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Journal Central Melbourne

Private Room/ Studio Flat

500 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC, Australia Distance From University

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About Journal Central Melbourne

Book Journal Central Melbourne at just AU$469 per week and get offers worth up to AU$700. Choose from private room and studio flats. Close to the Melbourne CBD, University of Melbourne and RMIT University, located at 500 Swanston Street. No booking fee. Free cancellation.

Journal Central Melbourne: The walkthrough

Journal Central Melbourne Student Accommodation is the perfect option for students looking for student accommodation near Melbourne University and student accommodation near RMIT City Campus. This space is quite the opposite of a woop woop location.

Located on 500 Swanston Street, these accommodations will give you the perfect blend of amazing amenities and location to explore Melbourne’s glorious culture. Say goodbye to huge piles of monthly bills because all utilities are inclusive in your rent!

We Love a Lil’ Extra

Let’s get ready for the magical mystery tour. Along with the mainstream amenities, this Central Melbourne accommodation offers several other unique amenities ensuring that you have a delightful stay.

  • Common Room

  • Study Lounge 

  • Rooftop Area

  • Outdoor Courtyard

  • Bike Storage

  • On-site Events

  • Fitness Center

  • Cafe

Know thy neighbourhood

The Swanston Street Melbourne accommodation is located in one of the most student-friendly and hip neighbourhoods in Melbourne.  Anything you might need on a daily basis will be a stone’s throw away.

  • Aldi Melbourne CBD - 4-minute walk

  • Victoria Market Pharmacy - 7-minute walk

  • St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne - 16-minute walk

  • ME Bank - 10-minute walk

  • Carlton Gardens - 10-minute walk

  • State Library Victoria - 7-minute walk

Wheeling your way around Melbourne

Getting around the city will be as easy as it gets from Journal Central. No matter where you’re headed, the commute will be super quick and easy.

  • Queensbury Street/ Swanston Street Tram Station - 1-minute walk

  • Melbourne Central Station - 7-minute walk

  • Haymarket/ Elizabeth Street Tram Station - 10-minute wal

Living it up at Journal Central

Stuffed with all the uni work? Let’s take a break. The city of Melbourne is known for its nightlife and culture. Along with your academics, if you want to party, hang out in the bar with mates, or go on a coffee date; the restaurants, bars, and cafes near you have got you covered.

  • Pubs and Bars - Queensbury Hotel - 1-minute walk, Rooftop Bar - 0.5 miles, Goldilocks Bar - 0.5 miles 

  • Restaurants - Torrisong - 0.1 miles, Universal Restaurant - 0.3 miles,Jang Gun Carlton - 0.1 miles

  • Cafes - Cafe Crema - 0.1 miles, Little Bang Espresso - 0.2 miles, PoolHouse Coffee - 0.2 miles

Hop on board for unlimited fun and get ready to create beautiful memories. It doesn’t get better than this!, Book Journal Central Melbourne Student accommodation today!





 

Features

Common Room

Bike Storage

Wifi

On-site Events

Safety

CCTV

Secure Door Entry

Price also includes

Electricity Bill

Gas Bill

Water Bill

Wifi

Book Your Room in Journal Central Melbourne

Studio Flat(2 types to choose from)

Medium Studio

1 single bed

Ensuite Bathroom

The Medium Studio gives you more room and features a comfortable double bed, a stylish kitchen complete with modern appliances and an ensuite bathroom. Rooms located with a courtyard or lower-level view and located with an extended uninterrupted view across the city, the university precinct or the suburbs.  

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
4 Feb 2021

Move out
27 Jan 2022

Price
AU$509/week

Total
AU$25,959

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Duration
26 weeks

Move in
11 Jan 2021

Move out
12 Jul 2021

Price
AU$534/week

Total
AU$13,884

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Square Studio

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

The private, self-contained Square Studio features a comfy double bed, stylish kitchen with modern appliances and an ensuite bathroom.  

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
4 Feb 2021

Move out
27 Jan 2022

Price
AU$489/week

Total
AU$24,939

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Duration
26 weeks

Move in
11 Jan 2021

Move out
12 Jul 2021

Price
AU$514/week

Total
AU$13,364

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Private Room(1 types to choose from)

Two-Bed Apartment

2 double bed

Shared Bathroom

The Two-Bedroom Apartment is perfect for sharing with a friend, as well as offering privacy with your own bedroom and study space.

