Explore your on-campus, homestay and rental accommodation options
Whether you would like to live on-campus or off-campus, there are a number of options you can explore to find housing to suit your needs. You can also choose homestay and live with a local Australian family while you study.
What to book
We recommend you organise temporary accommodation for your first few days or weeks in Queensland. This will give you time to inspect and organise your long-term accommodation after you arrive in Australia, to ensure you are choosing a living and study environment that suits your needs.
1. Temporary accommodation
Before you leave home, book accommodation for your first few nights in Australia.
2. Airport pickup
Book your airport transfer at least 72 hours before you leave.
3. Long-term accommodation
Choose where to live long-term and find a place that feels like home.
Temporary on-campus accommodation is available until the end of Orientation Week at Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses. Places are limited so book early to avoid missing out.
There are many hotels and motels located near each of our campuses that are easily accessible by public transport. When booking accommodation let the staff know you are a Griffith University student as they may offer a discounted student rate. The following websites provide a range of accommodation options in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.
Airport pickup service
Have a friendly face to meet you at the airport when you arrive in Australia! Griffith offers a free airport pickup service for all new international students arriving in Australia for the first time. The service can also be arranged for non-student friends or family travelling with you at cost.
It is available from both the Brisbane and the Gold Coast (known as Coolangatta Airport) airports. We recommend that you book this service online at least 72 hours before you leave.
Note: If you are under 18 you must book airport reception as part of your arrival arrangements.
Areas near our campuses
The following suburbs are close to our campuses.
Gold Coast campus
- Coopers Plains
Mt Gravatt campus
- Holland Park
- Holland Park West
- Mt Gravatt
- Mt Gravatt East
- Upper Mt Gravatt
Cost of living
Compare the costs to help you decide what suits your needs and budget
Search for your accommodation
We are here to help you find a great place to live during your time at Griffith! Use our accommodation website to find just the right place for you. If you want to live off-campus, we have a range of preferred partners offering attractive, high-quality and safe accommodation options near every Griffith campus. If you would prefer to live on-campus, Griffith University has accommodation available at Nathan, Mt Gravatt and the Gold Coast. We also offer homestay accommodation for all five campuses.
Are you under 18 and searching for accommodation?
Living on-campus is a fantastic way to meet new people, find out about new cultures, and develop independence. On-campus accommodation is usually fully furnished and provides access to laundry facilities, gym equipment, common rooms, internet and organised student activities.
On-campus accommodation is available at all campuses except South Bank. Room options range from single bedrooms in dormitory-style residences to self-catered accommodation in fully furnished flats.
- Dormitory-style: Nathan campus
- Semi-catered: Mt Gravatt campus
- Self-catered: Gold Coast, Nathan, Mt Gravatt and Logan campuses
- Postgraduate self-catered: Nathan and Mt Gravatt campuses
Homestay gives you the option of living with an Australian family whilst studying. Homestay options are available for all our campuses and are a great way for you to develop your English language skills and experience the Australian way of life. It offers catered and self-catered options.
Sharing a house or apartment with a number of other students is the most common form of off-campus accommodation. You will need to consider:
- the cost of rent (usually advertised weekly)
- if utilities are included in your rent (electricity, water, gas)
- if internet is included in your rent
- if the accommodation is furnished
- how close the accommodation is to your campus
- access to public transport
Search for off-campuses accommodation including sharehouses.
Self-contained apartments are a fantastic living option if you want to take advantage of all the benefits of convenience, high quality facilities and services, and security. Griffith University’s preferred partners offer a range of attractive off-campus accommodation options near all Griffith campuses - often at discounted rates for Griffith University students. Preferred partners aim to deliver an exciting resident experience for all students while adhering to quality and safety standards. Easy access to public transport options will ensure that you will get the best of city living while being located close to your campus, sometimes only a 5 minute walk away!
Some of the unique features offered by our preferred partners are:
- roof top garden
- BBQ area
- swimming pool & spa
- free bikes
- tennis court
- secure parking
- residential life programs