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 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 date applications open
Trimester 2, 2017 April 10, 2017
Trimester 3, 2017 August 7, 2017
Trimester 1, 2018 August 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 typeLease lengthDates
Studio apartments (Double, single or one bedroom) 
Shared unit
Shared dormitory 
40 weeks6 February 2017–
13 November 2017
Studio apartments (Double, single or one bedroom) 
Shared unit
Shared dormitory 
52 weeks6 February 2017–
5 February 2018 
Medical student shared accommodation44 weeks27 January 2017–
4 December 2017

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 Waurn Ponds room prices

2017 weekly rent2016 weekly rent
Studio apartment$221$217
Studio apartment with double bed$234$230
One-bedroom apartment$250$246
Medical student shared apartment$232$228
Shared unit$226$222
Shared dormitory$222$218

The above fees exclude catering and have been rounded up to the nearest dollar. Fees are valid for the periods noted only and may increase.

How to pay

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

Residence 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 for on-campus accommodation

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 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. 

You'll also need to complete an online income declaration and a tenant demographic assessment as part of the acceptance process, as these fall under the National Rental Affordability Scheme. 

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 Waurn Ponds

Contact us

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