How to apply for accommodation

It’s a good idea to apply for your accommodation as soon as possible. Luckily, applying to live on campus at Burwood is easy. Here’s what you need to know before you get started.

Important dates

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.

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.

Domestic students can live on campus if they are under 18 years old. International students are not allowed to live on campus until they reach 18 years of age and will need to arrange a home-stay until then.

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.

Melbourne Burwood Campus room prices

2017 weekly rent
(50-week lease 20 Feb 2017–5 Feb 2018) 
2017 weekly rent
(36-week lease, 20 Feb 2017–30 Oct 2017)
2016 weekly rent
Studio apartment$339$356$350
Four–six-bedroom shared apartment$307$323$318
Two-bedroom studio apartment$298$313NA
Shared unit$280$294$289

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

PDF Where should I live -1.6 MB Compare costs for private housing vs student residences

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. The preferred payment method is via credit card. If you wish to arrange an alternative method of payment, you can contact reception.

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. 

See 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 on and they’ll be able to help you out. 

Apply to live on campus at Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact us

Deakin Residential Services
+61 3 9251 7671
Email Deakin Residential Services