Q. The contract dates don't suit me, can I negotiate?
All of our fixed term contract dates as advertised are non-negotiable. For flexible contracts, you are able to select your own start and finish dates.
Q. What is first-year exemption? am I eligible?
If you are a domestic first-year student applying through UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC you may be eligible for First Year Exemption.
You are eligible if:
* You did not get accepted to the university
* Were accepted to another university
* The course is now wholly offered online (ie not being taught internally)
If your contract has not commenced you will be refunded your security deposit and cleaning fee where applicable. Please note the application fee and registration fee if applicable are non-refundable.
If your contract has started, you are liable for rent up to the date of notification / moving out of the village.
Your security deposit and associated fees (excluding application, registration and cleaning fees where applicable) will be refunded.
Please note The First Year Exemption will not apply where you have accepted a University Offer but you elect to defer or withdraw from your studies. You must notify Village Management in writing (Resident Notification) within 5 days from the UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC Main Round offers release date (generally around late January – refer to the UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC website for actual dates).
Q. Can a couple live in the village?
All of our rooms are single occupancy at the village. The Village does feature "Twin" Rooms, however, please note that individual applications are required to be submitted and both applicants must be students of Macquarie University.
Q. Can I bring my pet?
The village has a no pet policy – this, unfortunately, also includes goldfish.
Q. Do I have to find my own roommates?
You are not required to find your own roommates. You are able to just apply on your own and we will allocate you within an apartment that is suitable.
Q. How are roommates allocated? can I put in preferences?
Roommate allocations are conducted in accordance with any requests, such as study preference, age, and gender. To make a request, you will be prompted to include these during the application process; however, if you would like to add a retrospective request please drop us an email.
Q. What happens if I miss my rent? is there a late fee?
It is important to always pay your rent on time. If you know there will not be sufficient funds in your account prior to the rent date, please make sure that you email management so that we can make arrangements for you.
If your rent is processed and there are insufficient funds, please note that a $20 late fee will occur and you will receive a breach notice from village management.