If you’re heading to uni soon, you’ve got some decisions to make. Perhaps one of them is moving out from your folks’ place to start your independent living – but have you stopped to think how amazing it would be to live on campus?

Find out why more local, regional and international students are choosing this safe, easy and fun lifestyle. We chatted to students just like you and came up with five great reasons that’ll have you moving in faster than you can say, ‘hand me my room key!’

1. Location, location, location!

When you live across the road from where you study, you remove a huge stress from of your life. Walking distance from the flagship campus and close to public transport for city and other campuses, UniLodge @ VU is in the heart of Footscray – AKA the new education precinct of Victoria and creative hub of Melbourne.

Osteopathy student Daphne, from France loves the convenience of the location.

“You can go whenever you feel like it to the library; you have the sports centre facilities, and you’re just 15 minutes’ walk from the train station to go to the city centre or St Albans Campus. The atmosphere is really nice, you have lots of activities – we all get along and meet new people every week,” she says.

Walk across the road to uni, hop on a tram or train to the city or another campus or enjoy the local buzz.

2. Facilities to write home about

Spacious study rooms, gourmet kitchens, basketball half-court, cinema media room, rooftop garden terrace, a pool table and games rooms, your own barista café – need we go on? Well, we’re going to.

There are rooms available for every personality and lifestyle. Whether you’re into sharing (a secure six bedroom apartment) pairing (two-bedroom apartments) or personal space (studio apartment) all room types offer privacy with secured bedrooms along with shared facilities for when you’re feeling sociable.

Opened in 2017, UniLodge @ VU is contemporary in its design and considers individual needs.

Take a virtual tour or pop in and see for yourself!

Snooker, basketball, cinema experience or café – all in your home!

3. Community living

Research shows that humans need social interaction – it improves mental health, physical health and increases healthy behaviours. Living in a student community like UniLodge @ VU gives you a sense of belonging and security – there’s always someone to talk to, from the supportive staff to your fellow students.

Sienna is studying a Bachelor of Business and thrives in the community setting.

“RAs (resident advisers) were always smiling and on hand to help. There are  activities every single day so you’re never bored and you get to make friends that last a lifetime,” she says.

We also understand that you’re not always up for a chat – so if love your alone time you've always got your own space and privacy within your apartment.

Become part of a strong community and make friends for life.

4. Safe and secure

While having fun is synonymous with the student experience, it’s your safety and security that’s imperative!

Access to campus accommodation at UniLodge @ VU is safe and secure, with electronic key card access to all areas and 24 hour CCTV security monitoring. So that’s one less thing you – and your parents – will need to worry about!

You'll be safe and welcome from the day you arrive.

5. Unique accommodation guarantee

Last but not least – VU is pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing full-time domestic and international students. This offer is in partnership with UniLodge @ VU.

To be eligible for the offer of guaranteed accommodation, you must be:

  • a new or continuing full-time domestic or international student, at either Victoria University or our TAFE division, Victoria University Polytechnic
  • commencing study in 2019 (and have accepted your offer to study), or re-enrolling in Semester 1 2019 on a full-time basis
  • studying a course that is minimum 12 months in length (the accommodation lease term must be for minimum 12 months).


Applications are now open for Semester Two. Don’t miss out!

VU offers guaranteed accommodation for all full time, domestic and international students.