Why Journal

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Melbourne Living
for the global student

Inspired by the culture and character of Melbourne, Journal goes far beyond standard student accommodation to make sure you enjoy the best local experience possible. At Journal, you’re on the doorstep of universities and the city, with brand new facilities, a full residential life program and supportive staff.

The Journal difference

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Walk to uni

Walk and ride. From Journal, the University of Melbourne, Monash College and RMIT are minutes away, with nearby trams and trains connecting to other campuses.

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Your personal park

Relax and unwind. Melbourne is famous for its gardens and so is Journal, with beautiful green spaces and open rooftop terraces.

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More space to connect

Make friends, recharge and grow. Our cinema, gym, games room, kitchens, lounges and gardens are the perfect backdrop for our awesome residential life program.

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A+ studying

Focus and learn. Our huge study zones and cosy libraries are ready for studying with everything you need.

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Safe and secure

Safe and secure. With smart phone entry access, 24-hour on-site support and CCTV everywhere, you’re in good hands.

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Smart technology

Fast and unlimited. High-speed wireless internet keeps you connected. The Journal app and smart-building features make every part of living here easy.

Risk-free bookings

Journal understands that these are uncertain times so we’ve introduced flexible arrangements for bookings, to give you the peace of mind you need to book now without any risk.
Check out our Terms and Conditions page for more information.


What I like best about Journal is the atmosphere, it is always welcoming and friendly. It is designed to encourage community building with multiple communal spaces which have an emphasis on group activities.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne


I currently live in a Six-Bed Ensuite Apartment. Each room has an individual bedroom and a bathroom but we share the living room and kitchen together. It is good to have roommates and talk about uni days when we cook in the common areas together.

Bachelor of Biomedicine, University of Melbourne


I love how conveniently Journal Uni Place is located. We are right outside a tram stop that is within the Free Tram Zone of the city and are only 15 minutes walk from the main campus of the University of Melbourne. Restaurants can be found easily nearby so we don’t have to worry about going hungry.

Bachelor of Biomedicine , University of Melbourne


I stay in a Studio with my own bathroom and kitchen. I have cooked some delicious food since I moved in. It is a good idea to choose a studio if you don’t want to share your kitchen with anyone else. I like the TV in front of my bed because there is nothing better than getting comfy and watching TV.

Commerce, University of Melbourne


I love the sense of community at Journal, the staff and students are so friendly and welcoming! I was able to make friends within the first few days of moving here. I really like my room, it’s super cosy! There are so many spaces at Journal the best being the rooftop terrace and shared kitchen.

Bachelor of Design (Games), RMIT


The best things about Uni Place are the people, social spaces and events - I’ve made a lot of new friends through the different activities they’ve put on. Also the location for me is perfect because the City and Uni Melb are in walking distance.

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne


I live in a four-bedroom apartment – we have a huge TV for movie nights and a window seat that looks out over the city! I have a cosy room with ensuite and desk. It’s the perfect balance between living with a great group of friends and still having private space for study and downtime.

Bachelor of Arts (Politics), University of Melbourne


The location is amazing – it’s really close to where I study at the University of Melbourne. There’s loads of things to do around Carlton and the city. All the common spaces are modern and cool – there’s so many to choose from.

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne

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A room with everything

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Your big, comfy bed by the openable window includes built-in storage.

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Desk and chair

Built-in shelves and pin boards will keep you organised.

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Full-size appliances make cooking at home easy.

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Enjoy a spacious and stylish private bathroom.

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Stay connected with unlimited high-speed internet.

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Keyless entry

Secure, smart and convenient. All you need is your smartphone.

Parents rest easy

The safety and wellbeing of our residents are our priorities at Journal. With secure accommodation and professionally trained staff, parents can enjoy peace of mind knowing all students are well looked after. And our community life program ensures everyone who stays with us can balance their study with socialising and personal development in a fully supportive and secure environment.

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Our Commitments


With secure accommodation and 24/7 onsite staff, you can enjoy peace of mind that you’re in safe hands.


Problem? We’ll sort it out quickly. We pride ourselves on a high quality of service, so you can focus on study.


From our bigger social spaces to our friendly community events, at Journal you’ll have a strong sense of belonging.


With local adventures, cultural events, tutorials, Journal is designed for personal development.


As locals, we’re inspired by Melbourne and want to share the best of the City with everyone who lives with us.

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