If you are considering applying to Monash in 2019 and accommodation is a requirement for you, please note that applications for accommodation open on the 1st of September 2018.
There is always a high demand for on-campus accommodation so it is important for you to apply early, and please remember that as per our Admission Policy applications will be processed on a first-in, first-served basis.
Please visit our website for more information and to assist you in making an informed decision.
If you would like to re-apply for accommodation in 2019, or over the summer period, please be advised that Returning Resident & Summer accommodation applications open on the 1st of September 2018 and close on the 30th of September 2018, and will be processed on a first-in, first-served basis.
Please see the Admissions Policy for more information.
There is no payment required when you apply. Payments are only required if you are successful in obtaining an accommodation offer and wish to accept the offer. To start your application, click here.
You need to hold onto the accommodation offer until you receive a course offer. If the accommodation offer deadline has passed and you still don't have a course offer, you will nee to email the Admissions Office to explain your situation and ask to be placed on the priority waiting list for the next round of accommodation offers. Once you receive your course offer, contact MRS immediately and the Admissions Office will be able to provide you with an update on accommodation availability.
Remember that once you pay your rental deposit, it is non-refundable, even if you don't get a place at the University.
Early arrival is subject to room availability. Please email the RV Admissions Office for confirmation. You may arrive after the contract start date however you will be liable for rental charges from the start of your contract. If you plan to arrive after the contract start date, you will need to notify the Admissions Office and provide your expected arrival date.
Urban Community (UC): Campbell, Holman, Logan & Turner Halls
Early arrival is subject to room availability. Please email the UC Admissions Office for confirmation. You may arrive after the contract start date however you will be liable for rental charges from the start of your contract. If you plan to arrive after the contract start date, you will need to notify the Admissions Office and provide your expected arrival date.
Urban Community (UC): Briggs & Jackomos Halls (NRAS Scheme)
You must notify the Admissions Office of any early arrival to ensure that your tenancy agreement commencement date reflects this date. If you are arriving later than the tenancy commencement date, we ask that you notify the UC Admissions Office to advise your arrival date and time. You may arrive after the start date of your tenancy agreement however you'll be liable for rental charges from the start of your tenancy agreement.
Early arrival is subject to room availability. Please email the Peninsula Admissions Office for confirmation. You may arrive after the contract start date however you will be liable for rental charges from the start of your contract. If you plan to arrive after the contract start date, you will need to notify the Admissions Office and provide your expected arrival date.
You will be advised of your hall allocation via email approximately two weeks before your contract start date. You will be advised of your room number upon check-in.
Once your acceptance documents and payment have been received and processed, you will be allocated a hall and room by the Admissions Office. MRS will endeavour to take all preferences into consideration but cannot guarantee that your preferred hall will be available at all times.
You will be advised of your hall allocation via email approximately one week before your contract start date. You will be advised of your room number upon check-in.
You’ll find our current fee-schedule here. All of our on-campus accommodation includes a private furnished room, all your utilities (like water, gas and electricity), internet access, laundry facilities and a shuttle bus between campuses. Plus you’ll have access to a wide range of activities, events and support programs. It’s great value for money, especially when compared to the cost of renting privately.
Your room contains a single bed, wardrobe, desk, side table, cupboard, VoIP telephone (for free internal calls) and chair. Internet, utilities (electricity, heating, water), laundry facilities and car-parking (subject to proof of vehicle ownership) are all included as part of your residential agreement.
The items that you will need to provide for personal use include bedding, towels and cooking equipment, such as crockery, saucepans and cutlery. You can pre-purchase a bedding pack online from the Shop.Monash website, ready for pick up on your arrival.
Some residents at Residential Village may also bring a small bar fridge for their private bedroom. Residents in studio apartments may wish to supply their own vacuum cleaner as they are not available from the MRS office.
No. As a resident, as long as you can provide proof that you own your car (i.e. registration paperwork with your family name and your address), we’ll issue you with an MRS Parking Permit for the corresponding MRS allocated parking.
Upon departure from residences, we require the parking permit to be returned otherwise you may be charged the equivalent of a current Blue Parking Permit.
