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Brisbane is one of Australia’s most affordable places to study with the cost-of-living expenses more affordable compared to other developed countries or Australian capital cities. With a wide range of accommodation options students may opt to take advantage of inner city student accommodation, experience living with an Australian Homestay Family or share a house with likeminded students.


$250 - $300/wk
Homestay is staying with a family in their home and is a very popular choice for international students, providing safe, clean accommodation with flexible options for the provision of meals, internet, utilities and room sharing as required. Homestay provides a supportive environment, particularly for students new to Australia, often away from their families for the first time.

ACCCO has teamed up with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) to give international students the opportunity to be hosted by
a specially trained AHN Homestay Host for their introduction to
accommodation and living in Australia. 

Private renting

$175 - $400/wk
This is true independent living - renting a room in a shared apartment or house or rent alone. There are a number of unit complexes or houses specifically for students in Brisbane. In most cases, students will rent the entire house or flat, but there are also opportunities to rent a single bedroom, and share lounge room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities with other students who have been selected by the management.

Most rental properties will require you to pay a bond up front.
A bond is used as security and is usually equivalent to the amount of four weeks’ rent. This will cover any money owing at the end of the tenancy for any damage to the property. Rental costs vary depending on the accommodation style, type and suburb. You can find average rental costs by searching for “median rents” on the Residential Tenancies Authority website. 

Student Accommodation

$250 - $500/wk
Student accommodation in Brisbane is designed to provide the best student living experience. From the fresh, fully furnished living spaces to the fabulous communal facilities to the supportive environment, everything is ready for you to move straight in. Have the advantage of living in Brisbane City while you study surrounded by shops, supermarkets, award-winning restaurants, inner-city parklands and river views. 

hostels and backpackers

$130 - $600/wk
Hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. These can be a very good short-term option while you are settling in Brisbane and looking for more permanent accommodation.

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