Accommodation

ACTB is CRICOS registered and welcomes students from all over the world.

Students have access to a range of affordable accommodation options, including student accommodation complexes, Homestay , DemiPair and other accommodation.  If you need help, please contact us to get more detailed assistance.

Option 1: DemiPair

You can live with an Australian family and save hundreds of dollars in accommodation in return for working a few hours for the family. Please see the attached brochure for details.

Option 2: Student accommodation

 

You can live with an Australian family and save hundreds of dollars in accommodation in return for working a few hours for the family. Please see the attached brochure for details.

1.  Allen street

Address

59-61 Allen StreetHamilton QLD 4007

Contact

Rates

  • $170 per week single room
  • $160 per week twin room (twin room is subject to availability)
  • $50 room deposit and $10 key deposit returned on departure
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Breakfast – Monday to Sunday & Dinner Sunday to Thursday

Details

  • Close to post office, banks, shops etc., sports Centre across the road, 4km to city

Facilities

  • All rooms are modern and homely & fully furnished
  • Single bed, study desk, chair, lamp, clothes cupboard, mirror & linen
  • Students have access to TV, stereo, CD player, video, fully equipped kitchens, games room & magazine, laundry, outdoor BBQ & entertaining area

Transport

  • Close to public transport – train & buses, approximately 15 minutes to city

2. Unilodge

Address

  • 108 MargaretBrisbane QLD 4000

Contact

Details

  • Located in the Centre of the city, closest to College Campus. Student style accommodation.  The facilities of UniLodge Brisbane student accommodation include a Business Centre, an outdoor pool and BBQ area, a student lounge and games room, as well as a gym, spa and sauna. There is also a coin-operated laundry area, licensed cafe and convenience store on the premises.

Facilities

  • Self contained furnished apartment
  • All apartments include, bed, wardrobe, drawers, TV, dining table, chairs, study desk & chair, microwave oven, refrigerator, electric kettle, toaster, cook top & range hood (except studio single), private bathroom
  • 24 hours reception & security, BBQ area, gym & sauna
  • Coin operated laundry & iron facilities
  • Convenience store
  • Student common areas – lounge, chairs, big TV screen, games room, video games, pool tables, snack & vending machines. Large common kitchen & dining area

Transport

  • Located in heart of city & close to all public transport

3. Shafston Mansions

Address

9-19 Castlebar Street , Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Contact

Details

  • Located close to Brisbane CBD
  • Contact Shafston Mansions directly for information on rates

4.Southbank Student Stay

Address

  • 213-215 Vulture StreetSouth Brisbane QLD 4101

 

Contact

  • Phone: 07 3342 7569
  • Mobile: 0419 731 559
  • Web: www.studentstay.net

Details

  • Easy stroll to Southbank Parklands. Close to the city
  • Contact Southbank Student Stay directly for information on rates
  • Southbank House are identical two storey timber villas built in 1893. The buildings have been occupied by professionals and students alike for the past century. Over the past six years their tenants have mainly consisted of international and local students who create the fun, communal atmosphere of the houses. They welcome short and long term students, travellers or anyone looking for an easygoing, affordable place to stay close to the city. Southbank House is located close to public transport and is and easy walk to the city and colleges. Enjoy living in the cosmopolitan suburb of West End and Southbank. Be surrounded by great restaurants, entertainment venues, weekend markets and much more.

Facilities

  • Study facilities, large dining & recreational area, table tennis & basketball facilities, share house, fully furnished

Transport

  • Public transport, buses, trains or ferries are all within walking distance
  • Approximately 10 minutes to city Centre – walking distance to city

Option 3: Homestay

 

Living with a local Australian family gives you the opportunity to experience the Australian culture and speak English on a daily basis. All families live close to public transport.

We have sourced independent agencies that can help to organise homestay for you.If you want to live in homestay accommodation, we can put you in contact with these agencies that provides homestay.

The following information is provided by the independent agency as a guide.

Families live in various locations. You will be provided with:

  • a single, furnished, private bedroom with study facilities
  • breakfast and dinner during the week and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends

 

Conditions Information
Rates Short or long term (minimum four weeks, unless length of course is shorter): 2010 – A$275 per week Please note that a non-refundable, up-front minimum payment of two weeks rent is required. Where the length of the course is less than two weeks, the upfront minimum payment is adjusted accordingly.
Booking method Bookings can be made through ACTB. A placement fee of A$250 applies.
Extra costs (not usually included in weekly rent
  • telephone calls
  • lunch from Monday to Friday
  • transport to and from the University
  • personal toiletries
  • Internet access (however this is free on the ACTB campus)
Notice of leaving The initial two weeks fees are non-refundable, unless you are unable to obtain a visa to travel to Australia.  Two weeks notice, or two weeks rent in lieu of notice, is required after the initial two-week minimum stay, unless the length of the course is shorter. In the case of a course that is shorter than four two, the exit payment will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Please note: all prices are quoted in Australian dollars and are subject to change

 

Option 4: Other accommodation (Rent/ Share)

Due to the College’s central location and close proximity to the central train station, accommodation around all around the city is easy to find, either through local real estate agents and newspapers orwww.realestate.com.au . The ‘Courier Mail” newspaper publishes a list of available shared accommodation and other rental accommodation in its Saturday edition.

You can find share accommodation or rent a unit or house with friends. Searching for the right place could take a couple of weeks, so it is recommended that you book temporary accommodation before arriving. 

Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA)

The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) looks after the laws for renting a place to live in Queensland (the Residential Tenancies Act 1994 and the Residential Services (Accommodation) Act 2002).

The law gives tenants, landlords and agents an understanding of their rights and responsibilities when renting. The RTA can help you learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Get advice on:

  • what to do when you’re starting a tenancy
  • your rights and legal responsibilities as a tenant
  • how to get your bond back
  • what to do if you have a problem when renting

 

To download tenancy forms or for more information call 1300 366 311 or visit the RTA website.  Also, please read Appendix 1 in this handbook for more details.

Please note that Residential Tenancy Authority services do not apply to students living in Homestay.