Share Housing and Private Rental

There are a number of unit complexes or houses specifically for students in Brisbane. In most cases, students will rent the entire house or flat, but there are also opportunities to rent a single bedroom, and share lounge room, kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities with other students who have been selected by the management.

Most rental properties will require you to pay a bond up front. A bond is used as security and is usually equivalent to the amount of four weeks’ rent. This will cover any money owing at the end of the tenancy for any damage to the property.

Rental costs vary depending on the accommodation style, type and suburb. You can find average rental costs by searching for “median rents” on the Residential Tenancies Authority website. Some institutions provide listings of flats or houses in the area, so check with your institution.

To get you started, you can check out Domain,, Gumtree or Flatmates.