The thought of moving to Melbourne by myself was all a bit daunting because I was used to living in a small country town. I spent a lot of time looking for flats and houses, but I made the decision to start off at Australiawide Student Accommodation because it gave me the opportunity to settle into my course, and make friends before I committed myself to renting a flat or house and all of the responsibilities that go with it. But I’m now into my second year and plan to stay at Australiawide until I finish my course.

I enjoy living here because it provides a safe environment, within walking distance to all main transport and is also a short walk away from the fantastic Glenhuntly Rd Shops, where it is also convenient to find part time work for students.


Jess - Australia



Thanks so much for the year. I had a great time, you sure made my first stint in Melbourne one to remember.

I appreciate everything you have done for me and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the house to anybody who is looking for a place in Melbourne. It's a great spot and you made it such a fun place to live, I felt right at home from the moment I walked in the door because of the friendly environment that was provided.

You made all my friends and family feel welcome and it was also great getting to know so many new people.

So thank you for putting up with me for a year, I hope I didn't cause too much trouble.

Your good mate,


Brett - Australia



We live in a small country town in New South Wales and were in quite a dilemma as to where our son, Dylan, would be able to live when he had to go to Melbourne to do his eight week Personal Training course. After contact with Australiawide Student Accommodation our family dropped in for a visit. We were absolutely delighted to look around this large “family” home and were warmly welcomed by the students that were living at the house at the time. Our fears were immediately allayed and Dylan went off to the big smoke to spend his time at Elsternwick. What a wonderful experience for him to live in a house with people from different countries, to be able to cook his own meals in the communal kitchen and to generally be able to experience Melbourne life. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Australiawide Student Accommodation at Elsternwick for anyone who wants to live in a safe, fun and friendly environment.


Lorene [Dylan’s Mum]- Australia



My experience at Australiawide Student Accommodation has been everything I could have hoped for. The house itself is well maintained and spacious, and even though many people live here, you never feel cramped. Having towels and linen provided as well as kitchen utensils was a huge bonus as well. Elsternwick is a great little community with everything you could need within a five minute walking distance. The house is also extremely convenient to access throughout the city. Aside from the house itself, the people within it are what truly makes this house a great place to be. There are various events going on within the house that allow you to explore the city and the culture as well. I have enjoyed my stay here thoroughly and would fully recommend it to any student or trainee.


Tom - Canada



我是一名帆船运动员,2006年来墨尔本比赛时在这间公寓住了两个星期。 这里的设施很齐全,房间虽小但五脏俱全。这里有来自全世界五湖四海的朋友们, 相互学习,相互了解,相互切磋,相互帮助。这里的房东非常热情, 让你感觉就像自己人回到了家一样。以后我去墨尔本比赛一定还要住在那里!


I am a member of the Chinese Olympic Sailing Team. I lived in this house in 2006 when I came to Melbourne for an international sailing regatta. Though the house is not so big but they have everything you want to make your life more convenient and more enjoyable. You can meet people from all over the world and make friends, know each other and help each other. The landlord is so nice and you will feel like you are a family member. Next time when I go to Melbourne I will stay there again!


Lucy Xu, Member – Chinese Olympic Sailing Team



Hayatimin son iki senesini bu evde yaşamış biri olarak çok şeyler yazabilirim buraya ama inaniyorum ki sayfalar gerek içimden geçenleri anlatabilmek için. Bu eve geldiğiniz de ilk fark ettiğiniz şey bu evin sizin Melbourne’de ki eviniz ve diğer kişilerin ise kardeşleriniz olduğu. Sanki artık bir ailenin parçasi gibi. Harika bir çalışma ortami bulacaksiniz. Eğer yakın zamanda Melbourne'ye gelmeyi düşünüyorsanız, hayatınızın en güzel hikayesini yazabileceğiniz bu fırsatı sakın kaçırmayın...


As a person that has spent my last two years in this house, I believe I can write so many things but unfortunately it’s not enough space to for express my memories and experiences here. I reckon I need lots of pages. When you come here, the first thing that you can realize this house is your home in Melbourne and the other guys your sisters and brothers, it’s like you are a part of this family. Fantastic atmosphere for study and spend times with your friends. So if you guys are planning to stay in Melbourne, don’t miss this opportunity to create your amazing story…


Ilhan – Cyprus



Hi, ich bin Thomas. In dies Studentenhaus zu ziehen, war das Beste, was ich machen konnte. Das Haus liegt nahe zum Strand und nicht weit von der Innenstadt. Zwar habe ich nur 2 Monate hier gelebt, aber in der Zeit so viele nette Leute aus der ganzen Welt kennen gelernt. Das war einfach genial. Wie eine große Familie weit weg von zuhause. Und mein neues zuhause in Australien. Ihr werdet es lieben! Cheers


Hi, my name is Thomas from Germany. To move into this Australiawide Student Accommodation was the best thing I could do. The location is close to the beach and close to the city. I lived just 2 month here, but met so many great people from all over the world. That was amazing. Like a big family far away from home. And my new home in Australia. You will enjoy it!


