SLAY THE BUFFET

Student Accommodation in Melbourne's CBD

At Scape Victoria Street, all meals are included at Scape Eats, our new dining experience. Our culturally diverse team of world-class chefs ensure students enjoy a wide variety of meals prepared fresh every day. View our sample menu here.

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All Utilities Included

Who needs bills while studying? We offer an all-inclusive package.
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Scape Eats

All-you-can-eat dining, prepared by a team of talented chefs.
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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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Social Lounge

Social hubs where you can rest and relax after a long day.
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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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Rooms

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Set across eight student-designed Neighbourhoods, you can choose between private double studios with or without insta-worthy green balconies, each with an all-inclusive meal offering at Scape Eats.

Each Neighbourhood spans three floors, connected by an internal staircase. You will have access to communal hangout spots, zen study hideouts, a gym to keep you fresh, cinema and a mind-blowing rooftop view from the outdoor terrace and BBQ area.
Set across eight student-designed Neighbourhoods, you can choose between private double studios with or without insta-worthy green balconies, each with an all-inclusive meal offering at Scape Eats.

Each Neighbourhood spans three floors, connected by an internal staircase. You will have access to communal hangout spots, zen study hideouts, a gym to keep you fresh, cinema and a mind-blowing rooftop view from the outdoor terrace and BBQ area.
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.
Study Spaces

Conquer solo or squad study! Our study spaces offer quiet corners for focus, collab tables with built-in chargers, and meeting rooms.

Rooftop Terrace

Melbourne at your fingertips! Relax on our rooftop terrace with comfy tables and chairs, all while soaking up breathtaking city views.

Library

Our library boasts plush couches, perfect for getting lost in a good book or studying in style. It’s your quiet haven for academic adventures.

Communal Kitchens

Whip up a feast and connect with your neighbours! Our fully-equipped kitchens offer everything you need to cook delicious meals.

Social Lounges

Game on, study vibes, chill time! Our neighbourhood lounges have TVs, games, bean bags, and study spots. It’s your all-in-one zone for socialising.

Study Spaces

Conquer solo or squad study! Our study spaces offer quiet corners for focus, collab tables with built-in chargers, and meeting rooms.

Rooftop Terrace

Melbourne at your fingertips! Relax on our rooftop terrace with comfy tables and chairs, all while soaking up breathtaking city views.

Library

Our library boasts plush couches, perfect for getting lost in a good book or studying in style. It’s your quiet haven for academic adventures.

Communal Kitchens

Whip up a feast and connect with your neighbours! Our fully-equipped kitchens offer everything you need to cook delicious meals.

Social Lounges

Game on, study vibes, chill time! Our neighbourhood lounges have TVs, games, bean bags, and study spots. It’s your all-in-one zone for socialising.

What's around

What's around Victoria Street

An unbeatable location only two minutes walk from beautiful Carlton Gardens, with the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum. It's a short stroll to the State Library and theatre district where you can see a show at Her Majesty's Theatre, Comedy Theatre or Princess Theatre. It's a 10 minute walk to Chinatown and some of Melbourne's best shopping areas.
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An unbeatable location only two minutes walk from beautiful Carlton Gardens, with the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum. It's a short stroll to the State Library and theatre district where you can see a show at Her Majesty's Theatre, Comedy Theatre or Princess Theatre. It's a 10 minute walk to Chinatown and some of Melbourne's best shopping areas.

Explore the area around Scape Victoria Street

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Carlton Gardens

1-111 Carlton St, Carlton

The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site, and is home to the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum. It's a beautiful place to have a picnic, read a book or get in some exercise.
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State Library Victoria

328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The State Library Victoria is the state library of the Australian state of Victoria. Located in Melbourne, it was established in 1854 as the Melbourne Public Library, making it Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world.
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Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

The Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.
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Kazuki's Restaurant

121 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

Hailing from Akita in Northern Japan, Chef Kazuki Tsuya combines classic French techniques with Japanese flavours and the highest quality Australian produce.
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Cutler & Co

55/57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Upscale Modern Australian fare and a tasting menu in an old metalworks factory with an open kitchen.

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Everything you need to know

Scape Victoria Street FAQs

What’s included at Scape Victoria Street?

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 onsite Scape Eats eatery and open pantry as well as 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 Victoria Street?

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.

What is Scape Eats?

Our onsite Scape Eats eateries bring an array of meals from across the globe prepared on site by experienced chefs in our designated Scape Eats kitchens.

Start your day right with a delicious breakfast and if you are around for lunch, you’ll get a beautiful hot meal then too. When dinner time rolls around, you’ll be served another delicious hot meal prepared by our resident Scape Eats Chef. The menu changes weekly and features a variety dishes from across the globe to suit all taste buds.

Can I take a look around?

We would love you to, however Scape Victoria Street is currently under construction and due to open early 2024 (ready for Semester 1 accommodation). Stay tuned for when tours may become available. In the meantime, we offer both in-person and virtual tours of all our other Scape properties in Melbourne. You can book a tour at our other properties today.

How close is Scape Victoria Street to university?

Scape Victoria Street is conveniently located to a range of universities and campuses in Melbourne and easily accessible by public transport so you can easily get to class without having to worry about traffic or parking.

  • RMIT University is just a 2-minute walk away down Victoria 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 15 minutes
  • You can take the bus to La Trobe University City Campus in about 10 minutes or via a 20-minute walk.

Where’s the nearest public transport to Scape Victoria Street?

Scape Victoria Street is a good place to live if you want to be close public transport in Melbourne.

There are a few tram stops nearby just a 3-minute walk away. Trams run frequently to all parts of the city, making it easy to get to class, work, or explore the city. If you’re taking the tram, you can get to most parts of the city in under 30 minutes.

Just a 7-minute walk away is Melbourne Central train station, located underneath the Melbourne Central shopping centre. This train line will take you to all the major stations in the CBD, as well as to other parts of Melbourne, such as South Yarra and Footscray.

Flinders Street Station is also a 19-minute walk or 10-minute tram ride away and is a major transportation hub, with trains running to all parts of Melbourne and beyond.

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, the closest bus stop within walking distance of Scape Victoria Street is 2 minutes away. Buses will take you to a variety of destinations around Melbourne, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Melbourne Museum, and the Queen Victoria Market.

What shops are close to Scape Victoria Street?

If you’re looking for a big-name store or a local gem, you’re sure to find it all within a short walk or tram ride of Scape Victoria Street.

A one-stop shop for all your shopping, dining, and entertainment needs, Melbourne Central is a 7-minute walk away and is home to over 300 stores. It also has several restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as a cinema complex.

QV is an upscale shopping centre is only a 6-minute walk from Scape Victoria Street and has over 120 stores, including fashion, homewares, and specialty boutiques.

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 Victoria Street have an airport transfer service?

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

Scape Victoria Street 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 Victoria Street features a range of communal spaces available to all residents where you can rest and relax or socialise with friends. These include the Scape Eats onsite eatery and open pantry, music room, massive communal kitchen, rooftop garden, private cinema and 24/7 gym. 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! Scape Victoria Street is also home to eight residential Neighbourhoods, each with their own lounge areas, study zones, hang-out spaces and more. Our eight Neighbourhoods have been designed by students, for students, and we think you’ll love them!

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 Under 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.

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