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

We’re currently accepting applications for Trimester 3 2016 and Trimester 1 2017.

Academic session startApplications openApplications closeOffers sent
T3 2016
(Oct 2016–Feb 2017)
Applications are now openTo be advisedOctober
T1 2017Applications are now openTo be advisedTo be advised

How much does it cost to live on campus?

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.

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

Contact the residences reception team.

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