Westgate Baptist Community is found in the busy, cosmopolitan suburb of Yarraville, in Melbourne’s inner western suburbs.

Many of us have found in Jesus a life-changing relationship that challenges every aspect of our lives. This inspires our vision of following the way of Jesus by welcoming all, practicing compassion, nurturing faith and hope, striving for justice here in Yarraville and for the Earth.

The house is located at 18 High St, Yarraville.
The house is a short walk from Yarraville Station which is only a 15 minute train ride form the city. It is 30 seconds away from a bus stop allowing access to other western suburbs. It’s directly across the road from a shopping complex with a Coles, Deli and Bakers Delight.
The house is a short walk from Yarraville Village that has shops and the amazing independent Sun Cinema.
If you’re a cyclist, you’re in luck as Yarraville allows easy access to bike trails that can take you the city in 20 minutes.
The house offers short commutes to The University of Melbourne, Victoria University, RMIT, ACU, Victorian College of the Arts and many other education providers.

  • Yearly agreements (from February to February)
  • The house consists of four bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and dining area.
  • Furnishings include bed, desk, chair, couches, table and chairs, heating/cooling, fridge, washing machine and most kitchen essentials.
  • Four weeks accommodation fees are paid upfront and held, similar to a bond, to be returned when you leave the house
  • Fees per week range from:
    • Small bedroom: $165 including utilities / unlimited internet access / garden maintenance
    • Medium bedroom: $175 including utilities / unlimited internet access / garden maintenance
    • Large bedroom: $185 including utilities / unlimited internet access / garden maintenance
  • Duration: 2020

We’ll support you by…

WSH COMMITTEE

The Student House Committee is a group of members of the Community who support the students by overseeing the program and assuming a pastoral role where appropriate. There will be opportunities to share meals with the Committee and Church Community Members where we can hear each other’s stories and support each other in the life of faith, hope and love

MENTOR

You’ll have access to a mentor. This might sound quite formal, it’s really just someone who has trod a similar journey and is willing to offer support and insight.

HOST FAMILY

You will be invited to join with a WBC family who will offer the opportunity to share a home cooked meal and community.

Any young adult (18-25) who is or will be studying, undertaking a graduate year and making the transition from country to city for the duration of 2020 and wants to be an active member of a Christian community, intentionally formed and resourced by Westgate Baptist Community.

How Do I Apply?

  • If you have any questions, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If it sounds like this ‘ticks your boxes’, you can apply by completing the Application form and email it back to us. It can be accessed here: Application Form 2020
    Please use your name when you save the file, don't just call it Application Form.
  • You’re more than welcome to drop by for a chat and cuppa to check us out, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give Jenny (0401 651 012) or Katelyn (0448 886 396) a buzz to organise a time.
  • Offers for 2020 are commencing now (November), an informal interview will be organised after we receive your application form.