Compare living options

Living on Res not only provides the best possible start to your University experience, fantastic opportunities, invaluable memories and lifelong friends, it also represents great value when comparing different accommodation options.

 

FedUni Living

Private Rental Share House

Residential College in Melbourne

Average cost per week$290 Inclusions:
  • Rent $170-230
  • Groceries $30-80
  • Transport to University $0-15
  • Entertainment $30
$335 Inclusions:
  • Rent $95
  • Groceries $80
  • Transport to University $15-30
  • Utilities $50
  • Entertainment $80
$410-730 Inclusions:
  • Rent $350-600
  • Groceries $30-80
  • Transport to University $0-30
  • Entertainment $30-50
Application Online - one application for all halls of residence preferences. Separate applications for each property through real estate agents. Online - one or more application may be required depending on residences.
Proximity to University On campus or close with easy access. Varies - may require public or private transport. On campus or close with easy access.
Room options Single bedroom with share or private bathroom. Varies depending on house and housemates. Typically single bedroom with shared or private bathroom.
Meals May be partial or self-catered. Self-catered May be full, partial or self-catered.
Telephone Varies - Telephones may be available in unit or rooms. Calls additional cost. Telephone connection and bills are self-managed. Monthly line rental and call costs apply. Varies
InternetFREE Internet connection and bills are self-managed. Monthly usage costs apply. Varies
Utilities (electricity, gas, water) Included Connection and bills to be self managed. Included
Commitment 39 week contract term Typically 52 week lease Varies from 36-52 week contract term
Security 24/7 access to residential support Independent living Varies - often 24/7 access to residential support.
Residential support services
  • Transition programs
  • Academic support
  • Social support
  • Planned activities and events
  • Pastoral support
  • Sporting activities
Independent living Varies between different residences, may include:
  • Transition programs
  • Academic support
  • Social support
  • Planned activities and events
  • Pastoral support
  • Sporting activities
Cleaning Regular cleaning of common areas included. Cleaning to be self-managed between members of the household. Regular cleaning of common areas included.
Garden maintenance Regular maintenance of outdoor landscaping and garden areas included. Many properties will require regular garden maintenance and lawn mowing. Regular maintenance of outdoor landscaping and garden areas included.
Furniture Fully furnished Furniture needs to be purchased prior to moving in. Fully furnished
Other considerations 
  • If one of your housemates move out, the extra costs need to be covered.
  • Often a bond and rent one month in advance is payable prior to moving in.
  • Set-up costs may include utilities connections, furniture and bond.
 


Median Ballarat rental 3 bedroom house* (March 2017) - $285 per week (between 3 housemates $95 per week) Source -Department of Human Services Rental Report