Thomas - Germany



For my internship in Melbourne I looked for both flats and student accomodations. But I didn't want to rent a flat before having seen it and also didn't want to stay in a hostel for the first days because of safety. So I decided to stay at Australiawide.
There are up to about 20 people in the house, most of the time an interesting international and intercultural mixture. It is easy to make friends especially if you are new to the city, but you still can get some privacy in your own room. For me it combines both advantages. But the special thing about it is the friendly and familiar atmosphere which tries to and succeeds to create, for example by house dinners or going to one of his swim competitions in summer.

The location in Elsternwick is also very good, it is a nice suburb of Melbourne, shops and train station are nearby and it's only about 20 minutes to the city or the beach. Having lived in the house for six months I can say that for me it was the right decision to stay there.


Martin – Germany



Sendirian di negara asing dan jauh dari rumah bukan hal yang mudah. Perbedaan bahasa dan cuaca membuat segalanya jauh berbeda.

Suasana kekeluargaan saya rasakan di tempat tinggal ini. Setelah pencarian yang cukup panjang, Hati saya jatuh pada rumah ini, Australiawide Student Accomodation.

Tinggal di rumah ini membuat saya merasakan lagi suasana rumah, terlebih karena keramahan pemilik rumah dan persahabatan para penghuni rumah yang lain.

Mereka bagaikan keluarga kedua di Australia. Apalagi yang dicari?


Being alone and away from home is a thing that's a bit difficult to get used to. That was exactly what I felt when I arrived in Melbourne to continue my study. The cold weather made me miss my home even more.

After searching from one accommodation to another, I found a very beautiful place to live, with great facilities and location, that is Australiawide Student Accommodation.

The main thing I love about this place is the friendliness of the landlord and the friendship among all the tenants. It's like having a second family in Australia.

What more can a person ask for? Living here makes me feel at home.


Rya – Indonesia



Ho passato a Melbourne tre mesi splendidi nel 2006, e sono stati splendidi soprattutto perché li ho passati in questa fantastica casa. Ho trovato un ambiente caldo e familiare ed ho fatto amicizia da subito con gli altri coinquilini. Molti di loro sono diventati miei grandi amici e anche adesso ci sentiamo spessissimo. La casa è qualcosa di più di un posto dove dormire, è un posto dove sentirsi a casa lontano da casa. Lo consiglio a chiunque dovesse andare a Melbourne per un po’, non potete trovare posto migliore. È ben collegato alla città ma in una zona residenziale e tranquilla e non lontano dalla spiaggia. non potrei pensare ad un posto migliore.


In 2006 I have spent 3 amazing months in Melbourne, especially because I stayed at the House. There I found a comfortable and familiar place and I met really great people. Lots of them are now my very good friends. The House is more than a dorm, is a place to feel at home when you are far away from home. The position is perfect because you can reach the city centre very quickly but at the same time you can enjoy a quiet area and the beach is not far away! I can’t think of a better place!


Luigia – Italy



My experience.


Normally living in a foreign country is not easy when you leave your family and friends behind, everything is new; fortunately for me (and for everyone) there is a place in Melbourne where you can feel like home. Australiawide Student Accommodation is the place where I lived for five months, where I found a new family and lots of friends with different nationalities, different customs and thoughts that makes the experience truly invaluable. Don, the landlord is a great person that makes you feel the security and mateship that Australia represents. And like all good things, the experience I lived in this place can’t be easily described by words; you just have to live it for yourself, and I promise you won’t regret it.


Carolina – Mexico



I spent four and half months in the house, and I've got to say it was one of the best times of my entire life. The people are great, the friendships I made will last a lifetime. The house is in a perfect spot; right next to the train station. Downtown Melbourne is only 15-20 minutes on the train, and it is frequented by many 'hotties'. The beach is only a couple kilometers down the road, a 10 minute jog will get you there.


Lane - USA



As American students travelling to Australia for a month-long study abroad program, we wanted to find a place that was inexpensive, convenient, but still had all the amenities that we wanted. We searched the internet before travelling to Australia, and Australiawide Student Accommodation was the place that we found. We really enjoyed having all bedding and linens provided, as well as the full size kitchen and laundry room free of charge. Best of all, the high speed internet access that comes standard in the rooms allowed us to keep in touch with the people back home. I would recommend Australiawide Student Accommodation to anyone staying in Melbourne for any length of time.


Josh Millsaps - USA