Ground Floor Outdoor Area

UniLodge @ VU

Discover the perfect location

Dream of living close to uni?

It’s easy to see why UniLodge @ VU is so popular. These stylish, modern apartments have it all. Spacious study rooms, gourmet kitchens, basketball half-court, cinema media room, rooftop garden terrace, your own barista café…have you got all day? The list of great features goes on and on. This property, which is a Victoria University's (VU) preferred accommodation provider, is part of the Footscray University Town so getting to class on time is a breeze. It’s conveniently located close to the Footscray train station, tram and bus stops. So if you want to head into the Melbourne CBD, it only takes 10 minutes. 

Choose from a great range of fully furnished ultra-modern apartments including studio rooms and 2 and 6 bedroom shared apartments. UniLodge @ VU recommends the 6 Bedroom Apartment, as the smartest room category choice, because these are luxurious 125m2 apartments; with key-card access to private bedrooms, a huge fully equipped kitchen, separate dining area and comfy TV lounge with ceiling to floor windows. Your rent includes electricity, gas, water and a massive 50GB WiFi internet – a combined saving of $125 a month! You’ll also have access to our excellent student common areas, including study rooms, a state of the art cinema room with wide screen TVs, outdoor BBQ areas, rooftop terrace and herb garden, gourmet kitchens and even a pool table and games rooms. Access to our building is safe and secure, with electronic key card access to all areas and CCTV security monitoring.

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Property Facilities

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Barbeque

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BBQ facilities are located in the outdoor recreation area – you can enjoy a BBQ with your friends, or prepare dinner for one.

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WIFI

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High speed 50GB Wi-Fi is included for all residents through our internet provider, VostroNet.

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Bicycle Parking

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Secure and undercover bicycle storage is provided for residents for up to 66 bikes.

The bicycle storage is located in the Ground Floor courtyard, with an entrance to the storage from Ballarat Road.

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Cinema

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Cinema/ Theatrette is located in our Ground Floor common area, with a pull-down projector screen and access to Foxtel services, gaming consoles and media players. 

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Common Areas / Lounges / Games Room

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UniLodge @ VU features some great common areas with a resident lounge with TV, kitchen, dining area, pool table and table tennis. The property also features study rooms, a cinema/theatrette, and an outdoor recreation area with BBQ – perfect place to kick back and relax with your friends or fellow residents.

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Car Park

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UniLodge @ VU does not offer parking facilities onsite, fortunately there is convenient university-operated car parking facilities on Tiernan St, located directly opposite our building.

The University has introduced an annual fee for as little as $750/year (which is less than $2/day), $385/half yearly and $192.50/quarterly – and is exclusive to UniLodge residents, and is valid at all Campuses (except for VU City Campus). Click here for more info.

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Kitchens

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The kitchen in your apartment has all of your basic essentials, including full size fridge/freezer, cooktop, ducted range hood and built in oven (or convection microwave combo).

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Laundry

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The laundry facilities are located in the Ground Floor common area, including coin operated washing machines and dryers. It costs $4 per wash and $4 per dry. The students are required to bring their own laundry detergent. 

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Outdoor Area / Observation Deck

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There is a Ground Floor courtyard with BBQ facilities, basketball court and entertaining areas. There is also a rooftop terrace located on Level 4 with great views of the East including the Melbourne CBD with sitting areas and a herb garden.

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On-site Staff

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Our on-site friendly customer service focused staff are available offering general assistance, counselling, and pastoral care services – you will always have someone there for you. Reception is open 7 days per week (closed on public holidays only)

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Photo-copying / Printing

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We offer photocopy and printing services at a cost of $0.20 per page for A4 documents and $0.40 per page for A3 documents. Scanning services are also available upon request.

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Public Transport Stops

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The 82 tram line is virtually on doorstop, however it does not directly go to the Melbourne CBD, it stops at Footscray Train Station where they can take an easy 10 minute trip to the Melbourne CBD.

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Retail Shops in Precinct

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There is an array of cafes on campus to suit everyone’s taste buds – visit the University website for more details. Footscray IGA and take away shops are just a short 10 minute walk away up Ballarat Road. Highpoint Shopping Centre which features over 500 retailers is only 3km away. 

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Security

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Resident safety is number one priority for UniLodge management. The property features secure access to the building – no one can enter the building without swipe card access or in the company of a resident or staff. Access to bedrooms and communal areas of the building is via Onity swipe cards.

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Study Rooms

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There are study rooms located throughout the building - perfect for working on assessments or for group projects.

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TV

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Our Studio and 2-Bedroom Apartments feature a television in each of the bedrooms. Our 6-Bedroom multi-share apartment features a television in the communal living area. Each bedroom includes a TV coxial port/connection socket for your own convenience. The televisions included in the rooms and apartment vary in size depending on the room type.

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Vending Machines

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Vending machines are located in the Ground Floor common area, with a variety of food and beverage items. The machines accept both cash, debit or credit card.

Highlighted Offers

Access our Resident Services Hub on IOS and Android

UniLodge’s Resident Services Hub provides you with access to all the latest news and events happening within your property. Available to residents only, you can RSVP to attend events, receive posts and news about whats going on, resident only offers and incentives. 

Victoria University Accommodation Guarantee

UniLodge @ VU has partnered with Victoria University to offer guaranteed accommodation to new and continuing full-time domestic and international students.

Your Shop

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Commonwealth Bank Partners with UniLodge

Moving to Australia is much more than just a change of address. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be stressful. With support from the dedicated Commonwealth Bank of Australia's global Migrant Financial Services team, you can be confident that your finances are in good hands.

Community Background

Be a part of our community

Mixing study periods with a meaningful social life is a balancing act and it shouldn’t cost you the earth. We know that every dollar counts when you are a student so our properties are designed to maximise the social spaces within and provide you with opportunities to mix with likeminded people through our Community Spirit Program. We host many different events each month many which you can check out on the UniLodge Resident Hub for IOS or Android and on our Event pages.