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Information for parents and care givers

As a parent or care giver, we know you play a vital role in helping your child understand their options so they can make informed choices about their accommodation whilst studying. At Deakin Res we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding student accommodation experiences within a safe, secure, and convenient environment.

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The Deakin Res experience

Our Belong, Balance, Broaden model underpins everything we do at Deakin Res and is designed to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to belong to our community, balance their body and mind, and broaden their horizons via a range of blended in-person and online activities, campaigns, and events. 

A safe and welcoming environment

We know it’s not easy to see your child leave home of the first time, we take great pride in the warm welcome and inclusive environment we provide to students from all walks of life. Deakin Res’ collaborative culture of respect allows all students to thrive academically and grow as individuals.

Our Community Values - RESPECT


24/7 Customer Service
Our residential offices are open 24-7, rain, hail, or shine. This means both you and your loved one will always be able to gain direct and immediate access to a staff member who can provide support or assistance.
student leadership
Volunteer student leaders live within our communities providing transitional support, a friendly face, and a first point of contact. They uphold and role model our RESPECT values, and are trained to recognise and refer student safety, wellbeing and behavioural concerns to our staffing teams.
Inclusive welcoming
Our residential buildings are only accessible with a secure fob or key card, and every bedroom room has its own individual lock. Deakin Res also has a proven COVID-safe Management Plan in place. Covering all aspects of our ongoing operations.
Deakin Res has provided plenty of support to make an easy transition from living at home to being independent. It provides a safe and secure option, especially for female students and the residential buildings are modern, clean and beautifully landscaped. We couldn’t be happier with our choice.
Catherine, Mother of Jasmine and Lachlan

More reasons Deakin Res is a great choice

Whether you value the absolute proximity to campus, the 24/7 support team on site, or the access to many free amenities and facilities, there are numerous reasons living on campus makes great sense for so many students.

I would definitely recommend Deakin Res as the accommodation facilities and support has been amazing for Chelsea. It is also so wonderful to hear how happy she is and the incredible way she has been welcomed at the accommodation.
Shelley, Mother of Chelsea

On top of that, we know residential students outperform their peers academically as well. 

Our promise to you

We will provide an environment that allows your child to thrive and to be themselves. We will look out for your every individual living with us, ensuring their health, wellbeing and development is our top priority. And we’ll do all of this while maintaining the highest levels of safety and security on campus, no matter what the circumstances.

Our promise to you, is to keep doing what we always do, and delivering exceptional outcomes for students from all walks of life. If you have any concerns or questions about your student, please get in touch.

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Want to find out more about accommodation at Deakin? Contact our team.

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