Life on campus

No need to worry if you've left your notes at home – living on campus means that home's just around the corner. As well as being convenient, life on campus means you'll also enjoy special events, communal study and recreation areas as well as benefits just for residents.

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

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Our rooms

Whether you want to live by yourself (in one of our studio apartments) or with other people (in our shared apartments or units), you'll always have a private bedroom.

Learn about our room options on campus

Shared spaces

Note that there are plenty of places to study, enjoy a break, or catch up with friends on campus at Burwood. Our communal areas have pool tables and table tennis, and spaces to watch movies, Foxtel or play Xbox. We also have quiet spaces when you need to study.

I could be more involved with the university than if I lived off campus. Also the convenience of being a five-minute walk to class is a big bonus!



Our community values


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

Life on campus

Life on res is so much more than just a comfy bed in a safe building.

Our on-campus residents enjoy a whole range of exclusive activities across the year. You'll be connected with a supportive student community, and this encouraging environment will ensure you're able to create a balanced study/social life.

The fun

Throughout the year you'll be invited to a range of safe, inclusive social events and activities.  

From music, arts and cultural events to enjoying cultural events from around the country and the world, you never have to wait long for the next exciting celebration on res.

Your wellbeing

We offer sport, health and fitness programs to build your mind, body and spirit. These sit alongside academic support connecting you to mentoring programs and study groups, many of which are res-only, keeping the focus squarely on the people who live on campus.

Dream big

We make sure that leadership positions, training and ongoing development opportunities are available for students who are driven. 

These give students confidence and the best opportunities for exploring post-university employment, but they're also valuable life skills.

My roommates at the on-campus residences are amazing and kind and there are a ton of activities and get-togethers that make it easy for students to make friends quickly.


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What's nearby

All our residential buildings are close to campus facilities including a medical centre, cafes, restaurants and bars, a YMCA gym and a bank. There are also nearby barbecues, walking paths, a running track and parklands.

Resident fitness program

Not sure how to balance study, work and your health? We can help. We offer a special fitness package for residents, which has been designed to help you maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle while staying at Deakin University.

Learn more about our on-campus health and fitness options

Food and meals

We care about the wellbeing of all our students, whether you live on campus or nearby. That's why we've made sure good food options are available at all our campuses. Most campuses are also located near grocery stores.

Read more about food options on campus

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