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
4 Feb 2021

Move out
27 Jan 2022

Price
AU$469/week

Total
AU$23,919

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Duration
26 weeks

Move in
11 Jan 2021

Move out
12 Jul 2021

Price
AU$494/week

Total
AU$12,844

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Distance from University
Journal Central Melbourne
Payment Info

Deposit:

 A bond amount equal to four weeks' rent before the contract starts is required as a booking deposit, which is refundable at the end of the tenancy/occupancy period.

Rent Payment: 

Pay fortnightly, annually, or biannually.

Fortnightly rent must be paid a minimum of two weeks in advance throughout the lease.

Annual rent must be paid in advance, prior to the lease start date or rent payments will default to the fortnightly cycle.

The biannual option requires you to pay rent in two equal installments. The first installment is due prior to the lease start date and the second installment is due approximately halfway during your lease. If you miss the first installment your rent payments will default to the fortnightly cycle.

Booking Info

Updates To Policy:

COVID Risk-free booking

Journal understands that these are uncertain times so we’ve introduced flexible arrangements for bookings, to give you the peace of mind you need to book now without any risk.

Deferral

For bookings made up until 31 January 2021 which begin in Semester 1 2021, Journal will defer your booking to Semester 2 2021 on the same terms of the original booking including room type and the weekly rent.

To be eligible, you will need to provide Journal with the following before your Semester 1 2021 contract commences:

  • A copy of your deferral of enrolment from your academic institution within 48 hours of receiving such notification

Cancellation
For bookings made up until 31 January 2021 which begin in Semester 1 2021, Journal will provide full cancellation refunds (excluding credit card surcharges and bank transfer fees) in the event your booking needs to be cancelled due to travel or study restrictions or ill health associated with COVID-19.

You will need to provide Journal with at least one of the below upon requesting a cancellation:

-Evidence that your travel is impacted by travel restrictions imposed on your country of departure by the Australian Government.

-A copy of your cancellation of enrolment from your academic institution within 48 hours of receiving such notification.

-A copy of your medical certificate of ill health associated with COVID-19 within 48 hours of receiving such notification.

General Cancellation Requests:

Holding deposits are non-refundable (other than where you qualify for our First-Year Student cancellation policy, as outlined above).

If a cancellation request is received after your tenancy agreement has been accepted (other than where you qualify for our First-Year Student cancellation policy, as outlined above) you will be responsible for rent until a replacement tenant has been found.

No Visa, No Offer, No Worries:

No Visa

If, before or within 14 days of commencement of your tenancy agreement:

  • you are refused a visa to study in Australia by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA); and
  • within 72 hours of receiving a DHA refusal, you provide a written cancellation request enclosing the DHA refusal,

you can cancel your tenancy agreement without penalty and any unused portion of the rent will be refunded.

No University Offer

If, before or within 14 days of commencement of your tenancy agreement:

  • you receive confirmation that you have not been accepted to study at a university in Melbourne; and
  • within 72 hours of receiving a university non-acceptance, you provide a written cancellation request enclosing the university non-acceptance,

you can cancel your tenancy agreement without penalty and any unused portion of the rent will be refunded.

Refund Process:

Journal will process refunds due within 28 days of receipt of a valid cancellation request.

Please note that due to bonds being lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (Victoria), the time taken to receive your bond refund is not determined by Journal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who can live in Journal?

A. Students who are enrolled at an Australian educational institution are eligible to live at Journal.

Q. How old do I need to be?

A. Journal accommodates students under 18 years of age. Journal works closely with institutional partners to assist them with any guardianship responsibilities they provide.

Q. Do you have a community life program?

A. Journal runs an engaging residential life program called Journal Life.

Journal Life is a carefully considered, full program of activities with a focus on health, culture, community, studying and leadership.

Through the Journal Life program, you will be introduced to other students, university life and the city of Melbourne.

Q. Can I choose who I live with?

A. Once you’ve secured a room please email your request to us and we’ll try our best to accommodate it.

Q. Can I live with my partner?

A. We do have limited availability for couples to live together so please contact us to see if there is any availability.

Q. What dates do contracts start?

A. Depending on the lease you select you may have up to three start dates to choose from. Available lease start dates are shown during the application process.

Q. Can I have guests stay overnight?

A. Guests can stay for a limited time. All guests have to be registered with the Journal On-Site Support Team. They will not have their own key access and will need to abide by the Journal House Rules at all times.

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