Accommodation for regional & rural student placements

Monash Rural Health provides accommodation for medicine, nursing and allied health students on regional and rural placements. Accommodation includes college-style and houses in local communities. All accommodation is furnished, has fully equipped kitchens and internet access. All accommodation is non-smoking.

How to book accommodation

To apply for accommodation go to our accommodation booking portal. If you need help to apply for accommodation at specific sites contact the coordinators listed on the portal home page.

Accommodation costs

A subsidised weekly Accommodation Rental Fee covers the cost of accommodation and utilities. The fee, regardless of location, is:

Placement duration2023 fees2024 fees
Placements up to 18 weeks$75 per week, paid in advance$80 per week, paid in advance
Placements 18 weeks or longer$110 per week
payable in instalments, first month upfront
$115 per week
payable in instalments, first month upfront

Subsidised accommodation is available for all domestic medicine, nursing and allied health students and international medical, nursing and allied health students from Monash University.

For Year 3B and 4C medical students, the Accommodation Rental Fee applies from the date of occupancy until fully vacated (including all possessions) including semester breaks.

The Accommodation Rental Fee is reviewed annually.

Your placement must be a minimum of two weeks (10 placement days) to a maximum of one year to make a booking.

Student Residential Accommodation Agreement

When you submit an application for accommodation with Monash Rural Health, you are deemed to have reviewed and agreed to the terms and conditions of use set out in the Student Residential Accommodation Agreement. If you do not agree to those terms and conditions, then you will not be entitled to use the accommodation.

More than a place to stay

While you are on placement in our regions, you have access to all the facilities at our training sites: Eduroam, libraries, student lounges, and a range of student support services. We would love to welcome you, so please say hello if you come to our site. Here are the people you can talk to at each site.

Monash Rural Health has been embedded in regional and rural communities for over 25 years and offers support to medicine, nursing and allied health students undertaking short-term and long-term placements across our regions in the north-west and south-east of Victoria. We are funded by the Commonwealth government and have the mandate to improve access for rural and remote communities to appropriate health services, by encouraging medicine, nursing and allied health students to pursue a career in rural practice through the provision of education, training and support in regional, rural and remote areas. Our aim is to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience while on your rural placement so that you will want to return and work in the region.