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St Lucia

Best known as the home to the sprawling campus of the University of Queensland, St Lucia is a leafy suburb that turns purple during jacaranda season.

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Neighbourhood Details

  • Rentals from around $250 pw
  • 8km from the CBD
  • The suburb that turns purple in spring

A leafy suburb that students call home

Surrounded by Queenslander houses and jacaranda trees, students from all around the world choose to live in St Lucia. The sprawling campus of the University of Queensland is located in the heart of St Lucia, and many of the university’s facilities are open to the public. Residents have easy access to libraries, fitness facilities, outdoor green spaces and more entertainment around.

Living in St Lucia means there is easy access to most essentials without having to venture far from home. Access to campus is easy on foot, by bike and bus.

St Lucia

Best known as the home of the University of Queensland, St Lucia offers up all the facilities students could need.

St Lucia

Local Interests

  • IGA St Lucia Hawken Drive Supermarket
  • St Lucia Supermarket Sir Fred Schonell Drive Asian Supermarket
  • Campus Pharmacy UQ University of Queensland Pharmacy
  • Australia Post University of Queensland Post Office
  • Toowong Village Sherwood Road Shopping Centre
  • UQU Second Hand Books & Stationery University of Queensland Uni essentials
  • A Salt & Battery Fish and Chips Hawken Drive Takeaway
  • UQ Pizza Caffe University of Queensland Italian
  • The Red Room University of Queensland Student Bar
  • Bam Boo Haus University of Queensland Korean
  • Saint Lucy Caffè e Cucina University of Queensland Cafe
  • Thai Nakonlanna Hawken Drive Thai
  • Schonell Cinema & Theatre University of Queensland Entertainment
  • St Lucia Bowls Club Carr Street Activity
  • Guyatt Park Laurence Street Activity
  • UQ Sport Aquatic Centre University of Queensland Activity
  • St Lucia Golf Links Carawa Street Activity
  • UQ Art Museum University of Queensland Activity

Transport Options

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Brisbane provides a reliable network of travel and transport links, as well as paths and walkways that make up one of Australia’s most compact and foot-friendly city centres.

TransLink, Brisbane’s integrated ticketing system, provides students with the flexibility to travel on train, bus and ferry services using just the one card. Go cards can be bought at Queensland Rail stations and selected ticketing agents and provide fares cheaper than buying paper tickets at transit stations. The green student Go card offers full-time students even further discounts.

Cruise along the Brisbane River

The commute from the CBD to St Lucia is one of the most picturesque in Brisbane. Catch one of the many bus routes along Coronation Drive, or cruise along the river on the CityCat, which stops at the University of Queensland. There are bikeways that run along the river also, making the trip on two wheels – or two legs – convenient and safe.

  • Route 66 UQ Lakes, Boggo Rd, PA Hospital, City, Roma St, Kelvin Grove, RBWH
  • Route 29 Woolloongabba, PA Hospital, Boggo Rd, Dutton Park, UQ Lakes
  • Route 412 City, Milton, Toowong, St Lucia, UQ
  • Route 411 City, Milton, Toowong, St Lucia, UQ
  • Route 428 Chapel Hill, Indooroopilly, Taringa, St Lucia, UQ
  • CityCat Northshore Hamilton, Mowbray Park, QUT, South Bank, Regatta, University of Queensland St Lucia

Neighbourhood Ambassador

Find out why St Lucia is a great place to live from a student currently living there.

Wide selection of restaurants and lots of natural scenery

I’m Jennifer from Los Angeles, California. I’ve been living in St Lucia for six years. One of the best things to live here is that I have a wide selection of restaurants and lots of natural scenery. During the weekends, I go to Toowong Village and visit the many stores, the prices are really good!.

Jennifer Ng

Ambassador