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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main sites used to find long term rentals:
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).