How to apply for accommodation

Applying for on-campus accommodation at Deakin is easy, but there are a few things you should know first about how the process works. That way, you'll have the best chance of successfully snagging a spot.

Application timeliness

Accommodation offers for new domestic, international, and DUELI students are made in conjunction with the release of University course offers. That's why it's important that you apply before you know whether you've been accepted into a Deakin course. 

Do I have to apply before I know if I've been accepted into a Deakin course?

There's a great deal of competition for places, so it's best to submit an application early to avoid disappointment. Very few late offers are made. In fact, the timeliness of your application is one of the criteria used when assessing applications.

Who can live on campus?

You must be studying full time to be eligible to live on campus at Deakin. 

If you are already living on campus and change your enrolment status from full to part time, you must notify the General Manager within two working days of submitting the enrolment variation form to your faculty. In some circumstances, continued residency for students with a part-time study load may be approved.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1, 2017 have now closed.

term dateapplications open
Trimester 2, 2017April 10, 2017
Trimester 3, 2017August 7, 2017
Trimester 1, 2018August 7, 2017

Applications are open until the beginning of the trimester or will remain open until all vacancies are filled. Confirmation that applications have closed will be found here on the website. Offers will be sent from the residential office following the period in which offers to study at the University are sent.

Term selection 2017

Room type Lease length Dates
Studio apartments: single, double or king40 weeks6 February 2017–13 November 2017
Studio apartments: single, double or king52 weeks6 February 2017–5 February 2018

How much does it cost to live on campus?

All rooms are fully furnished. Your rent also covers things like heating, air-conditioning, all utilities (water, gas and electricity), laundry facilities (washers, dryers, clothes lines and ironing facilities), use of shared spaces, internet access and 24-hour security and staff support.

Geelong Waterfront room prices


2016 weekly rent2017 weekly rent
Studio apartment, single or access$248$252
Double studio apartment$260$264
Studio apartment, corner or king$260 to $280$277 to $285

How to pay

Once your application has been accepted and finalised, you’ll receive an invoice every month. 

Residences fees are invoiced one month in advance, and are due to be paid by the first of each month. We accept a range of payment methods and arrangements.

Financial assistance

Deakin University offer a wide range of scholarships and awards to assist students from many different backgrounds in paying for their university experience, including accommodation. 

Learn about our available scholarships

Tips for filling out your application

Sadly, we can’t accept every application to live on campus. There are a few things you can do to improve your chances of getting a place to live on campus.

  • Apply as early as you can. You can always withdraw your application if your plans change. 
  • Fill in your application fully and make sure you include all the required information.
  • If you're unsure which Deakin campus you'll be studying at, please submit a separate application for each campus. Once course offers are made, we'll match up the correct campus application with your course offer.

It's important that you read the following resources before you apply, so you understand all the benefits of living on res.

PDF Residences handbook 2016 -2.5 MB

PDF Licence agreement terms and conditions -50.7 KB

Apply now

Completing your online application will take between 15 and 30 minutes, and you’ll need to have your personal and contact details handy. 

If you have any questions or problems with your accommodation application, contact the team at Residences Reception and they’ll be able to help you out.

Apply now to live on campus at Geelong Waterfront

Contact us

Deakin Residential Services
+61 3 5227 1158
Email Deakin Residential Services