Roberts Hall

Roberts Hall believes in giving residents the support to make their own decisions alongside valuing respect and compassion for others. If kindness is important to you, you belong at Roberts Hall.

Built in 1971, Roberts Hall is home to 187 residents. The hall is built around two green courtyards and the rooms are arranged in groups around a shared bathroom and utility room.

Roberts Hall is a 'stairway-style' residences where there are four rooms on each floor, connected vertically by a stairway to similar floors above and below. These vertical communities don't have a kitchen (there's a shared kitchen for the whole building which you can walk to) but they have a small utilities room shared between two floors with a fridge and other basic facilities.

Check out the map showing the location of Roberts Hall.

Roberts Hall Virtual Tour

Let a resident of Roberts Hall show you around! Check out the layout of the hall, the common spaces and other communal areas, and see inside a bedroom all while gaining insights from residents about what its like to live in the hall.

187 residents
3 floors
10 washers
10 dryers
22 - 26 bathrooms1 central commercial
style kitchen

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Your room

You'll have your own carpeted room with:

  • A single bed
  • Desk and chair
  • VOIP telephone and 1GB/sec internet access
  • Wardrobe and drawers
  • Online TV streaming (with access to 30 channels)
  • Heating
  • Desk fan
  • Smoke alarm, automatic sprinkler, and locks on every door and window
  • Clothes airer (drying rack)

Shared facilities

As well as your room, you will have access to the shared facilities of Roberts Hall including:

  • Common room
  • Study rooms/library
  • Games room
  • Music rehearsal room
  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Veggie Gardens

As part of the campus, MRS is supported by the University's security services, with security assistance on hand 24/7 - but we also have dedicated ‘MRS’ services personnel on site each night at Clayton to assist all residents and to ensure safety and security. Here are some of the other ways we keep everyone safe:

  • MRS is part of the University Respect Now Always initiative and mobile app.
  • Only residents have access to their hall (via proxy card or security key access)
  • All rooms have their own lock for added privacy
  • All halls and rooms have smoke alarms and fire-safety equipment which are checked regularly
  • On-Campus Security personnel can escort you to your residence if you’re returning late at night - and security staff are based in or close to the residences
  • We run fire safety inductions and regular drills
  • Our Residential Support Teams are made up of senior Monash University staff and student leaders who live in each hall to support each resident. They are trained to understand the special needs of younger students living away from home for the first time.
  • Residential Support Team members have first-aid training, mental health first-aid training and all are required to have a Working With Children Check.

A safe environment requires cooperation from everyone in the residential community, which is why our Conditions of Residency includes a number of security initiatives and responsibilities.

Mascot and flag

Roberts Hall’s mascot is the Bulldog and our colours are red, white and navy. We bulldogs wear these colours proudly on special occasions and to support our fellow bulldogs at sporting events.

Residential Support Team Officers

Our live-in Residential Support Team Officers (RSTO) offer guidance and support; they’re dedicated to making sure you're comfortable with all aspects of campus life and you're included in the fun.

Pricing and application

See pricing of accommodation.

If you’d like to live at Roberts Hall and be part of our community, please apply here.

Roberts Hall's history

Tom Roberts 
1856 - 1931

Roberts Hall is named after Tom Roberts, the father of Australian Landscape painting. The Hall was opened in June 1971

Tom Roberts (1856 - 1931) was born in England but emigrated with his parents to Australia in 1869 where they eventually settled in the suburb of Collingwood. He initially worked as a photographer's assistant through the 1870s while studying art at night. In 1881 to 1884 he went back to England to hone his craft.

He returned to Melbourne and worked out of Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street in Melbourne, and at a number of artists' camps around Australia. His most famous paintings come from this period but he was also an expert maker of picture frames, and during the period 1903-1914, when he painted relatively  little,  he  derived  most  of  his income from this work.

Roberts painted primarily oil landscapes and portraits with his most famous works being Shearing the rams and The Big Picture. His paintings tended to focus on ordinary, particularly country, Australians working. His works portrayed activities such as sheep shearing and chopping trees or focused on the Australian landscape. He died in 1931 of cancer in Kallista near Melbourne  but  is  remembered  today  as  an artist who captured the unique character of Australia in his paintings.

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