Victoria University is pleased to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing full-time domestic and international students. 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 has 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 applies to other UniLodge properties.


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.

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).

Other students

If you don't meet the above criteria, we still encourage you to apply for accommodation at UniLodge. You'll be offered accommodation once all accommodation guarantee students have been placed in accommodation.

You don't qualify for the 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.

About Unilodge

UniLodge is the leader in student accommodation that manages the Footscray student accommodation property - UniLodge @ VU.

Unilodge @ VU is a first-class living experience across the road from our Footscray Park Campus, a short walk from our Footscray Nicholson Campus, and close to transport to other campuses.

Unilodge @ VU has been purpose-built to high standards, with 515 beds in self-contained accommodation, with common spaces for study and recreation. 

Living at UniLodge @ VU, you'll have the opportunity to meet other VU students and have access to VU's Footscray Park Campus facilities, with discounts for 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, 24/7 onsite staff and a life and wellbeing program.

Apply for guaranteed accommodation

  1. Apply for guaranteed accommodation through UniLodge
  2. Receive your accommodation offer email from UniLodge (usually within 24 hours)
  3. Pay your security deposit to secure your place before the advised date

Apply for guaranteed accommodation

Contact us

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

Phone: +61 3 9998 8490