20 Melbourne suburbs where you can still land a room under $180 per week

on 21 November 2016 by Aaron

If you’re anything like this author, there’ll be three things that pillage your bank account each week: food (alcohol included), online shopping sales and rent.


While you too probably give the former a red-hot go, with $6 doughnuts, numerous helpings of smashed avocado, and The Iconic 30%-off sales, the later will be by far your biggest cost.

Although sharing a place helps cut down on rental costs, the unfortunate fact is with average room prices in Melbourne now topping $215 per week, finding a cheaper room can be tough.

So if you’re in the market for an affordable room, or you just want to free up extra cash to support your brunch addiction we’re here to help.

Data analysis by Flatmates.com.au of all third quarter listings on the site has identified the Melbourne suburbs with the most private room listings valued under $180 per week. While nothing in life is guaranteed, these 20 suburbs did account for one-third of all sub-$180 in Melbourne in Q3, so your chances of a cheap room are pretty good.

Suburbs with the most listings under $250.

Click suburb to view current listings.

Rank Suburb Distance from CBD
1. Clayton 19km
2. Reservoir 12km
3. Preston 9km
4. Brunswick 6km
5. Bundoora 16km
6. Coburg 8km
7. Mount Waverley 16km
8. Springvale 23km
9. Burwood 12km
10. Point Cook 25km
11. Brunswick West 6km
12. St Kilda 6km
13. Footscray 5km
14. Frankston 41km
15. Ascot Vale 5km
16. Hawthorn 6km
17. Elwood 8km
18. Kew 6km
19. Berwick 41km
20. Burwood East 12km
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  • Aaron is the Flatmates.com.au's Community Manager and PR guy. He is an avid supporter and user of share accommodation, currently living with two (lucky) flatmates.
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