Room Types and Bookings

Book for one night, one semester or several years. You will come to call Graduate House your home away from home.

 

 

 

Graduate House is the perfect place to stay. It is in the heart of Melbourne University’s southern precinct and just north of RMIT University. It is also just five minutes away by tram or bike from the campuses of other universities in Melbourne’s CBD.

We provide high quality college-like accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled at any university in Melbourne, as well as for academics, researchers and clinicians visiting universities, research institutes and medical precincts in Melbourne.

We offer variable stay durations. You may thus stay for just one night or for weeks, months, semesters or years at a time.

Booking Your Stay at Graduate House

To enquire about accommodation at Graduate House please complete the following form. You are most welcome also to contact us by phone + 61 3 9347 3428 or by email at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au.

For longer term bookings (e.g, while completing your degree) we will send you a Resident Membership Application Form (via a secure link). Your reservation is confirmed upon payment of the required bonds and advance rent. There is a shorter application process for bookings from visiting Members, academics, hospital staff and researchers, as well as those that are made by a university or by those attending professional development events or conferences.

 

Short term accommodation at Graduate House

FAQs

What are the benefits of staying at Graduate House?
Graduate House is a diverse and vibrant college where you live, learn and meet new people. Your stay here provides the opportunity to form lifelong friendships, establish professional connections and enrich your learning through collaboration with an active network of students and graduates from different disciplines, countries, cultures and life stages. By staying at Graduate House you can take advantage of all of the exciting possibilities of your university experience, and won’t need to worry about being isolated, preparing your own meals, travelling far to campus or missing out on new and unique opportunities.

What does The Graduate Union do?
Together, the House and the Union form our international charity and not-for-profit membership association. We bring together graduates of all universities across the world through membership, so that educational, professional, cultural and social networks are fostered and maintained. As a Resident at Graduate House, you are thus part of a global collegium that promotes lifelong learning and the sharing of knowledge and skills for the wider public benefit.

I am not a student at The University of Melbourne – can I stay at Graduate House?
Yes — you do not need to be studying at, or have graduated from, The University of Melbourne to live at Graduate House or join The Graduate Union. Our college and membership association is for students and graduates of all universities around the world.

On University Square, Graduate House is in the CBD side of The University of Melbourne and a five minute walk from RMIT University. It is also a short tram ride away from city-based campuses of the Australian Catholic University, Charles Darwin University. Charles Sturt University, Edith Cowan University, Federation University, La Trobe University, Monash University, Southern Cross University, Torrens University and Victoria University. Students enrolled at these universities and attending/visiting these Melbourne-based campuses will find Graduate House to be an ideal home and are most welcome!

How can I make a booking?
Please contact us by phone 03 9347 3428 or by email at admingh@graduatehouse.com.au. For short stays, you can also make a booking online by visiting our website.

How long can I stay?
We offer variable stays to suit all Residents – you might be here for one night or three years! Whatever the duration, you are in a safe, calm and mature college residence, mixing with the best and the brightest from Australia and around the world.

What are the rooms like?
Rooms range from fully-furnished and equipped apartments, bedsits with an ensuite and small kitchen, and ensuite single and double rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. All rooms have an air conditioner and a heater, and a study desk and lamp. The majority of rooms are also equipped with a bar refrigerator. For a full list of room inclusions please visit our website.

What facilities do you offer?
Residents have access to shared spaces including a kitchen, TV lounge, library and study nooks. There is a large communal dining space with a courtyard and barbeque area, and on-site laundry facilities with washing machines and dryers.

How can I get around while living at Graduate House?
Graduate House is accessible via many modes of transport, with bus stops on our doorstep and tram lines within walking distance to the east (on Swanston Street) and the west (Royal Parade and Flemington Road). Secure on-site car parking and bike storage is also available for Residents at Graduate House. By 2025, Graduate House will have direct access (via Grattan Street) to the new Parkville Station of the Metro Tunnel.

