Living on campus is a great way to make the most of your university experience, and the spacious Waurn Ponds Campus is an excellent place to do it. We have a range of living arrangements, from shared units to studio apartments.

Live on campus

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

Find out how to apply

Our rooms at a glance

All our residential buildings are mixed gender, with residents from across Australia and the world. At Geelong Waurn Ponds, you can:

  • live by yourself in a studio apartment room
  • live with other people in shared units  
  • live in a two- or three-bedroom townhouse if you're a medical student.

You’ll have your own private bedroom and free internet access with whatever option you choose.

Studio apartment

You'll have your own bathroom and kitchen area in one of our studio apartment rooms, as well as a king single bed, built-in wardrobe and a study area. There are 309 studio apartments in our dedicated residential building.

Get a first-hand glimpse at one of our studio apartments by visiting this 3D map

A unit in a shared building

We have a range of units at Geelong Waurn Ponds. You'll have your own bedroom with a study area, single bed and built-in wardrobe. Kitchens, bathrooms and laundry facilities are shared with other students, and there are common areas with pool tables, TVs and Foxtel.

Learn what one of our shared units looks like by viewing a 3D map of the interior

Townhouse accommodation

Some of our accommodation is made available to medical students as a priority. They include two- and three-bedroom townhouses. The remainder of unfilled medical student accommodation is offered to older students looking for a quieter residence. 

Our two-bedroom townhouses have ensuite bathrooms, king beds and built-in wardrobes. Both types of townhouses have a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and private study areas. 

If we have rooms in surplus after offers have been made to medical students, the pool is opened to postgraduate or older students looking for a quieter environment.

Dorm style

Accommodation is available for 58 students in traditional shared dormitory-style accommodation. You'll have your own furnished bedroom, with a shared lounge, kitchen, bathroom and laundry. 

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

What we provide

Our rooms and shared spaces are fully furnished. There are only a few items (like linen, toiletries and kitchen utensils) that you’ll need to bring yourself. Your accommodation will have the following.


  • Bed, mattress and mattress protector 
  • Desk and chair 
  • Bookshelves 
  • Wardrobe 
  • Heater 
  • Phone  
  • Data point


  • Refrigerator and freezer 
  • Gas or electric stove  
  • Oven or convection microwave  
  • Toaster and electric kettle 
  • Microwave 
  • Food cupboard

Laundry and cleaning

  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Broom and mop
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Vacuum cleaner