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Griffith University Village, Gold Coast
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Griffith University Village, Gold Coast

Griffith Way, Southport, 4215, Australia
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About the Property

There are many student accommodations in Gold Coast to choose from. One of the best student accommodation that you can choose is Griffith University Village! This student accommodation is located on Griffith Way, Southport, 4215, provides a range of studios and student apartments and is filled with various amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible! Located within the campus, you are also close to various universities in Gold Coast called Griffith University and Bond University, ensuring you are never late for any of your classes! You are also close to the city centre, meaning you will never miss out on the fun happening there!


Gold Coast has been a hotspot for students in Australia for a very long time and for various genuine reasons! The city is home to two renowned universities called Griffith University and Bond University; these two institutions provide world-class education, making it appealing for students to study from there! The city of Gold Coast is also among the best, most beautiful cities to study in since the city has various beaches, various beautiful hinterlands, and an amazing cityscape! With it being a hotspot for students, you will surely find people from different cultures and backgrounds studying on the Gold Coast, making it a culturally diverse city! The city is also safe and friendly as the city is known to be welcoming to students from different countries, making them feel at home and safe, especially for students who travel from countries that are far away! The city also hosts a range of festivals and events that help new students to meet new people, socialise and immerse themselves in the local culture. So what is the wait? Book your stay at Griffith University Village and experience everything the city of Gold Coast has to offer!

Features

Each room at Griffith Village offers a range of amenities that make your stay as comfortable as possible. In every room at Griffith Uni Village, you will find a comfortable bed, desk and chair to study hard, a fully-equipped kitchenette with a fridge and freezer, and a microwave. You will also find a lounge to relax in and a bathroom!


Stepping out of your room at Griffith University Village, you will find super-fast WiFi, a games area to relax with your friends, an outdoor basketball court where you can have some fun with your mates, a swimming pool to unwind after a long day; there are also laundry facilities to ensure your clothes are clean and ready to use! There are dedicated study spaces where you can host group study sessions. A TV is also present, where you can catch the latest shows! With general parking available for your vehicles, friendly on-site staff, and a supermarket nearby, you can rest assured knowing that you have a good choice to stay at Griffith Uni Village!

Location and What's Hot?

Living at Griffith Village means that you are close to various tourist attractions and universities! Griffith University and Bond University are close to this student accommodation in Gold Coast. There are various tourist attractions that you can visit during your free time or on the weekends; some of the attractions that you need to visit include the likes of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, SkyPoint Observation Deck, Burleigh Heads, Warner Bros. Movie World, and DreamWorld.


After roaming the city, you are bound to get hungry, and there is nothing to worry about since there are various restaurants close to Griffith University Village, like Vinnie's Restaurant, that offers the best Italian food in the city. The Noodle House is a place that you need to visit if you are craving Asian food. See Thai, a restaurant that serves a variety of Thai food. Casa Mexicana is another Mexican restaurant that you need to visit if you are craving the same!


After a long day at college, you can go out to the various bars and pubs in Gold Coast to relax with your friends or dance on the weekends! There are various clubs close to Griffith University Village, like Bar 11, Chevron Tavern, Last Night on Earth, VINNIES DIVE BAR, Aviary Rooftop Bar, and Uni Bar Gold Coast. There are also plenty of green spaces and parks that you can visit near Griffith Uni Village to catch a cool breeze or the sun! You can visit parks like Broadwater Parklands, Len Fox Park, Melrose Park, and Musgrave Park. On a sunny day, you can also go and visit the many beaches close to Griffith Village, like Main Beach and Pelican Beach.

Commute

Travelling from Griffith University Village won't be much of a hassle since there are various means of transportation available, like buses and trains! There are various bus stops close to Griffith Village that you can use to reach almost anywhere in the city, like Olsen Ave at Crestwood Plaza and Crestwood Dr at Crestwood Plaza, which are just a few minutes away from this student accommodation! The Griffith University station is also close to Griffith University Village, making travelling around the city easier! You will be able to travel in the city almost anywhere using public transport, making it easier and affordable!

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On campus location
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Frequently Asked Questions

The contract dates don't suit me, can I negotiate?

All of our contract dates are unfortunately non-flexible, you are unable to choose your own dates.

What is first year exemption? Am I eligible?


If you are a domestic first year student applying through UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC you may be eligible for First Year Exemption.You are eligible if: * You did not get accepted to the university * Were accepted to another university * The course is now wholly offered online (ie not being taught internally) If your contract has not commenced you will be refunded your Bond. If your contract has started, you are liable for rent up to the date of notification of moving out of the property. Your Bond will be refunded. Please note the First Year Exemption policy will not apply where you have accepted a university offer but have chosen to defer or withdraw from your studies. You must notify property management in writing (resident notification) within 5 days of the UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC Main Round offers release date (generally around late January – refer to the UAC / VTAC / QTAC / TISC website for actual dates) to claim the First Year Exemption policy.

