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Accommodation at La Trobe University

What is student accommodation at La Trobe like? What can I do on campus when I am not studying? Where are La Trobe's campuses located?

We're sure you have tons of questions about student accommodation at La Trobe University and in Melbourne, as well as questions about campus life at La Trobe University in general. KILROY has the answers, and our study advisors can help you apply for a spot. Read on....

Campus life at La Trobe University

The Bundoora campus (La Trobe's main campus) has all the facilities you could possibly need as a student.

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Take a rest in the Agora and meet your fellow students here for lunch.

Here you will find banks, cafes, bookstore, jewellery store, printing services, weekly market, optometrist, bakery, theatre, cinema, childcare, convenience store, sporting facilities and one of Australia's best university libraries. The Bundoora campus consists of stunning parkland and waterways and a wildlife sanctuary. The campus has many beautiful spots for students to relax and have fun in. Restaurants and cafés on campus provide a range of food including modern Australian, European, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, vegetarian and halal cuisine.

What can I do when I don't study?

Get ready because La Trobe has a lot of student activities and one thing is for sure - you won't be bored. You can surf with the surf club "[email protected]" (and the guys behind it are awesome), you can go skiing, camping and trekking. La Trobe University has clubs and societies across all campuses, plus a huge variety of sport recreational, academic, social and cultural clubs. Other facilities at the Bundoora campus  include:

  • an indoor swimming pool
  • gymnasium
  • tennis courts
  • squash, volleyball, netball, basketball, badminton, basketball
  • yoga, pilates
  • dance classes (hip-hop, ballet, belly dancing, jazz and ballroom)
  • student theatre

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The beautiful campus at La Trobe and Melbourne's city centre in the background.

Moreover, there are BBQ's, evening balls, parties and student band competitions. 
Summing up, La Trobe University has a fun and active campus that has something for everyone. If you wanna dance, the Eagle Bar hosts great parties.

Transport in Melbourne

It is easy to get around in Melbourne both by bus or tram. It takes around 35 minutes by car from Bundoora campus in to the city center CBD (Melbourne City Business District), and about 50 minutes with the tram.

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It takes around 30 minutes with the bus to reach the city centre from La Trobe.

Accommodation at La Trobe University

La Trobe offers student housing on campus for those interested. If you study at Bundoora you can choose to live at Menzies, Chisholm, Glenn or the University Loge or Graduate House. 

You can also stay in your own apartment or small house with Australian or other international students. This is a great way to live with other nationalities and have you own "little family" away from home. Melbourne's many suburbs each have their own unique culture and identity and you'll love living amongst the locals. In the area around the Bundoora campus and the Melbourne CBD there are many options for renting apartments e.g. Macleod from where you can walk to university.

If you choose to look for accommodation from your home country, remember not to transfer money before you have seen the place and know it is real and not a scam. If you want to live off-campus in private accommodation

If you want to live off-campus in private accommodation, we would advise you to travel to Melbourne a week or two before courses commence, stay in a hostel in Melbourne and search for accommodation. La Trobe offers short-term accommodation if you need a place to stay while you settle into your new environment. 

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