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Student Accommodation on Franklin St Melbourne

What makes Scape Franklin so good to live and study? World class amenities including a rooftop terrace, gym and cinema, comfy apartments and suites with magnificent city views, lightening-speed wi-fi and an amazing events calendar for you and your new friends to enjoy. Plus enjoy delicious, freshly-made toasties and barista-made coffee on the go at Frankies, our on-site café, that perfectly caters to busy student lifestyles.
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Fully furnished means fully equipped, fully loaded and fully capable to make your uni days and nights all you could ask for.

You can choose from suites, studios or shared apartments that include ultra-comfy beds, super-fast Wi-Fi, private or shared bathrooms, and a kitchenette.
Fully furnished means fully equipped, fully loaded and fully capable to make your uni days and nights all you could ask for.

You can choose from suites, studios or shared apartments that include ultra-comfy beds, super-fast Wi-Fi, private or shared bathrooms, and a kitchenette.
  • 2 Bed Apartment
  • Studio Apartment
  • Medium Studio Suite
  • 6 Bed Apartment
  • Large Studio Apartment
  • Studio Suite
  • Large Studio Suite
Scape supports an inclusive environment for all students, if you have a specific accessibility requirement, get in touch to see how we can support your needs.
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What’s Included

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Live your best student lifestyle at Scape with 24/7 support, top-notch security, convenient all-inclusive billing, plus an exciting calendar bursting with social events, mentorship programs and internship opportunities.

24/7 Security

Our specialist trained staff are here for you around the clock, so you feel safer, calmer and more at home.

All Utilities Included

Bills? Who needs bills while studying? To help take life admin out of the equation, we offer an all-inclusive package.

Events program

From famous illusionists to llamas & lattes to road trip adventures, we’ll curate a lifestyle that will allow you to shine.

Lightning fast WIFI

Enjoy unlimited hi-speed Wi-Fi to power all your devices, so you can study, surf, stream and game at the speed of fun.

Safety First

Our ScapexSonder Safety App gives residents peace of mind and our dedicated shuttle service their freedom. Please note that shuttle service is only available at selected properties.

Scape Community

You’re not just a resident. You’re part of a thriving community. You’ll feel engaged, energised and inspired.

What's Around


Just a minute’s walk from Scape Franklin is Elizabeth Street, is where you will find the city’s most accessible supermarkets and multi-cultural shopping street at student-friendly prices and more. The nearby free tram zone allows you to take trams within the CBD for free.
Just a minute’s walk from Scape Franklin is Elizabeth Street, is where you will find the city’s most accessible supermarkets and multi-cultural shopping street at student-friendly prices and more. The nearby free tram zone allows you to take trams within the CBD for free.

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Everything you need to know

Scape Franklin FAQs

What’s included at Scape Franklin?

All your utilities including electricity, water and heating, plus unlimited broadband internet are included with your rent. There are no additional bills to worry about. You’ll also enjoy access to our common spaces plus a packed calendar bursting with exclusive events, mentorship programs, and internship opportunities where you can experience other cultures and make friends at the same time.

Do I need to be a student to live at Scape Franklin?

Yes, Scape’s student accommodation is purpose built for students and a confirmation of enrolment is required to secure your room. Looking for accommodation but not a student? Scape Suites are available at two locations in the heart of Melbourne that offer luxe apartment living with flexible leases, amazing spaces, services on-demand all wrapped in one simple cost.

Scape Franklin welcomes non-students as a part of Scape Suites and the offers is only limited to the suites. Book a tour to check it out today.


Can I take a look around?

We would love you to! We offer both in-person and virtual tours of all Scape properties. Book a tour today!

How close is Scape Franklin to university?

Scape Franklin is located in close proximity to numerous universities, making it a great choice for students who want to be close to their studies. Students can easily walk or tram to their classes, and also be within walking distance to many of the city’s most popular attractions.

  • RMIT University is the closest university to Scape Franklin, located just a 2-minute walk away
  • The University of Melbourne is also a nearby, via an 10-minute walk or a 5 minute tram ride.
  • Victoria University is a little further, requiring a 13-minute walk to reach the City Queen Campus
  • La Trobe University is a little further away, at 12 minutes by tram. But don’t worry, the tram stop is just a short walk from our building.
  • Monash University is approximately 15 minutes via train.

Where’s the nearest public transport to Scape Franklin?

Scape Franklin is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, making it easily accessible by public transport.

The nearest tram stops are on Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street, just a short walk away. Trams run frequently from Elizabeth Street and Swanston Streets to all parts of the city, making it easy to get to class, work, or explore the city.

There is also a bus stop located on Queen Street, a few minutes walk from Scape Franklin. Buses run less frequently than trams, but they provide a more direct route to some destinations.

In addition to trams and buses, there are also several train stations located within walking distance of Scape Franklin. The closest train station is Melbourne Central Station, which is just a 10-minute walk away.

What shops are close to Scape Franklin?

Scape Franklin is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, so you’ll never be far from a great shopping experience.

Just a 5-minute walk away is Elizabeth Street, home to a wide variety of shops, from high-street fashion to independent boutiques. If you’re looking for something a little more upmarket, Melbourne Central is just a 7-minute walk away. This massive shopping mall has over 200 stores, including everything from designer clothing to homewares. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more unique, QV Melbourne is just a 8-minute walk away and has over 250 stores, as well as a cinema, bowling alley, and rooftop bar.

