my village life

live student life to the fullest

At Yarra House, we provide more than a bed. Right from the time you check in, there will be great opportunities to meet new people and experience all that uni has to offer. Check out the video to learn why our residents love living with us!

what we bring to the student experience

Whether you’re fresh out of high school or a seasoned uni student, we’ll have you living it up and exploring the world in no time.
From award-winning residential life programs to free accommodation across our global network, we’ve got opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.

live, learn, grow

Our unique residential life framework is designed to help you live student life, learn at uni and grow as an individual. Right from the time you check in to Yarra House, there will be great opportunities to make friends, support your studies and gain life skills you can use throughout uni and beyond.

go explore

Go Explore is your key to free accommodation across the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand! From Philadelphia to London to Christchurch, current Yarra House residents can discover new places around the globe and stay at any participating CLV village outside Australia for up to two weeks free!

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summer stays

Travelling for a short course or just need to cut the commute during exams? You might be in luck! Summer Stays are available at Yarra House, allowing you to book a room for stays as short as 3 days!

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our commitment

As well as creating an exciting student community, we focus on creating safe, secure and supportive environments for our residents. This means you can concentrate on making the most of your student experience!

safety

  • Staff on-site throughout the day
  • Duty Manager available in the evening and at night
  • Resident Assistants and security on-call after hours

security

  • Buildings and apartments accessible by electronic swipe card
  • Lockable bedrooms
  • CCTV monitoring 24 hours a day
  • Security patrols from 10pm to 5am every day

support

  • Staff trained in first aid, crisis management and dealing with personal issues
  • Well-developed systems to ensure issues are managed promptly
  • Close partnerships with Melbourne Polytechnic support staff to ensure residents receive all the assistance they require

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career

Moving to uni can feel a bit like throwing yourself into the deep-end. A lot of what is ahead is unknown, and that can be a little daunting if it’s your first time away from home.

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health

Many of my most memorable days have something to do with a large selection of seafood, and if I go to a party I am almost exclusively the person lingering at the snack table.

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uni life

I always noticed how difficult it was for my mates at uni who scrambled their work together at the last second to submit it, only to get a mark that wasn’t anywhere near what they could have gotten.

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find us on campus

Convenience is key! Yarra House is so close to university facilities and classrooms that you can roll out of bed and be in class in minutes

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meet our team

Need help with something at Yarra House? Be it a leaky tap or directions on where to grab a bite to eat, our friendly staff have one goal - to make your uni experience the best it can be

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what's happening

Wondering what's new or looking for something to do? Yarra House is a buzzing community! Find out the latest news and events at Yarra House

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see what students are saying

“I’m originally from South Africa and I randomly chose Yarra House for accommodation, but I’m so glad I did. It's definitely the best place for me.”

Arista

Yarra House

“Yarra House is nice because it’s quiet while not being far from the city at all. I can go to the city if I want to, or just stay here and relax.”

Roshi

Yarra House

“ I’m a quiet person and it was great to know that there are spaces to study quietly, while also having the option to be social if I want to.”

Alyce

Yarra House

“Yarra House throws monthly parties where everyone meets in the games room. It’s a really good way to mingle with new people!”

Ellie

Yarra House

“The events are a huge part of why I love living here. There’s always something new. Everyone has a chance to go to an event they like.”

Bethany

Yarra House

“One of the best things about Yarra House is how comfortable it is. It’s always warm and cosy!”

Pallavi

Yarra House

“If I hadn’t moved here I would have never met the great friends I have now. The social life is amazing.”

Djenné

Yarra House

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