Finding a place to live

Welcome to Melbourne!

We know that you are excited to move to Melbourne and we are glad that you have chosen to study here. Consistently ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities, Melbourne offers so much! But do you know how to find a place to live?

Where to start looking

There are many different types of off-campus accommodation as shown below. Most houses and apartments in Melbourne are rented through a real estate agent, but individual landlords, or students wishing to share can also advertise their properties or rooms online. The information below is designed to help you make an informed decision. Make sure you check out our suburb profiles for lots of great information!

Before you arrive in Melbourne

We recommend that you book temporary accommodation before you arrive for at least 7 to 10 days. You can start looking for long term accommodation once you have arrived and we will be there to help guide you along the way. Short term accommodation can be found all over Melbourne, but for a list of providers close to each of the Monash Campuses, see the temporary accommodation listing .

Rent Smart - be aware of scams!

You should never sign a rental agreement or pay rent or bond before you have viewed the property in person, as this could be a scam. Contact us for more assistance if you are unsure.

Types of accommodation

"Arriving at Australia and living off campus can seem daunting, but the support and advocacy provided to me by MRS genuinely made me feel cared for and secure in all my dealings with the landlords here. I would highly recommend them to all off-campus students"

Read more about Nasik's experience finding a place to live

Further Resources

Real Estate Agents

For a list of some of the local real estate agents located close to each of our campuses, click here.

Rental Costs

For an idea of what you can expect to pay in rent each week, check out our rental cost guide here.

Renting Tips and advice

Check out our helpful guides to make sure that you get the most out of your experience.