The Lofts at Melbourne Connect
Opening for Semester 1, 2022.
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.
Looking for a place to stay for semester 2, 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 1, 2022.
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.
2022 fees for University Accommodation
Prices for some room types have been reduced for 2022 to reflect the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students.
- 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 2022|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom||$390|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Balcony)||$395|
|4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$400|
|2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom||$415|
|2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$420|
|4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom||$440|
|4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$445|
|3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom||$460|
|1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom||$555|
|1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Private Balcony)||$560|
1Studio and 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom apartments at The Lofts at Melbourne Connect can be occupied by two people. However, a double occupancy charge of $50 per week will apply. For example, if you're interested in sharing a Studio apartment with another person, the weekly price would be $550.
2 Studio refers to a room that includes a kitchenette and bathroom
3 Weekly rates are 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 is 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.