How to apply for accommodation

Applying for on-campus accommodation at Deakin is easy, but there are a few things you should know first about how the process works. That way, you'll have the best chance of successfully snagging a spot.

Application timeliness

Accommodation offers for new domestic students are made in conjunction with the release of University course offers. That's why it's important that you apply before you know you've been accepted into a Deakin course. 

Do I have to apply before I know if I've been accepted into a Deakin course?

There's a great deal of competition for places, so it's best to submit an application early to avoid disappointment. Very few late offers are made. In fact, the timeliness of your application is one of the criteria used when assessing applications.

Important dates

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


Lease datesApplications openApplications closeOffers sent from residental office
T3 201614 weeks:
14/11/16–20/02/17 
Now openTo be advisedApplications are assessed within seven days of being received
201740 weeks: 06/02/17–13/11/17Now openTo be advisedTo be advised

How much does it cost to live on campus?

While the rent you pay is for your room, your rent also covers things like heating, air-conditioning, all utilities (water, gas and electricity), laundry facilities (washers, dryers, clothes lines and ironing facilities), the use of shared spaces, internet access and 24-hour security and staff support.

Warrnambool room prices


2017 weekly rental 2016 weekly rental
Studio apartment$201$198
Studio apartment with a double bed$214$210
One bedroom apartment$230$226
Shared unit$204$201

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

All fees listed (except the shared unit weekly rent) are inclusive of a $15 accommodation access grant. 

Extended lease options are available on request, and the the availability of shared accommodation in 2017 will be subject to occupancy rates.

How to pay

Once your application has been accepted and you've been offered a room on res, 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. We accept a range of payment methods and arrangements.

Financial assistance

Deakin University offers a wide range of scholarships and awards to assist students from many different backgrounds in paying for their university experience, including accommodation.

Learn about our available scholarships

Tips for filling out your application

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. 

For studio apartments, you'll also need to complete an online income declaration and an tenant demographic assessment as part of the offer process, as these fall under the National Rental Affordability Scheme. 

If you have any questions or problems with your accommodation application, contact the team at Residences Reception and they’ll be able to help you out. 

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Contact us

Contact the residences reception team.

Deakin Residential Services
+61 3 5563 3111
Email Deakin Residential Services