Special Features Checklist

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This checklist has been developed to show key ‘special’ features in Commercial Student Accommodation.
Completed checklists will be shown with the individual listing on the La Trobe Off-campus accommodation database.

Please check and tick indicating key features of your Student Accommodation –


King size or double beds
A desk, chair, desk lamp and bookshelf for each student
Wardrobes with adequate hanging space for clothes
Drying racks for small laundry items
Provision of energy efficient small fans for hot weather and safe heating appliances for winter
Mattress protectors, laundered between student stays
Linen as an optional extra
Room size that exceeds 10 square metres for 1 person and an additional 4 square metres for each extra person
Air-conditioning is available
Heating is available

Utilities and Internet

Internet or Wi-Fi access

Safety & Wellbeing

In addition to meeting minimum safety and fire check requirements, information on:
No smoking in bed
Do not leave electrical appliances (such as hair dryers, wands) on bedding
Clean lint filter in washing machines and dryers after use
Turn off portable heaters before leaving the house or going to sleep
Contact phone number for accommodation management and fire/ambulance/police in common areas
Fire evacuation drills
Electrical equipment (such as fridges, heater, cooking appliances etc.) tagged and safety tested.
Contact details of student support services at Universities
Safety switch for individual electrical appliances


For communal kitchens, a large refrigerator with adequate space for residents
For communal kitchens, one stove per 4 residents
For communal kitchens, lockable food storage cabinets
First aid facilities
Adequate on-site parking
Bike storage facilities
Social Activities calendar
Resident Assistants or Lead Tenants Program
Website promotes viewing the accommodation in person prior to signing an agreement

Welcome Information

Information to help students with common questions, such as how to obtain a Myki card, driver’s licence or tax file number
Useful information on the website that includes full details of the application process and all fees and charges
Travel smart maps
Information on nearby services and facilities
Information available in multiple languages

Other (optional)

Special features details – Provider to complete

Acknowledgement – La Trobe University recognises the significant contribution made by the Registered Accommodation Association of Victoria (RAAV) in developing this special features checklist and to Victoria University. For more information on best practice tips from the Registered Accommodation Association of Victoria (RAAV) visit http://www.raav.org.au/

Disclaimer – This checklist has been compiled as a checklist of features as self-nominated by student accommodation operators. This checklist is neither an endorsement of an individual operator by La Trobe University or a replacement of the minimum requirements as set out by the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, Residential Tenancies (Rooming House Standards) Regulations 2012, Building Regulations 2006 and Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009. La Trobe University accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information or completeness and the reader uses or relies on it at her or his own risk. La Trobe University reserves the right to make changes to the document at any time. La Trobe University further reserves the right to refuse or remove any listing at any time and for any reason at their absolute discretion as per the terms and conditions of provider registration.