UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne

Ballarat Rd, Footscray, 3011, Australia
per week
4.5 mi from City Center
( 1h 32m. 35m. 18m)
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Victoria University | 0.1 mi
Baxter Institute | 2.3 mi
No Visa No Pay
Bike Shed
Front desk
Study Rooms

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About the Property

If you are looking for modern and stylish student accommodation in Victoria, then look no further than UniLodge Victoria University! UniLodge Victoria provides a range of studio apartments and student apartments that offer some of the best amenities that will make your stay as comfortable as possible! UniLodge Victoria University Melbourne student accommodation, located at 101 Ballarat Rd, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia, stands out as a sought-after living space for students. This UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne student accommodation offers various room types catered to students' needs, including Studio Deluxe Apartments, Studio Accessible Apartments, 2 Bedroom Apartments, and 6 Bedroom Apartments, among others. It enjoys proximity to several educational institutions such as Victoria University, Charles Sturt University, and Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, positioning students just a stone's throw away from their classes.

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. The city of Footscray is a vibrant, multicultural hub that provides a dynamic living experience for students. With UniLodge Victoria University Melbourne accommodation in Footscray, students become part of a community known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and healthy student population. Ranked among the top cities for education, Melbourne is not just about prestigious universities like Monash University and The University of Melbourne; it's a city brimming with life, from its bustling markets to its charming cafes and arts venues. Being the canvas of Australia's cultural landscape, students residing in the UniLodge Victoria University Melbourne property will find themselves immersed in an environment that is both conducive to learning and rich in experiences provided by unilodge - aus.


UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne, in Footscray, is a vibrant and convenient living experience. This premium Melbourne student accommodation boasts a variety of modern room types designed to meet the diverse needs of students. For those seeking privacy and comfort, the Studio Deluxe Apartment and Studio Accessible Apartment provide a cosy and inclusive living space. 2-bedroom apartments offer a balance between privacy and community, while the 6 six-bedroom apartment is ideal for those who enjoy shared living.

All rooms at UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne student accommodation in Footscray, come fully furnished, with comfortable beds, desks, and plenty of storage for personal belongings. In-room amenities include Television, Air Conditioner, and heating to ensure year-round comfort, and Blinds for personalised light control. Noticeboards are also provided to keep students organised and on top of their studies. Apart from that, you’ll get bookshelves, a fridge, table and chairs, a stove, a ceiling fan, and a shared bathroom.

The UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne student accommodation extends its amenity list to communal spaces. Students can enjoy a social movie night at the Cinema room,  study in the quiet environment of the study rooms. Laundry facilities, secure Storage, and a convenient Vending Machine are also available. For social gatherings, the Barbeque and Terrace areas offer the perfect setting, while the Common Social Area and Games Area are ideal for relaxation and mingling.

The welcoming front desk & on-site staff are always on hand to provide students with support, ensuring a safe and supportive environment. With amenities such as Wifi, an Ironing Facility, and a Kitchen with Appliance, students will find everything they need for a comfortable stay. Moreover, regular Social Events help create a friendly community, making UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne, more than just a plain old student accommodation in Melbourne.

Location and What's Hot?

Living at UniLodge Victoria University means living in one of the best suburbs in 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 next to UniLodge Victoria University, like SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

You can even visit various tourist attractions from UniLodge Victoria University, like Melbourne Skydeck, Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens, and Queen Victoria Market. After roaming the entire day, you might start getting hungry, and Melbourne is home to various restaurants that offer cuisines from around the world. There are plenty of restaurants near UniLodge Victoria University, like Riviera Cafe and Restaurant, which offers some great Lebanese food with a beautiful view of the river; Luuq Food Cafe is a restaurant that is loved by many and is known for its pizzas; Selam Restaurant is a place that offers some delicious Ethiopian food, and then there is Issan Thai Street Food which offers some of the best Thai food in town! The best part is that many are close to UniLodge Victoria University.

There are also plenty of bars and clubs you can visit if you want to party all night in Victoria, like Half Naked Almost Famous, The Cheeky Pint, Sloth Bar, Bar Josephine, and Trouble in Dreams, 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 UniLodge Victoria University!


Travelling from UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne, is a breeze thanks to its convenient location in Footscray. Students can make use of an array of public transport options nearby to explore the city or get to their classes. You’ll find several bus stops, like Victoria University/Ballarat Rd and Tiernan St/Droop St, within easy reach, making it simpler for residents to connect to various parts of Melbourne. For those who prefer the train, the Footscray Station is in close vicinity, providing swift access to numerous train lines. Trams also run through the area, with stops such as Droop Street and Footscray Market, adding another layer of convenience for daily commutes. Thus, the UniLodge Victoria University, Melbourne accommodation in Footscray ensures that whether it's a short ride to a coffee shop or a quick trip to university, going anywhere is quick and easy.

