Student accommodation on the Gold Coast

Semester in Australia can not only take the hassle out of finding you a place to live.

We can also guarantee you some of the best student accommodation in the Gold Coast. Our fully furnished, student apartments all feature air conditioning, a pool, gym and ocean views from almost every room. Whats more, the location and price cannot be beat by other prearranged international student accommodation providers. Reserve your student accommodation in the Gold Coast before you land and you can count on our unique housing service when you arrive. This includes:

Great value accommodation

All our accommodation comes fully furnished with a washing machine and all cooking facilities. Plus, utilities, including wireless internet, gas, water, electricity are included in your housing fee. We even professionally clean each apartment before you arrive.

Handy locations

All student accommodation is located close to campuses, the city and other important things like shops, restaurants and gyms.

Readymade social network

You’ll be share housing with other international students who are ready to experience Australia the same way you are. Even though you arrive in Australia alone, most of our students leave with a load of new friends.

Ongoing support

Before you land, you’ll have access to our pre-arrival support. Then when you’ve arrived, you’ll receive a Welcome Pack which contains helpful information such as maps and public transport timetables. You’ll also be introduced to your onsite Resident Director who is there to help throughout the semester.

Trustworthy reputation

We operate in accordance with Australian rental laws. We’re also an approved housing provider and recommended by the University of Queensland, Griffith University, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Australian Catholic University, University of Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology and Le Cordon Bleu.
Read the fine print and full details about the service we offer here.

What they say

Keiffer Edmons

Keiffer EdmonsGold Coast

“Semester In Australia truly made my journey easy and free of any hurdles, and enabled myself to relax and enjoy this opportunity”

James Gromann

James GromannBrisbane

“Through the Semester in Australia program I’ve met more friends than I thought I would, hugged a Koala, and never been more than a ten-minute walk away from campus”

Allie Klippel

Allie KlippelBrisbane

“I came to Australia knowing no one, but through SiA accommodation I met three of my best friends. Every night we cook dinner together in our apartment and plan our next travel destination and adventure. Now I have three new cities to visit my three best friends once I leave Australia”

Devon Dawson

Devon DawsonGold Coast

“Going with Semester in Australia has easily been one of the best decisions of my study abroad experience. Living in the heart of Surfers Paradise provided ease of access to food, easy transportation to the University, and of course – the beach!”

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  • Fully furnished student accommodation
  • Transport from the airport if your uni doesn’t provide it
  • Phone and internet connection
  • All other utilities included

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  • Gold Coast beautiful beachside student apartments

    These premium 2-bedroom student apartments on the Gold Coast are situated in a highly sought-after location, just a street back from the famous Surfers Paradise beaches. They’re modern and comfortable with gorgeous garden or beach views from nearly every room.  Students love the fact they are living so close to everything Surfers Paradise has to offer, from shopping and restaurants to the popular nightlife, and just a block to the beach.  It’s a great place to spend your Semester!

     

    • Located on a quiet street which is a five-minute stroll to the beach
    • 5-minute walk to the best shopping and entertainment Surfers Paradise has to offer
    • Easy 20-minute light-rail transport straight to Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus
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    • Located on a quiet street which is a five-minute stroll to the beach
    • 5-minute walk to the best shopping and entertainment Surfers Paradise has to offer
    • Easy 20-minute light-rail transport straight to Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus
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    • Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment sharing with one to three other students (maximum occupancy 4 students per apartment).
    • Single bedroom with a bed (including bedding/linens) and a wardrobe (although we only place students in our housing, the bedrooms will not be equipped with a study desk and chair.  Please ask if you have any questions/concerns about this).
    • Share bedroom with two Single beds (including bedding/linens) and wardrobe (although we only place students in our housing, bedrooms are not equipped with a study desk and chair.  Please ask if you have any questions/concerns about this).
    • Fully furnished
    • Fully stocked with all kitchen utensils and appliances
    • Bed linens/blankets and bath towels provided
    • Laundry inside the apartment with a washer and dryer
    • Balconies with beautiful views (some with ocean views, some garden/hinterland views)
    • Air conditioning in main living area and ceiling fans in bedrooms
    • 24-hour reception / security
    • Outdoor pool and heated spa
    • Onsite hotel gymnasium
    • Tropical gardens
    • Sauna
    • Poolside BBQ area and garden BBQ area
    • 2 beachside tennis courts
    Please note:  We cannot guarantee the floor level you will be placed on or the type of view you will have.  The fee is the same regardless, as the fee reflects the location of the apartment complex (a highly sought after location just one block from the beach, with easy access to the center of Surfers Paradise!), not the location/floor of the individual apartment.
    Single rooms or Share rooms (Share rooms have two single beds, sharing with a student of the same gender or for couples) are available.  If you and a friend would like to share a room in our Gold Coast student apartments, simply let us know.   If you don't have someone to share with, we can also try and place you with another student of the same gender who is looking to room share. While we’re trying to find you a roommate, you’ll be offered a single room at the higher rate. We’ll place you on a wait list and when another student requests a Share room, we will notify you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this.
    Single room, 2-bedroom apartment: AUD$6,750 per student, per Trimester Shared room*, 2-bedroom apartment: AUD$4,500 per student, per Trimester * A Shared Room has two single beds, sharing the bedroom with another student of the same gender OR for a couple. The Housing Fee is listed per student, per Trimester (typically February - early June, June - mid-October.  Specific lease dates will be outlined in your confirmation email upon booking).

