There is usually very high demand for on-campus accommodation, and Swinburne cannot guarantee that a place will be available for all students who apply. We strongly advise students to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
On-campus accommodation is available at two of our campuses:
UniLodge @ Swinburne Place
These fully-furnished terraces, townhouses, studios, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments accommodate 371 students.
All apartments are fully secured, and bedrooms in shared apartments are lockable. Shared facilities include laundry facilities, study/tutorial rooms, an outdoor barbecue area and car parking.
Swinburne Residential College (Hawthorn)
Swinburne Residential College incorporates 84 fully furnished rooms.
The College offers a safe and supportive environment particularly suited to students who have not lived away from home previously.
Each room has a single bed with bedding, a built-in desk with bookshelf, a sink and vanity cupboard, an electric jug, desk lamp, telephone, broadband internet connection, ergonomic study chair and a visitors chair. There is hydronic heating and a fan in each bedroom and bed linen is provided.
Swinburne Student Apartments
Swinburne Student Apartments have 156 rooms with two or three bedrooms in each apartment. The apartments are partly furnished and include: single bed, desk, chair, TV and entertainment unit, kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, electric kettle and microwave oven.
Also included are gas heating, dining table and chairs, lounge chairs and coffee table, clothes washing machine and dryer and broadband internet connection.
Following a decision of Swinburne's Council in July 2012, teaching of TAFE and higher education programs will cease at Lilydale from 1 July 2013. Students enrolled at Lilydale will be supported to continue their studies at other Swinburne campuses, including Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna. On-campus accommodation is available at Hawthorn.
Lilydale Student Village
The Lilydale Student Village is situated on the Lilydale campus, overlooking Lilydale Lake.
The village includes 25 luxury apartments each containing four to five separately keyed bedrooms, a kitchen, dining and lounge/study area. Sixteen apartments have ensuite bathrooms and nine have twin-share bathrooms.
Wheelchair access and disabled facilities are also available to a number of apartments. Each apartment is fully furnished, containing dining and living room furniture, a bed, desk, chair, draws, wardrobe and washing line.
The village has a common room with a pool table, lounge area, large flat screen television with pay-television and DVD player, public phone, laundry facilities, wireless internet, outdoor BBQ and on-site private parking.
The village has a full time on-site manager and live-in caretaker on call 24 hours.
It is walking distance to the Lilydale train station, supermarket and local shops.
Please note that Swinburne University has a commercial interest in its on-campus accommodation options.