Q. How do I get to you?
University Square is opposite the University of Melbourne and only a short stroll to RMIT and Melbourne CBD.
Light Rail Station
The nearest stop to University Square is Haymarket. It's roughly 200m from the residence.
The closest bus station is Melbourne University (when we said we were close - we meant it!). It is approximately a 1-minute walk to us, or if you want to go elsewhere, bus number 505 runs a regular service.
Q. Who can live at University Square?
If you're a full-time student, enrolled at a University in Melbourne, you can live with us at University Square. Copy of your certificate of enrollment or acceptance confirmation from your university as part of the application process.
Q. How old do I have to be to live at University Square?
You must be at least 18 years old as at the date that you sign the rental agreement. If you are under 18 years old, your parent or a legal guardian needs to countersign the rental agreement.
Q. Are all the apartments the same? Do I have a choice of the room?
Not all the apartments are the same. Whilst they all benefit from the same high standards, modern style, and great features, there are different types of apartments, lots are different sizes and the view will vary.
Q. What does ‘all inclusive’ rent mean? Is anything not included?
Our rooms are fully furnished and are all inclusive of utility bills, internet, and other communal facilities. Your monthly rent covers everything in your apartment and there are no other hidden costs. You have full use of all the common areas within the building as well as all utilities such as gas and electricity, a high-speed WiFi and the friendly services and support provided by our onsite customer service and maintenance teams.
There are a couple of things which are not included in the rent such as the laundry and dryer machines & TV license.
Students Under 18
To be granted a student visa, applicants must demonstrate that they have adequate welfare arrangements in place for the length of the student visa or until they turn 18 years of age. They can do this by demonstrating that they will be accompanied by a parent or legal custodian, a suitable relative or that the student’s education provider approves the arrangements for the student’s accommodation, support, and general welfare. This is done when the provider issues a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter.
If you have not turned 18 on the 1st of July 2018 when your tenancy starts, CAAW from your educational provider will be required so that you can be accommodated
Q. I am under 18, Am I allowed to stay at the property?
Yes, Students going to the University of Melbourne or RMIT, and under 18 years of age can book and stay at the property.
Q. What follows after CAAW is Issued?
We require under 18 students to submit the below documents before arrival:
- A copy of ID or Passport bio page
- A copy of Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
- A copy of student visa
- A copy of CAAW
Q. How does the property ensure the welfare of under 18 students?
The property works very closely with the education provider to ensure everything we do is in compliance with legislation to protect under 18s. Below are a few
- Regular communication with education provider;
- Age consideration when allocating under 18 students and the same
- gender only apartments;
- Clear escalation and incident reporting mechanism with education
- provider on under 18 related issues;
- Implementation of curfew as per the education provider’s requirement;
- Building rules have specific terms applying to under 18 students;
- All students are required to complete e-Induction with information
- students need to know before they arrive in Australia;
- 24/7 support service model;
- Students have free access to on-site and off-site wellbeing program