Geelong Waterfront Campus accommodation

Deakin has almost finished construction on the new student accommodation precinct and welcomed the first students in February 2018. Completion of the building is anticipated in time for Trimester 2, 2018.

In the heart of Geelong’s CBD, next door to our Waterfront campus and moments from the spectacular Geelong Western Beach, this brand new building will offer 410 bedrooms in shared apartments across 10 floors. Features include multiple contemporary communal study and recreation spaces, including a rooftop terrace, with stunning views across the bay.

Accommodation options

We offer a range of single and mixed-gender accommodation options. Our residential student community is truly multicultural, with residents from around Australia and the world.

At our Geelong Waterfront Campus you will live with other people in a six, seven, eight or nine bedroom shared apartment.

Room types

Shared apartments

Available in a variety of bedroom configurations, our shared apartments will give you the opportunity to live with students from different cultures, backgrounds and gender. You’ll have your own private bedroom and share a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining room, and bathrooms with your housemates.

Geelong Waterfront Campus
Deakin's new Geelong Waterfront accommodation, opened 2018.

Additional details

Available to full-time, international or domestic Deakin University, DUELI or Deakin College students. Please proceed to the application process and indicate your interest in Waterfront accommodation when prompted. Students studying at the Geelong Waterfront Campus are also eligible to apply for accommodation at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Key features

  • Private bedrooms
  • Communal kitchen
  • Communal living/dining room
  • Communal bathrooms

Single gender or mixed gender
Most shared apartments will be mixed gender. Single-gender requests must be sent in writing and will be subject to availability and management’s approval.

Other inclusions
24-hour staff support, general weekly clean of communal and wet areas, access to all recreational facilities and a comprehensive program of activities.

What’s in the bedrooms?
Bed, mattress, mattress protector, bookshelves, study desk and chair, data point, built-in-wardrobe, ceiling fan and wall heater.

What's in the communal areas?
Couches, coffee table, TV, dining area, side-by-side or large top-mount fridge, oven, cooktop, microwave, kettle and toaster.

Where do I do my washing?
There will be a communal laundry with washing machines, dryers and ironing stations; all free to use (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Each apartment will have a vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket.

Shared spaces, shared lifestyle

Living on campus at Geelong Waterfront means you’ll have lots of places to study, enjoy a break, or catch-up with friends. Some of the shared spaces will include:

  • large recreation rooms with a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, pool tables and table tennis
  • movie room
  • study rooms
  • outdoor BBQ area on a rooftop terrace overlooking the bay
  • outdoor atrium
  • multipurpose recreational room.
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T&G House

We also offer 33 studio apartments for postgraduate and mature-age students in Geelong’s iconic T&G House in Moorabool Street. This historic building has been architecturally refurbished with beautiful finishings. Single, large and corner studio apartments are available with fully equipped kitchenettes and ensuites. In addition there's a rooftop BBQ terrace, communal study rooms, lounge and dining room.

Application note: T&G House will only appear as an option in the application portal for applicants who meet all eligibility criteria.

Geelong Waterfront Campus
The historic T&G House

2018 room fees

nightly feeweekly fee 40 week lease total cost
(5 feb – 29 oct 2018)
44 week lease total cost
(25 jan – 3 dec 2018)
52 week lease total cost 
(5 Feb 2018 – 4 Feb 2019)
Shared apartments$42.14$295$11,800N/A$15,340
T&G single studios $36.57 $256 $10,240$11,410.29$13,312
T&G large studios $38.29 $268$10,720$11,945.14$13,936
T&G corner studios $40.14 $281 $11,240$12,524.57$14,612

*2018 fees are indicative and should be used as a guide only.

Interested in another campus?

Check out the accommodation options at our other campuses and apply today. Choosing to live on campus at Deakin may prove to be the best decision you'll ever make!