Birch Ridge

Student Accommodation

Affordable Accommodation Where You Want It

The combination of our convenient addresses, cool facilities and flexible room options makes Birch Ridge the obvious choice. From free Wi-Fi internet to support from friendly multilingual staff, it’s the little extras that make us stand out for students from across the globe.

Why choose Birch Ridge Accommodation?

  • Free WiFi internet in common areas
  • Convenient locations
  • Safety and security
  • Flexible lease options and choice of rooms
  • Friendly, multilingual staff
  • Active residential community

3 Convenient Melbourne Locations

Established 2002

Hawthorn House is an architecturally inspired student residence. Renovated in 2002, it provides stylish, comfortable living  close to Swinburne University.  Offering a range of self contained apartments and ensuite rooms with large communal facilities to ensure you’ll enjoy living at Hawthorn House.

North Melbourne
Established 2006

O’Connell Residence is a classical heritage building that has been converted into one of the finest student accommodation in Melbourne. Offering safe, comfortable, convenient, centrally located housing for students, allowing them to focus on their studies while being able to enjoy the best that this city has to offer.

Hawthorn East
Established 2010​​​

Located within 10 km of downtown Melbourne, Riversdale Residence offers premium student accommodation and safe, convenient access by tram or train to most of Melbourne’s top Universities including Swinburne, Deakin, Melbourne University, RMIT and Holmesglen.

How To Apply With Birch Ridge

Step 1

Select your location, room type and preferred length of stay

Step 2

Choose your preferred arrival and departure dates

Step 3

Tell us a bit more about yourself

Step 4

Leave the rest up to us - we will be in touch

Common Questions

How can I apply to live at a Birch Ridge property?

You can make an application by completing the Application Form on our website. Just click the "Apply" menu at the top of this page to get started by selecting the property would like to apply for.

How far away is my University?

Use the "Locations" menu above to select the property you are interested in, and scroll down to find information about the location of schools, including distance and suggested Public Transport details.

Can I inspect the property?

Yes, inspections can be arranged online with our Accommodation Managers. Just submit an enquiry using the form at the bottom of this page to get started. Make sure you select the property you are interested in, and that you'd like to arrange a tour!

How early can I apply?

You can apply for a room up to 6 months in advance of your intended arrival date.

Have a question?​​​​

Not quite ready to apply? We love to chat! Send us your questions and we will be in touch.