Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
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24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

Why should you book your student housing with us?

Finding and booking your student home can be overwhelming, and we are committed to making it safe and easy. That is why over 5 million students from over 177 countries trust us each year to find a place suitable to their needs!

Lowest price & best deals, guaranteed!

Get the lowest prices, plus Unilodgers exclusive offers that guarantee a sweet deal on every booking

Flexible is fun

Changed your mind? We don’t mind. Cancel or modify your booking easily within a specific time frame

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Our online interface makes it easy for you to safely and easily browse, book, and pay online for the spaces that make you go😍, with just a few clicks.

Real people, real time

Our easy system lets you do everything on your own. However, if you need any help, our Personal Student Advisors (who are real people, not bots!) are there to help you. From the day you start looking, until the day you move out, we offer 24x7 support.

The rent, the whole rent, and nothing but the rent.

No extra fees - the rent is all you pay.

All. The. Choices.

With over 1.5 million student rooms, we have something to suit every preference. Studios, private rooms, shared apartments, shared rooms - we’ve got them all.

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Student Accommodation Options in Melbourne

Book student accommodation in Melbourne with the world’s largest student housing provider. You can choose from over 33250+ student rooms options which include ensuites, studios, shared rooms, student halls and student flats. No booking fee. Best deal guaranteed! Explore student housing options that meets your budget from accommodations ranging from - AU$240 per Week and get offers up to AU$550.

With a plethora of student housing in Melbourne near RMIT, University of Melbourne, and Monash University, you'll never run out of choices!

Here are your accommodation options:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space
  • Private rooms: Offer a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room
  • Studio flats: Studio accommodation for students offers complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

Our desirable student accommodations in Melbourne are affordable, especially when you hear of the extravagant amenities included. Lovely, landscaped gardens? Check. Rooftop terraces to soak in the sweeping city views? Check. How about a BBQ area to flex your grilling skills and whip up a craft cocktail for your mates? Yup, we’ve got that too. And you’ll love the pools! Co-ed’s can be found chillin’ for a dip during hot summer days, recharging for the week ahead. All these extras come along with the wide range of private rooms and shareable flats, fully furnished with chic interiors at our student housing in the city. Awesome.

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Living in Melbourne as a Student

  • Cost of living: Student living is convenient and affordable in Melbourne. Wondering what the living cost is for students? To give you an idea an average meal would cost around AU$14 per person.
  • Student-friendly locations: The welcoming neighbourhoods like Abbotsford, Brunswick, Clayton and Hawthorne are perfect for students to settle in. 
  • Rent for students: Melbourne is rated for affordability and student-living is a breeze when you rent with Unilodgers. Our budget-friendly flats to rent in the city of Melbourne start just from AU$240 and have offers up to AU$550 to help you save $$ while staying here! 

Student Life in Melbourne

Weekends call for fun after a hectic week at the university. You can either hit the bars and clubs near your student residence or party with the gang at one of the trendy restaurants in the city. We won’t be surprised if our recs turn into your go-to hangouts post-lecture. Consider the above merely a teaser for what’s to come when you book your student housing in the city through Unilodgers. 

  • Stadiums: If you’re a sports fan, you’ll love visiting Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Cricket ground and ANZ Stadium.
  • Picnics and parks: Melbourne is fortunate to have lush green gardens and beautiful parks to roll out the tartan picnic blanket. Visit Edinburgh Gardens, Treasury Gardens or the Abbotsford Convent, you’ll always find a perfect spot to relax in a patch of green.
  • Museums: Whether you’re looking to explore the arts or hankering for some historical knowledge, the museums of the city give you reasons to explore the cultural capital. Head to the Melbourne Museum, The Lyon Housemuseum or ScienceWorks for an enriching experience.
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Markets: The city also happens to have tons of restaurants and cafes serving the best food from around the world. Visit the Fresh Food Markets to satiate your hunger or go to Queen Victoria Market to explore all sorts of tasty things to eat!

So what are you waiting for? Book a room, already! Didn’t we tell you, Unilodgers will make it super-easy to find your perfect student accommodation in Melbourne!

Student Travel in Melbourne

Getting around Melbourne is easy once you find your best student accommodation in the city. No matter which mode of public transport you use, you can pay for all of them with one payment method: a myki card.

