meet the staff

we're here to help

Have questions? Ask us! Our dedicated on-site team is committed to helping you settle in to uni life. Whether it's the middle of the day or middle of the night, there is always someone around to talk to.

who we are

Michael Lynch

General Manager

Michael is passionate about making Village life the vibrant and diverse environment that on-campus living ought to be. With more than 30-years-experience in the hospitality industry, you know you’re in good hands! Michael oversees all operations at Yarra House to ensure that your stay is comfortable, safe and above all, fun.

Cory Edwards

Village Manager

Cory is the man you’ll see out and about, meeting new residents and making sure that Village life is a well-oiled machine! He is responsible for managing the permanent staff members at the Village, and making sure that your questions are answered, your lights are on, your parties are fun and your study is uninterrupted. Come to Cory if you’ve got any questions, or if you just want to chat with a friendly face!

Michael Cowan

Residential Manager

Michael is what makes Yarra House feel like home. He is passionate about fostering community spirit and making sure all residents feel comfortable and happy with their surroundings. He manages the Resident Assistants (RA’s) to make sure that the events and social outings are unique, inclusive and fun. Come and see Michael if you’re feeling homesick, or just say hello as you’re walking by the office, he’s always around!

Tayla Brooks

Customer Service Agent

Tayla is one of the first friends you'll make at the Village. You’ll find her behind the front desk answering questions, taking payments or just hanging out with the residents. Make sure you speak to her if you have a question or you just need some local knowledge!

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