Off-campus accommodation

If you live off-campus, we want to know you are in a safe and secure environment. That's why we have Monash-approved accommodation providers that are suitable if you're under 18. If you're over 18, you can also choose to rent your own place or share a house with friends.

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Student accommodation

Our approved accommodation providers offer secure, apartment-style living with lots of student facilities. All rooms are fully furnished and staff are available 24 hours a day to make sure you feel safe.

Providers: Urbanest Melbourne Central, Scape, Albert House.

Who: Foundation year, art and design students, Monash English, or Monash English Bridging for Diplomas students.

Book your accommodation early!

Providers are booked 12 months in advance. As soon as you've accepted your offer, start thinking about where you want to live.

Our Monash-approved providers

Urbanest Melbourne Central

Single room at Urbanest, off-campus accommodation

Urbanest offers modern, four-bedroom apartments. You can have your own bedroom, or you can share with one other student. It is specially designed for students and you’ll be part of a friendly community.

This is a great accommodation option if it’s your first time living out of home and want a comfortable, friendly environment to help you settle into life in Melbourne.

Location: Urbanest is located on Latrobe Street in the city centre.

Travel: 10 minute walk to the city campus, or five minute walk to the train station for the Caulfield campus.


  • your own furnished bedroom or share with one other student
  • shared or ensuite bathroom
  • all utilities such as wireless internet, electricity and water
  • 24/7 support team
  • rooftop terrace
  • gym
  • laundry
  • bike storage
  • cinema room and large social area
  • meals (additional costs apply).

Cost: $320–470 per week.

How to apply: Visit the Urbanest Monash College page for the application process and form.

Scape Student Accommodation

A medium studio room offered by Scape student accommodation

Opening in February 2018

Scape Swanston is a brand new student accommodation provider offering a range of self contained studio rooms, perfect for students who would prefer to have their own space. The building has been designed with many communal spaces to help you make friends and enjoy your time in Melbourne.

Location: Scape is located at 393 Swanston Street, in the centre of Melbourne

Travel: Five minute walk to our Bourke Street campus, or to Melbourne Central train station for easy access to our Caulfield campus.


  • Choose from three studio room sizes
  • All rooms come with double sized beds
  • Desk
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Ensuite with power shower
  • Communal kitchen
  • Cinema room
  • Onsite Gym
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Communal lounge

Cost: Prices range from $439 to 559, depending on size of room.

How to apply: to book a room or arrange a tour visit Scape Melbourne

Albert House

Residents of Albert House off-campus accommodation posing in front of the building

Albert House is a safe and supportive accommodation choice with a social atmosphere. You can choose from a one bedroom or two bedroom.

Location: Albert House is located on Drummond Street, just outside the Melbourne city centre.

Travel: 15 minute walk to the city campus, or 10 minute walk to the train station for the Caulfield campus.


  • fully furnished room
  • utilities such as electricity and water
  • 24/7 CCTV
  • meals
  • laundry
  • gym
  • free WiFi
  • electrical appliances
  • entertainment lounge
  • mailing system.

Cost: $375–530 per week.

How to apply: Apply directly to Albert House.

Finding other student accommodation options

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If you are over 18 years and would like to live in student accommodation, can help you find options to suit your lifestyle and budget. All providers offer fully furnished apartments within the city and come with student reviews. The service is free, with no additional fees added to the final booking price.

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Please note: this is not a Monash College service and properties listed have not been approved by Monash. Students under 18 years must choose an accommodation provider from our approved list.