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Renting Costs 2022
Here’s what you can expect to pay for rental properties or rooms in Melbourne. Keep in mind that when renting entire properties, these don’t include costs for electricity, gas, water, phone or internet.
In Rooming Houses and some shared houses, the utilities should be included in the rent.
For all preferred accommodation please go to Monash University Preferred Student Accommodation.
In addition to rent, you’ll typically also need to pay a refundable bond upfront, usually equivalent to 2, 4 or 6 weeks rent.
The costs outlined below are approximate weekly costs in Australian Dollars (AU$).
|Rental comparisons 2022||Shared accommodation||Studio/1 bedroom apartments||2 bedroom apartments|
|Caulfield||$170 - 250||$250 - 350||$350 - 475|
|Clayton||$160 - 250||$225 - 325||$325 - 450|
|Central Business District||$180 - 290||$295 - 350||$350 - 500|
|Gippsland||$150 - 185||$150 - 200||$220 - 300|
|Parkville||$180 - 300||$275 - 375||$380 - 500|
|Peninsula||$170 - 240||$250 - 320||$320 - 450|
Renting Tips and advice
Check out our helpful guides to make sure that you get the most out of your experience.
Real Estate Agents
For a list of some of the local real estate agents located close to each of our campuses, click here.
Advocacy and Support View
You're not alone
Monash Residential Services (MRS) informs and guides students and staff of Monash College and Monash University of their housing options and tenancy rights and responsibilities at the Clayton, Caulfield, City, Parkville and Peninsula Campus.
If you choose to live in the private rental market on your own, or with a group of friends, we’re here to help you be Rent Smart and make an informed decision.
Our service can assist you with:
- how to find accommodation that is right for you
- advising you on what is fair rent
- help you get your essentials like electricity, internet, gas and water connected
- how to budget
- checking your rental agreements, bond forms and condition reports to ensure they meet standards
- advocacy and support at the VCAT (Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal)
- issues with your rental provider (landlord), real estate agent or housemates
Beware of scams!
We strongly recommend that you do not book long-term accommodation in the private rental market if you have not inspected it. There are ‘scams’ and false advertisers who may ask you to send money when in fact, the accommodation they are advertising does not exist! If you have suspicions or want to be sure, just contact us for assistance.
Our housing advisers are here to help you and offer their expert advice on all renting matters. Contact us before you commit in any way or pay any money.
We are here to help you! If you have a dispute or any concerns with your rental provider (landlord), agent or another renter (tenant) then contact us for a one on one consultation. Contact us here.
Being Rent Smart
Being Rent-Smart helps Monash students and staff who are living out of home in private rental accommodation make the most of their Monash experience - and keeps them informed about their rights and responsibilities in the rental market.
Click here for lots of helpful information to help make you Rent Smart.