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Student Living on Cobden, Melbourne
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Student Living on Cobden, Melbourne

Cobden St, North Melbourne, 3051, Australia
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Games Room
Bicycle Parking

About the Property

If you are on the hunt for beautiful student accommodation in Melbourne, then your search will end at Student Living on Cobden. This lovely Melbourne student accommodation provides students with a wide range of studios to choose from and is right next to the city centre, allowing them to experience the city at their own pace. This also means you are close to various universities, like Kent Institute Australia (a 5-minute drive),  Melbourne Institute of Technology (a 5-minute drive), and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (a 6-minute drive). This means that you will never be late for any of your classes.

Melbourne is considered to be one of the best cities for students due to many reasons, with the biggest being that the city is a hotspot for various renowned universities, like the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kent Institute Australia, Danford College, and many more! These universities attract students from all over the world, which makes the city one of the most diverse in the country. The city is also filled with various attractions and iconic landmarks that you can easily visit from UniLodge on Cobden! The city also attracts students from all over the world for another reason being that the cost of living in Melbourne is lower than the other cities like Sydney. Another great thing about Melbourne is that it is one of the most liveable cities in the world because of its excellent transportation, healthcare, vibrant culture and lifestyle, and much more. Melbourne is thriving with a vibrant cultural scene since there are various festivals, music events, museums, and galleries to visit! Melbourne is also known for its cafe culture and various cuisines you must try! You can easily visit these places from Student Living on Cobden using the great public transportation links!


Living at UniLodge on Cobden means getting all the amenities you will need and amenities you did not know you would need. Each studio room at Student Living on Cobden comes with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, like an air conditioner/heater, a lovely TV to unwind after a long day, and tables and chairs. All studios also come with an attached bathroom with an en-suite and an attached kitchen with a stove and fridge to cook delicious food.

Out of your room at Student Living on Cobden, you will find a cinema room, games room, and a common area to relax with your mates during your days off or after a long day at college. You will also get super-fast WiFi, ensuring you don't face issues while studying, gaming, or streaming! An intercom and bike shed also keep all the cycles safe. There is a laundry room where you can get all your clothes cleaned; if you need anything, there are various stores right next to this Cobden accommodation and various transport links right next to the student housing. You can also get your papers printed using the printing facilities available. Plus, there is also wheelchair access!

Location and What's Hot?

There are various universities near Student Living on Cobden, like the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne Institute of Technology, Kent Institute Australia, Danford College, and many more! Living at UniLodge on Cobden means living near the city centre of one of the best cities in the world! You are just one arm's distance away from the fun that is happening there. You will find various restaurants, cafes, clubs, parks, beaches and more! On a cool day, you can visit the various beaches in Melbourne to catch a breeze or take in the sun on a sunny day, like St Kilda Beach, Port Melbourne Beach, and Sandridge Beach. You can visit a few attractions right next to Student Living on Cobden, like Luna Park Melbourne, which is a theme park, and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

You can even visit various tourist attractions in the city, like Melbourne Skydeck, Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens, and Queen Victoria Market. After roaming the entire day, you might work up an appetite, and Melbourne is heaven for all food lovers. There are plenty of restaurants near UniLodge on Cobden, like Hazel, which offers some of the best high-end global cuisines; Palermo, which offers some of the best Argentinian food in the entire city; Sunda Dining, which is a restaurant that offers some great fusion of Australian & Southeast Asian dishes. The best part is that many are close to UniLodge on Cobden.

There are also plenty of bars and clubs you can visit if you want to party all night in downtown Melbourne, like Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden, Boilermaker House, Goldilocks Bar, and Nick & Nora's Melbourne, which offers some of the best cocktails in town. There are various things to do in Melbourne, and the best place to live in Melbourne is definitely at Student Living on Cobden!


Travelling from Student Living on Cobden won't be much of a hassle since various modes of transport are available right outside this Cobden accommodation. Many tram stations and bus stops around the property make travelling in a city easier. Victoria Street tram station is just a 2-minute walk away from the property, and queen victoria market station is 3 minutes away. Peel Street bus station is 2 minutes away from the property. Additionally, North Melbourne train station is a 6-minute drive away from the property. The average bus fare is AU$5, and the concessional fare is AU$2.25, while a full-fare myki card costs AU$6.

What will you get

Common Amenities

Bicycle Parking
Common Area/lounge/games room
Laundry Room
Printing services available
Wheelchair access

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling off period
    Free booking cancellation in stipulated time
  • Early termination
    Termination of the tenancy contract before the end date
  • Travel restrictions
    Delay in arrival or travel-related restrictions

Payment Policies (2)

  • Booking deposit
    Secure booking with this amount
  • Guarantor requirement
    Guarantor requirements and policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What electricity cost am I responsible for?

Each resident pays for their energy as it is separately metered and will hold their own account with an energy company. The accommodation recommends Sumo as an electricity provider.

What kind of contracts does the accommodation?

12 months lease. Short term leases may also be available.