  • Trains, Trams and Buses: Melbourne has one of the best public transport networks in Australia using a number of services like trains, trams and buses.
  • Biking & walking: Melbourne is also easily accessible by foot and bikes. You can rent a bike and get across the city conveniently.
Frequently Asked Questions

Can only students book with Unilodgers?

Yes, only students can live in student accommodations and these student homes can be booked easily from Unilodgers! Every year thousands of students book their student rooms across 177 countries with us. We make finding the right student room a simple, secure and smooth process.  

What’s the average rent for student accommodation in Melbourne?

On average, accommodation in Melbourne rent for about AU$290 per week. With Unilodgers, you can find options starting at just AU$160 per week. 

How can I find affordable student accommodation in Melbourne?

To find best accommodation in Melbourne that has everything you want and fits your budget, you can use Unilodgers’ search filters. You can choose the type of apartment, the location, as well as the maximum rent. 

Where do students live in Melbourne?

Melbourne has many vibrant and lively neighbourhoods that are close to its many college campuses, as well as fun to live in. Students especially like Abbotsford, Carnegie, Hawthorne and Clayton where you can find a variety of comfortable and budget accommodation in Melbourne for rent.

Can I get a furnished student room in Melbourne?

You can easily find furnished rooms in Melbourne with Unilodgers. All you need to do is use the filter on top and choose the feature you need in your student room.

What are the best student housing options near Melbourne CBD?

The Melbourne CBD is a great place to live and allows you to be around the best restaurants, markets, and more. Some of the best housing options near Melbourne CBD are Journal Central Melbourne, 65 Elizabeth Street and 3506/33 Rose Lane. Alternatively, check out other student apartments near Melbourne CBD here

Does Unilodgers have any offers on accommodation in Melbourne?

Yes, we have a lot of great value deals and bonus add-ons available on our budget accommodation in Melbourne. For details, you can visit the property page and look at the offers listed. 

Is there any benefit or discount/offers in group bookings?

Yes, you will find many discounts, offers and cashback on group bookings at various properties. To see more details, please visit the property pages.

When should I book my student accommodation in Melbourne for the tenancy starting from January next year?

We recommend you start looking for accommodations around October- November to get the best option of accommodations offering January tenancy.

What if I could not book a room until December last week?

If you were not able to book a room till December, you can browse through your options on the top of this page. Choose a room that suits you and book it as soon as you get a confirmation from your university to avoid further delays.

Until when will I be able to cancel my student room booking?

Each student accommodation has its own cancellation and booking policies. We recommend you to go through the cancellation policy of the property before you book a room.

What all is included in the rent?

Most of our student accommodations in Melbourne include utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer WiFi and insurance at no extra cost. However, for specific rent inclusions, please refer to the property pages.  

How to find accommodations that provide car parking space?

To find accommodations that provide car parking spaces, just use the filter on top or visit this link.

What’s the best mode of transportation in Melbourne?

No matter which neighbourhood you choose, Melbourne is walkable and has great 24/7 public transport. Trams operate throughout the day and offer multiple routes that criss-cross the city. You can also board Melbourne's buses and trains with the same ticket that you'll use for trams.

Do these accommodations provide WiFi to all residents?

Many of our youth hostels in Melbourne offer WiFi at no extra cost, or include it in the rent. For details, you can check the property pages.

Are these accommodations secure?

Our properties ensure your security with features like CCTV and secure door entry. Many of our student Melbourne accommodation also have on-site staff to keep you safe. You can find specific details about security features on individual property pages.

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

Many of our university housing in Melbourne are covered under Unilodgers’ Pandemic Shield, which protects you from any COVID-related uncertainties. The features of Pandemic Shield include deep cleaning, social distancing markers, temperature checks, staff PPE kits, and more. For accurate details on what Pandemic Shield facilities are offered at a particular property, you can refer to the property page. Alternatively, you can use the Pandemic Shield filter options or shortlist properties that offer the facilities you are looking for. 

Can a virtual tour be arranged for a student apartment before booking?

Yes, you can view your student room virtually before booking, if the accommodation allows it. All you need to do is mention the same on the “special needs/requests" section of the booking form. This will enable our student advisors to confirm from the property if they can arrange a virtual tour for you.  

