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Scape Melbourne Central, Melbourne
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Scape Melbourne Central, Melbourne

La Trobe St, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
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About the Property

Located at 316 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia, Scape Melbourne Central stands as a highly sought-after student accommodation in Melbourne, offering a myriad of room options suitable for various preferences and budgets. The accommodation types include 3 Bedroom Ensuite, 2 Bedroom Ensuite options, and larger configurations such as the 8 Bed Apartment and Medium Studio, all replete with modern amenities and comforts. In addition, some of the best universities, including Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kent Institute Australia, and Asia Pacific International College, Melbourne, are all located in close proximity.

Melbourne, a city teeming with students from around the world, offers an inspiring mix of cultural diversity, history, and educational prowess.. This acclaimed student accommodation, provided by scape-aus, is an ideal home for students seeking a blend of convenience and a dynamic urban lifestyle, moments away from Melbourne's bustling city centre and iconic landmarks such as the State Library of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building. Choosing Scape Melbourne Central, Melbourne not only provides students with a premium living experience but also places them in the heart of a vibrant metropolis renowned for its academic excellence.


At Scape Melbourne Central, Melbourne students experience luxury living with a range of thoughtfully designed amenities. Every room comes fully furnished to provide a comfortable and stylish home away from home. Watching a favourite show is always an option as each room features an LCD TV and Wi-Fi to stay connected and entertained. Additionally, the rent structure for this accommodation includes utility bills for Wi-Fi, water, electricity, and heating.

The accommodation takes culinary experiences seriously with a kitchen equipped with appliances and a dining area providing a communal space to enjoy food and conversations with friends. Additional amenities include dishwashers, microwaves, and ovens. When it's time to relax, students can unwind in the shared lounge area, a perfect spot to socialise or take a break. The Scape Melbourne ensures a stress-free lifestyle with other practical amenities like storage solutions for personal belongings and additional features to smooth out the daily routine. More in-room amenities include a bed and study desks.

Life at this accommodation in Melbourne is not just limited to the comforts of individual rooms. The events program and management community foster a vibrant community spirit, making it easy to meet new people and build lasting friendships. For downtime, the shared lounge area within the building serves as an inviting communal space for relaxation and networking with fellow residents. All in all, Scape Melbourne Central is an ideal choice for student accommodation that promises a balanced and enriching university life.

Location and What's Hot?

For students seeking the ultimate blend of vibrant city life and convenient access to top educational institutions, Scape Melbourne Central is perfectly placed. Just outside, students can discover a world filled with the buzz of Melbourne's most iconic spots. Foodies will revel in the array of cuisines served at flagship restaurants such as Homm Dessert La Trobe Street, Mixue Ice Cream & Tea, Patsy's Melbourne, and Operator25. To grab a coffee on the go or unwind with friends, cafes like Shortstop Coffee & Donuts and Brick Lane Melbourne are ready to welcome you.

Nightlife enthusiasts can sip cocktails at chic bars such as Kicks and the Whitehart Bar, offering some of the best views in the city. Daily essentials are easily sorted with grocery stores like KT MART and Woolworths Metro Queens Place a short stroll away. Health is also no concern, with top-notch medical facilities including The Royal Melbourne Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital in close proximity. Peace and tranquillity amidst the urban atmosphere can be found in nearby green spaces such as Flagstaff Gardens and Carlton Gardens. When it comes to cultural experiences and tourist attractions, students at Scape Melbourne Central will find themselves spoiled for choice with the Melbourne Museum, NGV International, and Federation Square hosting a variety of events and exhibitions year-round.

Renowned universities, such as Edith Cowan University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology are also within reach. With so many places to explore and excellent transportation availability, Scape student accommodation Melbourne is one of the best places to consider when looking for student accommodation in Melbourne.


