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Choose where you snooze

Location, location, location is not everything when it comes to choosing where you're snoozing. You want also comfort, something reasonably priced, and maybe even home-cooked meals.

No matter where you're studying or what level of comfort you're looking for, there is an accommodation option just for you:

  • Urbanest
  • Homestay
  • Share-house
  • Renting
  • Backpacker hostel

Nest in the city

With the city at your fingertips Urbanest is the ultimate choice in student living.

Located at Brisbane's Southbank campus, Urbanest boasts 713 rooms ranging from private studio apartments, to four, five and six bedroom shared apartments.

You can't go wrong with:

  • Fully-furnished apartments
  • your own bathroom
  • air-conditioning
  • 24/7 onsite team, CCTV and swipe card entry
  • cafes, restaurants, shopping, sporting and cultural facilities, gym and public transport at your front door
  • all-inclusive rent (utilities, contents insurance and broadband)
  • onsite laundry
  • bike storage
  • library, mini-cinema and entertainment area
  • courtyard with barbecue facilities
  • contemporary-designed group study areas
  • wireless hotspots

Spaces are limited, so book early to have your own nest in the city!


For the home-bodies who want a home-away-from-home, homestay is the choice for you.

You can live with an Australian family for a few weeks or the whole time and have all your basic needs (meals, furniture, bedding and amenities) taken care of by the host family.

Plus, it's easy to get to campus with most homestay homes within walking distance of public transport, or the family can take you to the nearest transport. You also get to practice your English conversation skills on them.

Costs can vary, but are generally around A$200-A$260 a week, with a one-off placement fee of approximately A$195-$210.

For more info, contact:

International Student Care Australia (ISCA)
Email: Website:
Phone: +61 7 3851 0704

Australian Homestay Network (AHN)
Email: Website:
Phone: +61 7 3122 3595

Share in a student house

Student houses have all the benefits of a fully-furnished private room plus the fun of meeting new friends.

This is independent living so you'll cook your own meals and help out with the cleaning.

The cost of renting a room varies depending on the location and length of stay, but is generally between A$100 to A$220 per week. There is usually no bond or lease required.

Find out more:
Brisbane Student Housing
The Pad

A home of your own

If you really want to go all out and live independently, renting your own home or apartment is fun and affordable.

As a guide, a two-bedroom apartment could cost between A$300 and A$400 per week, and a three-bedroom house could cost between A$350 to A$A500 per week.

Keep in mind that renting a home requires you to sign a fixed-term lease (rental agreement) as well as pay a rental bond equal to four weeks rent, plus two weeks rent in advance.

Rental properties are generally unfurnished, so you'll need to provide furniture, bedding, and home items such as refrigerators, washing machines and kitchenware yourselves.

Find out more:

Share in a hostel

Maybe a backpacker hostel is more your thing?

Prices range from A$21 to A$25 per night for a shared room and facilities, and many hostels offer weekly rates at a reduced cost. There may be extra charges for appliances, internet access and use of some facilities.

For more information contact a TAFE Queensland Brisbane International Support Officer.