Belong And Thrive

The new standard of independent student accommodation exclusively for those studying at The University of Queensland.


Welcome to UQ Res – independent student accommodation owned by The University of Queensland and operated by UQ Residences within the St Lucia campus.

With spacious rooms, world-class facilities, an engaging student life program and the convenience of being just minutes away from classes – UQ Res is the new standard in student accommodation for Brisbane.

More than a place to study. This is where you can belong and thrive in a vibrant community to call your own. Ready to call UQ Res home?


Choose from two locations in the heart of the St Lucia campus.



Kev Carmody House

Kev Carmody House is the newest student accommodation on UQ’s St Lucia Campus, with 610 light-filled and spacious one-bedroom rooms with an ensuite, a wide range of social areas to cook and catch up with new friends as well as a stunning rooftop pool deck.


Limited rooms now Available

48 Walcott Street

At 48 Walcott Street, you can share an entire two-bedroom apartment – including a kitchen and balcony – with one other person. You’ll also enjoy exclusive access to our ground floor communal spaces, including BBQ areas and a pool table.

Creating a home at UQ Res

Kev Carmody House creates 
opportunities for regional students. UQ Res is making university more accessible.

The UQ RES Difference

At UQ Res, world-class features meet traditional values in an environment of safety and support. Experience a new standard of student life at UQ.

Live on Campus at UQ

Live On Campus

Living on the St Lucia campus means being able to walk to classes in minutes, enjoy world-class sporting facilities, and experience the best of UQ culture every day.

Student Life Program

Join the fun, make new friends, and explore university life in Brisbane together. The UQ Res Life program provides around-the-clock support from our committed team, 24/7.

Focus On Study

At UQ Res you can concentrate on study with your own desk in your room, as well as dedicated study spaces and direct access to UQ study spaces around the campus.

Your Community

Designed to be a place where a new community will form naturally, UQ Res has spaces to be together, programs of events, and support when you need it.

City Connections

City Connections

This is the best of Brisbane and the best of on-campus living, plus all the energy of Southbank, Fortitude Valley and Brisbane City, just a short ferry or bus ride away.

Social Spaces

We know uni life is about more than study, which is why each UQ Res address includes spaces to wind down and catch up with new friends. Enjoy games room, gardens and chillout zones.

A Place To Belong

Belong Thrive Connect Live Grow Explore


Security and COVID-safe features run throughout every UQ Res address, including secure access to buildings, rooms and storage lockers.


A focus on mental health and student wellbeing are at the heart of UQ Res. Living here means 24/7 access to a program with a very high student-to-Residential Advisor ratio.


Outside your room, you’ll find places to gather with new friends to form a new community, from the large communal gourmet kitchen to lounges, gaming spaces, podcast studios and garden areas.

Why Live And Study With Us?

When you’re a UQ Res resident, we want you to feel safe and supported. We want you to make the most of your time at UQ. Most of all, we want you to feel at home.

Quotation at UQ Res

UQ | ST Lucia

Living at UQ is one of the best decisions I have ever made so if you’re thinking about applying just go ahead and do it.

First year student
Quotation at UQ Res

UQ | ST Lucia

The friendships I have formed thus far are friendships for a lifetime, and I truly believe I would not have met the same diversity of people if I wasn’t at UQ.

There is always something going on, and it’s always a fun time. I strongly recommend for everyone thinking of starting at UQ to apply, it is one decision you certainly will not regret!

First year student
Quotation at UQ Res

UQ | ST Lucia

Living on campus is also convenient as I am only a short walk to the library, post office and classes. This means that instead of travel time, I can spend more time focusing on my studies.

If you are the sporting type or just enjoy keeping fit and healthy, there are lots of sports clubs you can join as well as free access to the UQ Res gym and lots of training programmes.

First year student