Our Ballarat accommodation gives you the best of both worlds: off-campus independence with support from our Residential Services team just a phone call away.

You'll make friends for life and immerse yourself in the university experience, all while knowing that our team has your back.

Camillus residential village


Camillus Residence is a group of 16 modern homes, surrounded by Australian native gardens. Located across the road from Victoria Park and just 4km from the campus, Camillus is a short walk to the local swimming pool, sporting grounds, gym facilities and Lake Wendouree.

Your rent includes:

  • all utilities (water and electricity)
  • access to wi-fi internet connection
  • 24-hour access to support
  • central heating and air conditioning
  • free Residential Life Program
  • recreation room with pool table, foosball table, games and TV
  • free onsite parking
  • individual key access
  • communal lounge areas and media facilities
  • free laundry facilities
  • free bicycle hire
  • proximity to public transport.

Got questions? We have answers.

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Read our Camillus Residence FAQs 
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Managed residences


Our Ballarat managed residences are ideal if you want to live independently, with the comfort of knowing our Residential Services team is on hand to help. The residences are close to campus and just a short walk from all that Ballarat has to offer.

Your rent includes:

  • private bedroom in a fully furnished house
  • all utilities (water and electricity)
  • access to wi-fi internet connection
  • 24-hour access to support
  • free Residential Life Program
  • proximity to campus
  • free laundry facilities
  • access to communal facilities at Camillus Residence

Got questions? We have answers.

Download our managed residences handbook
Read our managed residences FAQs
Contact us to learn more

2019 room rates

Property  Weekly / 1 semester Weekly / 2 semesters  Weekly / 12 months 
Camillus Residence     $180  
St Columba's House     $170-195  
 Managed residence  $195  $170  $160
 Premium managed residence    $195  $190

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“The best part about living in residence is the friendly and welcoming community; we all support one another. The facilities are fantastic and it’s great to have the support of the staff and residential advisors. For me, living in Camillus means I do not have to travel daily, as the central location is perfect for being a part of the Ballarat and ACU community. For me, living  on residence is a great experience.”
Bianca Gerrard
ACU Ballarat resident

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