How far is the property from the university?

The main courtyard of the university is only a 5 minute walk from the property! The library is only 2 minutes further; all university facilities are at most 10 minutes away.

What is the latest I can apply?

There is no deadline for applications, however please note that once the property has reached capacity you will be placed on the wait list and this does not guarantee you a spot with us. It is always best to apply as early as possible!

Is there a TV in the apartment?

All of our apartments have a television in the lounge room, and there are also aerials in the bedroom in case a resident would like to set one up in their room. There are also TVs available for all residents to use in the student lounge.

Is there any heating or cooling in my room?

There is no heating or cooling in the rooms. However, students are able to bring their own portable fans and oil heaters if they wish.

Do you accept payments over the phone?

For confidentiality purposes, we unfortunately cannot take payment information over the phone and require payments to be made via the portal or through secure bank transfer.

Is there access to public transportation?

It is a short walk from the property to one of the two G-Link Tram stops. Buses also leave from these stops; you have access to the entire South-East Queensland region at your fingertips!

Is there a cleaning service?

There is no housekeeping service at the property. You are required to clean your personal areas yourself, and organise among the residents of the apartment how to keep the common areas clean. There are inspections throughout the year, and if areas are deemed below standard, penalties will apply where relevant for professional cleaning.

Does my room have a window?

Yes! All rooms have a window.

Is the village secure?

The village has A+ security! We have a staff member on call at all times if there is an emergency or if you feel unsafe. Furthermore, only residents and staff members have access passes to get into the property itself, only members of your apartment have keys to the apartment, and only you have a key to your individual room.

Is there a curfew at the property?

The property is your home and you are welcome to come and go as you please.
Please note though that we do have rules regarding noise and visitors within the property.

Noise Curfew
Residents must comply with all directions from property management in relation to noise minimisation, particularly in response to noise complaints from other residents of the property and/or neighbours of the property. For more information please refer to the property Noise Policy.

Sunday - Thursday: 10pm*
Friday - Saturday: 12pm* *during the exam periods, please note that these times do change and there should be no excessive noise within the property during this time.

Visitors
A visitor is defined as a person who is meeting with a resident for a short period of time, while a guest is defined as a person who is staying overnight with a resident in accordance with the Rules. All visitors arerequired to leave the Village by 12 midnight(unless otherwise notified to residents by property management from time to time). Any visitor present in the property after the specified time will be considered an “unauthorised person” to which Rule 52 (Overnight Guests & Unauthorised Occupancy) and Rule 69 (Trespassing) applies. See also Rule 13 (Conduct of guests & visitors).

Can I purchase a linen or kitchen pack from the property?

There is an option to purchase a linen or kitchen pack prior to your arrival at the property.  Your packs will be provided upon arrival.

Is there a lock for the individual rooms in the shared apartments?

All of the rooms within each apartment have lockable doors. You are the only one with a key to your private room.

Can a couple live at the property?

Unfortunately all rooms at the property are single occupancy only, this means we are unable to accommodate a couple or family.

If the office is closed on the weekend, how can i check in?

If you wish to check in after hours please call the RA or Evening Duty Manager on the provided phone number once you have arrived. These staff members will be able to assist you at any time when reception is closed.

Can I smoke at the property?

The property has a complete no smoking policy.

Can I live at the property if I do not study at griffith university?

The property accepts students studying at Griffith University, Griffith College, and the Griffith English Language Insitute (GELI). If you are studying at another tertiary institution in Queensland please contact us and we may be able to accommodate you upon management's approval.

What type of heater am I allowed to bring?

You are allowed to bring oil heaters only.*Fan heaters are NOT allowed in the property.*

Why am I required to make an application so early on?

We open applications early due to the high demand of students looking for on-campus accommodation. To secure a room at the property we recommend make your application as soon as possible, we don't want you to miss out!

What supermarkets are close by for me to purchase food?

There is an IGA and Aldi store only a 5 minute walk from the village for all of your grocery needs. Public transport can also get you to a nearby Woolworths and Coles for more shopping variety.

Where is the nearest swimming pool?

The closest swimming pool is right outside your door! The property has a 15 metre swimming pool available for all residents to use. Also, the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre has state of the art facilities, and is an easy 5-10 minute tram ride away.

Do I have to find my own roommates?

You are not required to find your own roommates. You are able to just apply on your own and we will allocate you within an apartment that is suitable, based on any preferences you list during the application process.

Do I need to bring kitchen utilities such as a kettle or toaster with me?

The kitchens are already kitted out with basic amenities like the fridge and the microwave. However, you will need to supply your own utilities like a toaster, kettle, and sandwich press for example. If you live in shared accommodation, you can always wait until you meet your roommates to organise a group shop to figure out what everyone has brought along with them so as to avoid doubling up on appliances.

