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Scape Swanston, Melbourne
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Scape Swanston, Melbourne

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

Amidst Melbourne's urban charm stands Scape Swanston (3000), offering an array of accommodation options from studios to apartments. Situated in close proximity to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kent Institute Australia, and Southern Cross University, it's a prime choice for students seeking convenience. Beyond its strategic location, this Melbourne student accommodation boasts modern amenities, vibrant communal spaces, and a supportive community. With its blend of comfort and convenience, Scape Swanston Melbourne sets the stage for a seamless student living experience in Melbourne.

Scape Swanston is a beacon for students seeking an unmatched living experience. Situated amidst the city's dynamic landscape, this accommodation offers more than just a place to stay – it provides a gateway to Melbourne's vibrant culture and diverse attractions. Surrounded by a plethora of amenities, Scape Swanston ensures that students have everything they need within reach. Just a short walk away lies the iconic Queen Victoria Market, where students can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Melbourne's culinary scene. Nearby educational institutions, including RMIT University and Melbourne University, make it a convenient choice for students seeking proximity to campus.

What sets Scape Swanston apart is its commitment to fostering a supportive community and providing unparalleled amenities. From state-of-the-art study spaces to vibrant communal areas, every aspect of the accommodation is designed to enhance the student experience. With a focus on well-being and connectivity, Scape Swanston goes beyond traditional student living to offer a home away from home where students can thrive academically, socially, and personally.


At Scape Swanston, residents can expect a vibrant events program designed to foster a sense of community and enrich their living experience. The convenience of a dedicated shuttle bus in this student accommodation in Melbourne ensures seamless transportation for students. At the same time, each room is equipped with modern amenities, including a flat-screen TV, study desk, and kitchenette, offering both comfort and functionality. With a spacious dining area available, residents can enjoy meals together or host gatherings with friends. Unlimited Wi-Fi ensures uninterrupted connectivity, while air conditioning provides comfort year-round. Ample storage space is provided with built-in wardrobes, allowing for easy organization.

Location and What's Hot?

Located at Scape Swanston Melbourne, students enjoy unparalleled convenience with universities mere steps away. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kent Institute Australia, and Southern Cross University are all within easy reach. This proximity means students can bid farewell to long commutes and hello to extra study time or leisure activities. With such close access to these esteemed institutions, staying at Scape Swanston ensures students are perfectly positioned to thrive academically and make the most of their university experience.

Students at Scape Swanston Melbourne have a plethora of amenities and attractions at their fingertips. For grocery needs, they can easily pop into nearby Woolworths or Coles, ensuring their pantry is always stocked. When it's time to unwind or catch up with friends, the surrounding area boasts an array of trendy cafes like Brother Baba Budan and Patricia Coffee Brewers, perfect for indulging in a caffeine fix or a delicious brunch. Melbourne's rich cultural scene is also within reach, with iconic museums such as the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum just a short tram ride away. Students can immerse themselves in art, history, and science, enriching their downtime with stimulating experiences.

In the evenings, the bustling streets come alive with an array of dining options, from cozy eateries to hip restaurants serving up global cuisines. Whether craving authentic Vietnamese at Pho Nom or gourmet burgers at Royal Stacks, students are spoiled for choice. Additionally, Scape Swanston's central location means easy access to Melbourne's renowned nightlife. From vibrant bars like Section 8 to live music venues such as The Toff in Town, there's always something happening for those looking to unwind and socialize after a day of study.


In the dynamic city of Melbourne, accessibility is key, and Scape Swanston understands this well. Situated conveniently near several bus stops, including Bourke St/Queen St, Queen Victoria Market/Franklin St, and King St/Dudley St, residents can easily navigate the city's bustling streets. For those traveling further afield, airports like Vedaleon Technologies, Aviation Projects, and Yra Bank Heliport Sa'id are within reach, ensuring seamless connections for both domestic and international journeys. With Scape Swanston Melbourne's strategic location, residents can explore Melbourne with ease, knowing that they are well-connected to the pulse of the city and beyond.

What will you get

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Common Amenities

Events program
Dedicated shuttle bus
24/7 Gym
Rooftop Yoga
Study Area

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 Melbourne’s CBD, just a short walk away from some of the city’s top universities. RMIT University is just a 3-minute walk away, making it easy to get to class on time. The University of Melbourne is also within walking distance, at just 8 minutes away. If you’re studying at Monash University, you can take the complimentary shuttle bus that runs from property to the Caulfield and Clayton campuses. La Trobe University is a little further away, at 12 minutes by tram. But don’t worry, the tram stop is just a short walk from our building. And if you’re studying at Victoria University, you can get there in just 8 minutes by car or 14 minutes by foot.

Does property have a shuttle bus?

Property has a free shuttle bus that will take you to and from the Monash University campus in Melbourne so you don’t need to bother with the hassle of organising transport. A timetable for the shuttle bus is available at Reception.

Where’s the nearest public transport to property?

Property is located in the middle of Melbourne, so you’re never far from public transport. There are a few tram stops nearby on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, just a 1-minute walk away. Trams run frequently to all parts of the city, making it easy to get to class, work, or explore the city. If you’re taking the tram, you can get to most parts of the city in under 30 minutes. There are several bus stops within walking distance of property. Buses run less frequently than trams, but they provide a more direct route to some destinations. Melbourne Central is the closest train station to property. It is a 7-minute walk away. Flinders Street Station is also a good option, but it is a bit further away, at a 10-minute walk. Flinders Street Station is a major transportation hub, with trains running to all parts of Melbourne and beyond.

What shops are close to property?

Property is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, so you’re never far from a great shopping experience. Melbourne Central is just a 2-minute walk away, and is a massive shopping mall with over 200 stores, including everything from designer clothing to homewares. Another major shopping destination, QV Melbourne is a 4-minute walk, and is home to over 250 stores, as well as a cinema, bowling alley, and rooftop bar. For food lovers, Queen Victoria Market is a 10-minute walk away and boasts over 1000 stalls selling fresh produce, meats, seafood, and other goods whilst Chinatown is home to a wide variety of Chinese restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions and can be reached in 8 minutes by foot.

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.

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Melbourne Student Accommodation

Melbourne, a vibrant city known for its cultural diversity and world-class education institutions, offers a range of student accommodation options to suit every need. From modern studio apartments to shared flats, there's something for everyone. However, with the popularity of Melbourne as a student destination, on-campus accommodations can fill up quickly, leaving many students in search of off-campus housing near universities like the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. This is where amber comes in.

Amber provides a comprehensive platform for students to search and find their ideal student accommodation in Melbourne easily. Whether you're looking for a cosy studio or a shared apartment close to campus, amber's user-friendly interface makes the process simple and stress-free. With a wide range of options and detailed listings, finding the perfect place to call home during your studies in Melbourne has never been easier. From the initial search to move-in day, amber is there every step of the way, making the transition to student life in Melbourne seamless and enjoyable. Some of the best student housing in Melbourne that you can check out include Scape Peel, Carric Hostel, and Walsh Residence.

About Melbourne

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.

Best Student Accommodation in Melbourne

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.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Melbourne

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

Top Universities in Melbourne

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
7. Australian Catholic University

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