Live the city life

Student Accommodation in Melbourne Central

Scape Melbourne Central features a cinema, gym and outdoor terrace with BBQ as well as a TV and Games Room. Perhaps CBD stands for Central Bliss District?

Inclusions

Utilities-Included

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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Sonder Safety App

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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Rooms

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

Scape Melbourne Central is called Central for a reason – it’s located in the heart of the CBD, giving you exciting inner city living and easy accessibility to classes.

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 Melbourne Central is called Central for a reason – it’s located in the heart of the CBD, giving you exciting inner city living and easy accessibility to classes.

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.
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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.
Gym

Our rooftop gym boasts free weights, machines, and cardio equipment, all overlooking stunning cityscapes. It’s the perfect spot to crush your workout goals.

Cinema

Level up your movie game at our private cinema – it’s like having your own personal screening room!

Rooftop Terrace

Our rooftop terrace features BBQs, a dining area, and stunning Melbourne panoramas. It’s your perfect spot to grill up feasts and relax with friends.

Gaming Zone

Our gaming zone boasts plush seating, console libraries, and high-definition TVs. It’s the ultimate battleground for throwdowns with friends.

Social Lounge

Pool, study, chill – all in one! Our social lounge offers comfy seating, study desks, TVs, and a pool table for ultimate hangout vibes.

Gym

Our rooftop gym boasts free weights, machines, and cardio equipment, all overlooking stunning cityscapes. It’s the perfect spot to crush your workout goals.

Cinema

Level up your movie game at our private cinema – it’s like having your own personal screening room!

Rooftop Terrace

Our rooftop terrace features BBQs, a dining area, and stunning Melbourne panoramas. It’s your perfect spot to grill up feasts and relax with friends.

Gaming Zone

Our gaming zone boasts plush seating, console libraries, and high-definition TVs. It’s the ultimate battleground for throwdowns with friends.

Social Lounge

Pool, study, chill – all in one! Our social lounge offers comfy seating, study desks, TVs, and a pool table for ultimate hangout vibes.

What’s Around

WHAT’S AROUND CENTRAL

Being in Melbourne’s CBD, you can choose from two nearby shopping complexes’, the Emporium and Melbourne Central shopping centre. The famous Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, is a mere 7-minute walk away. Exercise? The Flagstaff Gardens are just around the corner too.
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Being in Melbourne’s CBD, you can choose from two nearby shopping complexes’, the Emporium and Melbourne Central shopping centre. The famous Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, is a mere 7-minute walk away. Exercise? The Flagstaff Gardens are just around the corner too.

Explore the Area around Scape Melbourne Central

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Flagstaff Gardens

309-311 William St, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Park in West Melbourne, Victoria.
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Melbourne Central

Cnr LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Shopping centre in the City of Melbourne, Victoria.
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Rice Paper Scissors

15 Hardware Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Southeast Asian share plates in a rustic stone-and-brick space with hanging bikes and a buzzy vibe.
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Isshin Ramen Bar

349 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Japanese restaurant.
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Fortress Melbourne

Shop 25/23 Caledonian Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Australia's biggest video games venue.

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Everything you need to know

Scape Melbourne Central FAQs

What’s included at Scape Melbourne Central?

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 Melbourne Central?

Yes, Scape Melbourne Central 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 Melbourne Central to university?

Scape Melbourne Central is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, making it a convenient choice if you’re attending any of the universities in the city.

  • RMIT is just a 6-minute walk away whilst the Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Global Business College of Australia, and the University of Canberra are all located on the same block as us.
  • The University of Melbourne is a 15-minute walk away.
  • Monash University Caulfield Campus is a 30-minute tram ride away, and Monash College City Campus is a 10-minute tram ride away.
  • La Trobe University City Campus is a 15-minute walk away, and La Trobe University Bundoora Campus is a 30-minute tram ride away.

Where’s the nearest public transport to Scape Melbourne Central?

There are many trams stops near Scape Melbourne Central in all directions, the closest is just a 1-minute walk away, located on the corner of Queen Street & La Trobe Street.

A train station is located just a 3-minute walk away in the basement of Melbourne Central; located on La Trobe Street.

What shops are close to Scape Melbourne Central?

Melbourne Central Shopping Centre is a 3-minute walk away on La Trobe Street and has everything you need including a Coles supermarket, chemist, fashion stores, a cinema, restaurants, fast-food outlets, banks, JB Hifi, phone providers and plenty more to explore.

A Crown Asian Supermarket is a 2-minute walk away on Elizabeth Street or EzyMart is located on Queen Street, a 3-minute walk away from Scape Melbourne Central.

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 Melbourne Central have an airport transfer service?

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

Scape Melbourne Central 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 Melbourne Central features a range of communal spaces available to all residents where you can rest and relax or socialise with friends. These include a games room, rooftop cinema, gym, student lounge and 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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