Do I need to pay for meals?
No — meals are included in the cost of your rental payment. A stay at Graduate House includes breakfast seven (7) mornings a week and dinner five (5) nights a week (Monday to Friday). Our culinary team is in-house and aims always to serve a variety of healthy, nutritious and tasty meals from our well-equipped and modern main kitchen. Each weekday a different menu is offered for lunch and dinner. Meeting other Residents in the dining room is an important part of college life and gives you the opportunity to form lifelong friendships over a meal.

Do meals at Graduate House cater for dietary requirements?
Yes — we cater for the majority of commonly requested dietary requirements. Our daily menu has vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options. All meat is certified Halal.

Do I need to pay for utilities (electricity, gas, water, waste management)?
No — there are no additional utility costs with your rental payment. From your first night at Graduate House, everything is set up and ready to go!

Do I need to pay to have my room cleaned?
No — we provide a complimentary weekly housekeeping service. This includes a change of your linen and towels, cleaning of the bathroom and sinks, removal of waste and vacuuming and mopping of floors.

Do I need to pay for Internet?
No – free standard Wi-Fi is included with your stay at Graduate House. Upgrades for greater usage requirements are available for purchase.

Will I need to attend an interview to live at Graduate House?
No — there is no interview process required to stay at Graduate House.

Will I be safe living at Graduate House?
Yes, our College is a safe and secure place to live. All Resident rooms, common areas and external entrances are accesible only via individual wireless key cards – the building is thus kept free from unwanted intruders. Campus security officers at Melbourne University are also available to escort Residents to and from College, or other locations near the vicinity of campus, should they be working late at night. Our high standards of housekeeping, cleanliness and hygiene, as well as feedback systems and timely responses to repair and replacement needs, further ensure the physical safety of Residents.

The mental health of individuals and our college community is of paramount importance. Graduate House has internal mechanisms and is within a trusted network of health providers – we guide and support Residents to the best approach for their needs. We implement zero tolerance policies regarding sexual harassment, bullying, intimidation and anything else that is threatening to the welfare and peace of mind of our Residents and staff.

Resident Handbook

Gain insight into the life of a Graduate House resident

WINGS and ROOM TYPES of GRADUATE HOUSE

William Berry Wing

Steeped in tradition, charm and character, these terraces were built more than 130 years ago. Bathrooms are along the corridor and some rooms open to balconies overlooking University Square.

Stella Langford Wing

The Stella Langford Wing, located at the south end of Graduate House, has 10 self-contained apartments, each with a double bed and bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities.

24 Barkly Place

The Barkly Place Single Studio Apartments are located at 24 Barkly Place, just a 5-minute walk from Graduate House. There are 18 self-contained apartments, each with a single bed, bathroom, and kitchen.

Room types in this wing include:

Central Wing

All Central Wing rooms are fitted with either a single or double bed and have private bathroom facilities. Opened in 2005, these rooms are for those preferring a more modern ambiance.

50 Barry Street

The Barry Street Single Studio Apartments are located at 50 Barry Street, just a 5-minute walk from Graduate House. There are 13 self-contained apartments, each with a single bed, bathroom, and kitchen.

Room types in this wing include:

The Residency Fees are per week (unless otherwise indicated) and are inclusive of goods and services tax (GST; an Australian tax). Fees are subject to change without notice and are reviewed at least annually. Details regarding meals and other amenities are available in our Residential Terms and Conditions.

2022 Residency Rates

Located in the Stella Langford Wing, this luxurious room caters for up to four people. The largest and best room here at Graduate House, this apartment comes fully furnished with your own private kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Child friendly, a portable cot is available on request. Layouts of apartments vary.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Apartment Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Television
  • Alarm clock
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Safe
  • Balcony with view of University Square in most rooms
  • Fold out couch (sleeps two)
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Laundry (includes dryer and washing machine)
  • Kitchenette (includes oven, cooktop, sink, microwave, toaster, kettle, kitchenware, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and tea and coffee making facilities)
  • En Suite (includes hair dryer and shower)
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

