Living Accommodations for Gold Coast, Australia
Housing arrangements are the responsibility of the student. Some options include apartments, on-campus housing, homestays, private residences, etc. Students will receive more information about housing after USAC approval.
Most students book accommodations on their own through third party housing providers before departure. Accommodations range from full board, single rooms in private homes, shared rental flats and houses, and possibly more. Popular housing options can book quickly, so you should look into this option immediately after receiving acceptance from Griffith University.
On-Campus Pre-Arranged Accommodations
Mt. Gravatt and Nathan on-campus accommodations offer both fully catered (meals included) and self-catered (you cook for yourself) options. All rooms are single occupancy and have phone and computer connections. Southbank students can apply for accommodation at Mt. Gravatt or Nathan as there is no on-campus housing on that campus. Gold Coast on-campus accommodations are privately owned/operated apartments which house only students. They are self-catered apartments with multiple or single occupancy arrangements.
All host families speak English, have completed a hosting orientation, and have been fully informed about hosting international students according to the Griffith Homestay Code of Ethics. Staying with a host family can be a rewarding experience and allows for cultural interaction between locals. Host families vary (e.g. some may have a mother and father with children; no children; single person; etc.)
Finding Off-Campus Accommodations Onsite
This option can be challenging but it is possible and requires some independent action on your part. Off-campus rental properties available to students range from houses, apartments, flats or units, and shared accommodation. The Griffith University Student Guild or Campus Life can provide you with a list of possible rental properties however it is your responsibility to come approximately two weeks early to begin your search. You may need to look into temporary housing if you choose this option while securing your accommodation before the term begins. Housing near the beach will be more expensive.