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.


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