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Private accommodation

Private accommodation options for under 18 students

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Students are able to reside with a parent, legal custodian or eligible relative living full-time at the residence who takes responsibility for them. In accordance with the Australian Government regulations, the Department of Home Affairs (HA) must approve a student's private accommodation arrangements.

Living with a minder in private accommodation

Trinity College will no longer process private minder nomination.
You can contact Trinity's Housing and Accommodation Office at tcfs-accommodation@trinity.unimelb.edu.au to find out more.

Living with a parent, legal custodian or relative

If you intend to live with a parent, legal custodian or eligible relative and do not require Trinity College to issue you with a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare document, you must advise the Department of Home Affairs (HA) directly of your accommodation arrangements. You must also advise Trinity College that you do not require a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare document by completing the Under 18 HA Welfare Declaration form (174kb). This form must be submitted when you accept your place at Trinity College and the College will then issue a Confirmation of Enrolment without a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare document.

HA has specific accommodation and welfare regulations for students under 18. Contact the Department of Home Affairs to find out more.

Last updated: March 2020