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FAQs For Residents and Parents

What do I need to bring when checking in at the property?

On arrival, photo ID, and Certificate of Enrolment COE) is required. All pre-arrival details are detailed in the Letter of Offer you will receive.

How do I reserve an apartment with UniLodge @ VU?

To reserve your apartment with UniLodge you need to complete the online application form, click here to choose the room type you would like to book and follow the prompts.

Does this property have an Application fee?

There is no fee to apply however once an offer is accepted, there is a $170 reservation fee payable (on arrival with the other start up fees). An AUD $500 deposit will be required Note: This is a non-refundable advance deposit, (not a fee) and is held/credited to your account for use on arrival. (Retained only in the event of cancellation or failed arrival).

What about airport transfers for international students?

Are you an intenational student and would like a FREE transfer from the Melbourne International Airport to UniLodge @ VU?

Good news is that when you first arrive in Melbourne as an international student of Victoria University you can arrange for a transfer from the airport to take you to your accommodation.

To find out more or to book your seat, check out all the details click here.

Are there any car park spaces or bicycle bays available?

Permits for car parks opposite the building are issued by Victoria University and they charge $192.50 per quarter, $385 for a half year and $750 for a full year. Swipe Security Bicycle parking is free on site.

Is there a cost for an extra guest to stay over?

Guests are allowed to stay over at UniLodge @ VU for a maximum of 4 consecutive nights at a time without charge on existing bedding. This requires management approval in advance

Do I need to organise my own Contents Insurance?

Yes, contents insurance is not provided by UniLodge @ VU so tenants are encouraged to get their own policy.

How much is the Internet / WIFI? Who is the provider and how much bandwidth do I have

Internet access and WIFI is provided by Vostronet and 50 GB /per month is bundled into your rental package. Bandwidth is 10Mbps, (with upgrade plans to 25Mbps or 100Mbps available at cost, on unlimited basis)

What gas, water and electricity costs am I responsible for?

All utilities are included in your rent.

What are the costs associated with an early termination of my lease?

The early termination admin fee is 1 weeks rent but this requires minimum 28 days’ notice of intention to vacate, and important to note that rental obligation continues, until the tenant finds an acceptable replacement to take over the lease - therefore it is not a simple matter of paying 1 weeks rent and leaving

Do I need to pay a departure clean fee?

Yes the cost is $130 per person and charged on arrival (as part of the start up fees)

Is an advanced rental payment required?

Yes. On or before arrival, the $500 advanced deposit is credited towards the full security deposit of $1500.00, the remaining $1000.00 is paid with the other start up fees on or before arrival.

Your rent is due for payment on the first day of each month, and is to be maintained in credit for two (2) months in advance.

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.