EVERYONE HAS A PLACE AT UQ RES
UQ Res Homes
We understand that while many people want to live close to UQ while they study here, it’s not always possible. That’s why UQ Residences maintains a number of houses on and around the St Lucia and Gatton campuses. Rooms are available in 3, 4 or 5-bedroom houses, with a small number of houses suitable for students with families.
Priority access to UQ Homes is given to students who are…
- from regional Queensland or interstate, or newly arrived from overseas
- with limited local knowledge and support
- receiving a limited income
- with no rental history
- with limited transportation options
Consideration is also given to students who are finding it difficult to rent privately. That could include:
- students with a disability that may make it difficult to live off-campus
- students with no local friends or family
- students coming from vulnerable living situations
Homes ARE LIMITED
Even if you meet a condition for priority, your application is subject to being accepted by UQ Residences.
If successful, you will be allocated a room or house for two semesters (one year).
WHAT’S INCLUDED & Costs
UQ Res Homes are fully furnished. They include beds, desks, fridges, washing machines.
You’ll need to provide your own pillows and duvets, and take this bedding with you when you leave.
Please note that UQ Res Homes are self-catered with no meals provided.
Your rent includes electricity and water charges. Internet is not provided in the St Lucia houses. Gatton houses have use of campus internet within the properties.
Rental in a UQ Res Home start from $160 per week in St Lucia, and from $120 per week in Gatton.
Rental amounts in the family houses for St Lucia start from $360 per week and $250 per week for Gatton. Rent is paid fortnightly or quarterly. A bond of four weeks’ rent is required, as well as two weeks’ rent in advance.
Where To Next?
Applications for UQ Res Homes are now open.
If your application is successful you will be contacted by a UQ Residences’ property manager.
Property managers from UQ Residences assess all applications.
Your application will only be assessed if the application form is completed in full. You’ll also need to provide:
- a copy of your ID
- confirmation of your enrolment if applicable
If you’re applying due to special circumstances, we may ask for additional documentation.
If your application is successful, you’ll be allocated an inspection time to view your allocated room before you make your decision and sign any lease documents. After your inspection, you’ll need to wait at least 3 business days before you can move into the accommodation.
Unsuccessful applicants will be advised.
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Conditions of UQ Residences Homes
You must comply with the conditions from the time you make the application and throughout the term of your tenancy in UQ Residences Homes.
All successful applicants must enter into a General Tenancy Agreement (for families renting a whole house) or Rooming Accommodation Agreement (for students in a shared house) with UQ Residences, on terms acceptable to UQ Residences. You won’t be entitled to move into a UQ Residences Home until you enter into the agreement.
You acknowledge and agree that once an agreement has been signed, the room allocation listed on the agreement will remain the same throughout the tenancy and you won’t be permitted to change rooms.
Accuracy of information
By submitting your application, you declare that all information provided is true and correct. If the details in your application are inaccurate or your circumstances change, you must immediately notify UQ Residences of those changes so they can be taken into consideration.
If it is found that you do not comply with the conditions of UQ Residences at the time of application or during the period of your tenancy, UQ Residences may decide to end your tenancy. If you don’t meet all of the conditions of UQ Residences, you must state this in your application.
You must not have been found guilty of general misconduct at any time during your enrolment and or tenancy.
Changes to enrolment
If you’re a tenant of UQ Residences Homes and are not currently enrolled, or you defer your studies at any time during the tenancy period, UQ Residences may decide to terminate the agreement by providing 14 days’ notice in writing to you.
Termination of the agreement
If the agreement is terminated and you are provided notice, you must vacate the property by no later than 14 days from the provision of the termination notice. You must comply with all other terms of this agreement with respect to vacation of the property.