University accommodation

 unilodge front showing its cafe and convenience storeVictoria University (VU) operates two facilities to accommodate students of the University and provides a range of information and support services to assist you with every aspect of your accommodation search.

If you have never lived out of home, or wish to live in a university environment, choosing to live in our student accommodation may be a great option for you. Here, you can meet people from all around the world and get involved in social and academic activities.

If you would like advice or support when looking for accommodation, please see our housing and accommodation support pages.

Benefits of living near campus

Our student housing is in convenient and friendly apartment blocks, less than 7km from the heart of Melbourne, close to public transport and Highpoint Shopping Centre. They are also just a short walk to classes at our Footscray Park Campus giving you easy access to on-campus facilities and services including:

  • the University library
  • bookshop
  • cafeterias
  • sporting facilities including a gym and indoor swimming pool
  • classes
  • support services.

In addition, student housing is safe and secure, with many fun-packed student residence only events, trips and recreation facilities onsite.

Living across the road from our Footscray Park Campus gives you the chance to meet people from all around the world and get involved in social and academic activities from a comfortable home base.

Our student housing is also only a short walk away from the vibrant cafes and markets of Footscray, as well as great public transport access to all VU campuses and the CBD. Read about some of the great reasons to live in university accommodation.

UniLodge @ VU

UniLodge @ VU student housing

UniLodge @ VU opened in February 2016. This luxury 12-storey student-housing complex offers studio apartments, 2 bedroom and 6 bedroom share apartments to rent.

Fully furnished with study rooms, outdoor leisure spaces, on-site cafe and a theatre, UniLodge @ VU offers you a first-class living experience across the road from our Footscray Park Campus. It's just a short walk to Footscray Nicholson Campus and the Footscray Railway station is only two stops to the city and our City Flinders Campus.

Living at UniLodge @ VU, you will have the opportunity to mix and meet other VU students and have access to VU's Footscray Park Campus services and facilities.

This new 500 bed complex is part of the Footscray University Town collaboration with Maribyrnong City Council, focused on the development of a diverse, vibrant, creative arts precinct in Footscray.

Information about fees, facilities, furnishing and life at Unilodge is available on the UniLodge @ VU page.

Apply now for UniLodge @ VU

Resident advisors

Studying at uni can be a challenge, especially if you're new to Melbourne. Our friendly team of Resident Advisors (senior students who have been through the same thing) are here to support you in your transition to university life and living away from home. Whether you're feeling homesick or just want help maintaining a good balance between study, work and your social life, our residence staff can help.

Victoria Place (until December 2017 only)

Victoria Place student housing

From December 2017, VU will no longer offer accommodation at Victoria Place. Short term accommodation continues to be available until December only.

Victoria Place is a purpose-built apartment complex in Footscray, located 2 minutes walk from Footscray Park Campus. It has 53 beds, comprised of 41 single occupancy units and 6 dual occupancy units.

Each unit is fully furnished and self-contained purposely designed for students living.

Located on Ballarat Road, Footscray, it is only a short walk to classes at our Footscray Park Campus and all on-campus facilities. Our student housing is close to public transport and Highpoint Shopping Centre.

Information about fees, facilities, furnishing and life at Victoria Place is available on the Victoria Place page.

Apply now for Victoria Place

University residences parking

Residents of Victoria Place and UniLodge @ VU require a University Residences (UR) Permit. This permit allows parking in P Ticket areas and E Permit zones only.

You can apply for:

  • 3 month UR permit A$192.50
  • 6 month UR permit A$385
  • 12 month UR permit A$750.

Payment is required on application and permits are non-refundable.

To apply:

Read more about parking your car at VU.

Contact us

UniLodge @ VU

Phone: +61 3 9998 8490


Victoria Place

Phone: +61 3 9919 4455