Peninsula Residential Village
The Peninsula Residential Village contains an exciting group of smaller residences.
We have five accommodation options, all within a short walk to the heart of the University. Each residence is a little different, both in terms of the number of people you'll be living with, and its individual style.
The residents of each residence are expected to collectively take care of their homes. This involves taking responsibility for cleaning the shared spaces in their residence, as well as their own bedrooms. Monash Residential Services provides cleaning supplies to assist residents in keeping their flats clean and tidy. For more information, please view the list of cleaning responsibilities.
The Residential Village accommodation options are located close to the heart of campus and all amenities, check out the map here.
Take a resident lead virtual tour of a Samada Street Unit, one of the accommodation options in the Peninsula Residential Village.
All rooms are within walking distance of the campus and MPARC sports complex.
You also have Frankston Hospital, local beaches, community sporting facilities including PARC aquatic centre and a variety of shopping centres nearby.
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You'll have your own fully furnished, lockable room with
- A king single bed
- Desk and chair
- VOIP telephone and 1GB/sec internet access
- Wardrobe and drawers
- Online TV streaming
- Smoke alarm
- Locks on every door and window
You’ll also have access to these shared facilities within your residences:
- Kitchen with a stovetop, oven, toaster, kettle
- Pantry space
- Washing machine and clothes dryer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Lounge room with couches
- State of the art large communal space on the ground floor of Gillies Hall (accessible to all our residents)
- Lounge/dining rooms
- Music rehearsal room
- Table tennis and pool tables
- Study space
- Bike storage (on request)
As part of the campus, MRS is supported by the University's security services, with security assistance on hand 24/7.
- MRS is part of the University Respect Now Always initiative and mobile app.
- Only residents have access to their residences
- All rooms have their own lock for added privacy
- All residences and rooms have smoke alarms and fire-safety equipment which are checked regularly
- 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
Peninsula Residential is known as the Peninsula Panthers. Our colours are blue, green, and white. We stand strongly behind our flag, and we hold our head up proudly, wearing our 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.
Peninsula Residential Village's history
Living and learning has always been synonymous with the academic experience at Peninsula Campus. In 1960, when the then Frankston Teachers College that occupied the site was in its infancy, a new student hostel was constructed.
This modern building was prominently located at the front entrance to the Campus grounds, adjacent to the new central teaching building. This allowed residents to almost tumble out of bed into their classrooms.
The three level, double winged building, became home to 120 of the education students undertaking their teacher training. In 1960, 80 females and 40 males enjoyed the seaside ambience, and combined their academic learning with many extracurricular activities in art, drama, sport and travel.
Once established, there was an even mix of male and female residents, segregated in the two wings. A live-in Supervisor and Security Supervisor ensured that no one crossed between the divide, and that all fraternisation occurred in the common rooms below.
The residence was self managed, with a large kitchen preparing all meals during the week, and catering staff doubling as cleaners.
Small kitchenettes were provided on the upper floors to assist with weekend meal preparation.
Due to the popularity of the teacher training course, and the opportunity to live close to the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, the rooms always filled quickly.
As the campus transitioned from the Frankston Teachers College to State College of Victoria (1974), to Chisholm Institute of TAFE (1983), and the Monash University Peninsula Campus (1990), the student hostel continued to host rural and interstate students keen to undertake the education, business, science, arts, art and design, nursing and information technology courses.
With the growing internationalisation of the Peninsula Campus through its business and network computing courses, the relocation of the main entrance to the Campus, the reality of its aging buildings, and the need to use the prime location for another purpose, the decision was made in 1994 to demolish the student hostel building.
In 1998 the new state-of-the-art Library building took its place to welcome students grandly to the Campus.
To fill the ongoing need for student accommodation, smaller houses and units were constructed or acquired through the period 1996 to 2010 bringing the current bed stock close to the original 120 beds. The newer accommodation provided a more strategic and mature approach to student accommodation through the integration with Monash Residential Services in 2000.
This type of accommodation perfectly suits the community lifestyle that students of the Campus aspire to whilst undertaking studies in nursing, education, paramedics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and business. Demand for the accommodation service, including exemplary resident support, engagement and development always exceeds demand.
Sixty years on, the quest to maximise the opportunity to live and learn at the Peninsula Campus continues, as domestic and international students enhance their academic studies with full engagement with the Monash University experience.
Pricing and application
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