St Lucia Campus

Kev Carmody House

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Kev Carmody House offers 610 state of the art, purpose-built student accommodation rooms where a community can grow and where you can thrive.

This is where you can get more out of your time studying on campus at St Lucia, with world-class facilities, intuitive technology, a focus on support and wellbeing, and the convenience of being able to walk to your next class in minutes.

Human Footprints from A Guidance Through Time by Casey Coolwell and Kyra Mancktelow represent non-Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people marching together for rights in the 60, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Jingi Wala, G’day.

Welcome to Kev Carmody House. A place where we celebrate what unites us as a human society, and as a family – building on ideas of respect, culture and education.

It is a privilege to have The University of Queensland’s (UQ) new student residency named in my honour.

My journey to formal education started a little later than most. I didn’t learn to read and write until I was 10, but once I started to dive deep into the written and spoken word through music – including during my studies at UQ – the world took on a new meaning for me. Music and storytelling are my contributions to education. The way critical analysis of politics, history and the natural world can be blended to make songs and tell powerful stories is extraordinary.

I hope my story can help inspire students at UQ to follow their passions, to embrace and respect each other and to express their imagination in its fullest capacity.

A New Level Of Student Living With World-Class Facilities

Common Spaces To Fall In Love With

The brand new student living address at Kev Carmody House is architecturally designed with tomorrow’s student in mind. Simply put, Kev Carmody House gives you more.

Gourmet Communal Kitchen

Everything you need, from extensive cooktops and ovens to juicing stations and your own personal lockable fridge and freezer.

Rooftop Pool Deck

Your rooftop includes a magnesium pool, cabanas, kitchen, barbecue, dining, and sweeping 360-degree views of Brisbane city.

UQ Res Makerspace


Get creative with collaboration stations, power tools, sewing machines, conference facilities, 3D printing, and so much more.

Community And Native Gardens

The lush outdoor spaces include a courtyard, native garden, conversation areas and an inflatable screen for movies under the stars.

Private Gym

A fully equipped gym with leading-edge equipment is here for your workouts – the perfect place to take a study break.

Cairngorm House

This restored and repurposed historic Queenslander features a kitchen, lounges, cafe style furniture on the verandah and pool room.

Music Room And Podcast Studio

With a grand piano and state-of-the-art podcast facilities, everything is here for you to master your music and reach new audiences.

Games Room

We all need time to unwind. The games room provides space to relax over a casual game with newfound friends.

Multiple Lounges

You’ll find a private lounge with a big screen, conference facilities and study areas close to your room.

A Community To Call Your Own

UQ Res Gives You More

Much more than a place to live while you study – Kev Carmody House is designed to be a thriving community of like-minded learners with all the support you need.

UQ Res is apart of The University of Queensland

Part Of UQ

From campus-wide study spaces to the UQ Life program, you have a whole university behind you when you’re at UQ Res.

Support For You Twenty Four Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week.

Support For You – 24/7

Our focus on mental health, wellbeing and student welfare ensures everyone has the support they need.

UQ Sport

Access To Uq Sport

At UQ Sport, St Lucia, you’ll find Athletics, Aquatic, Tennis and Fitness Centres, as well as a selection of grass and synthetic playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts.

Everything at UQ Res is Included


Your rent includes everything such as water, gas, electricity, insurance and high-speed WiFi.

Indigenous and Thoughtful Design

Thoughtful Design

Design elements inspired by local and Indigenous history are woven through the architecture and gardens.

Residential Advisors

Residential Advisors

UQ Res has a Residential Advisor to student ratio of 25:1, which is one of the highest in the market.

Indigenous scholarship helps big things grow

The inaugural recipient of The University of Queensland Kev Carmody Scholarship has met the celebrated singer-songwriter at the official unveiling of a mural at the St Lucia campus.

Proud Jarowair man and environmental science student, Thomas Scanlan, is pursuing his studies at UQ with support from the first Kev Carmody residential scholarship.

You’re Close To Everything
St Lucia, Brisbane And Beyond

The St Lucia campus of UQ is by the banks of the beautiful Brisbane River.

You’re just a short walk, bus ride or ferry away from parks, restaurants, shopping districts and local entertainment.


Ride share partners available to take you where you need to go, day or night.


Two bus terminals on campus.

Ferry / CityCat

UQ St Lucia has its very own ferry terminal. You are only ~ 20 minutes away* from Brisbane City.

*Based on standard TRANSLink timetable, Monday to Friday.

What's around UQ Res


We’re here to give you all the information you need to help you make the right decisions.

What’s the difference between living at Kev Carmody House and college?

While both options are located on campus, there are a few differences.

At Kev Carmody House, you’ll have your own bedroom with an ensuite. You will also have access to a communal kitchen, amazing common areas and lots of activities.

Being self-catered, Kev Carmody House is also ideal for students who want more independence.

Are cooking and cleaning included?

Kev Carmody House is for students wanting more independence. Residents cook, clean and do their own laundry.

Each residential floor has a shared break-out space for smaller snacks, making cups of tea and coffee or using a microwave. There is also a large gourmet communal kitchen on the ground floor where residents can cook their own meals. The kitchen includes lockers to keep cooking equipment, separate dry pantries, and a lockable fridge and freezer drawers for food storage. Kitchen packs containing pots, pans and other items are available to buy.

Your rent includes cleaning shared spaces, but private rooms are your responsibility. Cleaning extras are available to purchase. The onsite laundry costs $5 per wash and $5 per dry.

What does it cost to live at Kev Carmody House?

Rooms start from $339 per week for a standard room on a 12-month contract. A superior room offers more space for $371 per week. Six-month contracts are also available – just add $30 per week to these fees.

These fees include all your bills (including WiFi) and access to shared amenities.

What amenities are at Kev Carmody House?

So many! Kev Carmody House was designed to take student accommodation to a new level. You’ll have access to a games room, music room, podcast studio, maker space, cinema, gym and a rooftop pool deck.

Are there accessibility features?

Yes. Kev Carmody House offers rooms with wheelchair and other physical disability access at no extra cost. There are also hearing augmentation and vision impairment rooms available.

Common areas, including the kitchen and laundry facilities, have also been designed with accessibility in mind.

Is there parking?

Kev Carmody House does not offer on-site car parking facilities. Fortunately, the St Lucia campus has excellent public transport links by bus and ferry.

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