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Student Accommodation on La Trobe St Melbourne

Experience Melbourne's ultimate student spaces at Scape La Trobe, only a short walk from the University of Melbourne, RMIT and the CBD. With the entire top floor a dedicated resident’s lounge, and incredible views over Melbourne, you’ll feel like you live in the clouds.
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Scape La Trobe features both studio apartments and shared student accommodation. With spectacular common spaces throughout the building, a games room, cinema and outdoor terrace with BBQ, your student journey will be one to remember.

You can choose from studio or shared apartments that include an ultra-comfy double bed, large study desk, super-fast Wi-Fi, a private or shared bathrooms, a kitchenette and plenty of storage space throughout.
Scape La Trobe features both studio apartments and shared student accommodation. With spectacular common spaces throughout the building, a games room, cinema and outdoor terrace with BBQ, your student journey will be one to remember.

You can choose from studio or shared apartments that include an ultra-comfy double bed, large study desk, super-fast Wi-Fi, a private or shared bathrooms, a kitchenette and plenty of storage space throughout.
  • Medium Studio Apartment
  • Large Studio Apartment
  • 2 Bed Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
  • Twin Apartment
  • Large Twin Apartment
  • Studio Apartment
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.

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.

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Everything you need to know

Scape La Trobe FAQs

What’s included at Scape La Trobe?

All your utilities including electricity, water and heating, plus unlimited broadband internet is 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 La Trobe?

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. 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 La Trobe to university?

Scape La Trobe is the perfect place to live if you’re a student at RMIT, the University of Melbourne, or Monash University. It’s just a short walk or tram ride away from all three campuses and plenty of others, so you can easily get to class without having to worry about traffic or parking.

  • RMIT University is just a 4-minute walk away down La Trobe Street.
  • University of Melbourne is a 15-minute walk away, or you can catch the tram which takes approximately 10 minutes.
  • Monash University Parkville Campus is a 20-minute tram ride away.
  • Victoria University is within walking distance and can be reached in 12 minutes
  • You can take the bus to La Trobe University City Campus in about 10 minutes or via a 19-minute walk.

Where’s the nearest public transport to Scape La Trobe?

Whether you’re looking to catch a tram, train, or plane, Scape La Trobe is conveniently located close to a range of options. You’ll be able to get around Melbourne with ease, without having to worry about traffic or parking.

Just a 1-minute walk away is the tram stop on La Trobe Street, which can take you to all corners of the city. If you’re looking for something a little faster, the Melbourne Central train station is just a 5-minute walk away and can be found underneath the Melbourne Central shopping centre. Flinders Street train station is also not far away and can be reached in 11 minutes by tram.

There are several bus stops within walking distance of Scape La Trobe. Buses run less frequently than trams, but they provide a more direct route to some destinations.

What shops are close to Scape La Trobe?

Scape La Trobe is a great option if you love shopping. It’s just a short walk or tram ride away from some of the best shopping centres in Melbourne.

Melbourne Central is massive shopping centre, home to over 200 stores, including Myer, David Jones, and H&M. It’s just a 5-minute walk away from Scape La Trobe.

A hotspot for food lovers, Queen Victoria Market is a historic market boasting over 600 stalls selling everything from fresh produce to souvenirs. It’s just a 10-minute walk away from Scape La Trobe.

QV is a 15-minute walk away and is an upscale shopping centre with over 100 stores, including Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.

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 La Trobe have an airport transfer service?

Yes! To arrange a pick-up service from the airport directly to Scape La Trobe, 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 La Trobe?

Scape La Trobe 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 La Trobe features a range of communal spaces available to all residents where you can rest and relax or socialise with friends. These include a spectacular rooftop lounge, cinema and dining area looking over the city, 24/7 gym, massive communal kitchen and numerous study areas. 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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