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.
We recommend you organise short-term temporary accommodation for your first few days or weeks in Queensland. You may wish to organise your long-term accommodation after you arrive in Australia, to ensure you are choosing a suitable living and study environment.
Book before you arrive
TEMPORARY ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
Temporary on-campus accommodation is available until the end of Orientation at Mt Gravatt, Nathan and South Bank campuses. Places are limited so book early to avoid missing out. If you are based at the Gold Coast campus you will need to book off-campus accommodation.
BOOKING HOTELS AND MOTELS
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.
FREE AIRPORT PICKUP SERVICE
Griffith offers a free airport pickup service for all new students arriving in Australia for the first time. This is the easiest way to get from the airport to your accommodation.
The service is available from both the Brisbane and Gold Coast (known as Coolangatta Airport) airports.
Book online at least 72 hours before you leave.
The service can also be arranged for non-student friends or family travelling with you.
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
Choosing your long-term accommodation
On-campus residential colleges
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.
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
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.
Gold Coast accommodation
Griffith University Village is our preferred supplier for on-campus accommodation at the Gold Coast campus, providing affordable, self-catered accommodation options.
Student One is located within the heart of the Brisbane City and provides high quality, flexible accommodation options. Student One is our preferred supplier for off-campus student accommodation in Brisbane.