Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Christian to live at Barkley Hall?

No. All faiths and backgrounds are welcome to live at Barkley Hall. However, you must be able to abide by our values as outlined in the handbook.

What makes Barkley Hall student accommodation, Christian?

  • Christian values underpin the service delivery (e.g. pastoral care) and policies (e.g. dispute resolution).
  • The Office Staff and House Parents are all professing Christians.
  • An evening “devotion”, or short Christian message, is shared during dinner.

Is there parking available?

Parking is available for all residents and guests who are visiting at no additional cost.

Is there Wi-Fi available?

All rooms have access to Wi-Fi.

Can I take tour of Barkley Hall?

You can tour the Residence Mon-Fri 1-3pm. Contact us to book a tour outside of these times.

What’s included in each room?

Linen (one pillow, pillowcase, sheets, bedspread and blanket)
Bed side table
Study desk and chair
Disposable plate, cup and cutlery (for temporary use)

Are there laundry facilities?

Yes, coin operated washers and clothes lines for drying are available for use by residents.

What does all-inclusive rates mean?

Your accommodation fees include: off-street parking, internet, 12 meals a week (5 cooked evening, 7 self-served breakfast).

What does segregated living mean?

Male rooms are on the lower level and female rooms are on the upper level. Common areas are provided for everyone to socialise.

What do the live-in house parents do?

Stuartt & Tamara are the main points of contact for students in the residence. Their support includes social and spiritual care 24/7.

What services are near to Barkley Hall?

Deakin University - Waurn Ponds Campus, Epworth Hospital, Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre, Leisurelink Aquatic Centre

Is there public transport nearby?

Yes, there is a bus stop right out the front of Barkley Hall. The bus will take you into or back from Geelong’s CBD and central railway station. For up to date information click here.

Can I bring a bicycle?

Yes. We have a secure bicycle storage facility.