Places to find student accommodation in Brisbane
Looking for your new home-away-from-home for your semester abroad in Brisbane?
Here’s how you can find accommodation for your stay in Brisbane.
state-wide support service for international students to enhance their study experience in Queensland, the Queensland Student Hub is updated with the latest information on available accommodation for international students, including homestays, shared student accommodation and rentals, as well as information on your rights and obligations as a tenant.
Live at one of 10 colleges home to 3000 students at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus. UQ's residential colleges offer fully catered accommodation, supportive staff, peer group support, sporting, cultural and social activities, and access to college scholarships, prizes and bursaries. For a list of UQ-approved off-campus accommodation and rentals, click here.
If you’re a QUT student, this is the place to find a list of available accommodation near your campus, as well as information and advice on finding and securing accommodation.
Keen to embrace the college experience? Or do you just love being close to the library? Griffith University Mount Gravatt and Nathan both offer flexible on-campus accommodation options. Choose to have meals included or take care of the cooking yourself. Also, you’ll never be late for class.
Domain is a local real estate portal where you can find apartments or rooms to rent independently. Search by location to find accommodation close to your area of study.
Find a room in a share house on Gumtree, Australia’s buy, swap and sell website. Sharing a house is great if you’re here for a short stay and don’t want the hassle of an official lease. If you need to furnish your new room, you can also find second-hand furniture on Gumtree.
Flatmates.com.au is one of the most useful tools for those looking to move into a sharehouse. The search function allows you to filter by suburb, price and room specifications (furnished or unfurnished), and provides a simple and easy to use platform to connect with potential housemates. Subscribe to receive alerts from the website that align with what you're searching for so you don't miss a thing!
Find independent accommodation across Brisbane using Australia’s biggest real estate portal. Search by location to find accommodation close to your area of study.
While this may not be the most affordable option, Airbnb will keep a roof over your head while you're looking for something more permanent. Similar to Flatmates, the search function allows you to filter by suburb, price and more, so you can find somewhere to stay close to your institution.
When you first arrive in Brisbane, consider checking in to a hostel while you get your bearings. You’ll make friends and have a place to sleep while you build up your local knowledge and secure suitable longer term accommodation.