Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus accommodation

Around 800 students call the spacious Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus home. Just a short drive from the incredible surf coast and Great Ocean Road, the campus boasts incredible recreational facilities and lots of green space – a beautiful place to have a truly unique university experience! Our residential community also enjoy the convenience of living only 15 minutes from the Geelong CBD and a newly opened shopping centre in Waurn Ponds.

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 Waurn Ponds Campus you can:

  • live by yourself in a studio apartment
  • live with other people in a four-, five- or six-bedroom shared apartment.

Mature-age and medical students can also:

  • live in a two-bedroom townhouse
  • live in a three-bedroom apartment (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery students only).

Whichever option you choose, you’ll have your own furnished, private bedroom and free internet access. Preferences for no-noise or single-gender units are also available.

Room types

Studio apartments

Located in Parkes College, our modern studio apartments offer the best of both worlds – a self-contained apartment within our vibrant residential community.

lease lengthbedroomsbathroomsweekly fee
40, 44 or 52 weeks11$225
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to international or domestic Deakin University, DUELI or Deakin College students. Currently accepting applications for Trimester 3 2017 and Trimester 1 2018. All applicants must meet eligibility criteria for the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

Key features

  • Study area
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Kitchenette

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

What’s in the room?
Bed, mattress protector, bookshelves, study area with desk, shelving and chair, TV, built-in wardrobe, lamp, ceiling fan, heater, ensuite bathroom (shower only), kitchenette with two-burner electric hotplate, full-size fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster.

Where do I do my washing?
There’s a communal laundry in the Parkes College common room. Washing machines, dryers and ironing equipment are available to residents free of charge (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their studio apartments, and inspections are conducted throughout the year. Vacuum cleaners and mops are available from reception free of charge. Common areas and hallways are cleaned regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to communal study rooms and a kitchen, dining and lounge area within their unit block. Parkes College also has a large recreation room, with a theatre room, large kitchen, pool table, games table and table tennis table. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Multi-bedroom shared units

Offering a social, communal living environment, our shared units range in size from 5 to 13 bedrooms. Located at Barton and Deakin Colleges, all units have a shared kitchen, bathroom, lounge and dining area. Whichever option you choose you’ll have your own private bedroom with a study area, single bed and built-in wardrobe. Shared laundries are also available, free of charge.

lease lengthbedroomsbathrooms weekly fee
40, 44 or 52 weeksFrom 5 to 13From 2 to 4$230 
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to full-time, international or domestic Deakin University, DUELI or Deakin College students. Currently accepting applications for Trimester 3 2017 and Trimester 1 2018.

Key features

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

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, bedside drawers, study area with desk, shelves and chair, lamp, wardrobe and wall heater.

Where do I do my washing?
Communal laundries are located throughout Barton and Deakin Colleges. Washing machines, dryers and ironing equipment are available to residents free of charge (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their rooms, and keeping their units neat and tidy. Inspections are conducted throughout the year. A general clean of the kitchen, lounge, dining and bathroom areas are conducted regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to a communal kitchen, dining and lounge area within their unit. Barton and Deakin Colleges also have large recreation rooms, with study rooms, a large kitchen and lounge area, and games tables. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Shared dormitory

Shared dormitory-style accommodation is available for 58 students in Deakin College. You'll have your own furnished bedroom, with a shared lounge, kitchen, bathrooms and laundry.

This accommodation is close to all other shared accommodation and facilities on campus, including resident access to a large common room equipped with pool tables, Foxtel and other activities.

lease lengthbedroomsbathrooms weekly fee
38 weeks58
$226 
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to full-time, international or domestic Deakin University, DUELI or Deakin College students. Currently accepting applications for Trimester 3 2017 and Trimester 1 2018.

Key features

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

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, bedside drawers, study area with desk, shelves and chair, lamp, wardrobe and wall heater.

