Authentically Melbourne

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Live like a local

Journal Student Living began right here in Melbourne and we want to give everyone studying in the city we love the most authentic local experience possible. That’s why every part of Journal is inspired by Melbourne, from the design and gardens to the community life program. Melbourne is your new home, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Things To Do In Melbourne

There are so many fun things to do in the city of Melbourne for uni students. Your new home has art galleries, live music venues and incredible markets and cafes. Visit some of Melbourne’s world class attractions, including the Yarra River and Lygon Street, all near Journal’s student accommodation in Melbourne.

St Krispin, Collingwood
Brighton Bathing Boxes
Jimmy Grants, Melbourne
Lux Foundry, Brunswick

Anyone could feel at home here. The studio is sleek and modern, I love the warm feel of the room – lots of timber, but with a touch of industrial style. And the fact that there are so many amenities in this building means students save time travelling, leaving more time to study.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce, Australian Catholic University


Carlton is a very safe suburb with lots of students around, everyone is friendly and there’s so many things to do. You get the best of both worlds – Carlton is a leafy suburb with loads of interesting things going on, and it’s only a 5 minute walk to the CBD so the buzz of the city life close by.

Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Monash University


Journal is beautifully designed, the location is perfect, and you get everything you need to set up life as a new student in Melbourne. I think the communal areas would enhance the university experience as they have separate spaces for studying and socialising, making both more enjoyable.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne


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Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne

"Fitzroy Gardens is one of my favourite parks of Melbourne CBD. It's beautiful across all seasons and is very convenient to get to by public transport. "

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Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

“I think the location of Journal is the best thing for me. I only have to walk 5 minutes to get to most of my classes at University of Melbourne. Journal Uni Place is right across the street from the Queen Victoria Market as well.”

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Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

My favourite space at Uni Place is the communal games room – the cinema is great for relaxing and watching a movie and the pool and ping pong tables are great for hanging out with friends.

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