Independent or share accommodation
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.
Before you rent ensure you find out all the relevant information for renting in Queensland by visiting the Residential Tenancy Authority website.
Information on independent or share accommodation in Brisbane can be found at:
Domain is a local real estate portal where you can find apartments or rooms to rent independently. Further information can be found at www.domain.com.au
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. Further information can be found at www.gumtree.com.au
Flatmates.com.au is easily 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. Further information can be found at www.flatmates.com.au
While this may not be the most affordable option, Air BnB 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. Further information can be found at www.airbnb.com.au