Where to live

Find a great place to live when you come to study at Deakin University. Choose from homestays, where you can live with an Australian family to get better at English quickly, on-campus or off-campus accommodation.

Homestay

A great way to support your language learning is through living in a homestay with a local family.

In a homestay environment you will have a fully furnished room with breakfast, lunch and dinner included daily and access to laundry and cleaning facilities.

Deakin can help you find a suitable homestay where you can develop your English language skills in a safe and patient environment. You can make new friends and experience firsthand the Australian way of life.

Find out more about homestay accommodation

On-campus accommodation

It can be difficult to secure an on-campus room – but we have made it easier for English course students by reserving rooms for you in student residences on both our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses. (Note: Geelong Waterfront  is very close to Waurn Ponds with a regular shuttle bus running between campuses).

Find out about Melbourne Burwood accommodation

Find out about Geelong Waterfront accommodation

Find out about Geelong Waurn Ponds accommodation

Finding your own accommodation

You might like to live off campus but not in a homestay which is a great way to really get to know your local community. If you would like to share an apartment or house with other students, see our off-campus accommodation recommendations.

Find out what it's like to live off campus in Melbourne or Geelong