When living at Scape Melbourne Central,  students can revel in the unparalleled convenience offered by this accommodation in Melbourne. With an array of public transport options at your doorstep, the commute to various parts of the city becomes effortless. Students can hop on a bus at numerous nearby stops or catch a train from the Melbourne Central Station, located just a short stroll away. Other stations and stops located nearby include 5-Elizabeth St/La Trobe St, Melbourne Central Station, Elizabeth St - Stop 5,  Queen St/La Trobe St, and 7-Flagstaff Railway Station/William St. Tram enthusiasts will be delighted to find several tram stops peppered around the vicinity, facilitating easy access to the city's extensive tram network. Subway commuters are also catered to with stations within the immediate area. These accessible transport links ensure that residents of Scape Melbourne Central can navigate their city with ease and reach educational institutions, shopping hubs, and cultural landmarks without hassle.

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Common Amenities

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Management Community
Shared lounge
Game Room
Rooftop Cinema

Cancellation Policies (3)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included at this property?

All your utilities including electricity, water and heating, plus unlimited broadband internet are included with your rent. There are no additional bills to worry about. You’ll also enjoy access to our common spaces plus a packed calendar bursting with exclusive events, mentorship programs, and internship opportunities where you can experience other cultures and make friends at the same time.

Do I need to be a student to live at this property?

Yes, Management purpose built for students and a confirmation of enrolment is required to secure your room. Looking for accommodation but not a student? Property are available at two locations in the heart of Melbourne that offer luxe apartment living with flexible leases, amazing spaces, services on-demand all wrapped in one simple cost. Book a tour to check it out today.

Can I take a look around?

They would love you to! They offer both in-person and virtual tours of all Management properties. Book a tour today!

How close is property to university?

Property is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, making it a convenient choice if you’re attending any of the universities in the city. RMIT is just a 6-minute walk away whilst the Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Global Business College of Australia, and the University of Canberra are all located on the same block as us. The University of Melbourne is a 15-minute walk away. Monash University Clayton Campus is a 20-minute tram ride away, and Monash University Caulfield Campus is a 30-minute tram ride away. La Trobe University City Campus is a 15-minute walk away, and La Trobe University Bundoora Campus is a 30-minute tram ride away.

Where’s the nearest public transport to property?

There are many trams stops near property in all directions, the closest is just a 1-minute walk away, located on the corner of Queen Street & La Trobe Street. A train station is located just a 3-minute walk away in the basement of Melbourne Central; located on La Trobe Street.

What shops are close to property?

Melbourne Central Shopping Centre is a 3-minute walk away on La Trobe Street and has everything you need including a Coles supermarket, chemist, fashion stores, a cinema, restaurants, fast-food outlets, banks, JB Hifi, phone providers and plenty more to explore. A Crown Asian Supermarket is a 2-minute walk away on Elizabeth Street or EzyMart is located on Queen Street, a 3-minute walk away from property.

How often do I pay my rent?

The easiest way to pay your rent is through our fortnightly direct debit system. We also have full upfront payment options. If you wish to pay the full rent amount in one lump sum, you can do this with a credit or debit card at Reception or by bank transfer. International transfers or credit card payments may result in a surcharge from your bank.

What is a Bond? And how do I pay it?

The bond is a security deposit registered with the appropriate state-based authority and covers any damage you may cause to the room. Don’t worry, this excludes normal wear and tear. You will receive an email 10 days before your contract start date asking you to pay a security deposit through the Resident Portal. It is refundable at the end of your stay with us if there are no damages, your room is left clean and there is no outstanding rent. You will receive an email when your bond is ready to be returned. Release of your bond from the state-based authority will either be transferred into an Australian bank account of your choice which is the preferred method, or you can arrange for a cheque to be sent to you.

When do I sign my contract?

Would you like an express check-in? If you complete your pre-arrival process before arrival your check-in will only take 10 minutes. If you haven’t completed your pre-arrival process, your check-in could take up to 30 minutes.

What do I need to do to complete an express check in?

Your contract will be available 8 weeks prior to your contract start date via our  Resident Portal. Once logged in to the portal, you will be able to review and sign your contract prior to arriving at property. Make sure to give yourself enough time to read the contract carefully before signing. Once completed, we’ll send you a copy of the final signed contract via email for your records. You’ll also need to upload your Confirmation of Enrolment and Photo ID, plus complete your emergency contact and rent payment information.

Do I need to bring my own bedspread, quilt and pillow?

