Coming home to Monash

Finding accommodation is one of the scariest parts of going on exchange or studying abroad. We know this, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to find the home that will suit you best during your time at Monash.

Find out more about life at Monash.

When you first arrive

We recommend that you already have accommodation organised before leaving your home country. However, if you’d like to settle in and sample the areas and suburbs of your exchange town before deciding on the one that suits you best, short-term accommodation might be helpful.

Be sure to arrange your flights so that you arrive in your new city at least two weeks before the Monash Abroad orientation.

Here are some places to look for temporary accommodation*:




YHA Australia
Habitat HQ
Urban Central

Living on-campus

If you’d like to be in the thick of it, if study is your main objective and you not a fan of a commute, on-campus accommodation might be right for you.

Living on-campus in the halls of residence will immerse you in campus life – you’ll be shoulder-to-shoulder with other exchange students, international students and domestic students, so you’ll make friends fast. If you cook a mean curry or chocolate cake, you might make friends even faster. If you’re not a budding Jamie Oliver, the Halls Café is close by, and offers budget friendly food that’s also Halal certified by the Monash University mosque.

We make life in the halls fun with tons of social events and activities for you participate in, and moving in is easy because your room is already furnished when you arrive. You can also take advantage of free TV, internet and Foxtel (pay-tv), and we even wash your linen for you each week.

Find out more about living on-campus.

Living off-campus

If you’re keen to explore your new city every day, prefer tree-lined streets or the company of locals, you might like to find your own accommodation. Maybe you already know people in the city where your Monash campus is located, or you’ve made fast friends with other exchange and study abroad students and you’d like to live together – whatever the reason, we can help you find your new home.

There are many accommodation options available – you could live in a share house or private student accommodation.

Find out more about off-campus living options.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please can contact us.

* Monash University has no formal or informal relationship, commercial or otherwise with any of the service providers named here. Monash Abroad does not advocate these services and the providers listed over any other service providers in Melbourne. These examples have been listed simply to provide examples of resources available in areas convenient to Monash campuses.

These resources and details are provided as examples of accommodation providers and agents that may be useful in your search for accommodation during your stay in Melbourne to study at Monash. Your search and research should not be limited to those providers displayed here. We encourage that you seek further advice in conjunction with Consumer Affairs Victoria.