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Accommodation for Students Under 18

ӣƵ is required by the Australian Government, under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act 2000), in accordance with the National Code (part of the ESOS Act) to provide and maintain safe and appropriate accommodation and welfare arrangements for students under 18 years of age.

Changes to Trinity's Confirmation of Appropriate Accomodation and Welfare (CAAW) arrangements 

We are now working with to provide even better service to our younger students.

All ӣƵ students who need a CAAW are required to have care arrangements with ISA and live in Trinity pre-approved accommodation. The CAAW cannot be issued until both the accommodation and the welfare confirmations are received.

Your agent can assist you with this process or you can contact Trinity's accomodation team for assistance. 

Trinity will use the accommodation booking dates to determine the start date of the CAAW.  A CAAW can commence up to 14 days prior to the commencement of a program. See the CAAW dates guide here. 

Students will not be able to arrive in Australia prior to the commencement of the CAAW period.

Finding you the right accommodation

ӣƵ works with a number of third parties that provide accommodation for international students. These accommodation providers focus on community engagement, social interaction and safety, and have 24/7 security, on-site student support and integrated technology. 

What's included?

Our approved student accommodation is within walking distance from ӣƵ and the University of Melbourne and includes fully furnished rooms and apartments with high-quality fixtures and fittings. Rent is all-inclusive for your convenience and covers electricity, water, contents insurance, fast and reliable Wi-Fi, a coin-operated laundry, secure bike storage, and communal spaces such as gyms, games areas, group study rooms, big-screen TV areas and barbecue areas. 

Some accommodation providers have cafes on-site and/or provide free breakfast and other meals throughout the week. There are also self-catered options, and we recommend students have some basic cooking skills before arriving. 

Lease terms

Students usually need to commit to staying in their accommodation for at least 6 or 12 months under a lease agreement or contract. If they vacate before the end of the lease/contract period, they may be required to continue paying the rent for the duration of the original lease/contract. As per the (Victoria), penalties apply to breaking a lease/ contract. These penalties should be discussed with the accommodation provider prior to accepting or signing a new lease/contract.

Visa conditions

If you are under 18 years of age, your visa is approved for you to stay at your agreed accommodation. Failure to comply may result in cancellation of your student visa.

Review your options

IGLU Melbourne City

229 Franklin St, Melbourne

Price per week: AUD 519-659

594 beds

+61 3 9002 5600

Fully furnished, designer student living

Private bedrooms (all with en-suites) in 5 or 6-bedroom share apartments or studio apartments

Breakfast included Monday-Friday

Rent includes water, electricity, gas and unlimited internet

Flexible leases

Great range of events and activities

Journal Student Living, Uni Place

18 Leicester St, Carlton

Price per week: AUD 379-738

804 beds

+61 3 9001 0694

Single/studio, twin share, 4 and 6-bedroom multi-share apartments available

Modern, purpose-built student accommodation

Staff available onsite 24/7

Rent includes unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, water and electricity

Flexible leases

On-site cafe and free cooking lessons

SCAPE Queensberry


599 Swanston St, Carlton

Price per week: AUD 389-789

270 apartments

+61 3 9977 8088

Single/studio, twin-share and multishare share options with individual lease agreements available

Rent includes electricity, water, contents insurance and unlimited wireless internet

SCAPE Swanston

5 Little La Trobe St, Melbourne

Price per week: AUD 369-799

754 beds

+61 3 9977 8088

Purpose-built student accommodation

Modern, compact apartments with 24/7 concierge & security

Rent includes gas, water, electricity, heating/air conditioning and unlimited Wi-Fi

Flexible leases

Full events program throughout the year

Scape Victoria Street

25 Victoria St, Melbourne

Price per week: AUD 609- 819

533 beds

+61 3 9977 8088

Double Ensuite, Medium Double Ensuite and Large Double Ensuite rooms

Modern, purpose-built student accommodation

Staff available onsite 24/7

Rent includes all chef prepared meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, gas, water and electricity

On-site cafe

PLEASE NOTE: Prices listed, and photos are indicative only and subject to change without notice.  Students and their families are responsible for making their own assessment of the information provided and of the suitability of the accommodation. Trinity will not accept any liability that may be incurred by any person acting in reliance upon the information provided.

Living with a relative

While studying, students under 18 years may live with a relative, who either currently lives in Australia or travels with the student to Australia, provided this person is at least 21 years of age, has enough money to support the student throughout their stay, and is able to provide accommodation and other support. The needs to approve this arrangement. 

Contact us

Should you have any accommodation queries, please contact the ӣƵ Foundation Studies Accommodation Office at