While most of our accommodation facilities are mixed, there is an option for single-gender areas within an accommodation building. Please specify this requirement when completing your online application.
No, but you’ll have the facilities you need to cook for yourself. You might be interested in joining a cooking group. Alternatively, if cooking is not your thing, you can purchase freshly-prepared meals at the Halls Cafe (Clayton only). And many of the events run by your hall will provide free food!
We understand that living and studying away from your home country can be an exciting, but also challenging experience. At MRS, you’ll receive the support you need to settle in properly. Plus, a large number of our residents are international students so you won’t be alone.
Yes. As long as you are a Monash student, you can live at any Monash campus where we offer accommodation.
The University offers a free shuttle bus service that runs between Clayton and other campuses. There are three campuses that are serviced by the bus: Clayton, Caulfield and Peninsula. The bus offers free wifi on board to make the commute more enjoyable.
At most campuses, Australia Post delivers your mail to the Administration Office, and we then pass it on to your mailbox. We’ll give you all the details when you check in. It’s just slightly different at Peninsula Residential, where Australia Post delivers directly to your residence.
Once you leave, regular mail will be redirected to the forwarding address you provide on your departure form for a period of two weeks following your departure. After this period, all regular mail will be returned to the sender. Note that parcels will not be forwarded; they will be returned to the sender and parcels being delivered via courier will not be accepted at the Administration Office.
At the end of your accommodation contract, we require all rooms to be completely vacated. This means there should be no items left in your room. To avoid any additional charges, your room should be cleaned and left in the same condition it was given to you.
To ensure your room is completely vacated on check out, the following rules apply:
Urban Community & Peninsula Residential:
It is up to each resident to find their own off-campus storage solution.
It is recommended that each resident finds their own off-campus storage solutions, however a request can be made in writing to the RV Operations Office for a portable storage box e.g. Taxi Box, and approval for this will be made on a case by case basis.
Monash University Open Day is held each year on the first Saturday in August for Peninsula Campus and the first Sunday of August for Caulfield and Clayton. This provides a great opportunity to view the student accommodation halls and rooms. Open Day hours are from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
If you can’t make it to Monash Open Day, the following guidelines apply:
Clayton On-Campus Accommodation Tours
Generally, tours of communal areas within residential halls, such as TV/games room, common room, laundry, kitchen, mail room and bike store, can be arranged through the Administration Office. A resident room may only be viewed if a vacancy exists.
A sample of our self-contained studio apartments may be found near the car park outside the Administration Office at 58 College Way, Clayton Campus.
You can book a guide tour by clicking here, or alternatively, check out the virtual tours may also be viewed online.
Peninsula On-Campus Accommodation Tours
Unfortunately, due to full occupancy throughout the year, we are unable to show the inside of our residences except on Open Day. However, Peninsula staff can accompany visitors for a pre-booked tour of the external of the buildings and discuss the various amenities inside.
A virtual tour of the Peninsula residences may also be viewed online.
If you're planning to depart any of the MRS on-campus accommodation and break your lease, you are required to complete a departure form either online or in person. Forms may be obtained from the MRS Administration Offices at Residential Village (58 College Way) or Urban Community (38 College Walk). Peninsula residents may collect a form at Level 2 Building C, Peninsula campus.
To assist in finding a replacement for your room and reduce any financial hardship you may experience, the MRS Admissions Office requires as much notice as possible of your intended departure date.
We have three styles of accommodation on-campus self-contained studio apartments, shared apartments, and more traditional halls of residence. You can find out more about these on-campus accommodation options and on which campus they’re available on our website.
If you’re interested in renting private accommodation off-campus, we can also provide advice and guidance to make the process a little easier. You can find out more about off-campus accommodation on our website.
For starters, you’ll be surrounded by a group of young people from around the world, all looking to make new friendships. It’s super convenient too - you’ll generally be walking distance from your classes. You’ll be comfortable, safe and secure with loads of support. Plus, it’s heaps of fun - with dozens of activities, like movie nights, cultural events, team challenges and charity initiatives.
Accommodation provided is offered on the condition that you remain a full-time student throughout the year. If you have completed your studies, you may be required to vacate your room. Please contact the Administration Office for further information.