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Scape Swanston, Melbourne


21 reviews

Student Accommodation

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5 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Property ID: S00616588
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Basic Info

754 Beds

Built in 2018

No Service Fee Gym Brand new Bills included Parcels collect Short lease Double Occupancy (Extra Fee)

Opened in 2018, Scape Swanston Melbourne is located in the heart of Melbourne's prime CBD and offers a choice of single en-suite rooms on 45 floors, with a wide range of communal facilities to provide a comfortable and quiet environment for students. There are many services available to Monash University students. 

Monash students living in Scape Swanston are entitled to an exclusive free shuttle bus service to Monash Clayton and Caulfield campuses. It's a great way for Monash students to live in Melbourne's CBD and enjoy the city's bustle


Flat Facilities:

Scape Swanston complex has a full range of amenities including:

1. 24-hour front desk service: The apartment complex has professional front desk staff who provide 24-hour service to ensure the safety and convenience of students during their stay.

2. Gym: The apartment complex has a state-of-the-art gym equipped with a variety of machines and equipment to meet the fitness needs of students.

3. Study space: The apartment building has a multi-functional study space equipped with desks, chairs, lamps and power supply, providing a quiet, comfortable and productive study environment for students.

4. Self-service laundry: A self-service laundry is available in the apartment building for students to do their laundry and dry.

5. Cinema: A cinema is available in the apartment building for students to relax and be entertained.

6. BBQ: BBQ are available in the apartment building for students to enjoy outdoor barbecues and socialize.

7. Free high-speed Wi-Fi: Free high-speed Wi-Fi is provided in the apartment building, providing students with easy and fast access to the Internet.



Scape Swanston is perfectly located in the heart of Melbourne, with Melbourne's most comprehensive shopping centre to the left, RMIT University City to the right and the University of Melbourne within walking distance. The tram stops and the State Library are just downstairs and the building is located in the Tram Free Zone. Chinatown is about a 9-minute walk away and there are several tram stops in front of the flat.

1 minute walk to RMIT University

10 minutes by car to the University of Melbourne

9 minutes by car to Australian Catholic University

30 minutes walk to Victoria University

15 minutes by car to Deakin University

7 minutes walk to Monash College

15 minutes by car or 16 minutes walk to Southern Cross University

9 minutes by car or 15 minutes walk to Swinburne University of Technology


Surrounding Life:

Scape Swanston is located on Swanston Street in Melbourne, with Swanston Street bordered by Elizabeth Street to the west and Russell Street to the east. To the south, it crosses Prince's Bridge over the Yarra River and then St Kilda Road. The University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology are both located on Swanston Street. There is Carlton's foodie area nearby, with delicious food from different countries. With Michelin-starred chef Francisco Javier Araya's Japanese restaurant Calia, vegetarian restaurant Supercharger and Tank, one of Melbourne's top five fish and chips restaurants , there is something to suit you.


Security and services:

The apartments come with top-notch security, convenient all-inclusive billing and an exciting calendar full of social events, mentoring programs and internship opportunities. And with unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, students can study, surf, stream and play at their leisure.

Apartment prices/properties are subject to change at any time, and the specific rent prices are subject to the final OFFER and contract sent by the apartment.

21 reviews

Amazing facilities · 6
Super-fast internet · 3
Amazing area · 7
Great customer service · 4



01 Nov 2023

Supporting facilities exceed expectations, the surrounding environment is very good
Supporting facilities exceed expectations, the surrounding environment is very good



31 Oct 2023

It's okay, it's okay, it's okay
It's okay, it's okay, it's okay



02 Oct 2023

Good supporting facilities, excellent surrounding environment
Good supporting facilities, excellent surrounding environment
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House Rules

Cancellation Policy

No Visa No Pay

No Place No Pay


The information provided in Part 2 of these Booking Terms and Conditions relates to cancellations made prior to the execution and/or commencement of your relevant residential tenancy agreement. Separate terms will apply to cancellations made after the execution and/or commencement of your relevant residential tenancy agreement.

(a)Despite any other provision in these Booking Terms and Conditions, in order to arrange a refund of any amounts paid by you (including a holding deposit), you must first complete and provide to us a refund form (Refund Form). A copy of the Refund Form is available at Part 3 of these Booking Terms and Conditions (as may be updated from time to time).
(b)All refunds will be made via bank transfer (or otherwise via a method of our choosing) within the timeframe required by the law of the Relevant State or, if no such timeframe is stipulated by the law of the Relevant State, within a reasonable period of time after the applicable Refund Form has been duly completed and provided to us.

(a)We understand that some individuals apply for accommodation while waiting for confirmation of acceptance to and/or enrolment in an education facility and subsequent course offer, or issue of an Australian student visa by the Australian Government.
(b)Notwithstanding any other clause in these Booking Terms and Conditions, if you have paid a holding deposit for a Property and:
(i)your application for an Australian student visa is denied or not provided by the Australia Government; and/or
(ii)you are not accepted into any education facility you applied for,
you may request in writing for your booking to be cancelled in which case:
(iii)your booking will be cancelled; and
(iv)the holding deposit and all fees paid by you will be refunded in full, (Full Refund).
(c)In order to qualify for a Full Refund, you must provide us with:
(i)written proof of the relevant circumstance set out in clause 7(b) (Part 2);
(ii)a minimum of 2 weeks’ written notice prior to the commencement date of your residential tenancy agreement; and
(iii)a duly completed Refund Form.
(d)If you do not comply with the requirements set out in clause 7(c) (Part 2), you will not qualify for the Full Refund and this clause 7 (Part 2) will not apply.

At any time prior to the execution and/or commencement of your residential tenancy agreement, we may (at our complete discretion, but otherwise to the extent permitted by the law of the Relevant State) cancel your booking if any of the following occurs:
(a)the information you provide as part of the booking process is false or misleading; or
(b)you fail to comply with your obligations in these Booking Terms and Conditions.
In this case, to the extent permitted by the law of the Relevant State, we may retain any holding deposit and/or any other amounts you have paid to us.

Pets Policy

No Pet

Double Occupancy Policy

Double occupancy rooms:

Large Studio Apartment: One-time additional AU$50

Scape Swanston FAQs

Does the apartment rent include water, electricity, internet, gas, etc.?

Yes, bill all inclusive

Is there air conditioning in the apartment?

Yes, heating and air conditioning

Does the apartment have a gym?

The cloud gym on the 37th floor is free to use
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Student Accommodation in Melbourne

Will I have to pay a deposit for Melbourne student accommodation?

Some student accommodations in Melbourne will require a deposit (which may start out as a reservation fee) but not all – it depends on which accommodation you choose. If you are asked for a deposit, it will be capped at five weeks’ rent.

Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Melbourne?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Melbourne. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!

What is the average rent of student accommodation in Melbourne?

Student accommodation prices in Melbourne will depend on a range of different factors, the most important being location. The accommodation price can range from AU$230.00/week to AU$451.00/week. You can expect to spend AU$400-500/week for a decent room on average. Apart from the location, the rent also depends on the various amenities and facilities provided by the accommodation and the room's configuration. Rent will decrease as you move further away from the City Centre.

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