SCAPE LA TROBE. IN LA CBD.

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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All Utilities Included

Who needs bills while studying? We offer an all-inclusive package.
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24/7 Security & Support

Our specialist trained staff are here for you around the clock.
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Scape Community

You’re not just a resident. You’re part of a thriving student community.
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Lightning fast WI-FI

Enjoy unlimited hi-speed Wi-Fi to power all your devices.
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Enjoy peace of mind with 24/7 access to support services via our Sonder Safety App.
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Events program

From road trips to restaurants and parties, there is always something happening.
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Outdoor Living

Amazing rooftops, terraces and courtyards perfect for BBQs and soaking up the sun.
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Study Havens

Curated spaces for solo or group study sessions to help you ace your exams.
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Laundry Facilities

No need to leave the building, we have washers and dryers onsite.
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24/7 Gym

Stay at the top of your fitness game with our amazing onsite gym.
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Bicycle Storage

Protect your wheels with our secure bike storage.
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Social Lounge

Social hubs to unwind, and make new friends over a game of pool.
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Cinema

Grab your popcorn and stream the latest Netflix must-watch in our private cinema.
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Communal Kitchen & Dining

Cook up a storm and share laughs over dinner in our kitchen and dining areas.
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Gaming Zone

Grab your controller and level up your gaming experience on large-screen TVs.
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Rooms

A BUILDING TO CALL HOME.

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.
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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 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.

Amenities

More than just a room

Scape is your launchpad for an amazing student experience. That's why we offer a range of top-notch amenities designed to help you thrive academically, socially, and personally. From study spaces to cinemas, and everything in between, we've got you covered.
Cinema

Movie buffs rejoice! Our private cinema is your VIP pass to epic movie marathons right at home.

Gym

Get your sweat on any time, day or night, at our 24/7 gymnasium – because student life doesn’t keep regular hours!

Sky Lounge

Live it up in the sky! Challenge friends to pool or ping pong, relax on plush seating, whip up a meal in the kitchen, and enjoy it all with stunning Melbourne views.

Study Spaces

Our versatile study spaces offer quiet nooks for laser focus, comfy couches for relaxed reading, and collaborative tables with charging stations.

Communal Kitchen

Our kitchen and dining area features a communal kitchen for whipping up meals, dedicated dining areas, and plush couches for relaxing.

Outdoor Terrace

Our outdoor terrace boasts a giant chessboard, stunning Melbourne views, and comfy tables and chairs. It’s your perfect spot for strategic battles.

Foyer

Step out of the laneway glow and into a vibrant welcome! Our foyer lounge features a friendly reception team, and a cozy library nook.

Cinema

Movie buffs rejoice! Our private cinema is your VIP pass to epic movie marathons right at home.

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Gym

Get your sweat on any time, day or night, at our 24/7 gymnasium – because student life doesn’t keep regular hours!

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Sky Lounge

Live it up in the sky! Challenge friends to pool or ping pong, relax on plush seating, whip up a meal in the kitchen, and enjoy it all with stunning Melbourne views.

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Study Spaces

Our versatile study spaces offer quiet nooks for laser focus, comfy couches for relaxed reading, and collaborative tables with charging stations.

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Communal Kitchen

Our kitchen and dining area features a communal kitchen for whipping up meals, dedicated dining areas, and plush couches for relaxing.

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Outdoor Terrace

Our outdoor terrace boasts a giant chessboard, stunning Melbourne views, and comfy tables and chairs. It’s your perfect spot for strategic battles.

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Foyer

Step out of the laneway glow and into a vibrant welcome! Our foyer lounge features a friendly reception team, and a cozy library nook.

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What’s around

WHAT’S AROUND LA TROBE

While Scape La Trobe is an unbeatable location in the CBD, you can easily get away to regional Victoria thanks to an abundance of public transport options. Nearer to home you can soak up the atmosphere of your new city as you wander down laneways and uncover street art.
While Scape La Trobe is an unbeatable location in the CBD, you can easily get away to regional Victoria thanks to an abundance of public transport options. Nearer to home you can soak up the atmosphere of your new city as you wander down laneways and uncover street art.

Explore the Area around Scape La Trobe

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Hazel

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High-end global cuisine in a polished eatery offering creative cocktails, mocktails & desserts.
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Chin Chin

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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 – https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Passengers/Parking/Ground-transport-options

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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