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Deakin University

Deakin University accommodation

Student.com offers more than 150 different off-campus student accommodation options in Melbourne. So whether you’re looking for student accommodation near Deakin University, or want to live in the Melbourne city centre, you’ll find lots of great options on this page. You can also choose to share a room with flatmates or get your own private room, whatever suits your preferences and budget.

If you have any questions about our accommodation options, don’t hesitate to contact us via live chat or by calling us on the phone. You can also enquire about a specific property on the property page, and one of our booking consultants will contact you to answer your questions and take you through the booking process.

Where is Deakin University located?

Deakin University is located in Melbourne, the largest city in the Australian state of Victoria. The main campus is in the Burwood suburb, which is located about 15 kilometres (9 miles) east of the Melbourne CBD (central business district).

Another campus is located in the nearby city of Geelong. The university also has three learning centres in Dandenong, Craigieburn and Werribee, all in the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Studying at Deakin University

Deakin is a large university with an international feel, so studying there you’ll be able to meet lots of different people and choose from well over a hundred different courses. The university enrols about 64,000 students, a bit over 12,000 of whom are international students. Those students can choose from 121 undergraduate courses and 176 postgraduate courses, so whatever you’re interested in, chances are you can study it at Deakin University.

Deakin is a well-respected university and it was ranked number 275 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021. It was also ranked the 16th best university in Australia and has one of the highest undergraduate student satisfaction scores in the country, and the highest in the state of Victoria. 

Student living at Deakin University

University life is not all about books and classes of course. You’ll want to get the best out of your student experience, and that means you won’t want to forget about things like free time, having fun and making new friends either. Deakin University offers some great ways to enjoy your student life and get to know interesting people from all over the world.

Club and societies

There are lots of clubs and societies that you can join on campus. Whether you’re interested in sports, culture or just socializing with like-minded individuals, you can find a club for you at Deakin University. Clubs focused on running, cooking, football, criminology and anime are just a few of the choices on offer.


The university offers great facilities to stay fit and active. For example the Burwood campus offers you a gym, group fitness classes, a football field, a general-purpose field and two basketball courts. Great sports facilities can also be found at Deakin’s other campuses.

If you want to stay fit and have fun with other people, consider joining one of the university’s many sports clubs.


All of Deakin’s campuses offer great food options. Whether you’re looking for vegetarian, vegan, halal or gluten or dairy-free meals, you can have your needs catered for at Deakin University. The Burwood campus has nine different restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Deakin University history

Deakin University was established in 1974 and named after Australia’s second prime minister Alfred Deakin. The university welcomed its first on-campus students to the Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong in 1977.

In 1991 Deakin University merged with Victoria College. This merger brought Deakin the Burwood campus, a former Victoria College campus which has since developed into Deakin’s main campus. The Rusden campus was closed in 2003 and the Toorak campus in 2006, with the courses from both moved to the main Burwood campus.

2020 marked the tenth year in a row that Deakin University had the highest undergraduate student satisfaction rate of all universities in the state of Victoria.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Deakin University

How do I make a room booking near Deakin University on Student.com?

Booking your room on Student.com is very easy. First you’ll need to choose the right property for you. To help with this, you can use the filters on this page to find properties that offer your preferred room type, or are in your budget range. You can also use the filters for example to find properties with bills included or have certain facilities like an in-house gym.

Once you’ve found a property you like, click ‘View rooms’. This will take you to the property page where you can choose your preferred room type. Once you’ve found what you like, click ‘Enquire’ and fill in your details. One of our booking consultants will then contact you to answer any questions you may have and to take you through the booking process once you are ready to book.

Why should I live in off-campus accommodation instead of an on-campus room?

There are many reasons for booking a private room instead of going with an on-campus option. When you go off-campus, you can choose to live in any area of Melbourne you want, whether you want to live in Burwood right next to the campus, or closer to the city centre.

You can also choose freely whether you want to share a room with a flatmate or live in a private room that is just for you.

Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also offer great amenities like in-house gyms as well as cinema and games rooms to their inhabitants.

What are the different room types you offer?

On Student.com we offer three different types of rooms. Do note however, that not all properties will offer all three different room types.

A Shared room is an option where you share your bedroom with a roommate. All other facilities are shared with students from other rooms.

A Private room gives you a private bedroom and in some properties also a private bathroom. Other facilities are shared with occupants of other rooms also in this option.

An Entire place is a room where you won’t have to share anything with anyone. You’ll get your own private bedroom and bathroom as well as a kitchenette for cooking your own meals. The perfect options for those who love some peace and quiet!

Do you offer postgraduate accommodation at Student.com?

Yes, you can book any accommodation on Student.com as long as you are a full-time student.

What bills are included in my rent?

This depends on the property you choose, but most of the properties we list have all bills included in the rent. Make sure to click ‘View rooms’ and check the property page to see if this is the case with the property you are interested in.