Located in the Stella Langford Wing, this luxurious room caters for up to four people. Enjoy the splendid view of Melbourne University and Melbourne’s CBD from the top floors of our college. The apartment comes fully furbished with your own private kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Child friendly, a portable cot is available on request. Layouts of apartments vary.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Apartment Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Television
  • Alarm clock
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Safe
  • Balcony with view of University Square in most rooms
  • Fold out couch (sleeps two)
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Laundry (includes dryer and washing machine)
  • Kitchenette (includes oven, cooktop, sink, microwave, toaster, kettle, kitchenware, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and tea and coffee making facilities)
  • En Suite (includes hair dryer and shower)
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

This spacious open plan double bedroom has space to move around and relax. Located at the top of the central wing, it has great view of University Square and Melbourne University. With a private bathroom and kitchenette, this room is child friendly with a portable cot available on request. Layouts of rooms vary.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Television
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Windows open
  • Fold out couch (sleeps two)
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

This double room, with three separate areas, including en suite, lounge area and bedroom, is perfect for a couple and plenty of space to move around. The bedroom looks onto the courtyard area and lets in a soft light.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Television
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Windows opening to courtyard and outside garden
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Kitchenette (includes sink, microwave, toaster, kettle, kitchenware, bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities)
  • En Suite
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

An ideal living space for two guests, this room contains a private bathroom and double bed. The window lets in a great light and overlooks Melbourne University.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Arm chair
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Safe
  • Windows open onto a view of University Square
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • En suite
  • Bar fridge
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

Located on the second floor of the terraces, this room has character and history. Step out onto the balcony and take in the scenery of Melbourne University’s campus and parks. The room includes a double bed, desk, wardrobe and armchairs.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Balcony with a view of University Square
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

Ideal for those wanting a room with multiple areas to relax or work in. The spacious living room contains a study desk, television and couch, and the double bedroom has also a table and chair.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Television
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Windows open
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Hand basin
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

This double room is of a modest size and neighbours the Anderson Library which contains a large variety of reading material. The room comes with a reading chair, wardrobe with hand basin, double bed and study area.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Windows open
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Hand basin
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

The Barry Street Single Studio Apartments are fully furnished with single bed, desk and chair. The bright and sunny rooms feature a convenient wall kitchen with microwave and sink, as well as a modern bright bathroom with private shower.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Apartment Inclusions

  • Wall heating
  • Television
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • En Suite
  • Kitchenette (includes small cooktop, sink, microwave, toaster, kettle, kitchenware and fridge)
  • Communal Laundry with coin-operated washing machines and dryers on ground floor
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

The Barkly Place Single Studio Apartments are fully furnished with single bed, desk and chair. Each apartment features a convenient wall kitchen with stove top, microwave and sink, as well as a modern en suite bathroom.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Apartment Inclusions

  • Television
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • En Suite
  • Kitchenette (includes small cooktop, sink, microwave, toaster, kettle, kitchenware and fridge)
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • Communal Laundry available on site
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

Within the top floors of the Central Wing, this room has spectacular views over University Square and Melbourne CBD’s skyline. It comes fully furnished with bed, armchair, study desk, bookshelf and includes an en suite.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Arm chair
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Windows open onto a view of University Square
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • En Suite
  • Bar fridge
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

This beautiful room is steeped in history. Located on the 2nd floor of the beautiful William Berry Terraces, you can step out onto the balcony and overlook Melbourne University’s campus and parks. The room contains a bookshelf, wardrobe with hand basin, bed, desk and chair.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Balcony with a view of University Square
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Hand basin
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019

Within the oldest and most historical part of the terraces, this room contains a wardrobe, hand basin, single bed and study area. The Anderson Library which has a large variety of reading material is just a short walk away from your room.

Phone +61 3 9347 3428 or email admingh@graduatehouse.com.au for accommodation enquiries.

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Room Inclusions

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Study desk and lamp
  • Windows open
  • Five buffet dinners and seven buffet breakfasts per week
  • Linen and towels
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Hand basin in most rooms
  • All utilities (gas, electricity, water and waste management)
  • Standard Wi-Fi (suitable for web browsing and emails) from 1st January 2019