It is not in your interests to break your license agreement early. Should you wish to vacate your room prior to the expiration of your license agreement you must advise the Residences office in writing. You will be fully liable to pay the associated fees until the end of your license agreement unless DRS is able to find a suitable replacement to move into your room at an earlier date. Please check your License Agreement for details.
Each campus has its own Residential Support Team. The team consists of: Residential Leaders (senior students) who provide direct support to a small number of fellow residents, 24hr reception and security, and a dedicated full time Campus Life Coordinator and Campus Manager.
Staff are available to provide personal support, academic support and referrals to appropriate services as required. Residential staff along with student leaders also coordinate social, sport and cultural programs available at each location.
All units at the Burwood Student Village have wheelchair accessible bathrooms on the lower level and six of the twenty units are fully accessible on the lower level with modified kitchens, laundries and bedrooms. A large number of wheelchair accessible rooms are also available within the modern apartment building.
A wide variety of social activities are available at each campus. These include sports competitions (intra & inter campus), talent quests, formal dinners, movie nights, cultural events and much more!
Guests are permitted, however you may only apply to have one guest at a time. All overnight guests must be registered by curfew on the day of their stay. Guests must produce their dated guest pass to security upon request. Failure to register a guest with the office will result in you being charged a fee. There are also limits on how many guests you may have in any given period of time, please refer to the Residences Handbook and Guest Policy for details.
All campuses have Security staff on duty 24 hours per day and are contactable by dialing 222 from any internal phone. Security staff are able to accompany students to/from residences and other areas of the University after dark. Thorough patrols of the residences are performed after hours to ensure that only residents are on the premises.
Security Personnel are provided with a daily report from the Residences Office on all guests registered for that evening. Any visitor unable to produce a valid guest pass is immediately escorted from the premises.
Cleaning staff service the communal areas of shared units regularly and also clean the en-suite and kitchenette of studio apartments once a week. You are responsible for cleaning your bedroom.
It is strongly recommended that each resident has their own contents insurance.
Public Transport Bus and tram services run daily from the Melbourne campus. A daily bus service is available at Geelong and Warrnambool. For public transport timetables, bike riding, carpooling info and more refer to the TravelSmart website.
Car Limited car parking is available for residents. Parking permits must be purchased. Details will be included with your letter of offer.
Bicycle Bikes are a great way to get around campus and around town. Bikes are not permitted inside common areas or bedrooms but ample secure storage areas are available.