Yes. However, to make life easier, these items may be purchased on our website when booking your room, or via our Resident Portal, and can be ready for you on check-in. They can also be purchased from Reception, subject to availability. Get settled early and purchase your bedding pack to guarantee availability.

How do I buy linen and kitchen supplies in advance?

You can log in to our Resident Portal to buy kitchen and bedding before arriving at property. Alternatively, you can email the property directly.

Does property have an airport transfer service?

Yes! To arrange a pick-up service from the airport directly to property, please visit our Airport Transfer page and complete the form at least 72 hours before your scheduled arrival at the airport. Contact your Scape location for pricing. Alternatively, all major Australian airports have taxi ranks and dedicated pick-up areas for ridesharing services including Didi and Uber that will take you to any of our buildings.

What time is check-in at property?

Property will welcome you at any time of day or night.  To assist with a smooth arrival, we ask residents who plan to arrive outside normal business hours (9.00 to 18.00) to inform us by email at least 72 hours in advance. This way we can make sure a Management team member is available to greet you. If you arrive outside of normal business hours, you’ll find contact information at the entrance of the building. Your calls will be answered by a friendly team member who will help you check-in.

What goes on in the communal spaces?

Property features a range of communal space available to all residents where you can rest and relax or socialise with friends. These include a private cinema, rooftop lounge and games area, 24/7 gym, study areas and a large communal kitchen. We’ll host resident events in these spaces from time to time, but they can also be booked in advance if you’d like them all to yourself!

Can friends visit?

Of course! This is your home. If you would like to have a guest stay overnight, that is fine too, but you’ll need to be over 18. Unfortunately, overnight guests aren’t permitted in twin rooms, shared apartments or U/18 rooms. There are also a few rules around guests in the property which staff would be happy to brief you on. You will need to register your guest at Reception, so we know who is in the building for security reasons.

Is there a curfew?

We don’t have a curfew for residents over the age of 18. International residents under the age of 18 must sign a curfew between 9:30pm to 10:00pm. If students miss curfew, our team will follow up with the student and visit their room until they are located to make sure everything is ok. The Next Generation team communicates all curfew breaches to the educational institution on the spot, or the following day, depending on the nature of the breach.

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Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia, is located on the southeastern fringe of the Australian landmass in the country's southern central part. Boasting a population of around 5 million people, Melbourne is a bustling metropolis that offers a welcoming environment for international students. With over 49,000 enrollments yearly, the city has a vibrant student population. Known for its architecture, culture, and music, Melbourne is a lively and diverse city that offers a wealth of opportunities for students.

One of Melbourne's key attractions for students is its strong job market, which provides plenty of opportunities for part-time and casual work. The city is also home to many multinational companies, making it an ideal place for students to gain valuable work experience. Melbourne has consistently been voted the most livable city in the world thanks to its great climate, which features mild winters and warm summers. The city is renowned for its excellent food, coffee, and nightlife and boasts plenty of green spaces, including parks and gardens. Melbourne is also home to some of the most prestigious universities globally, renowned for their academic excellence. These universities attract students from around the world, contributing to the city's cultural diversity. Overall, students moving to Melbourne for their higher studies are sure to have a fantastic experience, thanks to the city's welcoming atmosphere and diverse offerings.

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The most essential thing for students when moving to a new city or country is accommodation. There are many student housing in Melbourne available close to major universities like Scape La Trobe and the University of Melbourne, enabling students to save time and money. Students can choose from various student houses, including ensuites, non-ensuites, shared apartments, and studios, with easy accessibility to various cafes and restaurants, shopping centres, healthcare facilities, and commuting options. With amber, you can make your Melbourne student accommodation search easy and hassle-free! Amber offers student accommodation in Melbourne, with options in multiple localities in the city, so you don’t have to worry about the location. Take a look at these student housing in Melbourne:

1. Scape Franklin

2. Carric House

3. Bouverie Residence

4. Scape Carlton

5. Student Living - 740 Swanston

6. Scape Aurora

7. Scape Melbourne Central

8. Scape Victoria Street

9. Scape Queensberry

10. Carlton Residence

Cost of Living in Melbourne

When it comes to the cost of living in Melbourne, it could be a bit expensive, but with proper planning and assessments, students can easily manage their expenses. A lot of factors come into play while estimating a budget, like the location of your Melbourne student accommodation, the rent of your Melbourne student accommodation, and personal preferences. Other expenses like groceries, travelling, and entertainment also impact your cost of living. Make sure to make a proper budget for all your living expenditures and other personal expenses. Below is an estimate of the costs you may incur while living in Melbourne.

