Life on campus

Wondering how you're going to fit in your lecture, a movie with mates and that friendly game of soccer – all in one afternoon? It's easy if you live on campus. As well as convenience, you'll get to enjoy everything campus life has to give you – events, offers and an instant community.

Live on campus

Living on campus is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Deakin experience. Applications are now open, so get in quick!

Apply now

Our rooms

We have studio apartments, townhouses and shared units available at Waurn Ponds. Whether you want to live by yourself or with other people, you’ll always have a private bedroom.

Learn about our room options on campus

3D virtual tours

Want a firsthand perspective of our accommodation before you arrive? Take a 3D virtual tour of our recreation area to learn what living on campus could have in store for you. 

Take a 3D virtual tour


  • Study groups
  • 24/7 reception team in addition to campus security
  • Residential leaders providing a support network and voice for the residential community

Clubs, leadership and events

On-campus residences offer more than just accommodation – they include social, academic and sporting programs (including the use of elite sporting facilities) specifically for their residents. 


Exclusive clubs and interest groups for residents give you lots of opportunities to get involved and meet fellow residents.


We offer student leadership and volunteer opportunities. These allow you to enhance your skill-set, add to your resume and help your fellow residents.

Special events

We run all sorts of events for residents – from Resi O-Week to sports, formal dinners, trivia nights and study groups.

Special events for residents

Deakin Residencies O-Week

Deakin offers our residents their very own Resi O-Week (held the week before Deakin's traditional O-Week), helping new students to settle in.

Spaces to study and spaces to socialise

We have plenty of quiet spaces throughout our building for when it's time to knuckle down and study.

We've also got your study breaks sorted – our shared spaces include BBQ and picnic areas, pool and table tennis and movie rooms with Foxtel and Xbox.

Respect – our community values

On res, we're proactive and responsive to the needs of individuals and encouraging and tolerant of differences. We aim to nurture a connected, safe, enjoyable and above all respectful community.

What’s nearby

All our residential buildings are close to support centres, cafes, restaurants and bars, a YMCA gym and our sporting facilities. There are also nearby barbecues, walking paths, a running track and parklands.

Learn more about student services and support

Storage deal for students

Storage King Geelong offer all Deakin students 15% discount on storage units and 10% discount on any moving boxes.

They're located nearby on Grove Road in Grovedale. If you need storage help, please contact their office on +61 3 5241 2299 or +61 3 5241 2299.

I chose to live on residence because everyone always says how great it is, how many friends they make and that it's an experience that can't be missed. I wanted to see for myself if what they said was true – it is!



Dates, costs and how to apply

Everything you need to know about making your application, including dates, costs and the application form itself, is online.

Find out how to apply to live on campus