Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus accommodation

Around 750 students call the spacious Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus home. Just a short drive from the incredible surf coast and Great Ocean Road, the campus boasts incredible recreational facilities and lots of green space – a beautiful place to have a truly unique university experience! Our residential community also enjoy the convenience of living only 15 minutes from the Geelong CBD and five minutes from Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre.

Accommodation expansion

A new 320-bed precinct is coming to Waurn Ponds ready for Trimester 1, 2021. This new student accommodation expansion will offer a contemporary, affordable, high-quality living experience for students.

The new precinct features 32 two-level townhouses, each housing 10 occupants. Each resident will have a fully-furnished private bedroom, plus usage of a light-filled communal kitchen, dining and living spaces and shared bathroom facilities. To create a real sense of community and connectedness, a centralised administration building, town hall and village green will be built for student use.

This expansion will ensure that applications from students in local areas (including Geelong and metro Melbourne) will now be considered. There will be single gender and quiet housing options on offer for students, should they prefer. We anticipate that this new precinct will be popular, so students are encouraged to apply early to maximise their chances of receiving an offer.

Applications now open.

Accommodation options

Living on-campus at Deakin is a cost-effective and convenient accommodation option and in order to support more students in having the opportunity to live on campus and thrive, we have significantly reduced our fees at Waterfront and frozen fees elsewhere effective July 1 2020.

We offer a range of single and mixed gender accommodation options. Our residential student community is truly multicultural, with residents from around Australia and the world.

At our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus you have the following accommodation options:

Room typeWeekly fee
Studio Apartment$236
Large studio apartments $249
1 bedroom studio apartments$267
Multi-bedroom shared units / townhouses$236
Three bedroom apartments$242
Two bedroom terraces$249

Whichever option you choose, you’ll have your own furnished, private bedroom and free internet access. Preferences for no-noise or single-gender units are also available and we are currently accepting bookings for the following periods.

  • Trimester 2 2020 (8 JUL 2020 – 16 NOV 2020)
  • Trimester 2&3 2020 (8 JUL 2020 – 12 FEB 2021)
  • Trimester 3 2020 (2 NOV 2020 – 12 FEB 2021)
  • Trimester 1&2 2021 (14 FEB 2021 – 15 NOV 2021)
  • Trimester 1&2 2021 (14 FEB 2021 – 11 FEB 2022)
  • Medical T1&2 2021 (22 JAN 2021 – 29 NOV 2021)

Make an enquiry

Get in touch for more information about availability and rates.
Phone: +61 3 5227 1158
Email: gsradmin@deakin.edu.au

Use our online form to enquire about living on residence

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Room types

Studio apartments

Located in Parkes College, our modern studio apartments offer the best of both worlds – a self-contained apartment within our vibrant residential community.

Lease lengthBedroomsBathroomsWeekly fee
Various (see additional details)11$236
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to domestic Deakin University or Deakin College students. All applicants must meet eligibility criteria for the National Rental Affordability Scheme. Please note that studio apartments are available on a lease covering Trimester 1, 2 and 3 only.

Key features

  • Study area
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Kitchenette

Other inclusions
24-hour staff support, general weekly clean of common areas, access to all recreational facilities and a comprehensive program of activities.

What’s in the room?
Bed, mattress protector, study area with desk, shelving and chair, TV, built-in wardrobe, lamp, ceiling fan, heater, ensuite bathroom (shower only), kitchenette with two-burner electric hotplate, full-size fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster.

Where do I do my washing?
Communal laundries are located throughout all Colleges. Washing machines, dryers and ironing equipment are available to residents free of charge (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their studio apartments, and inspections are conducted throughout the year. Vacuum cleaners and mops are available from reception free of charge. Common areas and hallways are cleaned regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to communal study rooms and a kitchen, dining and lounge area within their unit block. All colleges also have large recreation rooms, with study rooms, a theatre room, large kitchen, pool table, games table and table tennis table. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Multi-bedroom shared units / townhouses

Offering a social, communal living environment, our shared units range in size from 2 to 13 bedrooms. Multi-bedroom shared units / townhouses are located within our brand new college (opening in 2021) and our current Barton and Alfred Deakin Colleges.  All units have a shared kitchen, bathroom, lounge and dining area. Whichever option you choose you’ll have your own private bedroom with a study area, single bed and built-in wardrobe. Shared laundries are also available, free of charge.

Lease lengthBedroomsBathroomsWeekly fee
Various (see additional details)From 2 to 13From 2 to 4$236
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to domestic and international Deakin University, DUELI and Deakin College students. Please note that these rooms are available for a lease covering Trimester 1 and 2 only or a lease covering Trimester 1, 2, and 3.

