Accommodation

Our accommodation service can connect you with a wide variety of housing options on the Gold Coast. Whether you are looking to live on campus, or to rent a room or a whole house in a nearby suburb, we are here to help.

Find accommodation

Browse a range of accommodation options available on and off campus.

Need
advice?

Visit our drop-in service.

The Student Guild through QSTARS offers a free walk-in advice and referral service. Speak to an expert who can assist you with:

  • Advice and assistance to understand your tenancy rights and responsibilities
  • Support to resolve your tenancy issue
  • Advocacy support to talk to your lessor or agent
  • Help to write a letter or fill in tenancy forms
  • Help to attend or prepare for a QCAT tenancy tribunal hearing
  • Referral to other services if needed

 

Available every Friday from 9.00am - 12.00pm from the Student Guild (G07)

Offer accommodation

Advertise a room or property available for student rental.

The Student Guild operates an accommodation service to help students find suitable accommodation and welcomes listings from accommodation providers. Your listing will be advertised for four weeks on our website. Current, new and prospective students select accommodation suited to their needs and will arrange to meet with you for an inspection directly.

If you are interested in advertising off-campus accommodation, we recommend viewing the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) Rooming accommodation agreement as well as the Managing rooming accommodation in Queensland booklet for information and guidelines for renting rooms. The booklet in particular is a worthwhile companion to successfully manage rooming accommodation.

Post a property HERE

 

FAQ

Your listing will be advertised on our website for four weeks and also displayed in a glass-fronted noticeboard located on campus at The Link (G07).

Current, new and prospective students will arrange to meet with you for an inspection by contacting you directly via the details you’ve provided in your ad.

We welcome accommodation ads from Griffith University students as well as members of the larger community.

If you are a Griffith student, our service will provide you with four FREE weeks of advertising. Please note that a student e-mail address must be provided on our advertising form in addition to a copy of your student ID to take advantage of this offer.

The fee for non-students is $10 for four weeks of advertising. Please note that an e-mail address must be provided when completing our advertising form.

Prior to Trimester 1 classes commencing (end of January – end of February), is generally the busiest time of year for students to be searching for accommodation. Peak times begin up to three weeks prior to classes commencing each trimester. Trimester 3 has a limited number of courses running and is generally quieter compared to Trimester 1 and 2.

A rental bond is the security deposit a resident pays at the start of a tenancy. If you collect a deposit for supplying a key, a linen deposit or any other form of deposit, these are considered bond and must be lodged with the RTA. More information on bonds/deposits and payment options can be found on the RTA website.

Current listings are found in the private listings section of our website.

We recommend properties are viewed in person by prospective tenants to encourage face-to-face, local exchanges (even if they claim to be overseas).

We recommend everyone view the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) Rooming accommodation agreement to know your rights and responsibilities for renting and sharing accommodation.

We recommend viewing the RTA website for information regarding agreements, bonds, deposits and vacating requirements prior to confirming your stay with any accommodation provider.

Yes you can. Learn more about the process by clicking here.

Helpful information for students can be found on the RTA website. If you need to talk to someone about the rules and regulations concerning renting or in regards to the requirements for renting rooms to students, please contact:

  • RTA 1300 366 311 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm)
  • QSTARS 1300 744 263 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00 am to 7.00 pm).

Please be aware of a number of scams occurring.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD YOU:

• Provide your personal or banking information
• Send or wire money. This includes using Western Union, Money Gram, PayPal and Bidpay

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