Why Journal

Melbourne Living
for the global student

Inspired by the culture and character of Melbourne, Journal goes far beyond standard student accommodation to make sure you enjoy the best local experience possible. At Journal, you’re on the doorstep of universities and the city, with brand new facilities, a full residential life program and supportive staff.

The Journal difference

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Walk to uni

Walk and ride. From Journal, the University of Melbourne, Monash College and RMIT are minutes away, with nearby trams and trains connecting to other campuses.

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Your personal park

Relax and unwind. Melbourne is famous for its gardens and so is Journal, with beautiful green spaces and open rooftop terraces.

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More space to connect

Make friends, recharge and grow. Our cinema, gym, games room, kitchens, lounges and gardens are the perfect backdrop for our awesome residential life program.

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A+ studying

Focus and learn. Our huge study zones and cosy libraries are ready for studying with everything you need.

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Safe and secure

Safe and secure. With smart phone entry access, 24-hour on-site support and CCTV everywhere, you’re in good hands.

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Smart technology

Fast and unlimited. High-speed wireless internet keeps you connected. The Journal app and smart-building features make every part of living here easy.


Journal is beautifully designed, the location is perfect, and you get everything you need to set up life as a new student in Melbourne. I think the communal areas would enhance the university experience as they have separate spaces for studying and socialising, making both more enjoyable.

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne


The rooms are super modern and funky. It’s awesome because loving your living space is so important. And it’s really well located – it couldn’t be much closer for me, RMIT is a 5 minute walk from Journal. I like Carlton, it’s not overly crowded or loud but really close to everything and lots to do.

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), RMIT


The location is incredibly convenient, it's less than a 5 min walk to uni, the Queen Vic Market and right next to the free tram zone! And I think all the common spaces will allow you to maintain a good study and social balance because all the things you need are in the same building.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne


The quality of the bedroom is great, the design is neat and modern. There’s lots of storage so it’s easy to keep tidy – it has everything you need. And all the common spaces are really cool – its amazing you get so much space.

Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Monash University

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A room with everything

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Your big, comfy bed by the openable window includes built-in storage.

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Desk and chair

Built-in shelves and pin boards will keep you organised.

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Full-size appliances make cooking at home easy.

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Enjoy a spacious and stylish private bathroom.

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Stay connected with unlimited high-speed internet.

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Keyless entry

Secure, smart and convenient. All you need is your smartphone.

Parents rest easy

The safety and wellbeing of our residents are our priorities at Journal. With secure accommodation and professionally trained staff, parents can enjoy peace of mind knowing all students are well looked after. And our community life program ensures everyone who stays with us can balance their study with socialising and personal development in a fully supportive and secure environment.

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Our Commitments


With secure accommodation and 24/7 onsite staff, you can enjoy peace of mind that you’re in safe hands.


Problem? We’ll sort it out quickly. We pride ourselves on a high quality of service, so you can focus on study.


From our bigger social spaces to our friendly community events, at Journal you’ll have a strong sense of belonging.


With local adventures, cultural events, tutorials, Journal is designed for personal development.


As locals, we’re inspired by Melbourne and want to share the best of the City with everyone who lives with us.

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