What does my rent include?

Water and electricity usage and connection is an additional charge to your rent.

Why is the rent not 4 times the weekly rental amount?

Rental is per calendar month. The weekly rate is multiplied by 52 weeks as there are 52 weeks in a year, and it is then divided by 12 months to get the monthly rate.

When do I pay my rent?

Your rent is due on the 1st day every month.

Do you have car parking facilities?

Unfortunately, there is no car park available at the property.

What do I need to buy before I can move in?

Your apartment is furnished with a bed, desk, cupboard, study chair, TV, fridge, and convection microwave oven. You will need to supply all of your own linen & kitchen equipment – available online via our convenient shop, Your Shop.

How close is the nearest supermarket?

The nearest major supermarket is located 1km away.

What do I do if I have a visitor?

As this is a secure building, all residents are required to meet their guests at the entrance door as this door is only accessible by a resident swipe card.

If I really want to move rooms after I move in – is that possible?

Once you have signed a lease for your room, you cannot change rooms until your lease expires or you break your lease.

Can I move out at any time?

When you move into your apartment, you sign a lease. This is a legally binding document that means you have committed to paying rent from the start date on your contract until the end date of your contract. If you move out, you still have to pay rent until your contract expires. However, if you have no choice but to move out, you can break your lease. This means that you need to pay a lease break fee and the rent until someone else takes over your contract. The lease break fee is outlined in the Residential Tenancy Agreement.

Is there extra storage outside my apartment?

There are no extra storage facilities at the property.

How do I connect the internet/phone?

Upon arrival you will be provided with internet information. If you choose to use Spirit Telecom, you can plug your computer into the data port located in your room and connect to their website instantly. Select your package and payment option. Now you should be able to browse and use the internet as you would normally. You are able to connect the phone at the same time.

How do I disconnect the internet/phone?

Please contact Spirit Telecom before your move out and inform them that you wish to terminate their services.

Is wireless internet available?

You can order a wireless router from Spirit Telecom to access wireless internet.

What is a Bond?

A Bond is an amount of money that you need to pay that can be used by the apartment owner if you do not meet the terms and conditions of your tenancy agreement. Examples of this include: If you fail to keep the property clean, cause damage or are in rent arrears, the owner of the property may claim some or the entire Bond only when the tenancy ends.  .

How much is the Bond?

Bond is payable, equivalent to 4 weeks’ rent, except where rent is $350 per week or more, the bond will be equivalent to 6 weeks’ rent, and is payable to the State Government Authority. In Melbourne the authority is the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority.

Paying the Bond?

You have to pay the bond along with your first month’s rent before your move into the apartment.

What is a Condition Report?

When you pay a Bond, we must prepare a ‘Condition Report’, which records the property’s general condition, including fittings and fixtures, and present you with 2 paper copies of this Report when you come to collect your keys.
Review and, if necessary, add your comments to the ‘Condition Report’. You must return the report to the accommodation within three business days of moving in and you should keep a copy of the ‘Condition Report’ until the end of the tenancy.
The ‘Condition Report’ is a very important document, as it can be used as evidence if there is a dispute about who should pay for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items, particularly at the end of a tenancy.
You may want to take photos of your apartment at the start of your tenancy to further show the condition.
The owner may claim some or all of the Bond for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items at the end of your tenancy. If the ‘Condition Report’ stated that the work was required at the start of the tenancy, or the items were not listed, it can help you prove the bond should be returned to you.

I am vacating, can I use the Bond for my last month’s rent?

No, your Bond and rent are separate payments.

What happens when I vacate?

You need to leave your apartment clean and tidy, and ensure all personal items have been removed, report any damage that may have been caused during your tenancy. This allows for a speedy Bond resolution.

How do I receive my Bond back?

At the end of the tenancy we will provide you a Bond Claim Form for completion. Please ensure you sign the form with the same signature as you used on the “Bond Lodgement” form at the start of your tenancy. The RTBA will match signatures and will only process your claim if they match. We will lodge the bond claim form once we have the owner and your signed agreement, it then takes another 2-3 business days for the RTBA to process, it repays the bond directly into the nominated bank account on the form, If you have not provided valid bank account details, but have provided a forwarding address, the RTBA will send a cheque. If the RTBA is unable to do either of the above they will retain your money, you will need to contact them via phone on 1300 137 164 to organize for your refund to be released to you.

Why are you claiming my Bond?

The Owner is entitled to compensation if you have failed any terms or conditions in your tenancy agreement or breached the Residential Tenancies Act (Victorian State Government Law covering rental issues).  Please note that the owner cannot claim for wear and tear of items or fittings in the apartment. At the accommodation the vast majority of these sorts of issues are resolved by agreement between the owner and the tenant. If there is no agreement then the Owner may decide to ask the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to hold a hearing to finally decide on the issue. Please note if the matter goes to VCAT than the resolution of the bond will exceed the time frame mentioned above as we must wait for a hearing date from VCAT.

