One way to live off campus is in buildings that are dedicated to students. There are many benefits to choosing this type of accommodation, including the fact that you will be in close proximity to other students. Generally speaking, these accommodation providers are located close to campus and/or public transport so they can be convenient too. We have partnered with some great providers, and go into more details about each of them below.
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Urbanest prides themselves on offering student accommodation that is “just that little bit better.” With a number of room options, facilities also offer shared study areas and social spaces. They have Resident Assistants who are there to support students, and they have a 24/7 onsite team, along with CCTV and swipe card access. There are a number of events throughout the year, designed to bring residents together, and their uLife community support & engagement program is free for all. All locations are centrally located and close to public transit.
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
UniLodge has more than 70 locations in Australia and New Zealand, so they are well versed in creating an exciting student experience. Their locations are either on campus or in close proximity to major educational institutions, including universities and TAFE. They have a range of accommodation options that they put into three categories: Uni Life, City Life and Indie Life. They also have a Community Spirit Program that is focused on providing regular community events, giving residents the opportunity to make new friends in safe and inclusive environments.
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne
Atira takes a holistic approach to ensuring students feel secure, supported and inspired in their home away from home. From offering academic support programs to including free fitness memberships to weekly social events, Atira is committed to providing a remarkable student experience. Their Resident Assistants are there for support, and their range of organised trips, work placements and volunteer opportunities are part of what they call the Atira difference. Room and unit types vary by location, but can include studio, multi-bedroom or twin studio apartment options. They ensure that whatever location you are in, their buildings are centrally located close to public transit, shops and amenities.
University Village is a student accommodation complex located 500 metres from Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. Their mission statement is “our family looking after your family” so there is undoubtedly an awareness around the transition from the family home, into the wider world. Their units are fully furnished 3 bedrooms, and each bedroom has an ensuite. Apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and lounge, and the complex has a swimming pool and secure place for bicycles. With strict rules around noise and alcohol, students can be assured that their environment will be conducive to their studies and relaxation.
Nexus Place is a student accommodation complex near Griffith University’s Gold campus, Ashmore TAFE and Southport English language schools. They offer resort style facilities, including a swimming pool, recreation room and outdoor entertaining area. They have free bicycle storage in the basement, and a bus station outside the front door provides easy access to Surfers Paradise, shopping and Nerang train station. Apartments are 3 bedrooms, with a shared kitchen and lounge area. Each room has its own ensuite.
Metro On Central is a 192 student complex located 2.5kms from Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. It features a gym, games room (with pool & ping pong tables), a pool and BBQ area. Each apartment is fully furnished, with its own washer and dryer, and ensuites in every room. Full kitchen appliances, utensils and crockery mean you don’t need to worry about buying the big or small things! There is also a bus service to the university, and nearby transit to reach other destinations in the area.
The Chancellor Executive Apartments are located in the Varsity Lakes village at Robina. They cater to students at Bond University, which is only a 5-minute walk away. The one-bedroom apartments are self-contained, and available for short term or permanent rental periods. Facilities include a fitness room, outdoor pool, BBQ area, and large meeting room. Only a short walk away from cafés and restaurants, in addition to campus, the location is a major selling feature.
Bunbury, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Campus Living Villages (CLV) provide student accommodation in six different countries: Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales and the United States. They believe in creating a community and experience of home away from home. Some of their offerings include short stays (think cutting your commute during exams or taking a short course), complimentary stays up to two weeks at participating CLV’s around the world, and exclusive programs and opportunities. In Australia, they’ve won awards for their V1 First Year Uni program, which is dedicated to making the first year experience a success.