Accommodation

Temporary accommodation

If you plan to find your own share accommodation off-campus you may wish to arrange for temporary accommodation prior to your arrival. Temporary accommodation is normally in the form of Homestay or a motel /hotel or hostel which you pay for on arrival. The minimum stay in Homestay is 4 weeks. Homestay allows you to settle in quickly with the help of your host family and you can take time to look for suitable permanent accommodation whilst living in Homestay. Most motels or hotels will require a deposit to secure the room (credit card details are normally requested by the motel/hotel).

Homestay

If you want to experience living with a local Brisbane or Gold Coast family or need temporary accommodation until you find a suitable place to stay, home stay is a good option for you.

Homestay gives students the opportunity to settle in quickly with the help of their host families and is ideal for students who are interested in having a home away from home experience with people helping them find their way around the city, taking them to interesting places, and encouraging them to practise their English speaking skills.

Homestay also enables you to gain an insight into Australian life and offers a unique opportunity to experience Australian culture first hand by participating in the daily routine of the host family's life.

Host families take an active interest in their students and assist them to assimilate into their new environment and studies. Students can also use Homestay as a time to look for suitable permanent accommodation after they arrive without having to worry about food and lodging in their first few weeks of their stay in Australia.

To apply for homestay, you should lodge an application online at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival.

On-campus accommodation

Students may choose to live at the Mt Gravatt Residential College or the Gold Coast Griffith University Village, though places are limited. Demand is high so please apply early.

Brisbane: Mt Gravatt residential college

Residential college provides a reasonably priced living environment which is safe, attractive and comfortable. The residential college offers fully catered single-room accommodation for 200 students in natural bushland, within five minutes walking distance of lecture rooms and other facilities. All rooms have phone and computer connections.

The cost for a single room includes electricity, three meals a day, free laundry facilities plus common room areas which are serviced daily. (Please note that you must provide your own linen and clean your own room). Other facilities include barbecue areas, recreation facilities, televisions and videos.

Mt Gravatt residential college is conveniently located only 10km south of the city. A free shuttle bus service provides transportation between Griffith University's Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses and regular public bus services provide access to and from the city and surrounding suburbs.

To apply for the Mt Gravatt residential college, you should lodge an application as early as possible the semester before starting your studies.

Online residential college application

Address

Griffith Accommodation Mt Gravatt campus Griffith University 176 Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt QLD 4122, Australia

P +61 7 3735 5808

Please note: A Residential College application form will not be processed until tuition fees have been paid.

Gold Coast: Griffith University Village

Griffith University Village offers a range of fully furnished apartments, right on the Gold Coast campus. The Village was opened in January, 2007 and caters for a community of 517 students.

At the Village you will have:

  • a choice of fully furnished apartment types
  • a range of convenient on-site facilities (inc Basketball court/Pool)
  • 24 hour staff on site

Griffith University Village is managed by Campus Living Villages (CLV) and is in no way associated with or managed by Griffith College or Griffith University.

Find out more about Griffith University village

Please note: A Residential College application form will not be processed until tuition fees have been paid.

Off-campus accommodation

Below you will find a list of Off Campus Accommodation options for students who are over 18. Most of these have excellent facilities for students that are privately managed and are located close to campus or near convenient public transport. Facilities offered at most premises are three to six bedroom apartments with lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry facilities. All units are fully furnished with private bedroom and private/shared bathroom. Most complexes have a gym, swimming pool, BBQ area, internet and telephone access, vehicle parking, air-conditioning, and on-site managers.

Weekly room rates vary and depend on the facilities offered. Most will require a four week bond payable on arrival, depending on length of stay and availability. Minimum stay: one semester or six months. Students are required to pay rental bond and other charges directly to the Onsite Manager and sign a rental lease upon arrival.

Brisbane

This information is supplied as a guide to various off-campus accommodation locations and students are requested to make their own bookings. Please note that these venues have no affiliation with our organisation and no responsibility is taken with regard to this accommodation.

