If you'd prefer to find accommodation after you arrive in Melbourne, temporary accommodation may suit you while you search for more permanent accommodation.
It's important you organise this in advance, most inner-city hotels will include a surcharge for special event times, such as before the start of the semester, the Australian Grand Prix weekend, the Australian Open Tennis event, the cricket and AFL Football season, places can book out quickly.
Off Campus Temporary Accommodation
Note: The information provided below has been compiled from a number of sources and the following companies listed are independent, private businesses and are not owned or operated by the University of Melbourne.
It is your responsibility to make sure your temporary accommodation suits your needs. Any rental agreement or booking you enter is strictly between you and the private accommodation provider. Each provider will have its own application process. You should contact the accommodation provider directly for a current price at the time of booking.
Some hotels around campus offer economical rates on family-stay hotel rooms, most of them have a 24-hour reception.
- Lygon Lodge (6-minute walk to Parkville campus)
- Melbourne Carlton Central Apartment Hotel (8-minute walk to Parkville campus)
- Travelodge Hotels Southbank (11-minute walk to Southbank campus)
Hotel Search website
Some hotels give discounts for booking well in advance, you can book online on hotel search websites and check out their special offers.
There are some budget-friendly hostels located nearby either Parkville or the South Bank campus, most of them have a mix of private rooms and dormitory accommodation for you to choose from.