Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.


Explore our Off-Campus Accommodation Database

You can access Melbourne Polytechnic’s off-campus accommodation database via the student portal. You can search for accommodation close to your campus, or in areas with easy access to public transport. You’ll find a range of accommodation options in including share houses, units, self-contained bungalows, etc.

Create an account
If you’re a current or future student looking for accommodation, simply create your online account and start searching. If you are a prospective accommodation provider, simply create your online account, upload your property details and start advertising.
For more information and to create an account visit

Please note: Melbourne Polytechnic do not inspect any of the housing offers, or interview landlords or agents. You must take care in assessing the premises and the housing arrangements yourself and ensure they are appropriate for you.


You will live with a local family or individual for a minimum of two months. It is a great way to settle in if you are new to Melbourne. Your homestay arrangements includes a bedroom, some meals and access to shared facilities in a private home.

Emergency Accommodation Service

Students in need of emergency/crisis accommodation can contact: Or call Launch Housing on 1800 825 955


Student accommodation and short stays

Together Co-Living Melbourne

Together Co-Living is conveniently located 1.5km away from Melbourne Polytechnic Preston Campus. Rates include all utilities and high-speed internet. Residents have exclusive access to indoor and outdoor facilities, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, convenient co-working space and heated swimming pool, 24-hour front desk, security, and weekly housekeeping.


Student Village Melbourne

Student Village Melbourne is situated in the heart of Carlton, on Leicester Street, just a few minutes’ walk to the many Universities and TAFEs in and around Melbourne.

Village facilities have been designed specifically for the student lifestyle and include a resident lounge, heated pool, gym, basketball court and multiple study areas.

The Village offers a wide range of modern accommodation options and a packed residential life schedule. All conveniently located within the heart of Melbourne CBD.

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Scape buildings are located in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Studios and shared apartments complete with double beds, en suite power showers, super-fast WiFi connection, and plenty of communal areas where you can hang out with your new mates. All bills are included in our weekly rent so there are no hidden costs.



Located in vibrant student communities, UniLodge apartments are ideal for both domestic and international students. Student Living and UniLodge has over 24 properties located in Melbourne City, Footscray, Hawthorn, Bundoora, and more.


Other short-term accommodations:

Students must be over 18 to stay at these locations.