Accommodation guarantee

UniLodge @ VU - Footscray

Victoria University is pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing full-time domestic and international students in 2018. This offer is in partnership with UniLodge, our accommodation provider. 

UniLodge @ VU offers new purpose-built student accommodation apartments in Footscray with excellent facilities and a community environment – all within a short walking distance to classes!

UniLodge offers accommodation in:

  • Footscray (close to our Footscray Park and Footscray Nicholson campuses)
  • Melbourne CBD (close to our city campuses)
  • many other locations across Melbourne.

If UniLodge @ VU (Footscray) is full, the accommodation guarantee also applies to other UniLodge properties.


UniLodge @ VU residents on the rooftop terrace

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 2018 (and have accepted your offer to study), or re-enrolling in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2018 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.

Please note:

  • the guarantee does not continue beyond the initial lease term.
  • applications are welcome prior to Semester 1 and Semester 2 (dates outlined in the Apply section). 

Non-eligible students

We also encourage non-eligible students to apply for accommodation at UniLodge - your application will be subject to availability. Non-eligible students will be offered accommodation once all accommodation guarantee students have been placed in accommodation.

You are not eligible for guaranteed accommodation if you are:

  • studying part time
  • studying a non award course
  • studying at a different university (not VU or Victoria University Polytechnic)
  • studying a course that is less than 12 months in length
  • a study abroad/exchange student studying at VU for less than 12 months
  • applying for accommodation for a term of less than 12 months.

If you're not eligible for guaranteed accommodation or prefer other accommodation, you can look at our other housing & accommodation options.

Apply for guaranteed accommodation

The deadline for guaranteed accommodation for Semester 1, 2018 has now passed. 

These timelines apply to Semester 2, 2018.

  1. Apply for guaranteed accommodation through UniLodge by 5pm, Wednesday 27 June 2018.
  2. Receive your accommodation offer email from UniLodge (usually within 24 hours)
  3. Pay your security deposit to secure your place before 5pm, Friday 29 June 2018.

Apply now for guaranteed accommodation

Background - VU & UniLodge partnership

Studio apartment at UniLodge

UniLodge is the leader in student accommodation with relationships with major education providers.

UniLodge manages the Footscray student accommodation property - UniLodge @ VU. UniLodge @ VU offers a first-class living experience across the road from our Footscray Park Campus and a short walk from our Footscray Nicholson Campus. It also offers easy transportation to many of our other campuses. It opened in 2016 and is a purpose-built, high quality facility with 515 beds. It has a range of self-contained accommodation with common spaces for study and recreation. 

Living at UniLodge @ VU, you'll have the opportunity to mix and meet other VU students and have access to VU's Footscray Park Campus services and facilities. UniLodge residents also receive discounted access to VU's gym, pool and car parking. 

All UniLodge properties (including Melbourne CBD properties) offer excellent security, common rooms/recreation areas, fully-furnished apartments, wifi access, 24/7 onsite staff and a residential life and wellbeing program.

Contact us

Address: 101 Ballarat Road, Footscray VIC 3011 
Open for inspection 7 days a week.

Phone: +61 3 9998 8490