Accommodation at Dookie

Live in a small community with a variety of housing from dormitories to self-contained cottages, a range of conference venues, recreational and sporting facilities, and a natural bush reserve and Mount Major within its surroundings.

About our accommodation

At Dookie campus student accommodation, your home away from home, you will have convenience and lifestyle right at your doorstep. Based close to your classrooms and study facilities, you won’t be far from Shepparton for shopping and eating out. Local communities are within easy reach with just a 30-minute drive to Benalla and Shepparton, 60-minutes to Wangaratta and only two and a half hours to Melbourne’s CBD.

As a student at Dookie campus you will experience a unique student lifestyle, relaxing after class on the 2440-hectare property and surrounds. Be sure to take advantage of Dookie’s many recreational facilities on offer. These include a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis and basketball courts, cricket nets, sports grounds, squash court, and even horse club facilities if you would like to house your equine friend on campus!

Discover the campus research farm, including a vineyard, winery, grazing and cropping farm, orchard, and seed-bank, and chat with researchers onsite who are exploring critical issues such as food security, biodiversity and water efficiency.

Beyond the amazing facilities available to you as a student at Dookie campus, explore the beautiful natural sites that surround your learning environment. Take a scenic stroll through the bushland reserve, enjoy the magnificent view from atop Mount Major, look out for shooting stars, or cycle around the Dookie Rail Trail that traverses some of the Goulburn Valley’s most fertile farmland.

Also look out for wildlife around campus including wombats, kangaroos, echidnas, blue tongue lizards, koalas and rare birdlife – not to mention the cheeky possums.

Students enjoying dining facilities at Dookie Agricultural College.
Students enjoying Dookie Campus facilities


Your accommodation includes the following facilities:

  • Carpeted, heated private room
  • Single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, bookshelves
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Fully equipped communal kitchen
  • Common room with television and DVD player
  • Communal laundry facilities*
  • High speed wireless internet
  • Car parking
  • Dining hall facilities (open for lunch and breakfast on weekdays)*

Note: Students supply their own bed linen and towels

*Additional charge applies


2023 Student Accommodation Fees (per week)

The fees listed below are for students residing at Dookie Campus for a semester or longer.  For students undertaking an intensive subject please refer to information within the relevant subject Handbook entry.

  • Dormitory Style Accommodation - $279.00pw (includes accommodation and 4 evening meals)
  • Pudney and Thompson Units - $206.00pw (Accommodation only)
  • Single Quarter Units - $196.00pw (Accommodation only)

Prices include electricity, water, wireless internet and weekly cleaning. Residents will need to provide their own cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.

A bond of $1,000 is required upon commencement.

Bookings and Enquiries

The University of Melbourne – Dookie Campus Dookie VIC 3647
P: +61 3 5833 9200 /  +61 3 5833 9233
Office hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday