Renting units and houses is a very popular form of accommodation for both international and domestic students, who are happy to live on their own or to share the rental expenses with friends or flat mates.
Rental cost can vary between $65 and $400 per week depending on whether you rent a share house in the suburbs with friends or a modern city apartment.
Some rentals come fully furnished or you are able to buy or rent your furniture and electrical equipment. Remember that you must also budget in the costs of you food, electricity, telephones, cars (if you have one) and all other living expenses.
Student houses means you live with other students in a house and share the costs of living in the house.
It is a Queensland law that when you rent a property you sign a lease agreement with the property owner and pay a bond (usually 4 weeks rent). This bond is paid to the Residential Tenancies Authority who hold the monies until the end of the rental period. The bond monies cover any damage to the rented property which occur during the rental period. At the end of the rental period, if the property is left in good condition, the tenant will be refunded their bond monies.