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With a wide variety of housing options on the Gold Coast, our accommodation service can help find the best option for you. Whether you are looking to live on campus, rent a room or a whole house in a nearby suburb, we are here to help.

This is an exclusive service of the Student Guild that offers free transport for students to view accommodation listings prior to week 1. To book this service, students are required to make arrangements to meet the householder for an inspection and then schedule the booking with us in our office.
Dates of next service are below:

Trimester 2: 1 – 5 July 2019, 10am to 3pm. 

Trimester 1: 17 – 21 February 2020, 10am to 3pm.

Please note: This service does not operate for Trimester 3.

On campus

Did you know there is student accommodation available right here on the Gold Coast Campus? The Griffith University Village is conveniently located just a five minute walk away from the main courtyard on the southern side of campus. Griffith University Village offers single and multi-bedroom apartments as well a range of social activities and support services to help you get the most out of student life. Short-term stays can be made and availabilities are found on the website. Check out all Griffith University Village has to offer.

Off campus

There are hundreds of private houses, units and resorts available for rent close to the University. The Student Guild maintains a list of current availabilities based on information from accommodation providers. View our current listings on the accommodation noticeboard located on the outside wall of the Student Guild (The Link, G07) or click here to view them online.

Student built accommodation

Four university village style student built accommodation complexes close to the university; University Square, University Village, Metro On Central and Nexus Place. These are privately owned and operated but have been purposely built for students. Student built accommodation complexes offer three bedroom apartments with each bedroom containing king-single sized bed, ensuite, study desk and chair, phone line and internet access. They are all fully furnished and fully self-contained with rent starting from $200 per week.


Sphere Apartments offer the luxury of living in a lush green oasis right in the heart of Southport, adjacent to Griffith University and the new Gold Coast University Hospital. Choose from a selection of spacious, beautifully appointed 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments with living areas that flow to generous balconies.


We recommend viewing 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. 

More helpful information for students can be found on the RTA website or if you need to talk to someone about rules and regulations about renting or with requirements in renting rooms to students, please contact:
RTA 1300 366 311 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm)
QSTARS 1300 744 263 (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00am to 7.00pm).

Please be aware of a number of scams occurring. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD YOU: Send or wire money. This includes using Western Union, Money Gram, PayPal and Bidpay. Always provide your personal or banking information. 


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