Stay at JIU

Our on-campus apartments and units aren't just for students – they're a great place to stay if you're visiting the area. We have groups, families and individuals stay with us throughout the year, and we're especially good at accommodating large groups for school trips or conferences.

Why stay at JIU?

Our short-stay accommodation is perfect for your next visit to one of our campus locations. We have groups, families and individuals stay with us throughout the year, including large groups for business, education purposes and school camps. Whether you choose to stay for a night or for a week, our facilities can cater to your accommodation needs.

Learn more about our campuses


We have three types of accommodation to choose from (studio apartments, shared apartments and units) and each is conveniently located to all campus facilities.

Find out more about staying at one


Our units are located nearby the Hopkins river, surf beaches and our sporting facilities – making it a great place to bring families school groups or staff.

Find out more about staying at six


Our apartments offer central, quality accommodation at affordable rates. It’s just a short walk from the waterfront, all major transport links and the CBD.

Find out more about staying at


Our terraces and units are perfect for visitors to the area, and are close to our conference centres and extensive sporting grounds.

Find out more about staying at Geelong

Stay at JIU over summer

While we take guests all year round, the best time to book is from November to February, as more rooms, apartments and units become available.

This means we can accommodate larger groups who are looking for university-style accommodation for conferences, school or sporting groups.

What's on offer

State of the art meeting rooms

JIU is equipped with the latest conference technology and can be booked by guests staying with us.

Recreation areas

Nearby walking and running paths along with access to on-campus gyms, sports courts and ovals.


one and Geelong sites offer 24/7 reception and all campuses have 24/7 security.

Great places to eat

With a range of onsite caterers you can choose to eat in or pre-organise meals to take with you.

Communal areas

All of our accommodation includes meeting spaces you can utilise, including BBQs, Foxtel and table tennis tables (recreation areas differ between campuses).

Fully furnished

All of our accommodation is clean and well maintained, with bedding and linen included and wireless internet access available. Kitchens are fitted with basic cooking packs and have fridges, microwaves and ovens.

What do I need to know?

Although we offer accommodation to external guests that aren't students, our residences are slightly different to hotel accommodation. We don't offer room service or wake up calls, but all bedding and linen is provided (cost is included in room price) and you can receive a full refund up to 72 hours prior to check in.

Smoking is prohibited on all University grounds and inside any University buildings, including rooms. Residences and short-stay guests however, have access to designated smoking areas.

You can read more about staying at JIU on our short stay location pages above.