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Geelong Waurn Ponds Accommodation

Live the Geelong Lifestyle at the Waurn Ponds Campus

Unlock your Geelong lifestyle and move into more at Deakin Res. Take leisurely walks or surf before class along the scenic surf coast, expand your sense of self, cooking repertoire and list of friends who feel like home. No nasty landlords, ever.

Be a part of Victoria's happiest campus

20 mins to Geelong CBD, 20mins to the surf coast

Roll into class, the cafe, the gym and more

100+ free events (small and large) offered each trimester

Tap into customised wellbeing support

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Room to be you

Feel right at home at Deakin Res with living arrangements, events and support tailored to every personality - from type A's to INFP's.

Events for everyone

Enjoy outdoor cinemas, day trips, gaming nights, free food and more. With a diverse range of small and large events on offer all year round we've got you covered. The highlight in everyone residents calendar? Our residential Ball.

Immense space

Space to be you - no matter whether it's social you or studious you. Recreation rooms, pool tables, theatre rooms, table tennis, study areas, outdoor spaces and more are all yours and within arms reach.

Personalised Care

At Deakin Res, we're here to help you thrive. To do that, we offer living spaces and support tailored to you. Quiet, course or mature age are some of the living spaces on offer. So stay comfy, get confident and grow.


Our accommodation types suit your personality type. Choose a studio apartment if you value a quiet space to live or shared living if you like the idea of hanging out with room mates after class and on weekends.

Explore your new surroundings

When you live on-campus you gain access to spaces that only you and your fellow residents can use like a movie room. You will also have everything you need to thrive - cafes, gyms, supermarkets, outdoor spaces within reach. To help get you started here are some of our resi's favourite spots.


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Explore what life is like on res

Q & A with Waurn Ponds resident Maddie
Q & A
Q & A with Waurn Ponds resident Maddie
A week in the life of one of our resi’s Lily
Week with Lily
A week in the life of one of our resi’s Lily
Casey shows you 10 things she had to pack when she moved!
10 things I packed
Casey shows you 10 things she had to pack when she moved!

Waurn Ponds Facilities and Services


Find out where to park and whether pay-as-you-go or permit is better suited to you.

Food and Shopping

Whether you're after a coffee or a lunch spot, some reading material or a new Deakin hoodie, you'll find it at your local campus.

Health and Wellbeing

Discover all the ways we help you stay healthy and safe - physically, mentally and spiritually.

Sport and Fitness

Our facilities are your facilities - including gyms, fitness classes, basketball courts and sports oval.

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What residents say

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Frequently asked questions

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