Victoria University (VU) offers student housing to accommodate students of the University.

If you have never lived out of home, or wish to live in a university environment, choosing to live in our student accommodation (UniLodge @ VU) may be a great option for you. Here, you can meet people from all around the world and get involved in social and academic activities.

Having a comfortable, convenient and secure place to stay while studying will make your university experience enjoyable and support your wellbeing.

If you would like advice or support when looking for accommodation, please see our housing and accommodation support pages.

Top reasons to live in university accommodation

Safe & secure

UniLodge @ VU is safe and secure, with electronic key card access & 24 hour CCTV security monitoring.

Choice of room type

Accommodation options include: secure six-bedroom, two-bedroom, studio apartments & twin studios.

Hear from students at UniLodge

Why choose to live at UniLodge @ VU?

UniLodge @ VU is a luxury 12-storey purpose built student-housing complex. It offers 500 beds in a mix of studio apartments, and 2 and 6-bedroom share apartments.  The twin-bedded studios are particularly popular for the budget-conscious.

Living at UniLodge @ VU, you will have the opportunity to mix and meet other VU students and have access to VU's Footscray Park Campus services, facilities and activities.

Apartment features at a glance

  • comfortable fully furnished apartments with bathroom, kitchen (with fridge/freezer, cooktop stove and oven), fan and heater
  • secure access to your floor and apartment only via swipe cards, including your bedroom door
  • study desk and chair in your room, as well as pinboard and shelves
  • TVs in each apartment, as well as a TV coaxial port/connection socket in every bedroom
  • kitchen and linen kits available for purchase.

Property features 

  • study rooms on every second floor, perfect for working on assignments or for group meetings
  • utilities such as electricity and WiFi are already included in your rent
  • Foxtel in the Common Lounge Room & the Cinema/Media Room
  • in-house theatrette - perfect for watching movies of playing video games
  • laundry room with washing machines & dryers with large central folding table
  • outdoor leisure spaces, including a BBQ, half basketball court
  • rooftop garden terrace
  • on-site cafe
  • pool table and games room.

UniLodge @ VU offers you a first-class living experience across the road from our Footscray Park Campus. It's just a short walk to Footscray Nicholson Campus and the Footscray Railway station is only two stops to the city and our City Flinders Campus.

This complex is part of the Footscray University Town collaboration with Maribyrnong City Council, focused on the development of a diverse, vibrant, creative arts precinct in Footscray.

Living at UniLodge @ VU benefits

When study gets challenging or you have an academic challenge, you will always have friends around for support and assistance.

At UniLodge, you can take advantage of our hi-tech, purpose-built study rooms and resources, as well as the timely activities that UniLodge runs for beating exam or assignment stress.

Within the Learning Hub our learning advisors and student mentors provide advice and guidance on university study.

UniLodge @ VU offers you a first-class living experience across the road from our Footscray Park Campus. It's just a short walk toFootscray Nicholson Campus and the Footscray Railway station is only two stops to the city and our City Flinders Campus.

Footscray Park Campus is one minute away (across the road), and Footscray Nicholson Campus as well as Footscray train station are all just a short walk away from UniLodge @ VU. The city campuses are only two train stops away, which means additional libraries, computer labs, and a variety of other VU services are also at hand.

VU provides an extensive range of facilities and services that you will have easy access to such as:

  • health and wellbeing services (such as counselling, gym and indoor heated swimming pool)
  • the University library 
  • student clubs
  • cafeterias
  • advice and support services.

Being less than 7km from the heart of Melbourne, and close to public transport means you can choose between city and local shopping and entertainment precincts. Choose from vibrant cafes and markets of Footscray or Highpoint Shopping Centre with over 500 stores (including Australian and international designer fashion, homewares and lifestyle brands), a cinema complex, bowling and a choice of food outlets and restaurants.



Living in VU managed accommodation means that you’ll meet and make friends for life.

Events, like our week-long Orientation Program, are designed to help you build a network of support that will last long past your uni days.

UniLodge @ VU has a comprehensive in house Orientation Session backed up with a number of social integration activities, throughout each semester, and special information sessions hosted by the VU mentor student advisors.

Like photography? What about drama, sport or singing?

We’ve got it all covered with a diverse range of cultural and social activities on offer throughout the year.

We celebrate a number of different festivals and traditions – such as Lunar New Year and Eid-al-Fitr – and encourage you to learn about and enjoy the cultures and traditions of your housemates.

Studying at uni can be a challenge, especially if you're new to Melbourne. Our friendly team of Resident Advisors (senior students who have been through the same thing) are here to support you in your transition to university life and living away from home.

Whether you're feeling homesick or just want help maintaining a good balance between study, work and your social life, our residence staff can help.

UniLodge’s renowned Community Spirit Residential Life Program is designed in conjunction with VU support services.

The program covers everything from developing skills to improve your career prospects to health and wellbeing. The social events are also a lot of fun.

Example of some events include free laser tag at Highpoint Shopping Centre, Cooking Class with Chef Max, movie nights, Sunday BBQs, pasta nights and a whole lot more.

Safety and security are a priority at UniLodge @ VU.

Security Card access right to your bedroom door, over 100+ CCTV cameras and on-site staff (available 24 hours each day, seven days a week) help you feel safe and comfortable in your new home.

VU Security provides security escorts from the Footscray Park Campus to UniLodge, and also run a shuttle bus service between some campuses and their closest train stations, so you can feel safe and secure.

Worried about planning your budget? Not here!

Living at UniLodge @ VU means you have a simple no-fuss payment system, with everything (water, gas, electricity and internet) included in your rent - nothing more to pay. Easy!

Give back and grow your skill base all at the same time, by taking on a role as a student leader/residential advisor.

A comprehensive training program means you’ll be well prepared for this paid role, which will enable you to develop new skills and help to make the experiences of new residents just as good as yours were, when you first arrived!

UniLodge @ VU’s training program, coupled with VU’s wide range of leadership programs can also be great for work experience - and an excellent addition to your resume.

UniLodge has an Under 18s program which meets the heightened duty of care and ensures the safety and wellbeing of our of Under 18s.

Our Under 18s program includes:

  • trained staff with police checks and working with children checks
  • students are met on arrival
  • under 18s orientation
  • strict curfew times and processes
  • single sex apartments
  • security and monitoring
  • no tolerance policy on alcohol, smoking, drugs and gambling
  • regular communication with Parents / Guardians
  • pastoral care
  • processes for students with medical conditions and or illness
  • processes to ensure student issues are escalated and handled in a professional and caring manner

UniLodge ensure that our Community Spirit Program (CSP) is Under 18s friendly.

Contact us

UniLodge @ VU


Phone: +61 3 9998 8490

Information about fees, facilities, furnishing and life at UniLodge is available on the UniLodge @ VU page

UniLodge @ VU website