The Lofts at Melbourne Connect
Set to open in semester 2, 2021.
Our newest graduate accommodation will offer you an affordable and sustainable home, located in Melbourne Connect. Melbourne Connect will be a collaboration precinct, designed to bring together highest calibre industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers.
Your new home offers:
- 527 beds
- a central location metres from our Parkville campus and in the centre of the Melbourne Innovation District
- close proximity to the popular food and shopping district of Lygon Street
- access to support services, including an alumni career skills and employability program
- a place to stay for visiting academics and fellows.
If you submit a first preference for The Lofts at Melbourne Connect, the application fee will go towards your rent once you move into the residence.
Looking for a place to stay for semester 1, 2021?
You can apply for The Lofts now, and live in University Apartments until The Lofts at Melbourne Connect are completed and ready for you in Semester 2, 2021.
You'll be placed together with other residents from The Lofts and will continue to enjoy access to the Residential Life Program.
Additionally, you'll enjoy access to the common amenities and facilities available to residents at Little Hall during your stay at University Apartments.
Studio apartments at University Apartments are priced at $390 per-week (for single-occupancy). If your room at The Lofts at Melbourne Connect is priced higher, you will pay the University Apartments rate during your time at University Apartments. If your room at The Lofts is priced lower than $390 per-week, you will continue to pay the lower room rate during your stay at University Apartments.
When we open The Lofts, we'll assist you to move your belongings from the temporary accommodation to your new room.
- Staffed reception with mailroom service
- Onsite childcare facility and retail outlets
- Top floor cinema and sky lounge
- Dedicated study and meeting spaces
- Large multipurpose common room
- Library and shared study spaces
- Multimedia room
- Rooftop garden, BBQ and outdoor screen
- Communal kitchen and dining spaces
- Communal terraces
- Bicycle parking
- Shared laundry facilities
- Large pergola balcony
- Games room
- Group meeting and study rooms
- WIFI access included
|Room types1||Weekly rate3 2021|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom||$395|
|2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom||$399|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Balcony)||$400|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$405|
|2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$405|
|4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom||$445|
|4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$455|
|3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom||$460|
|1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom||$515|
|1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Double Occupancy)||$565|
|1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$520|
|1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Private Balcony) (Double Occupancy)||$570|
1 All rooms are single occupancy unless otherwise stated
2 Studio refers to a room that includes a kitchenette and bathroom
3 Weekly rate available for 6 and 12 month leases. All rates, other than double occupancy rooms, are in $AUD, per person, per week. Double occupancy rooms are in $AUD, per room, per week. Rate are inclusive of utilities, including WIFI.
|The University of Melbourne||Stop 1 (Parkville)||300m||4min||1min||N/A|
|The University of Melbourne (Southbank campus)||Stop 1 (Southbank)||3.1km||39min||13min||24min|
|The University of Melbourne Sports Centre||Tin Alley, The University of Melbourne||700m||8min||3min||N/A|
|Closest University library||Giblin Eunson Library||800m||9min||3min||N/A|
|Closest supermarket||Woolworths, Lygon St||400m||5min||2min||N/A|
|Closest bank||Bendigo Bank||300m||4min||2min||N/A|
|Closest ATM||Commonwealth Bank ATM||300m||4min||2min||N/A|
|Melbourne city||Melbourne Central Station||1.6km||20min||6min||14min|
All inclusive room rate
The rate includes utilities (water, electricity, gas etc), Wi-Fi, and a wellbeing and residential life program.
Live with other students in a contemporary home designed exclusively for graduates. Features include access to an open-air, green public space.
Initiatives include electric vehicle charging and rooftop solar panels. The residence is designed to achieve a 5 star NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) Energy Rating. It is also targeting a 6 star Green Star Design and As Built (World Excellence) Rating.