Current Students: Please use your UQ Login to register
Future Students: Once you have accepted your offer, you will be issued with a UQ Login which will allow you to register as a current student.
If you are an international student and have not yet been issued with a UQ Login, please register here and email your Confirmation of Enrolment document to firstname.lastname@example.org. The UQ Accommodation team will then approve your access to UQ Rentals.
UQ Staff: please use your UQ Login to register.
No - UQ Accommodation Services do not check any properties listed in the UQ Rentals database.
UQ Rentals is offered as a resource to assist students finding accommodation only. Any lease or other housing arrangement entered into are at the discretion of the student and the accommodation provider. It is vital that you inspect any property you are considering renting before you move in or sign any agreements.
If you want to pre-book your accommodation before you arrive, make sure you book through a Residental College or one of UQ Approved Providers:
We strongly recommend that private rental accommodation found on UQ Rentals is only arranged once you reach Brisbane. There are a number of reasons for this recommendation:
UQ Rentals has badged housing identified by Landlords/Providers as an accessible property, with the following:
Please note that these properties have not been inspected or assessed by UQ staff and we recommend that you visit the property to ensure the facilities meet your needs.
Providers have been directed to the Queensland Government webpage Finding an accessible property to rent or buy for information on accessible features.
Finding a permanent place to live takes time. You need to consider the properties you view carefully - after all this is where you will be living while you undertake your studies. Generally, students who feel rushed or pressured are the ones who have problems with their accommodation later on because they take one of the first properties they inspect. So that you can take your time in finding a place to live, we suggest that you organise some temporary accommodation so that you can search for long-term accommodation.
Usually 6 or 12 months. A lease is a legally binding document and the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act will apply. As breaking a lease can be very costly, we recommend that you decide, before signing a lease, if you are confident of staying in the property for the duration of the lease.
Providers sometimes forget to let us know their vacancy is gone. Or maybe the property has just been rented, and they haven't had a chance to tell us. If you come across one of these listings, please let us the Accommodation Office know.
Rents are generally more expensive for properties closer to campus and less expensive further away. If you do choose to live further away then you need to ensure that you can travel to campus easily. If you are planning on using public transport, you can use the TransLink Journey Planner website to help you figure out how to get from any property to campus. The TransLink Journey Planner is available at: http://www.translink.com.au/
The amount you can afford will depend on the amount of income you have. A general budgeting rule of thumb is that you spend no more than 30-50 % of your income per week on rent as you may find it too difficult to cover other living expenses. However, this is a guide only.
The Residential Tenancies Authority has many useful resources specifically designed for students including how to choose a rental property, legal issues associated with renting and ending a tenancy.
Typically, furnished rooms for students will include a bed, desk, chair, lamp and wardrobe. Students should be aware that if they want to lease a furnished room, the contents of the room (ie the furnishings) must be written in the General Tenancy Agreement.
UQ Accommodation - Student Services
Accommodation Services also offers tenancy advice throughout the year. You are welcome to speak to one of the UQ Accommodation officers by booking an appointment online - book an appointment online.
Alternatively, you can contact the Tenants' Union Queensland or the Residential Tenancies Authority's Dispute Resolution.
Tenants' Union of Queensland
Tenants’ Union of Queensland
28 Robertson Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
Statewide Tenancy Advice Phone: 1300 744 263
Advice Hours: 9am – 4pm Mon, Thurs, Fri & 9am – 7pm Tues & Wed
Residential Tenancies Authority
179 Turbot Street
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
We are closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day as well as all public holidays.
Calling within Australia: 1300 366 311
Calling outside of Australia: +61 7 3046 5400