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Unlimited Internet
Membership to our Community Spirit Program
Bike storage facility
Common Amenities
Coin or card operated laundry
Barbeque grills
Multilingual staff
Public area air conditioned
Front desk
Onsite laundry

Cancellation Policies (3)

  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • Early termination by students
    Termination of the tenancy contract before the end date is allowed.
  • Other cancellation policies
    General cancellation policies may apply to this property.

Frequently Asked Questions

If my visa is not approved do I have to still pay?

If you were not successful in receiving a visa to study in Australia before the commencement of your lease start date, we ask that you write an email requesting cancellation, which must be submitted to the property at which your booking is held within 24 hours of you receiving notification from the Department of Home Affairs, along with the email from the Department of Home Affairs advising your refusal notice to study in Australia. You will then be formally advised that your lease agreement will then be cancelled without penalty.

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

The accommodation 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 you can 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 08:30am to 5:30pm

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Yes - please contact our 24/7 on-site Residential Advisor.

What is the process for arranging an after hours check-in?

Please advise them during business hours of your after hours arrival details so that we can prepare the after hours Residential Advisor who will be on duty to greet you on arrival.

If I check-in before 2pm will my room be ready?

Whilst there may be rare occasions where your room may not be ready until after 2pm, we will always do our best to have your room ready for you on arrival.

Do I need to be a Specific University student to stay at the accommodation?

No it is not compulsory to be a specific student to apply to stay at the accommodation.

Can I apply to stay at the accommodation if I'm under 18?

Yes. the accommodation accepts local students who are under 18 years of age at the time when moving in. For international students, we only accepts 17 years of age and above.

How much time is needed to travel from the accommodation?

Approximately 18 minutes by public transport.

How do I reserve an apartment with the accommodation?

To reserve your apartment with the accommodation you need to complete the online application form, choose the room type you would like to book and follow the prompts.

What gas, water and electricity costs am I responsible for?

All utilities are included in your rent.

How much is the Internet / WiFi and how much bandwidth do I have?

Unlimited WiFi internet is included in your rent. Bandwidth is up to 10Mbps (entry level speed), upgrade plans to 25Mbps or 100Mbps are available at cost.

Do I need to organise my own Contents Insurance?

Yes, contents insurance is not provided by the accommodation so tenants are encouraged to get their own policy.

Does this property have an Application/ Reservation fee?

Once an offer is accepted, there is a AU$170 reservation fee payable (on arrival with the other start up fees).

Are there any bicycle bays available?

Swipe Security Bicycle parking is free on site.

Is car parking available?

Yes, there are very limited spots available for those who are enrolled with the accommodation . For Charges/ Permit form please contact reception.

What about airport transfers for international students & Are you an international student and would like a FREE transfer from the Melbourne International Airport to the accommodation ?

Good news is that when you first arrive in Melbourne as an international student of the accommodation you can arrange for a transfer from the airport to take you to your accommodation.

Is a security deposit (Bond) and advanced rental payment required on arrival?

Yes. You're required to pay $500 deposit to accept the offer, which is credited towards the full security deposit of $1,000. The remaining $500 is payable on arrival. Advanced 1 month rental payment is payable on arrival, then 2 months of advanced payment thereafter. Your rent is due for payment on the first day of each month, and is to be maintained in credit for 2 months in advance. If you've purchased a Your Shop pack, payment is also payable on arrival.

Do I need to pay a departure clean fee in advance?

Yes the cost is $150 per person and charged upon arrival (as part of the start up fees).

What do I need to bring when checking in at the property?

On arrival, photo ID, and Certificate of Enrolment (COE) is required. All pre-arrival details are detailed in the Letter of Offer you will receive.

Is there a cost for an extra guest to stay over?

Guests are allowed to stay over at the accommodation for a maximum of 4 consecutive nights at a time without charge on existing bedding. This requires management approval in advance

What are the costs associated with an early termination of my lease?

The early termination admin fee is 1 week rent but this requires minimum 28 days’ notice of intention to vacate, and important to note that rental obligation continues, until the tenant finds an acceptable replacement to take over the lease - therefore it is not a simple matter of paying 1 weeks rent and leaving.
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Student Accomodations in Melbourne

Melbourne Student Accommodation

Melbourne, a vibrant city known for its cultural diversity and world-class education institutions, offers a range of student accommodation Melbourne 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 student housing Melbourne properties 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 options for Melbourne student accommodation that you can check out include Scape Peel, Carric Hostel, and Walsh Residence, and many more.

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.

Other than the many student accommodation Melbourne options, the city is also 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 Melbourne student accommodations 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  housing Melbourne options, 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 the best 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 accommodation Melbourne properties:

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 student accommodation Melbourne, 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 at the time of student 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. Students can easily travel from their student housing Melbourne options to any place in the city. Some additional modes of transportation include:

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 Restaurant & 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. We have listed some of the most popular tourist attractions that you can explore while staying in your student accommodation in Melbourne:

1. Cricket Ground
2. Albert Park
3. Melbourne Park
4. Melbourne Skyline
5. Royal Botanic Gardens
6. Federation Square

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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