Campbell Hall

Located in the centre of the Clayton campus, our proud and diverse community is an exciting and supportive place to call home. We offer an exceptional residential experience where students play a vital role in organising many social, sporting, academic and cultural activities that add fun, variety, and enrichment to our culture.

244 residents
6 floors
13 washers
13 dryers
Accessible roomsGraduate Hub 
on ground floor

Campbell Hall is a modern six storey building which is divided into two wings and accommodates 244 residents. There are 20 accessible rooms in Campbell Hall and general accessibility features have been incorporated throughout the building.

On the ground floor of the building, there are some specialist areas for use by assorted Monash University cohorts.  For information about the various facilities and their usage, please click here.

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Your Room

You'll have your own 20sqm room with:

  • A king single bed and bedside table
  • A built in desk, chair and shelving
  • VOIP telephone and 1GB/sec internet access
  • A kitchen area with a microwave, two hot plates, overhead fan, 250 litre refrigerator, sink, bench space and pantry
  • Fully equipped en-suite bathroom
  • Wardrobe and drawers
  • Hydronic heating and overhead fan
  • Smoke alarm, automatic sprinkler, locks on all doors and windows
  • Clothes airer (drying rack)

Shared Facilities

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

  • Common Room
  • Floor Lounges on each floor
  • Games Room
  • Table tennis and Pool Tables
  • Music Rehearsal Rooms
  • Outdoor BBQ area & Veggie Garden

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.

Respect Now

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

campell hall logo

The mascot for Campbell Hall is the Kangaroo. Our colours are blue, green, and white and we roos wear these colours on special occasions and to support our fellow residents at sporting events.

Residential Support Team

Our live-in Residential Support Team (RST) offers 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.

The RST provides academic-support programs, sporting, social and cultural events and they have arranged an events calendar packed with fun so you get all the fantastic social aspects of residential living, as well as your privacy.

Additional Features

Located beneath Campbell Hall, the Graduate Student Hub is a study space open to graduate coursework and research students.  Open from 7:00am to 12:00 midnight daily, it features a quiet study area with a range of study pods and desks, an open study area with pods and meeting areas, and a kitchenette.   Swipe access is via registration only.

Monash Graduate Education (MGE) operates a seminar room here too.  This space is used by MGE to run activities and events for graduate students.  It is also available to be booked by other groups within the University where the primary audience is graduate students.

Campbell Hall's history

Campbell Hall is named in honour and recognition of Emeritus Professor Enid Mona Campbell AC, OBE.

Emeritus Professor Enid Mona Campbell, AC, OBE photograph
Emeritus Professor Enid Mona Campbell, AC, OBE
1932 - 2010

Professor Enid Campbell (1932 - 2010) was an eminent legal scholar and the first female professor and then dean of a law school in Australia. She earned an international reputation for her research and writing on constitutional and administrative law, and her contribution to legal education.

Professor Campbell was born in Launceston, Tasmania, where she attended Methodist Ladies' College and was Dux of the school. At the University of Tasmania she was awarded a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and the university medal in law.

Professor Campbell won a graduate scholarship to Duke University in the United States, where she was awarded a PhD in political science for her examination of the work of the 19th Century legal philosopher John Austin, studying the law from the perspectives of political philosophy, international law  and  comparative politics.

Returning to Australia in 1959, Professor Campbell began her long career of distinguished university-based legal research. Her first book, 'Parliamentary Privilege in Australia', established her as the leading Australian scholar in the field. Her textbook, 'Legal Research: Materials and Methods', was referred to as the "student bible" on legal research in Australia.

In 1967, Professor Campbell was appointed Sir Isaac Isaacs Professor of Law at Monash University, the first woman to hold a chair of law at an Australian university. In 1971, she was appointed Dean of Monash Law School - the first female dean of a law school in Australia. She retired officially from Monash University in 1997 after 30 years of service, but as an emeritus professor remained active as a researcher and author in her field.

Enid Campbell received many awards recognising her achievements and contributions to the law and the community. In 1971, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In 1979, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and in 2005 was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) - the highest honour that can be conferred on an Australian citizen.

As a leading scholar in a field traditionally dominated by men, Professor Campbell was an inspiration throughout her career for young women studying law.

References: Matthew Groves, 'Obituary: Enid Mona Campbell', AIAL Forum No. 63 - September 2010 Monash University Archives

Photograph: Monash University Archives, IN8342; photographer unknown

Pricing and application

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If you'd like to live at Campbell Hall and be part of our community, please apply here

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