ACU Melbourne Student Accommodation

Discover cool student accommodation near ACU Melbourne

Now that you’ve selected ACU as your university of choice, continue forwards on this higher education pathway to select an equally respected accommodation partner.

Location and easy access are top priorities, ensuring you get to class on time, every time. Iglu Melbourne City is a short walk to the ACU campus, and Iglu South Yarra an easy train ride away.


You can apply for one of our cool Iglu Regional Scholarships and receive significant rental assistance for the first 12 months you live with us in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Learn more and apply today.


scholarships available for students from Australia and New Zealand

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You may be eligible for our new Iglu International Accommodation Scholarship Program (IIASP) run in partnership with ACU. Receive significant rental assistance for 12 months at selected Iglu properties. Learn more and apply today.


Melbourne City


Perfectly located in the buzzing Queen Victoria Market area and within walking distance of major universities, transport and everything that is cool about Melbourne.

  • High security access and 24/7 on-site staff
  • Study areas, gym, courtyards, cinema room, library
  • State of the art designer building with ample outdoor space

South Yarra


A perfect example of location by design, Iglu South Yarra’s exceptional building design and amenities will tick every box on any well-informed student’s checklist.

  • High security access and 24/7 on-site staff
  • Study areas, gym, large terrace, cinema room, library
  • Designer student living in one of Melbourne’s hottest locations
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2 kms

  • Walk - 25 min
  • Bicycle - 10 min
  • Bus - 20 min
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4.5 kms

  • Train - 27 min
  • Tram - 31 min

About the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

Although a relatively young university (1991), the Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an institution that is built on centuries of Catholic tradition and values. Placed in the top 10 of all Catholic Universities, ACU is home to almost 35,000 students and is dedicated to providing world leading experiences enhanced by innovation and creativity. With seven campuses operating around Australia, the university maintains a sense of oneness through the various unifying student initiatives that operate all year round. The university has a single aim: to provide meaningful education in a world of mass production. With a recent focus placed on expanding current research capabilities, an intensification program was prepared and launched in 2014. Just one year later, ACU was named the most improved institution by The Australian Research Council. Every action is carried out simultaneously with the university mission in mind – to value the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the individual and the common good – and to fulfil against the ACU values of truth, academic excellence and service. Students will graduate with more than simply a degree. They will leave ACU with a new way of seeing the world that puts social justice right at the centre. Respectful and welcoming of all faiths, Australian Catholic University embraces a culturally diverse environment and continually seeks to serve the wider community.

The facilities

The St Patrick’s campus is set in the heart of Melbourne with fantastic access to all the city has to offer. Offering outstanding academic facilities and hands-on learning experiences, there are also galleries, lecture halls, cafes and study areas available for use. Over the next 10 years, the Melbourne campus will also benefit from a range of new facilities including enhanced teaching spaces, study areas and recreational spaces. ACU Melbourne has four key faculties (education and art, theology and philosophy, law and business, and health sciences) and each offers a range of academic courses. Attention and care for the individual student is of high consideration, and fitness classes and counselling support are all available on-site as part of a mental and physical wellbeing program. The annual ACU Games along with Wired, the campus-wide community radio station, ensure that the students feel interconnected and part of the wider university cohort.

Transport and access

The Melbourne campus is located at the heart of the CBD and benefits from Melbourne’s fantastic public transport system. Close to trams, buses, trains and cycleways, ACU is close to the CBD and less than 2km walking distance from Iglu Melbourne. Car parking is available nearby but is not encouraged. Cycling is heavily supported, with bike racks available all over the campus.

Why live at Iglu?

Residing outside campus allows you to develop and engage with a diverse community and creates opportunities for experiences and memories that will add to your pursuit of knowledge. At Iglu, students are offered all the benefits of independent living with the added security of a supportive network in a like-minded community.

We have an exclusive offer for ACU students at Iglu Melbourne City and Iglu South Yarra!

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As a preferred accommodation partner for ACU, we have an exclusive offer for ACU students who choose to live at Iglu Melbourne City and Iglu South Yarra for 12 months!

In addition to taking advantage of our awesome 2021 Welcome Back rates, and all of our other cool inclusions – utilities (water, electricity and gas), unlimited high-speed wi-fi and a packed calendar of accommodation-run activities, they will also receive a complimentary airport pickup and LINEN ONLY pack (view contents here).

To let us know you are an ACU student, you simply need to:

  • Use the code ACUCOOL when you book online
  • Quote the code to our team if you book over the phone or in person.
  • Book and pay one (1) weeks’ rent to submit your application.

We’re here to help

If there is anything we can assist with, you can get in touch with the team by phone (+61 3 9002 5600) or email (


For ACU student accommodation in Brisbane or Sydney, please follow the links below.


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