A Jesus-Following, Christian Community
in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Young Adult Student Accommodation Share Houses

We offer rooms for Christian young adults in three houses in Hawthorn all within easy walking distance from our church building (in partnership with West Hawthorn Uniting Church). We aim to provide good quality, supportive, community-focused and reasonably priced young adult and student accommodation. The houses have 6-7 bedrooms each, for a total of 20 residents.

  • The houses are for committed Christian young adults, students or young workers aged 18-25. We will prioritise young people moving out of home for the first time and not already connected to another local church.
  • We aim to provide a higher level of spiritual and personal support than a normal share house might, i.e. we won’t mother you, but we are there if you need us.
  • We expect residents will take adult responsibility for their lives, and to live a Jesus-focused lifestyle (which includes treating each other with respect, and paying your rent on time! 🙂
  • There are terms and conditions, and reasonable expectations of living in these houses, please make sure you are aware of them and willing to abide by them.
  • We require applicants to be well and continuously engaged with a local church (ideally HWBC for the best experience and outcome).
  • The houses available are either mixed gender, or all female.
  • It will help if you know how to cook as no meals are provided!
  • The houses are in a quiet residential area, convenient to the CBD, and many Melbourne universities, and are well served by public transport.
  • We expect applicants to commit to a lease of a minimum 1 year period, with an recommended maximum stay of 3 years. Shorter leases may be available by arrangement.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of the community or facilities for your needs.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 ARE CLOSED. YOU CAN STILL APPLY FOR THE WAIT LIST, OR FOR 2018. (Room offers will normally be made from mid-December to late January). An early application is helpful but does not guarantee you a room, as we place new residents based on a number of criteria. At times we will have rooms become available during the year so you are welcome to enquire at any time.

Application Paperwork.
The 3 PDF documents below will answer most of your questions. When applying, please send in the application form. If you are accepted, you’ll be expected to sign off on the T&C and Resident Expectations alongside your lease.

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Detailed Housing Information
More information about the houses, FAQs etc

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Housing Resident Terms and Conditions Agreement

Please read before applying, it will be signed when you move in

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Housing Resident Expectations Agreement Form

Please read before applying, it will be signed when you move in

When you have read them all, you may apply here:

Young Adult Housing Online Application

We appreciate that moving out of home for the first time and starting a new phase of life is a time when young adults often struggle with doubts, lifestyle decisions, workload and other issues. We believe the best context for this is in a loving church community, even if you are full of doubts!

We are seeking residents who love Jesus and want to serve him in their lives, and engage in the community of their household & church.

So, most residents are actively part of HWBC — for the best experience of living in the houses we will usually prioritise applicants intending to join HWBC or WHUC if they are not already members.

PLEASE NOTE: While it’s not a requirement that you are part of HWBC or WHUC, it is required that you fully commit yourself to being part of a local church community for the entirety of your stay. If you have no intention of doing so, or cannot accept the terms and conditions (compulsory) or expectations of character and behaviour outlined above, please do not apply! We think the expectations are pretty reasonable but they won’t suit some people, and that’s ok.

Contact us if you have any questions.