Finding accommodation

Arrange accommodation as soon as you know which campus you'll be studying at. Options will depend on your campus location, budget and preference.

Where to get accommodation?

Where you find accommodation will depend on the campus where you will be studying your course. Explore our campuses in Melbourne and Sydney before you make your decision.

Getting settled in Melbourne

Organise your accommodation

Before you arrive in Australia, you will need to arrange your living arrangements. 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.
  • 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.

On-campus accommodation

Make the La Trobe campus your new home

As a La Trobe College Australia student, you will have access to all accommodation options here on campus.

Key features of our brand-new rooms on campus include:

  • 624 bedrooms, made up of studio and apartments of 4,5 and 6
  • Programs to support academic excellence, social engagement, community living, sport, health and wellbeing
  • Student leaders living onsite to provide peer support
  • Utilities included

Features and benefits include:

  • 352 single bedrooms
  • Students up to 24 years of age
  • Programs to support academic excellence, social engagement, community living, sport, health and wellbeing
  • WELCOME induction modules to assist with transition into residential living (Wellbeing, Engagement, Leadership, Community, Overnight, Mind, Events)
  • Student leaders living onsite to provide peer support

Features and benefits include:

  • 387 single bedrooms
  • Students up to 24 years of age
  • Programs to support academic excellence, social engagement, community living, sport, health and wellbeing
  • WELCOME induction modules to assist with transition into residential living (Wellbeing, Engagement, Leadership, Community, Overnight, Mind, Events)
  • Student leaders living onsite to provide peer support
  • Utilities included

Features and benefits include:

  • 394 single bedrooms
  • Recently refurbished facilities
  • Accommodation options for both undergraduate, mature aged and postgraduate students
  • Programs to support academic excellence, social engagement, community living, sport, health and wellbeing
  • WELCOME induction modules to assist with transition into residential living (Wellbeing, Engagement, Leadership, Community, Overnight, Mind, Events)
  • Student leaders living onsite to provide peer support
  • Utilities included

Homestay

Stay with an Australian family

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.

Homestay involves a minimum stay of four weeks. Homestay accommodation includes breakfast and dinner daily, plus lunch on the weekend, and utilities including water, electricity, gas, and internet. It does not include telephone or transport.

Homestay pricing changes regularly, consult the Homestay Network Melbourne pricing page

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What area should I live in?

View our list of student-friendly Melbourne suburbs

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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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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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.