Accommodation CQUniversity

Accommodation Choices for Central Queensland University, Cairns – Australia

    • Cairns is a coastal city with visitors from around the globe. A multicultural city, Cairns attracts almost 3 million people a year enjoying many outdoor activities. Atherton Tablelands, Daintree and Wet Tropics rainforest, and the outback Savannah region beyond the Great Dividing Range are just a few experiences for tourists and locals alike.  

      CQUniversity Cairns campus officially opened in October 2015, and is one of the newest campuses in CQUniversity’s network of 25+ locations across Australia. CQUniverstiy is located in the central business district of Cairns. With cafe, bars, and close proximity and access to the rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, students can experience a great mix of both city and nature. 

      CQUniversity Cairns does not have any on-campus housing, but there are many options available. When selecting accommodation, begin by preparing a budget and identify what type of accommodation will best suit your needs. Each accommodation option offers different costs, inclusions, and benefits, and choosing which type is best for you can be challenging. It’s worth investigating all options – take the time to explore all options! offer a range of accommodation options close to the university starting from just $27.50 per night

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    Student AccommodationStudentBNB

    Provides students with the ultimate in flexibility, payment options and selection.

    To search, browse and book accommodation near to Envirotech head to StudentBNB booking portal. StudentBNB have fixed national pricing so you don’t have to hunt for better deals or wonder about inclusion. Each Student BNB includes Linen, laundry use, kitchen, lounge, private bedroom and shared or private bathroom. You also have the choice of room rental only and self catering or you can also purchase a range of meal options if desired, all flexible.  With StudentBNB you just pay as you go, you can extend fortnightly or monthly to help manage your budget.

    • * You are NOT required to pay a bond or sign a lease
    • *Fixed pricing on every property
    • * No placement or booking fee
    • * Electricity, water and bed linen are provided as part of your weekly rental.
    • * Simply book for the time you require and pay securely online or via direct banking transfer – SEARCH NOW

    student accommodation gbsHomestay

    Homestay provides the opportunity to live and experience life in Australia with an Aussie family. This service is provided through GBS assisted booking, where we will help match you to a suitable family and home based on your preferences. There is a small booking fee for this service to ensure a quality homestay match.  Homestay provides you with not only a cultural experience but also meal options and additional family support while you settle into Australia.

    Safer Options. When booking accommodation through StudentBNB or Homestay you have peace of mind that the properties have been inspection and completed a certification process to ensure they are suitable for student accommodation – BOOK NOW


    You can rent properties through real estate agents, sharing with other students or direct to with the public but please be aware of the following additional  costs and requirements.

    • Costs to Add:
    • * Bond – 4weeks rent plus two weeks rent in advance. Bond can be kept if property is not vacated in a suitable condition.
    • * Lease – contract committing to a set amount of time typically a minimum of 6 months
    • * Internet connection and monthly cost
    • * Electricity connection and monthly cost
    • * Water monthly cost
    • * Food
    • * Transport

    Public Transport

    Transport options around CQ consist of local buses, bicycles or car. To access public transport you will require to purchase a GO card. This is a tap on/ tap off transit card that you can purchase and top up at 7Eleven, Local train, bus stations and newsagent. To search transport bus and train number go to Google maps and type in your departure and arrival address and arrival time and you will see distance and transport times. See the website Translink for further bus and train information.