Site Institute is located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD with plenty of student living options available. Brisbane has a great range of options including hotels, student shared living, homestays, motels, backpackers and 6 and 12 month rentals. The Student Support team are able to provide accommodation suggestions based on your requirements.


Hostels provide budget accommodation where guests can rent a bed (often a bunk bed in a dormitory) and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-gender, although private rooms are also available at some hostels.

Student accommodation

Student accommodation feature a range of apartment styles in different layouts, from studio through to shared four, five and six bedroom apartments. Most accommodation providers have the following features:

  • bedrooms with or without en-suite
  • fully furnished
  • air-conditioned
  • cabled internet in rooms, and wireless hotspot in lobby
  • online booking and reservations system
  • in-house Residential Coordinators organising social, cultural and sporting activities

Site Institute’s preferred student accommodation partner is Student One.


Living with a local host family is a great way gain an introduction to life in Australia and the local culture. Our Student Support Team is always available to help you settle into your ‘new home’ and help you understand the Australian way of life.

Rental property – Share house

You might choose to rent a room in a house that is already occupied by other students – this is called a shared house. In a share house, a weekly rent is charged for a furnished or unfurnished room in an apartment or house.

Rental property – Independent

You might choose to rent your own house or apartment and this can be done either direct with an owner or through a property agent. You generally need to supply your own furniture and a tenancy agreement must be signed stating that you will pay to live in the property for a minimum of six months.