Finding the Right Long-Term Apartment: Tips and Tricks

Heading to Melbourne long-term? Welcome to one of the greatest cities in the world! Whether you’re coming for an extended work trip, moving to the city permanently and need somewhere to stay while you secure a lease, or you’re simply living your best digital nomad life, you’ll want an awesome long-term apartment.

So, what should you be looking for? Here, the industry experts at StayCentral share some tips and tricks for finding the right long-term apartment in Melbourne:


Looking for a long-term apartment is almost the same as looking for a house to rent. It’s no wonder that location, then, is at the top of our list. Finding the right long-term apartment starts with picking a sweet location. Whether you’re looking at Melbourne CBD for proximity to work, somewhere more groovy like Fitzroy or Richmond, or somewhere peaceful and quiet like Moonee Ponds, choosing the right location is something the team at StayCentral can help you with.

Batchelor pad? Or wholesome family home?

You’re staying in an apartment long-term, so you want to make sure you’re comfortable with the layout. If you’ve ever looked at apartment listings online, and realised they’re completely different in reality to what you expected, we get you! That’s why the team at StayCentral provide accurate photos and are happy to give more details about any of their apartments and help you find the right one.

Space for working

Working from home is such a big part of life now. So, if you work from home most of the time, it’s imperative to find a long-term apartment that’s equipped for it. StayCentral has a range of apartments with work-from-home spaces set up, saving you a trip to the local coffee shop when you need to get some work done.

Pet friendly

Travelling with your pooch, kitty, rodent or iguana? Whichever type of little companion you’re bringing, StayCentral have pet-friendly options so that you and your best bud never have to part.


When you’re visiting Melbourne, parking might be the last thing you think of when choosing the right long-term apartment. But if you’re travelling by car, you definitely want to check the parking situation before clicking to book! Undercover parking facilities are obviously ideal, but some apartments have on-street parking arrangements which are handy too.

The last thing you want is to be having to pay exorbitant parking fees on a long-term basis. Not only this, but having to drive around, looking for a park in a busy area after work is not on anyone’s wish-list, either.

Check out the range of Melbourne long-term apartments available at StayCentral, and find the perfect home in the perfect suburb. StayCentral have Melbourne’s best long-term and short-term apartments, in areas like the CBD, St Kilda, Richmond, Kew, Brunswick, Heidelberg and plenty of others. Quality accommodation has been their specialty since 2005! Make a booking today or contact the team to learn more.