For new residents (have never lived or do not currently live on campus) who wish to apply for accommodation starting in 2018, applications are open online at Monash Residential Services - Apply Now. You can apply to live on campus, even before receiving a Monash course offer.
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.
You need to hold onto the accommodation offer until you receive a course offer. If the offer deadline has passed and you still don't have a course offer, 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 'check in' day however you'll be liable for rental charges from the start of your contract. You will need to notify the Admissions Office about your later arrival date.
An early arrival may be accommodated provided your allocated studio is available. Alternatively, you can apply for early arrival at the summer hall in the Residential Village, then transfer to your allocated studio at the commencement of your residency period. Please email the UC Admissions Office to request early arrival.
Urban Community: Briggs & Jackomos Halls
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 'check in' day 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 'check in' day however you'll be liable for rental charges from the start of your contract. You will need to notify the Admissions Office about your later 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.
Residents are given the opportunity to log into the MRS Resident portal and select their room and hall once they have accepted their accommodation offer. Applicants that are accepting closer to the commencement of the residency period may not have this opportunity due to the limited number of rooms left and will be allocated a hall and room by the Residential Office. Hall allocation will be provided once your acceptance documents and payment have been received and processed.
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 web site, 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 papers with your family name and your address), we’ll issue you with an MRS Parking Permit for the corresponding MRS allocated parking. However, upon departure from residences, we require the parking permit to be returned otherwise you may be charged the equivalent of a 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.
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 web site.
If you’re interested in renting private accommodation off-campus, we can also provide advice advice and guidance to make the process a little easier. You can find out more about off-campus accommodation on our web site.
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. There's loads of support. And 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. You can request to remain on-campus by writing to the Director MRS with your reasons as to why you wish to remain at MRS. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified accordingly.