If you are experiencing a housing crisis and are in need of short term accommodation, we may be able to assist. Depending on your needs, Student Housing may be able to help you with emergency accommodation or make referrals to relevant external agencies. Alternatively, you may wish to contact one of the providers listed at the bottom of this page.
What is an Emergency?
There are many reasons why you may find yourself in a housing crisis. You may be affected by:
- Financial difficulties
- Short-term homelessness
- Family / relationship problems
- Domestic violence/ Sexual assault
Other University student support services within the Campus Community team, such as Financial Aid, International Student Support or Safer Community Program may also be helpful if you are experiencing difficulties to help get you back on track.
Am I Eligible?
If you are an enrolled student of the University of Melbourne and require Emergency Accommodation, you can make an appointment to see a Student Housing Adviser to discuss your situation. You may be offered temporary accommodation subject to the outcome of an assessment procedure and availability of accommodation at that time.
Need to talk to someone?
If you are experiencing a housing crisis, make an appointment to see a Student Housing Adviser or contact one of the services listed on this page.
Community Based Services
- Transitional House Managers
- Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
- Indigenous Housing
- Financial Aid Advice
- Legal Advice and Assistance
Transitional House Managers
Transitional House Managers that offer initial assessment points to access housing services based upon your last residential postcode.
Housing choices Australia|
( Disability supported housing)
|Melbourne||1300 312 4471300 312 447|
|St Vincent De Paul||Moreland/Hume||9304 0100|
|Homeground (Collingwood)||Yarra||1800 048 3251800 048 325 FREE FREE |
|Homeground (St Kilda)||Stonnington/Port Phillip/Melbourne||9537 7711|
|North East housing services||Darebin/Whittlesea||1800 825 9551800 825 955 FREE FREE |
|MetroWest Housing||Hobson Bay/Maribrynong/Moonee valley||9689 2777|
|Salvation Army Eastcare||Glen Eira/Monash/Boroondara||9851 7888|
|Hanover Southern- Moorabbin||Bayside/Kingston||9556 5700|
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
|Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)||1800 806 2921800 806 292 FREE FREE (After Hours/Crisis)|
|Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre||1800 015 1881800 015 188 FREE
|Immigrant Women's Domestic Violence Services||1800 755 9881800 755 988 FREE
|George Wright Shelter (Men only)||9419 8648|
|Lady Gladys Nicholls Hostel (Tertiary Education)||9489 0032|
|William T. Onus Hostel (Transient)||9489 6701|
Financial Aid Advice
|Financial Counselling Service||Carlton/Fitzroy||9349 2562|
|Financial Counselling Program||City of Yarra||9205 5493|
|North Yarra Community Health Centre (Carlton)||9349 7333|
|Turning Point (Drug info & support)||1800 888 2361800 888 236 FREE FREE|
|Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS)||9418 1020|
|Narcotics Anonymous||9525 2833|
Counselling and Mental Health Services
|Lifeline||13 11 14|
|Headspace (Collingwood)||9417 0150|
|North Yarra Community Health Centre||9349 7333|
|Centre for Adolescent Health (Parkville)||9345 6502|
|Gamblers Help||1800 156 7891800 156 789 FREE FREE|
|Inner West Mental Health Service||1300 874 2431300 874 243|
|McAuley Community Services for Women (North Melbourne)||9261 2050|
|Southern Respite (short term)||1800 052 2221800 052 222 FREE FREE|
|Edith Pardy House (Albert Park)||9690 4266|
|Beyond Blue||1300 22 46361300 22 4636|
|Orygen Youth Health Service||1800 888 3201800 888 320 FREE
9483 4556 (Pager)
Legal Advice and Assistance
|Legal Aid||9269 0120|
|Moreland Community Legal Centre||9383 2588|
|Fitzroy Legal Service||9419 3744|