Rooming Houses for Students Over 18

Rooming Houses for Students Over 18

Trinity College works closely with a number of student rooming houses that provide accommodation specifically for international students. Rooming House rooms are furnished and are usually within walking distance or a short tram ride from Trinity College.

Students usually have their own bedroom but share a bathroom, kitchen and living spaces with other residents. Costs for electricity gas and water are included in the student’s rent.

Places are limited so early application is advisable.

Meals: Some rooming houses provide meals so cooking skills are not necessarily required. Facilities vary from house to house.

Internet: Each accommodation option offers a unique internet and phone package. Further information and rates can be obtained directly from each provider.

NOTE: Students usually need to commit to staying in their accommodation choice for at least 6 or 12 months under a lease agreement or contract. If a student vacates before the end of the lease/contract period, he/she may still be required to continue paying the rent for the duration of the original lease/contract.

As per the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (VIC), penalties apply to break a lease/contract. These penalties should be discussed with the accommodation provider prior to accepting or signing a new lease/contract.

Carlton Student Accommodation, Cardigan St

437 Cardigan St, Carlton

Price per week: AUD 245-290
Contact: Mr Domenic Di Iorio

T: +61 (0) 412 468 477  
E:  rooms@studentaccommodation .com.au

14 single rooms

bedroom only rooming house style accommodation with shared common areas, bathrooms and cooking facilities

renovated(2010), contemporary and modern

WEBSITE

Carlton Student Accommodation, Drummond St

372–374 Drummond St, Carlton

Price per week: AUD 245-290
Contact: Mr Domenic Di Iorio

T: +61 (0) 412 468 477  
E:  rooms@studentaccommodation .com.au

9 single rooms

bedroom only rooming house accommodation with shared common areas, bathrooms and cooking facilities

large and spacious, older style terrace house

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Carlton Student Accommodation, Grattan St

92 Grattan St, Carlton

Price per week: AUD 245-290
Contact: Mr Domenic Di Iorio

T: +61 (0) 412 468 477  
E:  rooms@studentaccommodation .com.au

25 single rooms

bedroom only rooming house accommodation with shared common areas, bathrooms and cooking facilities

small building, 1980s style, furnishings in good condition

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PLEASE NOTE: Prices listed, and photos are indicative only and subject to change without notice.  Students and their families are responsible for making their own assessment of the information provided and of the suitability of the accommodation. Trinity will not accept any liability that may be incurred by any person acting in reliance upon the information provided.

 

Private Rentals

Private rental accommodation provides students with greater independence and also the responsibility of cooking. Some choose to share a house or flat with other Trinity College Foundation Studies students. It is advisable that students ensure they can live comfortably with the others and agree on house rules.

Private rental arrangements are not an option for students under the age of 18.

This type of accommodation is generally unfurnished, and students need to allow some time before their course starts to find suitable accommodation and set themselves up, ensuring they have funds to purchase furniture and equipment.

Students may require temporary accommodation when they first arrive in Melbourne while they are searching for a suitable place. The Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) Accommodation Office can assist with arranging temporary accommodation.

Australian real estate agents generally require one month’s rent in advance plus a refundable security deposit (bond), typically equivalent to a month’s rent.

Each student is responsible for their agreed share of the rent for the entire period of their lease, which is normally 12 months. If they vacate before the end of the lease period, they may still need to continue paying the rent for the duration of the original contract. The costs of electricity, gas and telephone are additional.

For further information regarding renting and your rights and responsibilities, please refer to the Tenants Union of Victoria:

www.tuv.org.au

Should you have any accommodation queries, please contact the TCFS Accommodation Office:
E:  tcfs-accommodation@trinity.unimelb.edu.au T:  +61 3 93487144