Where do I do my washing?
A communal laundry is located in the shared dormitory. Washing machines, dryers and ironing equipment are available to residents free of charge (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their rooms, and keeping their common areas neat and tidy. Dormitory and room inspections are conducted throughout the year. A general clean of the kitchen, lounge, dining and bathroom areas are conducted regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to a communal kitchen, dining and lounge area. Deakin College also has a large recreation room, with study rooms, a large kitchen and lounge area, and games tables. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Two-bedroom townhouses

Our large, contemporary two-bedroom townhouses are ideal for postgraduate or mature-age students. There are seven townhouses available at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. You’ll have your own bedroom and large ensuite bathroom, plus a communal open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area. Townhouses also have a separate laundry and small outdoor terrace.

lease lengthbedroomsbathrooms weekly fee
40 or 44 weeks22$236 
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to full-time, international or domestic Deakin University, DUELI or Deakin College students. Currently accepting applications for Trimester 1 2018.

Key features

  • Private bedrooms
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Laundry room

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, ensuite bathroom, lamp, drawers, study area with desk, shelves and chair, built-in-wardrobes, ceiling fan and wall heater.

Where do I do my washing?
Each townhouse has a fully equipped laundry with washer, dryer and ironing equipment (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their rooms and bathrooms, and for keeping their common areas neat and tidy. Inspections are conducted throughout the year. A general clean of the common areas, including kitchen, lounge, dining and laundry areas are conducted regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to a communal kitchen, dining and lounge area within their townhouse. Parkes College also has a large recreation room, large kitchen and lounge area, and games tables. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Three-bedroom apartments

Our modern three-bedroom apartments are located in our medical precinct. The 10 apartments are open to medical students studying the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery only. You’ll have your own bedroom, study area and built-in-wardrobe. Residents share an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, two full bathrooms, European laundry and small deck.

lease lengthbedroomsbathrooms weekly fee
44 weeks 3 2 $236 
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to full-time, international or domestic students studying the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. Currently accepting applications for Trimester 1 2018.

Key features

  • Private bedrooms
  • Communal bathrooms
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • European laundry
  • Outside deck

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, lamp, drawers, study area with desk, shelves and chair, built-in-wardrobes, ceiling fan and wall heater.

Where do I do my washing?
Each apartment has a European laundry with washer, dryer and ironing equipment (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their rooms and bathrooms, and for keeping their common areas neat and tidy. Inspections are conducted throughout the year. A general clean of the common areas, including kitchen, lounge, dining and laundry areas are conducted regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to the Parkes College recreation room, which has a large kitchen, theatre room, lounge area and games tables. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

2017 room fees


nightly fee weekly fee
Studio apartments $31.57 $221
Multi-bedroom shared units $32.29 $226
Shared dormitory $31.71 $222

2018 room fees


nightly feeweekly fee38 week lease total cost (5 Feb – 29 oct 2018)40 week lease total cost
(5 Feb – 12 nov 2018)
44 week lease total cost (25 jan – 3 dec 2018)52 week lease total cost
(5 Feb 2018 – 4 FEB 2019)
Studio apartments $32.14 $225N/A $9,000$10,028.57 $11,250
Multi-bedroom shared units $32.86 $230N/A $9,200$10,251.43 $11,500
Shared dormitory$32.29$226$8,588N/AN/AN/A
Three-bedroom apartments$33.71$236N/AN/A$10,518.86 N/A
Two-bedroom townhouses $33.71 $236N/A $9,440$10,518.86 N/A

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

Which is the right room for me?

This is purely a personal decision. As a general rule, shared accommodation options are more social. You use the same kitchen, lounge and dining area as the other students in your unit, which ensures you will interact with your peers.

Self-contained apartments allow you to cook in your own kitchenette and watch TV in seclusion. But there are also communal kitchens and breakout areas in the main buildings so you can study and relax with your fellow residents.

Shared spaces, shared lifestyle

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

  • large recreation rooms with a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, pool tables, air hockey and table tennis
  • theatre room
  • study rooms
  • outdoor BBQ areas and terraces
  • outdoor tennis courts
  • outdoor half-size basketball court
  • outdoor Deakin Edible Nursery (DEN) garden.

There's also a wide range of resources available for hire from reception, including board games, sporting equipment and whiteboards for studying.

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!