Enjoy great value for money with Semester in Australia

Our accommodation has been designed with international students in mind. To make sure you get the best value for money, we’ve included everything you need and nothing you don’t. Simply pack your suitcase and leave the rest to us.

Utilities

Connection of utilities (water, electricity and gas) and usage costs are included in your Semester Housing Fee. Semester in Australia will pay utility bills (except telephone) on your behalf. There is a very generous allowance per student. You will not be liable for further utility charges unless in extreme circumstances, in which case you will be notified of excessive bills before you are charged additional fees. This only happens if students leave heating or air conditioning on all day and can be easily avoided.

Wireless internet

Internet connection is included in every apartment. However, you may find that internet connection in Australia may be different to what you’re used to. Internet can be quite slow and is not easily accessible for free in public places. There are also download limits. Before you access the internet in your apartment, first ask if there are any restrictions in place. We can also set you up with personal wireless internet USB, which you can use anytime, anywhere. Pre-order it with us and it will be ready and activated for you on arrival.

Phone and cable TV

Phone and cable TV are NOT included in the Housing Fee, unless otherwise indicated. In most cases, you will need to arrange your own service. It is simple to set up and instructions can be provided. Some students prefer to purchase a cell phone instead of a normal residential telephone service.

Housing Services Fee

This fee is included in the Semester Housing Fee and covers the housing and arrival services, and includes:

  • Booking of fully-furnished private rental accommodation.
  • Pre-departure and arrival information service
  • Onsite Resident Director services
  • Arrivals information and Welcome Pack.

End of Semester Exit/Vacate Cleaning Fee.

There is a mandatory end-of-semester Vacate/Exit Clean Fee of AUD$150, which is in addition to the Semester Housing Fee. Please note that in Australia, real estate agents/landlords request that a ‘vacate clean’ is conducted at the end of a tenancy, by professional cleaners (including steam cleaning of any carpets and curtains, etc), which will be covered by the SiA Exit/Vacate Cleaning Fee of $150. As long as you remove all personal belongings (including any food or rubbish) at the end of your stay, this is the only exit fee you will incur. Including the Exit Cleaning Fee makes vacating your property an easy process, with no need to coordinate with your fellow housemates (who may have various departure dates) and organise your own professional cleaner or carpet cleaner or incurring any additional costs just when you’re about to return home. With an Exit Cleaning Fee included, your bond will be refunded swiftly and smoothly.

Security Deposit/Bond (to be lodged with appropriate State Rental Authority).

There is a refundable Security Deposit/Bond of AUD$250 in addition to the Semester Housing Fee.  The Security Deposit is required and is in accordance with the Queensland Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). It will be lodged with and held in a separate account by the relevant State’s Rental Authorities. The Security Deposit/Bond is refundable at the end of your tenancy less any excessive/additional cleaning costs (beyond the Exit/Vacate Cleaning Fee) and/or any damages/missing items. Provided you have removed all personal belongings (including food and rubbish) and the housing is left in satisfactory condition and all furnishing items are accounted for and intact, generally speaking, you will receive the Security Deposit/Bond refund within 1-3 weeks after the conclusion of the semester.

Leases

All leases are in line with the Australian academic year and run from February to June and July to November. Semester in Australia will provide housing for your entire semester/program at any Australian university. If you require any additional housing, you must request this before you leave for Australia. As extra accommodation is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed, please consider your travel dates carefully.

Secure your home away from home now

To reserve your place at any one of our great student apartments, simply complete these four steps:

1. Choose a room and fill out the Reservation Form

  • Download and review your chosen city’s brochure
  • Check out the types of accommodation available
  • Decide on the type of room and apartment you’d like
  • Complete the Reservation Form

2. Pay your Holding Deposit

After we receive your Reservation Form, we’ll send you e-mail to let you know whether the room you want is available. If you are unsuccessful, we’ll keep your application on file for the current semester and try to allocate you an apartment, even if not your first choice. To reserve your chosen room, you’ll need to pay a AUD$250 Holding Deposit. Once your booking is finalised, this deposit will be deducted from your overall fee. If you cancel your booking, your deposit will not be refunded. Group bookings please note: If you would like to secure an entire apartment or more than one room for yourself and any friends, everyone in the group needs to complete a Reservation Form and pay a Holding Deposit at the same time.

3. Sign and return the Housing Agreement

After we receive your Holding Deposit, we’ll send you a Confirmation Email, a Semester Housing Fee invoice, an SiA Service Agreement and other rental accommodation forms. These forms will need to be completed and returned along with your first Housing Fee payment.  The SiA Service Agreement outlines what Semester in Australia provides as part of the housing and service, expectations of students, and payment options, methods and due-dates.

4. Make your first Semester Housing Fee payment

Your first Housing Fee Payment needs to be paid at least 3 weeks before you arrive in Australia. We’ll send you a new invoice with the Holding Deposit deducted and the Security Deposit included. Payment dates and methods will be on the invoice.

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