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. What’s 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:
“Semester In Australia truly made my journey easy and free of any hurdles, and enabled myself to relax and enjoy this opportunity”
“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”
“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”
“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!”
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
This fee is included in the Semester Housing Fee and covers the housing and arrival services, and includes:
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.
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.
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.
To reserve your place at any one of our great student apartments, simply complete these four steps:
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.
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.
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.