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Accommodation Information

Before you arrive in Australia, please be sure to arrange your accommodation. There are a range of accommodation options available to suit your preference and budget.

These include:

  • Homestay: Stay with an Australian family in a single, furnished room for a minimum duration of four weeks. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily, and three meals on Saturdays and Sundays. There is a A$290 placement fee for this service.
  • Short-term on-campus residential colleges: Stay in one of the residential colleges on campus, where you can opt for a meal plan. Places in the on-campus residential colleges are limited, and can vary depending on the time of year. La Trobe College Australia also offers short-term stays at these colleges for a minimum of 3 nights (short-term stay is also subject to availability and time of year).
  • Off-campus accommodation: Rent an apartment/house or find a sharehouse.

Studying in Sydney?

Visit the La Trobe University Sydney Campus website to learn about the different accommodation options available in Sydney.


Our Accommodation Officer can also assist you with homestay bookings. These placements are organised and monitored by The Australian Homestay Network (AHN), Australia's largest homestay provider. Their experienced team manages homestay placements across Australia through their website and communication system.

  • Minimum stay of four weeks
  • Includes: breakfast and dinner daily, plus lunch on the weekend; internet, water, electricity and gas
  • Does not include: telephone and transport
  • Pricing for Homestay regularly changes so please consult the Homestay Network Melbourne pricing page

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On-campus accommodation

Applying for on-campus accommodation

On-campus residents get to enjoy a close relationship with other students and staff, with the added convenience of being just a short walk from classes and campus activities.

To apply for on-campus accommodation, you need to complete the registration and online application. Please see the fees for on-campus accommodation on the La Trobe accommodation page.

It’s recommended that you apply as early as possible to reserve your place, as these spots are in high demand! For students starting their studies in the February intake, we recommend you apply no later than mid-November.

Good to note:

  • Chisholm College, Menzies College, and Glenn College are more suited to undergraduate students. It provides twin share and double rooms.
  • The University Lodge and Graduate House are generally more suited to postgraduate and mature age students. It provides twin share and double rooms.
  • Barnes Way and Waterdale Apartments are only offered to groups. Unless you are applying for a one-bedroom studio (Barnes Way), individual applications will not be considered.

Why choose residential colleges


  • Most affordable
  • Closest to Moat Café
  • Academic Mentoring Program
  • Mini cinema
  • Cultural diversity


  • Meals provided daily (breakfast and dinner)
  • Closest to the Library and Agora
  • Sport Centre nearby
  • Private Theatre


  • Social Events
  • 24 Hour private Gym
  • Academic support
  • Own café and restaurant

Apply for on-campus accommodation or learn more about your options here:

Please note: that submitting an application does not guarantee an offer of accommodation or that you will be offered your first preference

What area should I live in?

Suburbs closest to La Trobe University

For those who enjoy the convenience of short commutes and affordable accommodation, these suburbs provide easy access to La Trobe's campus and its facilities.

  • A - La Trobe College Australia
  • B - Bundoora (Closest distance to uni, parks for BBQ, supermarkets
  • C - Greensborough (Shopping Centre, train station, buses to the Airport)
  • D - Heidelberg Heights ( Train Station, Austin Hospital)
  • E - Macleod (Kingsbury Gardens, train station, gym)
  • F - Mill Park (Stables shopping centre)
  • G - Reservoir (Train station, Shops)

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Suburbs mid-point between La Trobe University and the City centre

These suburbs offer a convenient middle-of-the-road alternative with good public transport options, numerous cafés, cinemas and night entertainment venues.

  • A - La Trobe College Australia
  • B - Clifton Hill (Interchange train station, shops)
  • C - Coburg (close to Village Drive in Cinema, shops, train station)
  • D - Fairfield
  • E - Alphington
  • F - Northcote (variety of restaurants, train station)
  • G - Preston (Preston Market, train station, shops)
  • H - Thornbury (Train Station, Theatre)

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Suburbs at the edge of the City

For students who enjoy the accessibility and proximity to the world's most liveable city, these suburbs offer accommodation on the right side to access La Trobe, yet are closest to the Central Business District and all the things Melbourne has to offer.

  • A - La Trobe College Australia
  • B - Fitzroy (variety of restaurants)
  • C - Brunswick (Restaurants and shops)
  • D - Collingwood (close to Smith St, Gertrude St and the 86 tram)
  • E - East Melbourne (Closest to Hoddle St and bus routes to Uni)

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To find out how to get to La Trobe Melbourne by public transport, please visit Public Transport Victoria.

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