Can I and my friend stay together in student accommodation in Melbourne?

Yes, if you and your friend are both students studying in one of the universities in Melbourne, you can stay together. Check out our shared room options in Melbourne here

How to book a student room in Melbourne on behalf of my friend?

You can book a room for a friend in Melbourne by choosing their preferences on the filters on top of the page. If you still can’t find the right one, just give one of our student advisors a call and they’ll help you out.  

Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?

We understand that you might need help in setting up your place or your parent/guardian would like to stay after a long journey. Although, each accommodation has its own set of rules and regulations and we suggest you speak to your accommodation team for confirmation of allowance.  

How to find student living in Melbourne that allow pets?

To find student accommodations in Melbourne that allow pets, please visit the individual property pages.

How can I book my off-campus student accommodation in Melbourne?

Visit unilodgers.com, Select Melbourne as your city of choice. Browse the available off-campus student accommodations options, You can filter the results based on your preferences, such as location, price, room type, etc. Review the details of the accommodation, such as the room type, the rent, the facilities, etc. Press Book Now after you've selected  Fill in your personal and contact details, Choose your preferred payment method, Review and confirm the booking details and click on Book Now to complete the booking process. That’s it! You will receive a confirmation email with all the details of your booking.

Which are the most affordable student halls in Melbourne?

The affordability of student accommodation in Melbourne can vary and mostly depends on the location, type of room, and amenities offered. The ideal way to select affordable accommodation in your budget is to filter accommodation results by price and choose the one in your budget. However, here are some affordable student halls in Melbourne: La Trobe University Bendigo - The Units, La Trobe University Bendigo - Villas, La Trobe University Bendigo - Terraces, Student Living - 570 Lygon etc.

How much is the Cost of Living in Melbourne as a Student?

Average cost of living as a student in Melbourne is AU$1400 to AU$1700 per month including accommodation, clothes and toiletries, utilities, food, transportation, and other expenses. Moreover, this cost can vary widely depends on your lifestyle and how much you spend on entertainment, social activities and other non-essential items. To help keep your costs low, most of the students choose to live in shared accommodation, cook their meals at home, and prefer to use public transportation.

Where do international students live when studying in Melbourne?

Majority of international students in Melbourne typically live in off-campus student accommodations, residence halls, private accommodations, flats, student lets, and managed apartments. It is important to plan in advance and research with Unilodgers.com the different student living options available to ensure a smooth transition to life in Melbourne. 

When should I book a student room in Melbourne for the tenancy starting in September?

It's advisable to start looking for student accommodations in Melbourne 6 months before your desired move-in date in September. The demand for student rooms in Melbourne is always high during September, so the ideal time to book a room of your choice is between January and February.

How can I get private student accommodation in Melbourne?

Visit the unilodgers.com website and create an account. Search for private student accommodation in Melbourne by entering the city. Browse through the available options and read the description and amenities of each property. Choose a property that meets your requirements and budget and click on the Book Now button. Fill in the required details and make a payment. That's it. In case of any concerns, you can contact the Unilodgers customer support team for assistance.

How can I pay for my student housing in Melbourne?

Unilodgers accept credit and debit cards. If we need to pay directly to the property then we accept various payment methods, including credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, and others as per their respective payment policy. It is advisable to read the terms and conditions of the payment options before making a payment.

Am I allowed to pay my Melbourne student accommodation rent in installments?

Yes! With Unilodgers, you may pay your Melbourne student housing rent in installments. The number of installments varies according to accommodation. Before making a payment, it is best to read the terms and conditions of the payment methods.

Is it mandatory to have a guarantor to book my overseas student accommodation in Melbourne?

It is not mandatory for all AUS accommodation to have an AUS based guarantor to book your overseas student accommodation. Some properties require a guarantor while others do not. It is advisable to check terms and conditions of individual properties. 

What are the different types of student rooms available?

Unilodgers.com offers various types of student rooms to accommodate the needs and preferences of students such as private rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, studio apartments, deluxe rooms, luxury apartments, cluster flats etc. It's advisable to check the website accommodation page or contact the customer support team for detailed info.