Key features

  • Private bedrooms
  • Communal kitchen
  • Communal living/dining room
  • Communal bathrooms

Other inclusions
24-hour staff support, general weekly clean of communal and common areas, access to all recreational facilities and a comprehensive program of activities.

What’s in the bedrooms?
Bed, mattress, mattress protector, bedside drawers, study area with desk, shelves and chair, lamp, wardrobe and wall heater.

Where do I do my washing?
Communal laundries are located throughout all Colleges. Washing machines, dryers and ironing equipment are available to residents free of charge (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their rooms, and keeping their units neat and tidy. Inspections are conducted throughout the year. A general clean of the kitchen, lounge, dining and bathroom areas are conducted regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to a communal kitchen, dining and lounge area within their unit. All colleges also have large recreation rooms, with study rooms, a large kitchen and lounge area, and games tables. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Two-bedroom terraces

Our large, contemporary, two bedroom terraces are located within our designated Health precinct. The seven terraces are available to students studying Doctor of Medicine only.  You’ll have your own bedroom with a king-size bed and large ensuite bathroom, plus a communal, open plan kitchen, living and dining area. Terraces also have a separate laundry and small outdoor patio.

Lease lengthBedroomsBathroomsWeekly fee
Various (see additional details)22$249
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to domestic and international Doctor of Medicine students only

Key features

  • Private bedrooms
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Laundry room

Other inclusions
24-hour staff support, general weekly clean of communal and wet areas, access to all recreational facilities and a comprehensive program of activities.

What’s in the bedrooms?
Bed, mattress, mattress protector, ensuite bathroom, lamp, drawers, study area with desk, shelves and chair, built-in-wardrobes, ceiling fan and wall heater.

Where do I do my washing?
Each terrace has a fully equipped laundry with washer, dryer and ironing equipment (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their rooms and bathrooms, and for keeping their common areas neat and tidy. Inspections are conducted throughout the year. A general clean of the common areas, including kitchen, lounge, dining and laundry areas are conducted regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to a communal kitchen, dining and lounge area within their townhouse. Parkes College also has a large recreation room, large kitchen and lounge area, and games tables. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Three-bedroom apartments

Our modern three bedroom apartments are located in our medical precinct. The ten apartments are open to students studying Doctor of Medicine or Bachelor of Medical Imaging only.  You’ll have your own bedroom, study area and built-in-wardrobe. Residents share an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, two full bathrooms, European laundry and small deck.

Lease lengthBedroomsBathroomsWeekly fee
Various (see additional details)3 2 $242
(includes rent, utilities and programs)

Additional details

Availability
Available to international and domestic Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medical Imaging students only.

Key features

  • Private bedrooms
  • Communal bathrooms
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • European laundry
  • Outside deck

Other inclusions
24-hour staff support, general weekly clean of communal and wet areas, access to all recreational facilities and a comprehensive program of activities.

What’s in the bedrooms?
Bed, mattress, mattress protector, lamp, drawers, study area with desk, shelves and chair, built-in-wardrobes, ceiling fan and wall heater.

Where do I do my washing?
Each apartment has a European laundry with washer, dryer and ironing equipment (laundry supplies not included).

Do I need cleaning equipment?
Residents are responsible for the cleaning of their rooms and bathrooms, and for keeping their common areas neat and tidy. Inspections are conducted throughout the year. A general clean of the common areas, including kitchen, lounge, dining and laundry areas are conducted regularly by our cleaning staff.

What are the common areas?
Residents have access to the Parkes College recreation room, which has a large kitchen, theatre room, lounge area and games tables. Exterior facilities include a half-size basketball court, BBQ areas and tennis courts. Sporting equipment and an array of games are available for hire from reception, free of charge.

Which is the right room for me?

This is purely a personal decision. As a general rule, shared accommodation options are more social. You use the same kitchen, lounge and dining area as the other students in your unit, which ensures you will interact with your peers.

Self-contained apartments allow you to cook in your own kitchenette and watch TV in seclusion. But there are also communal kitchens and breakout areas in the main buildings so you can study and relax with your fellow residents.

Shared spaces, shared lifestyle

Living on campus at Geelong Waurn Ponds means you’ll have lots of places to study, enjoy a break, or catch-up with friends. Some of the shared spaces include:

  • large recreation rooms with a fully equipped kitchen, seating area, pool tables, air hockey and table tennis
  • theatre room
  • study rooms
  • outdoor BBQ areas and terraces
  • outdoor half-size basketball court
  • outdoor community garden.

There's also a wide range of resources available for hire from reception, including board games, sporting equipment and whiteboards for studying.

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