University Park

45 Barrett Street, Robertson

+61 7 3255 6722

Griffith Glen

116 Klumpp Road, Upper Mt. Gravatt

+61 7 3219 3160

Adalong Student Guest House

Includes dinner Mon-Fri, and breakfast 7 days

81 Stephens Road, South Brisbane

+61 7 3255 2888

Brisbane Students Home, Salisbury

Fully furnished with ensuite

7 Nicholson Ave, Salisbury

+61 7 3700 6222

Kangaroo Point Apartments

Fully furnished, air-conditioned, heating, kitchen, pool and ensuite.

819 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

+61 7 3391 6855

Genesis One

1848 Logan Road, Upper Mt. Gravatt QLD 4122

+61 7 3137 2300

Urbanest

60 Tribune Street, South Brisbane

+61 7 3844 1499

Adams luxury student accommodation

Purpose designed student accommodation, providing comfort, privacy and quality.

Robertson, Coopers Plains and Sunnybank

+61 7 3161 9141

LJ Hooker Brisbane Central Residential Office

Residential accommodation office staffed with rental professionals who can personally assist students.

My LJ Hooker

This information is supplied as a guide to various off-campus accommodation locations and students are requested to make their own bookings. Please note that these venues have no affiliation with our organisation and no responsibility is taken with regard to this accommodation.

Gold Coast

University Village

All rooms share common lounge, dining and kitchen. Two semester leases available.

Unit 1/8 Tonga Place, Parkwood

P +61 7 5594 9934

Nexus

All rooms share common lounge, dining and kitchen. Facilities include pool and common games room.

131 Currumburra Road, Ashmore

P +61 7 5527 9442

University Square

All rooms share common lounge, dining and kitchen.

Olsen Avenue, Parkwood

P +61 7 5594 7018

Metro on Central

Close to public bus routes with transport available to Griffith 7 times per day. Easily accessible from Labrador. Facilities include gym and pool.

7 Brown Street, Labrador

P +61 7 5532 7853

Under 18’s

Griffith College must follow specific policies and procedures for accommodating, supporting and monitoring international students who are under 18 years of age whilst they are studying in Australia. These policies and procedures are designed to ensure that Griffith College complies with both the Education (Overseas Student) Regulations, and the Department of Border Protection (DIBP) requirements for ensuring that international students are adequately cared for during their studies.

Accommodation requirements for under 18’s

All international students who are under 18 years of age must satisfy one of the following accommodation requirements whilst studying at Griffith College:

  • Live with at least one parent; or
  • Live with an adult who normally lives in Queensland (other than an overseas student) who has been appointed in writing by a parent of the student to act as the student's guardian; or
  • Live with an approved home stay family.

Griffith College ensures that students satisfy one of these requirements by obtaining written documentation from the students' parents prior to the student commencing their studies. If during the period of enrolment any student under 18 years of age is not living under one of the above requirements, then arrangements will be made for the students accommodation arrangements to be changed in order to satisfy this requirement or the student will be reported to the Australian Department for Boarder Protection (DIBP) for a breach of their student visa condition. Students who wish to change into alternative accommodation must contact the Accommodation Manager or the Student Counsellor & Welfare Advisor to gain written approval prior to moving.

Additional Support for Under 18s

Appropriate arrangements are made for monitoring the welfare and academic progress of international students who are under 18 years of age. All international students who are under 18 years of age are required to attend appointments with the Student Counsellor & Welfare Advisor at least once each semester or when requested. Students will be notified by the Student Counsellor & Welfare Advisor of the date and time they are required to attend these appointments which are designed to determine if there are any problems with your living arrangements and if you are experiencing difficulties academically or personally. Should a student who is under 18 years of age fail to attend appointments with the Student Counsellor & Welfare Advisor, the student's parents may be contacted and/or the student may be reported to the Australian Department for Boarder Protection (DIBP).