It’s important to find a place you can call home. No matter what you’re looking for or what your budget is, we can help you secure the right Melbourne accommodation for your needs.

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Iglu Melbourne

Purpose-built student accommodation is a great way to meet new friends and settle into university, without worrying about extra bills and services.

Iglu Melbourne City

Iglu Student Accommodation offers state-of-the-art, fully-furnished accommodation on Franklin Street, directly opposite Queen Victoria Market. From this prime city location, our Melbourne Campus is easy to get to by tram, walking or bike.

Iglu offers the supportive benefits of student accommodation with the flexibility of an off-campus lifestyle. 
The facility includes fully-furnished living spaces, fabulous communal areas, a safe and secure environment, and a program of free events.

ACU students will receive:

  • unlimited internet
  • free airport pickup
  • free linen pack
  • rental fees inclusive of water, electricity or gas
  • fully furnished living spaces
  • shared lounge
  • choice of shared or private kitchen/kitchenette
  • choice of shared or private bathrooms
  • secure swipe card access
  • plenty of free social events.

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Are you from Australia or New Zealand?

Iglu is inviting students from Australia and New Zealand to apply for an Iglu Regional Scholarship. Through this Scholarship, eligible students can live in a fully furnished share apartment in Melbourne or Brisbane with special room rates from:

  • $299/week in Melbourne
  • $199/week in Brisbane

Click here to find out how you can apply today!

Rental Assistance for International Students

The Iglu International Accommodation Scholarship Program (IIASP) offers international students from ACU the opportunity to live in a fully furnished share apartment at Iglu Melbourne City, Iglu South Yarra or Iglu Brisbane City with rental assistance of up to $9,500 over 12 months.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship.

2022 room rates for Iglu Melbourne City

Room Types Weekly / 6 months Weekly / 12 months
Six-bedroom multi-share, with ensuite
$314 $289
Studio apartment $374 $349
Premium studio apartment $404 $379

2022 room rates for Iglu South Yarra

Melbourne’s hottest neighbourhood has a cool kid on the block, Iglu South Yarra. Just a short 2-minute walk to trains and unrivalled lifestyle benefits of cool bars and cafes, urban trend and foodie delights.

Room Types Weekly / 6 months Weekly / 12 months
Six-bedroom Apartment with ensuite (Standard)
$404 $259
Six-bedroom Apartment with ensuite (Premium) $304 $279
Single studio apartment $344 $319
Standard studio apartment $364 $339
Premium studio apartmen $404 $379


ACU students who choose a 12-month contract receive complimentary airport pickup, unlimited internet data and a linen pack. Rental fees are all-inclusive, which means it includes the cost of water, electricity or gas. You’ll also have access to a range of accommodation-run events and activities.

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St Mary's College 


St Mary's College is more than just accommodation – it’s a community of like-minded students. With all meals included, shared common areas to relax in and wi-fi included, you can get the most out of university, socially as well as academically.

At St Mary's, students have their own bedroom with a sink, single bed, desk and chair, internet port and a built-in wardrobe.

Throughout both semesters there are social events including regular dinners, the annual college ball and a rich cultural life to be a part of including the St Mary's College Choir and the annual musical or drama production.

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Marist House Fitzroy

Located in Fitzroy, an easy 10 minutes’ walk to ACU, Marist House is a friendly and supportive family-style student residence.

Hosted by a resident community of Marist Brothers, Marist House offers a communal setting for young people desiring to live together, open to exploring their Catholic / Christian faith and engaging in service to the wider community. It also serves as a hub for Young Marists in Melbourne.

As well as these elements, the individual and communal facilities at Marist House provide every support to realise your academic goals.

Learn more here

Other accommodation options

If student accommodation isn't for you, there are other choices. You can ease into Australian life with a homestay or choose a more independent option with our renting tips.

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The information and contacts provided by ACU Student Accommodation are to assist you in your search for accommodation and provide you with details of the services you may require. The information provided is compiled in good faith and is intended as a guide only. ACU does not endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend the accuracy of the information. ACU Student Accommodation does not profit in any way or sponsor any of the contacts listed, they are provided solely as a convenience to you.

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