Where can I find resources to manage my health and wellbeing?

Property has listed a number of resources on their Student Health and Wellbeing page.

What do I do if I, or my family need somewhere to stay prior to checking into the accommodation?

If you or your family need somewhere to stay for a couple of nights to a week, or rest your head after coming in from a late-night flight then why not book at Essence Hotel Carlton. Offering comfortable rooms that give you the freedom to relax in a place away from home.

What are your check in times and days?

Monday to Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm.  Check-in is at Reception.

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Unfortunately, we do not offer check-ins outside of specified check-in times.

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Melbourne is the second-most populous city and the capital of Victoria in Australia. This city is on the coastline with a diverse population of over 5 million. Over 2 million students from all over the world travel to this city to pursue their education. It is also famous for its mesmerising attractions and student accommodation in Melbourne options. Amber offers a range of student accommodations in Melbourne that are located near renowned universities like Victoria University, University of Melbourne, Scape Swanston, Dwell Village Melbourne City, and Monash University. Melbourne is a popular destination for international students, so there are plenty of good student accommodations in Melbourne.

Students can find suitable student residence Sydney options at reasonable prices with amber. With a wide variety of comfortable, luxurious, affordable student houses, student accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, includes a broad range of non-ensuites, ensuites, studios, and shared apartments. Nearby locations suitable for all these Melbourne universities are UniLodge Carlton and Scape Victoria Street. These student housing in Melbourne are close to the city centre and offer stylish, modern rooms. Melbourne Central is located in the city's heart and features a diverse range of student apartments for rent in Melbourne. Melbourne student housing is available for students looking for short-term tenancies, too. It is much easier to book short-term Melbourne student housing than in any other city in Australia with amber.

About Melbourne

The Australian state, Victoria's capital city, is located on the Australian Landmass to the southeastern fringe and in the country's southern central part. Melbourne is an excellent place for international students. And with amber, your student housing hunt journey becomes effortless. Around 5 million people inhabit the city, and the student population has over 49,000 enrollments yearly. It is a lively and welcoming city with a diverse population, best known for its architecture, culture, and music. Melbourne has a strong job market, with plenty of opportunities for part-time and casual work for students. The city is also home to many multinational companies, making it a great place to gain work experience.

Melbourne has been voted the most livable city in the world several times, and for good reason. It has a great climate, with mild winters and warm summers, and is known for its great food, coffee, and nightlife. The city also has plenty of green spaces, including parks and gardens. This metropolitan city incorporates some of the most reputed universities worldwide for their academic excellence. These Melbourne universities draw many students to Australia annually and contribute to cultural diversity. All-in-all, students moving to Melbourne for their higher studies are going to have a wonderful time and experience staying in this city.

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 accommodations in Melbourne available close to major universities, enabling students to save time and money. Students can choose from various student houses, including en-suites, suites, 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 housing search easy and hassle-free with amber! Amber provides students with a range of student housing options in Melbourne. Amber offers student accommodation in Melbourne, Australia, options in multiple localities in the city, so you don’t have to worry about the location. Take a look at these student accommodations in Melbourne:

1. Scape Peel

2. Scape Franklin

3. Carric Hostel

4. Carric House

5. Scape Carlton

6. Scape Aurora

7. Carlton Residence

8. The Switch Melbourne Victoria Market

9. Student Living on Campus

10. Y Suites On A’Beckett

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 student accommodation in Melbourne, the rent of your student housing Melbourne, Australia, and personal preferences. 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. Food: AU$100 to AU$150 per week.

2. Gas & Electricity: AU$150 to AU$250 per week

3. Internet & Mobile Phone: AU$70 to AU$100 per month

4. Dinner at a restaurant: AU$60 to AU$120 one time

5. Laundry: AU$15 to AU$50 per week

6. Clothing: AU$100 to AU$1000 per month

7. Travel (buses & trains): AU$150 to AU$300 per month
8. Movie Ticket: AU$40 to AU$80 per month

Student Travel in Melbourne

The roads are always crowded in Melbourne, with vehicles in a hustle. With a wide range of transportation options, this city makes commuting convenient and easy for students living here. With well connected and vast transportation system of trains, buses, and taxis, travelling to any part of the city is hassle-free for people and 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, 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 Red Spice Road, Lake House, and Chin Chin are among some of the finest restaurants in Melbourne that offer lip-smacking cuisines. Try these beautiful, cosy cafes in Melbourne: Caffé E Torta, Higher Ground, Top Paddock Cafe, The Journal Cafe, Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters, Little Rogue, and Brown Sugar Cafe.

The Toff in Town, Boardies Bar, Good Heavens Rooftop Bar, Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden, Boilermaker House, Bar Ampere, The Drunken Poet, Cherry, and The Mitre Tavern are some of the go-to bars and clubs if one is in the mood to unwind with some drinks and live music. They are among the city’s most famous clubs and guarantee a nightlife filled with fun and a spirit of excitement for your student life in Melbourne. 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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