Your housing options at Griffith University will depend on the campus you will be attending. Although most Arcadia students study at the Gold Coast campus, options are also available for the Nathan campus located in Brisbane.  As you read the information below, please be sure to review the general information for Housing in Australia.

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Gold Coast Campus


If you are studying on the Gold Coast campus, you will live at Griffith University Village (GUV). Located five minutes’ walk from campus, GUV provides housing for students in modern, fully-furnished apartments. Each apartment houses five students in private bedrooms with a shared living room, two bathrooms and fully equipped kitchenette. A large, communal kitchen is also available for residents. Among the Village's amenities are a café, pool; games rooms; a BBQ area and dedicated Study Spaces.

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Nathan Campus

If you are attending the Nathan campus of Griffith University in suburban Brisbane, you will have the option of living on-campus in a self-catered residential college or in a self-catered student apartment in Brisbane. This second option is a 25-35 minute commute to class at Nathan campus.


Bellenden Kerr not only provides you the convenience of being close to your classes and other facilities on campus, it also gives you the opportunity to become part of a close-knit community. Colleges offer a range of social events, sports clubs and other organized activities, so you will have the opportunity to meet Australian students. Located on the Nathan campus, Bellenden Ker College provides housing in single bedrooms with separate bathroom facilities for men and women. Students self-cater.

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Urbanest South Bank provides student housing to Brisbane-area university students in self-catered student apartments. Each unit houses five or six students in single bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. You will prepare your own meals in shared kitchen facilities within your apartment. Additional amenities include a gym; BBQ area; cinema room; TV/Games room; laundry facilities; study rooms; all with 24/7 onsite staff and unlimited WiFi. A linen package will also be provided for you.

Set along the trendy South Bank area of Brisbane and in close proximity to the city center, the Urbanest facility is located along several bus routes and within walking distance of three terminals of City Cat (Brisbane's public ferry service). The QUT Gardens Point campus is located within a 25 minute walk or you can commute by public bus or a short trip across the Brisbane River on the City Cat. The Kelvin Grove campus is about 20 minutes away by bus. A free shuttle service is available between the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses for QUT students.

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*Please note that depending upon your housing assignment, an additional fee may apply. Please ask your Program Advisor for details.