1. Off-campus accommodation: AU$1400 - AU$1500 per month

2. Transportation: AU$190 - AU$200 per month

3. Food: AU$900 - AU$1000 per month

4. Entertainment: AU$80 - AU$90 per month

5. Groceries: AU$270 - AU$290 per month

6. Clothes: AU$200 - AU$210 per month

Student Travel in Melbourne

Melbourne's roads are always crowded, with vehicles in a hustle. With a wide range of transportation options, this city makes commuting convenient and easy for students living here. With a well-connected and vast transportation system of trains, buses, and taxis, travelling to any part of the city is hassle-free for students. The automotive fare is also much more affordable than in other cities. Students can get a student travel pass and railcards for an easier commute.’

1. Bus: This service is spread across, making it convenient for students to travel. The average bus fare is AU$5, and the concessional fare is AU$2.25. Many buses in Melbourne are accessible for people with disabilities, including low-floor buses with wheelchair ramps and spaces. If you require assistance getting on or off the bus, the driver can assist. You can take the Southern Cross Station bus stop, Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St bus stop, and Swanston St bus stop.
2. Bicycle: Melbourne is a very bike-friendly city, with many dedicated bike lanes and paths. You can rent a bike through a bike-sharing scheme such as oBike or Melbourne Bike Share or purchase a bike for personal use.
3. Rail: Melbourne has 218 suburban stations on 16 lines, most of which are subway stations. Flinders Street Station is Australia's busiest rail hub that serves the entire network, and remains a prominent Melbourne landmark and meeting place. A full-fare myki card costs $6, and a concession, seniors, or child myki costs $3.

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Students need not worry about unwinding after a long week in Melbourne. The city offers a dynamic cultural scene, a diverse population, and a mix of modern and historic architecture. The streets of Melbourne are buzzing with cosy cafes and restaurants, shopping spots, art galleries, antique shops, and amazing clubs and bars. If you are into premium dining, then Villas Restuarant & Bar, Super Inn, and Rice Paper Scissors are among some of the finest restaurants in Melbourne that offer lip-smacking cuisines. Catch up with friends over coffee at Mr Tulk Cafe, Pearson & Murphy's Cafe, and Books n Bites Cafe. Party lovers can go to The Duke of Wellington, The Oxford Scholar, and Melbourne Central Lion to unwind with some drinks and live music. Indulge in some retail therapy at Melbourne Central, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, and Emporium Melbourne. Art lovers can explore West End Art Space, Mailbox Art Space, and Tolarno Galleries.

Sports fans flock to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, affectionately known as "The G," to witness thrilling Aussie Rules matches in front of crowds exceeding 100,000. In addition to its cultural attractions, Melbourne boasts a stunning natural landscape featuring grand parks, impressive gardens, and beautiful seaside areas. The other popular attractions you must explore include the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Queen Victoria Market, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Skydeck, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), State Library Victoria, and ArtVo.

Melbourne Tourist Attractions

With so many captivating tourist attractions and things to do, it's no wonder Melbourne is among the most famous cities in the world. The hubs, pubs, delightful cafes, leisure places, parks, and clubs drive learners to Melbourne. We have listed some of the most popular tourist attractions that you can explore while staying in the city. Have a look:

1. Cricket Ground
2. Albert Park
3. Melbourne Park
4. Melbourne Skyline
5. Royal Botanic Gardens
6. Federation Square
7. Melbourne Cricket Ground
8. St Kilda Beach
9. Great Ocean Road
10. National Gallery of Victoria

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Melbourne is home to some of the best universities offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs across disciplines! You can find your ideal university for your preferred course. We have listed some of Melbourne's top universities below:

1. Charles Sturt University
2. Asia Pacific International College
3. Edith Cowan University
4. Victorian Institute Of Technology
5. Melbourne Institute of Technology
6. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
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