Scape Franklin is also within walking distance of some of Melbourne’s most iconic markets, like Queen Victoria Market and Chinatown. Queen Victoria Market is a must-visit for any foodie, with over 1000 stalls selling fresh produce, meats, seafood, and other goods. And Chinatown is home to a wide variety of Chinese restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions.

Can you tell me more about Frankies at Swanston?

Absolutely! Frankies, our on-site cafe, is a delightful spot for residents to relax, study, or catch up with friends. Located conveniently on the ground floor of our accommodation building, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite or a drink without going far.

What We Offer:

Barista-Made Coffee: Our skilled baristas are passionate about coffee and are ready to brew your favorite espresso-based drinks. Whether you’re a fan of a classic latte, a cappuccino, or an adventurous espresso concoction, we’ve got you covered.


Delicious Toasties: Our menu includes a variety of mouth-watering toasties – perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. Made with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of love, these toasties are a hit among our residents.


Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • Ground Floor, Scape Swanston
  • 5 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000


Our cafe is more than just a coffee shop; it’s a community space where students can unwind and enjoy great food and drinks. Whether you’re in a rush and need a takeaway coffee to kickstart your day or you’re looking to enjoy a leisurely brunch with friends, our cafe is the ideal spot. We look forward to seeing you there!

How often do I pay my rent?

The easiest way to pay your rent is through our fortnightly direct debit system. We also have full upfront payment options. If you wish to pay the full rent amount in one lump sum, you can do this with a credit or debit card at Reception or by bank transfer. International transfers or credit card payments may result in a surcharge from your bank.

What is a Bond? And how do I pay it?

The bond is a security deposit registered with the appropriate state-based authority and covers any damage you may cause to the room. Don’t worry, this excludes normal wear and tear. You will receive an email 10 days before your contract start date asking you to pay a security deposit through the
Resident Portal
. It is refundable at the end of your stay with us if there are no damages, your room is left clean and there is no outstanding rent. You will receive an email when your bond is ready to be returned. Release of your bond from the state-based authority will either be transferred into an Australian bank account of your choice which is the preferred method, or you can arrange for a cheque to be sent to you.

When do I sign my contract?

Would you like an express check-in? If you complete your pre-arrival process before arrival your check-in will only take 10 minutes. If you haven’t completed your pre-arrival process, your check-in could take up to 30 minutes.

What do I need to do to complete an express check in?

Your contract will be available 8 weeks prior to your contract start date via our Resident Portal. Once logged in to the portal, you will be able to review and sign your contract prior to arriving at Scape. Make sure to give yourself enough time to read the contract carefully before signing. Once completed, we’ll send you a copy of the final signed contract via email for your records.

You’ll also need to upload your Confirmation of Enrolment and Photo ID, plus complete your emergency contact and rent payment information.

Do I need to bring my own bedspread, quilt and pillow?

Yes. However, to make life easier, these items may be purchased on our website when booking your room, or via our Resident Portal, and can be ready for you on check-in. They can also be purchased from Reception, subject to availability. Get settled early and purchase your bedding pack to guarantee availability.

How do I buy linen and kitchen supplies in advance?

You can log in to our Resident Portal to buy kitchen and bedding before arriving at Scape. Alternatively, you can email the property directly.

Does Scape Franklin have an airport transfer service?

Yes! To arrange a pick-up service from the airport directly to Scape Franklin, please visit our Airport Transfer page and complete the form at least 72 hours before your scheduled arrival at the airport. Contact your Scape location for pricing.

Alternatively, all major Australian airports have taxi ranks and dedicated pick-up areas for ridesharing services including Didi and Uber that will take you to any of our buildings. There are also public transport options available. Please refer to the following websites to plan your trip in advance –

What time is check-in at Scape Franklin?

Scape Franklin will welcome you at any time of day or night.  To assist with a smooth arrival, we ask residents who plan to arrive outside normal business hours (9.00 to 18.00) to inform us by email at least 72 hours in advance. This way we can make sure a Scape team member is available to greet you.

If you arrive outside of normal business hours, you’ll find contact information at the entrance of the building. Your calls will be answered by a friendly team member who will help you check-in.

What goes on in the communal spaces?

Scape Franklin features a range of communal spaces available to all residents where you can rest and relax or socialise with friends. These include a 24/7 gym, rooftop terrace with amazing city views, games lounge, communal kitchen, music room and ample study spaces. We’ll host resident events in these spaces from time to time, but they can also be booked in advance if you’d like them all to yourself!

Can friends visit?

Of course! This is your home. If you would like to have a guest stay overnight, that is fine too, but you’ll need to be over 18. Unfortunately, overnight guests aren’t permitted in twin rooms, shared apartments or U/18 rooms. There are also a few rules around guests in the property which staff would be happy to brief you on. You will need to register your guest at Reception, so we know who is in the building for security reasons.

Is there a curfew?

We don’t have a curfew for residents over the age of 18.

International residents under the age of 18 must sign a curfew between 9:30pm to 10:00pm. If students miss curfew, our team will follow up with the student and visit their room until they are located to make sure everything is ok. The Next Generation team communicates all curfew breaches to the educational institution on the spot, or the following day, depending on the nature of the breach.

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