Life on campus

Our Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the Hopkins River, close to surf beaches, shops and sporting grounds. Living on campus means you can enjoy all these things – while getting your degree – and you'll never be far from a comfortable bed at the end of the day.

Our rooms

We have studio apartments and shared units available at Warrnambool. Whether you want to live by yourself or with other people, you'll always have a private bedroom.

Learn about our room options


  • Study groups
  • 24/7 reception team in addition to campus security
  • Residential leaders providing a support network and voice for the residential community

Clubs, leadership and events

On-campus residences offer more than just accommodation: they include social, academic and sporting programs (including the use of elite sporting facilities) specifically for their residents. 


Exclusive clubs and interest groups for residents give you lots of opportunities to get involved and meet fellow residents.


We offer student leadership and volunteer opportunities. These allow you to enhance your skill set, add to your resume and help your fellow residents.

Special events

We run all sorts of events for residents – from Resi O-Week to sports, formal dinners, trivia nights and study groups.

Special events for residents

We run all sorts of events for residents – from Resi O'Week to sports, formal dinners, trivia nights and study groups.

Deakin Residences O-Week

The resi O-Week is held a week before Deakin's traditional O-Week to ensure students feel even more settled in their own surrounds.

Shared spaces

Whether it's a study session with mates or a relaxing afternoon off, there are plenty of shared spaces you can use in our residential buildings at Warrnambool. 

Our communal areas have couches, pool tables, table tennis and large TVs.

What's nearby

All our residential buildings are close to support centres, places to eat and our sporting facilities – including a nine-hole golf course. You can also go fishing, kayaking and canoeing on the nearby Hopkins River.

Respect – our community values

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

Warrnambool residences has made me feel like a member of the community. Being able to study with the good friends I’ve made here has made my life at university really easy and fun. I would recommend it for anyone!



How to apply to live on campus

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

Learn how to apply to live on campus