Accommodation information for visiting academics and students

Student Housing is a resource and advice service for current (and soon to be enrolled students) with regard to their accommodation options, tenancy law and emergency housing situations. Visiting scholars are most welcome to use our website as a resource for information about renting in Melbourne.

Student Housing may provide visiting students and academics temporary access to the Housing Online Noticeboard. Please Register as a 'future student' and you will receive an automated response with information about the verification documents required.

STUDENT HOUSING

Some of the larger Student Apartment providers (such as those listed on our website) may require enrollment at an Australian university in order to live there. They may not accept couples and/or be suitable for families. You should enquire with each about their particular terms and conditions.

MANAGED STUDENT APARTMENTS

Student Housing do not manage the accommodation provided by Residential Colleges. Some of them have accommodation for visiting academics, as well as casual short term accommodation at particular times of the year. Please visit their website for additional information, contacts and bookings.

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES

Depending on your budget, one the most popular choices for visiting scholars and students is Graduate House.
It is walking distance to the Royal Melbourne and Children’s Hospitals, public transport, Lygon Street and the CBD. Facilities include a dining room, library, study/common room, bistro and club lounge.

GRADUATE HOUSE

We have a list of temporary accommodation providers close to the University on our website. There are various options and price ranges from backpackers to motels. You should contact these providers directly with any enquiries or to make a booking.

TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS

OTHER PUBLIC DOMAIN WEBSITES WHICH MAY BE USEFUL

University Stays
Corporate Keys
Short Stays - Melbourne
Sabbatical Homes
Airbnb
Wimdu
Homeaway
Monthly Home Rental
Travelmob
Homestay
Tripping

The main sites used to find long term rentals:

Domain
Real Estate

RENTAL AGREEMENTS IN MELBOURNE

Rental agreements in Melbourne are usually a minimum of 12 months and sometimes 6 months. There can be financial implications should you wish to ‘break your lease’ and leave earlier. It is important to understand your rights, obligations and responsibilities as a tenant under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA).

Tenants Union of Victoria

Consumer Affairs Victoria

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES & INFORMATION

Avoid Housing Scams
Costs of Living
Living in Victoria
Visit Melbourne