Types of accommodation

In Brisbane, most students live in units, apartments, houses or shared accommodation. We do not have accommodation on campus for students.

You can also stay with an Australian family as part of a homestay placement. The family you stay with will provide your meals and a furnished bedroom, as well as giving you a great opportunity for language and culture exchange.

I want to host an international student

If you would like to be a homestay provider and share your home with an international student, you can apply to be a homestay host.

Contact us

If you are not sure what type of accommodation to choose, you can contact one of our accommodation officers. They can let you know what accommodation is available, and can also put you in touch with other students who may be looking for similar accommodation.

Our accommodation service has links to student accommodation providers and the QUT Guild accommodation service so that you can start investigating your options.

How much will my accommodation cost?

Your accommodation costs will vary depending on what type of accommodation you live in. A shared house can cost $150-$200 a week, and renting your own apartment or house can cost $350-$500 a week. A homestay will cost $240-$260 a week.

Make sure you research your accommodation options and costs before you come to Brisbane, and factor it into your overall cost of living.

Student accommodation complexes

If you want to rent special student accommodation, several providers rent out single room with private study areas and bathrooms, shared recreation facilities and shared kitchen spaces. We recommend:

Which suburb is right for me?

You might want to live in a suburb that is convenient for your campus.

Suburbs near Gardens Point

  • City
  • Dutton Park
  • East Brisbane
  • Fortitude Valley
  • Fairfield
  • Herston
  • Highgate Hill
  • Kangaroo Point
  • Milton
  • New Farm
  • Paddington
  • Red Hill
  • South Brisbane
  • West End
  • Woolloongabba

Suburbs near Kelvin Grove

  • Alderley
  • Ashgrove
  • Bowen Hills
  • City
  • Herston
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Newmarket
  • Paddington
  • Red Hill
  • Spring Hill


Study Abroad and Exchange Office

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  • Level 1, A Block, Room 102
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000
  • Monday - Friday, 9-5pm

  • Postal address:
    QUT - Study Abroad & Exchange Office
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001