Stay at Geelong Waurn Ponds

Geelong is a popular place to visit in the summer, drop in and enjoy the country feel of our picturesque campus.

Whether travelling for business or leisure, our terraces and units are perfect for visitors and are ideally located just a short distance from the Great Ocean Road, local wineries, conference centres and elite sporting facilities.

Note: We are currently only accepting short stay enquiries from Deakin students and staff members.

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Available throughout summer

Available between the months of November to February each year, our university style accommodation is suited for everyone and we cater to a wide variety of groups of including sporting clubs, schools, conferences and Deakin students and staff. Please see accommodation rates for more information on discounts available for longer stays.

Note: We are unfortunately unable to accommodate individual travellers unless a Deakin student or staff member.


Standard single room

Located within 2–6 bedroom backpacker style units, our single standard rooms are equipped with a single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and bedside table. Bathrooms are communal with separate toilets, and each unit also contains a large open- plan fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area and free wi-fi. Free laundry facilities are also available onsite. Suitable for Deakin students and staff and groups of up to 360 people

Two-bedroom terraces

Our modern two-bedroom terraces feature two large rooms, one room with a king bed and one room with two single beds. Both rooms have a large en suite bathroom. The living areas contain an open-plan fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area. Terraces are air-conditioned and also contain tea/coffee facilities, free wi-fi, flat screen televisions, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

Experience a 3D virtual tour of our two-bedroom terraces

Three-bedroom apartment

Our spacious three-bedroom apartments contain two rooms with a double bed in each and one room with two single beds. Each apartment has two bathrooms with separate toilets, and open-plan fully equipped kitchen, dining and living area. Apartments are air-conditioned and also contain tea/coffee facilities, free wi-fi, flat screen televisions, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine.

Experience a 3D virtual tour of our three-bedroom apartment

We have everything you could need

Our rooms include the following features and amenities:

  • free wi-fi
  • beds with linen and towel per person
  • kitchens that are fitted with basic cooking packs and fridges, microwaves and ovens
  • self-service laundry facilities
  • air-conditioning in two-bedroom terraces and three-bedroom apartments
  • use of our recreation room, which includes Foxtel, billiard and table tennis tables
  • basketball courts with equipment available to hire at reception
  • BBQ and picnic areas
  • access to walking paths and a running track
  • 24/7 security and staff support
  • access to onsite DeakinACTIVE gym, sports courts and ovals, programs arranged to suit your sporting club
  • access to the University library
  • bookings to state-of-the-art meeting rooms
  • pre-organise meals, directly ordered with one of our on-site food outlets
  • campus cafe (Monday to Friday, excluding Christmas)
  • ATM
  • bicycle storage.

Waurn Ponds short-stay accommodation

Other information

Cancellation policy

Full payment must be made at the time of booking. There's a full refund if we're advised 72 hours prior to the arrival day.  

Bookings are non-refundable after 72 hours prior to arrival day, based on an arrival time of 2pm.

What's the difference between a hotel and a college/residence?

While we're happy to provide accommodation to external guests when we can, we're first and foremost a home to our student residents. 

In addition to accommodation, we endeavour to provide students with academic, social and pastoral care and support. Also, no room service or wake up calls, sorry!

Is linen provided, and do I have to clean?

All bedding and linen is provided, and cleaning's included in the cost of your booking.


Smoking is prohibited on all University grounds and inside any University buildings, including rooms. 

Residences and short-stay guests, however, have specific designated smoking areas that permit smoking for residents and short-stay guests only. 

Residents or short stay guests found smoking outside of these areas may incur a fine and disciplinary action.

Accommodation rates

Our 2020 rates

Room typesBed ConfigurationNightly Rate
Shared Unit
(Single room)
1 x single$67.00
Two Bedroom Terrace1 x king
2 x king singles 
Three bedroom Apartment2 x doubles
2 x singles 

Please note: a two night minimum stay applies to all weekend bookings and bookings between 21 December 2020 and 3 January 2021.

Contact us

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+ 61 3 5227 1158
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