Short Term Accommodation
If you are coming a reasonable distance to campus, such as traveling from interstate, or overseas, Deakin recommends that you stay in short term accommodation for at least the first week of your arrival to campus.
Many students want to immediately move into permanent accommodation and attempt to organise this prior to their arrival. This can be very dangerous and many students end up losing their money and having no accommodation for their arrival.
The safest a best choice is to book short term accommodation to allow time to personally inspect and secure long term accommodation. Please remember that the length of time it can take to find suitable accommodation can vary depending on the accommodation type you are interested.