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Monash University has moved to a Virtual Parking Permit system. Each MRS resident is entitled to only one (1) Residential parking permit a year.
Residents must submit an online application through the Monash University Parking Permit system. You must provide proof of ownership of the vehicle when you apply.
Permit holders can only park in specified MRS Permit Restricted Parking Areas.
For those arriving at the Clayton Urban Community, there is limited ½ hour parking available in the C12 car park to assist you with checking in and unloading your luggage.
For those arriving at the Peninsula campus, short term parking is available in the C1 car park to assist you with checking in.
Please leave your luggage in your vehicle and we will provide you with a short term parking option close to your residence upon check in.
In order to ensure that our teams are prepared for your arrival, it is important that you provide us with your most recent expected arrival date.
Early arrivals cannot normally be accommodated (unless you seek prior approval), so the earliest date that you will be able to collect your keys will be your contract start date.
If you have made travel arrangements to arrive after the contract start date, we require you to provide us with your expected arrival date and time. If we receive no notification from you, we may assume that you are not arriving and your room could be offered to another resident. Please note that if you arrive after the contract start date, you will still be liable for the rent on your room from your contract start date.
I am arriving after hours. How can I collect my keys if the office is not open?
Yes! Please advise us of your expected arrival date and time so that we can assist you further.
Both options will result in your arrival details being updated, and our team will ensure that our overnight security team are prepared for your arrival. Please use the 24 hour clock format to ensure we have the correct time of your arrival.
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is approximately one hour from the Monash Clayton Campus, and approximately one and a half (1.5) hours from the Monash Peninsula Campus depending on the time of day you are travelling.
If you are an international student arriving into Melbourne for the first time, you may be entitled to a free airport pickup.
As part of our program to assist students with the transition into Residential Life at Monash University, we have developed an online resource called REStart.
REStart is designed to assist you at every stage of the transition from home (from the planning, preparing and packing stage, through arrival, settling in and then thriving in Residence and at Monash). Please spend some time looking through the website as it should make your move into residence much easier!
Your room at Monash Residential Services will come equipped with most of what you will need to start your stay with us.
All rooms in the Residential Village at Clayton and Peninsula are carpeted, heated and furnished with a single or king single bed, hi-speed internet access, VOIP phone, a study desk and chair, wardrobe and drawers and clothes airer.
The self contained studio apartments in Clayton and Peninsula feature a king single bed, hi-speed internet access, a study desk and chair, wardrobe and drawers, heater, and clothes airer, and kitchen area which includes a 250 or 338 litre refrigerator, sink, 2 hot plates, overhead fan, pantry and microwave, and an ensuite bathroom.
You will need to bring your own linen, towels, doona, pillows, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery.
Washing machines, clothes dryers, irons and ironing boards are provided in the communal laundry.
If you bring an electric jug or kettle or any other electrical appliances please note that to minimize the fire danger it MUST be a model with automatic safety cut-off.
You may wish to bring the following extras; clothes hangers, cooking utensils and cleaning equipment.
If you wish to bring in your own furniture or remove existing furniture from your room you are required to seek approval in writing from the Deputy Director Operations. Approval is only granted under special and extreme circumstances. Residents must note that removal of furniture if approved by the Deputy Director Operations will be at the cost of the resident and resident’s own arrangement to a secure off-campus storage location. MRS accepts no responsibility for the removal and storage of items off-campus. Items must be returned to the room and placed in the correct location when residents depart, to ensure that it matches the arrival inspection report.
Linen is not provided for any MRS accommodation.
You should bring your own linen (including sheets, towels, blankets, doona, doona cover, pillow and pillow case). Bed size is King Single.
Linen packs can be pre-purchased via Shop.Monash.
Any pre-purchased linen pack can be collected during check in.
The Halls Café (located next to the Residential Village Administration Office) is Halal certified and open from Sunday dinner service through to Friday dinner service inclusive. Service time: Lunch 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm and Dinner 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
There are also many food outlets located on campus. For a list of vendors view the Monash Food and Retail website.
There are two food outlets on the Peninsula Campus:
Please visit the Campus Developments webpage to make yourself aware of the developments that are taking place in and around the campus.
Monash University is a smoke-free (including e-cigarettes) campus. All MRS buildings are completely smoke-free. Smoking is restricted to a few designated areas on the campus. Smokers must use the designated smoking points in the outdoor areas if they wish to smoke.
Clayton campus smoking points are shown here
Peninsula campus please refer to the Peninsula Residential Getting-started-guide
If you are travelling with a parent/guardian and they are looking for short term accommodation when they arrive in Melbourne you have 2 options
Residents receive monthly rent invoices during the first week of each month. Your invoice will be for the rental charges for that same month, and you will have until the last day of that month to pay.
Your rental deposit (which you paid to accept your offer of accommodation) will be credited back to you along with your March (or a future) rental invoice and it will offset some of your that months rent costs.
If you have decided that you no longer require accommodation at MRS, kindly advise us by completing Withdraw my Application form.
PLEASE NOTE that conditions will apply: as per the terms of your agreement, charges for your room/studio apartment will apply from the start of your residency agreement until a suitable replacement is found.