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The Lofts at Melbourne Connect

Set to open in 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. In the event that The Lofts at Melbourne Connect is not ready in time for your move-in date, we will arrange suitable alternate accommodation for you at no extra cost. When we open The Lofts at Melbourne Connect, you’ll be able to move into your new room straight away.

How to apply for University Accommodation

  • Staffed reception with mailroom service
  • Gym
  • 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
Twin studio2 $385
4 bedroom 2 bathroom $395
2 bedroom 1 bathroom $399
4 bedroom 2 bathroom with shared balcony $400
4 bedroom 2 bathroom with private balcony $405
2 bedroom 1 bathroom with private balcony $405
4 bedroom 4 bathroom $445
4 bedroom 4 bathroom with private balcony$455
3 bedroom 3 bathroom$460
Studio2 (single occupancy)$495
Studio2 (double occupancy)$545
1 bedroom 1 bathroom (single occupancy) $515
1 bedroom 1 bathroom (double occupancy)$565
1 bedroom 1 bathroom with private balcony (single occupancy)$520
1 bedroom 1 bathroom with 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.

DestinationAddressDistanceWalkCycle Public Transport
The University of Melbourne Stop 1 (Parkville) 300m4min1minN/A
The University of Melbourne (Southbank campus) Stop 1 (Southbank) 3.1km39min13min24min
The University of Melbourne Sports Centre Tin Alley, The University of Melbourne 700m8min3minN/A
Closest University library Giblin Eunson Library800m9min3minN/A
Closest supermarket Woolworths, Lygon St 400m5min2minN/A
Closest bank Bendigo Bank300m4min2minN/A
Closest ATM Commonwealth Bank ATM300m4min2minN/A
Melbourne cityMelbourne Central Station 1.6km20min6min14min

All inclusive room rate

The rate includes utilities (water, electricity, gas etc), Wi-Fi, and a wellbeing and residential life program.

Graduate community

Live with other students in a contemporary home designed exclusively for graduates. Features include access to an open-air, green public space.

Environmentally friendly

 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.

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