Student Accommodation FAQ

UniLodge Lincoln House
Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about living at UniLodge Lincoln House? Find out everything you need to know about our student accommodation by checking out our most frequently asked questions. Whether you’re unsure about moving logistics, living costs, leases, or another aspect about of living in UniLodge student apartments, these questions include all the essential information you’ll need before moving in. If you have a question that you don't see answered, check in our blog or feel free to contact us directly.

How do I apply to live at UniLodge Lincoln House?

You can apply directly via the University of Melbourne accommodation portal, click here.

Is there an application fee?

Yes. There is a non-refundable application fee of $100. For more infomation, please visit the University of Melbourne website

Where can I find resources to manage my health and wellbeing?

UniLodge has listed a number of resources on our Student Health and Wellbeing page.

What do I do if I, or my family need somewhere to stay prior to checking into UniLodge?

If you or your family need somewhere to stay for a couple of nights to a week, or rest your head after coming in from a late-night flight then why not book at Essence Hotel Carlton. Offering comfortable rooms that give you the freedom to relax in a place away from home.

What are your check-in times and days?

Check in appointment times are available: Monday to Friday at 10am or 2pm. Please be aware that if you are arriving after-hours, you will need to arrange for out-of-hours key collection with reservations prior to arrival.

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Yes by appointment only

What is the process for arranging an after hours check-in?

Ensure that you have notified us during business hours of your after hours arrival details so that we can prepare the after hours Residential Advisor who will be on duty. You will need to come down during business hours to do a formal check-in.

What utilities are included in my rent?

Electricity, gas and water consumption is included in your rent along with unlimited internet / Wi-Fi allowance.
NB. This combined value is conservatively estimated to be approximately $125/month in value.

What is an Ensuite Bedroom?

An Ensuite Bedroom includes the following - toilet, shower, basin with storage cabinet. 

Can I have a pet?

This property does not allow pets. 

What is the Resident Life Program?

The Resident Life Program is an integrated, contemporary, student life program, run by UniLodge for our residents. It is designed to support and bring out the best in each resident through the duties and activities carried out by Senior residents, Residential Advisors, the Residential Life Manager, the Customer service staff, and the General Manager.

How many room types do you have to choose from?

There are two main room types for you to choose from:

  • Standard Bedroom 
  • Ensuite Bedroom 

Do I have my own kitchenette in my room?

You do not have a kitchenette in your room - however what you will have access to is an amazing Communal Kitchen and Dining area for all your cooking requirements. 

If we are sharing a kitchen, who is responsible for keeping it clean?

The common area kitchen and dining area are regularly cleaned by cleaners appointed by UniLodge. The cleaners’ duties do not include tasks that are your responsibility such as: 

  • Washing up your dirty dishes
  • Removing rubbish and placing it in the rubbish bins ($50 penalties may apply)

Any items left in the common area kitchen will be thrown away into the rubbish. Any sink blocked by food must be reported to a UniLodge staff member. Charges may apply.

How do I go about washing my clothes?

A ‘tap & go’ Eftpos operated laundry with washing machines and dryers is located on level 2, next to the sports lounge.

Can I store my bicycle?

Bicycle racks are located in the courtyard and in the secure bike storage room. You are not permitted to leave your bike in your room or outside your room, as it can cause damage to the wall or carpet that you will be liable for.

I have a car, so is there are any car parking?

Car parking is not available at the property. Fortunately there is a University-operated car park near our buildling. The location of carparks can be found here - Parking on campus (

How will I receive delivery of my mail and parcels?

All mail and parcels are received by reception and can be collected during office hours (grocery and meal deliveries will not be accepted by UniLodge).

How do I keep my room warm when Melbourne gets cold?

There is a Hydronic heater installed in your room. At no time should this be covered, or obstructed in any way. Clothing and laundry items cannot be hung over the heater as this is a dangerous fire hazard.

Further Resident Information

The Resident Handbook is designed to help you to get to know the building and familiarise yourself with your rights and responsibilities as a resident. We hope that this Handbook will prove useful to you in answering any questions you have, and in assisting you with the most common concerns that you may have.