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 Sharehouse

Residential College in Melbourne

Average cost per week

$290

Inclusions:

  • Rent $170-230
  • Groceries $30-80
  • Transport to University $0-15
  • Entertainment $30

$330

Inclusions:

  • Rent $92
  • 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

Internet

FREE

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.
 


Average Ballarat rental* (December 2014) - $275 per week (between 3 housemates $92 per week) Source -Department of Human Services Rental Report