How is the property different from other options of residential living on campus?

The property fosters independent living while also accommodating students who are just moving out of home for the first time. There is a strong communal atmosphere among the residents which helps students adjust to a more self-sufficient lifestyle while they learn to look after themselves through their cooking, laundry, and housekeeping duties. There are many options for residents to become involved in the property community. There are heaps of opportunities to make new friends and create a memorable university experience, and if you prefer more time alone or in quiet we also have the right spaces for you.

How are roommates allocated? Can I put in preferences?

Roommate allocations are conducted in accordance with any requests, such as study preference, age, and gender. To make a request, you will be prompted to include these during the application process.

Can I bring a pet?

We unfortunately do not allow pets at the property, this includes pet fish.

What do I have to bring?

We recommend bringing the bare minimum when you first arrive, that way you and your new roommates can work out who buys what to avoid a double up of certain items. However, below is a list of what you might like to think about bringing;

  • A photocopy of your ID, such as passport or drivers license.(Required for check in)
    bed and bathroom linen, including pillows. 
  • food and household supplies, until you can arrange a group shop with your housemates. 
  • cooking equipment and utensils, crockery, and cutlery. 
  • laundry supplies 
  • anything else you need to make the village feel like home! 

We often find that it is best to wait until you purchase other items as previous residents may have left behind some essentials as donations, or your housemates may be willing to split the cost of items that the whole apartment can use.

Can I book a tour?

You can absolutely come and visit the property before making it your new home!

How much is it to do laundry?

It is $4 per wash and $4 per dry cycle. You can access the laundry at any time. Please note that the machines are card only and do not accept coins.

It's my first time in Australia, how can I get to the property?

The property does not operate an airport pick up service, however the university does offer a service for international students which you may be eligible for.

How does my rent get charged?

Your rent is direct debited from your account or credit card using the account details that you provide during the application process

Are all apartments the same?

No, there are multiple layouts for the different room types and each apartment varies slightly to the next. However, every apartment contains the same furnishings and facilities so no resident's are disadvantaged!

How do I check in?

On the day of arrival, please make your way to our reception area which is located in Building 4. Our friendly reception team will get you checked in and show you to your new home! Please remember to bring photo ID, proof of enrollment, andremember that your 4 weeks bond will be processed at this time.If you are arriving after hours you can contact the RA who will come to meet you at the reception building; the check in process is as above.

Is there after hours support?

Yes, we have security patrolling the property 7 days a week. We also have an evening duty manager Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and an RA on call from 5pm to 9am every night. There is always someone to talk to no matter what time of the day or night.

Where can I park?

The village has 70 car parks available for residents and are available strictly on a first in first served basis.
The car parks are $24 per week, charged fortnightly with rent. Alternatively there is University parking located a short walk from the property.

How do you accept payments?

Payments can be made with any valid Visa or MasterCard, please note that credit card surcharges apply.
Over the counter at reception we accept EFTPOS, Visa, or Master Card.
Please note that the property is completely cashless.

Can I live here if I am under 18?

If you are under 18 and wish to live at the property you must meet 2 criteria; - you must be turning 18 in the same semester you expect to move into the property. - you must complete and returned a guarantor form prior to your confirmation. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate under 18 international students.

What is the bond?

If you receive an invitation of accommodation from the property, a bond equivalent to 4 weeks rent is payable by you to confirm your accommodation. Your bond will be lodged with the RTA who holds the full amount for the duration of your contract with the property. It is fully refundable to you at the end of your stay, should there be no applicable damage or additional costs that need to be deducted.

Are meals included?

The village does not provide catering. However each apartment has access to a fully equipped kitchen including a fridge, freezer, stovetop, oven, and microwave so feel free to cook up a storm at any time of the day.

How can I prove I am a student?

When you arrive at the property you will be asked to provide your student ID card.
If you are a first year university student and have not received your student ID you must provide your letter of offer as proof of enrolment upon check-in, and provide your student card once you have received it.

Can I bring my own internet?

You are more than welcome to bring your own internet provided it is a WiFi dongle, we do not permit ADSL to be installed. Keep in mind though that all residents have access to unlimited free Wifi provided by the property.

Can I have overnight guests?

Although we do not encourage overnight guests, we do understand that you may have someone stay from time to time. Please make sure that you sign your guest into reception upon arrival and sign them out on departure.

As per the property rules, you can have a guest stay no more than 2 consecutive nights in a 7 day period. Please also ensure that you understand the rules for guest and visitor behaviour.

Can I get financial assistance?

Unfortunately the property does not offer any direct financial assistance.

Is there an application fee?

No, there is no application fee when applying to live at this property .

Is there internet access?

Fast and free Wi-Fi is provided for all residents of the property. Once you have checked in you will be given instructions as to how you can connect a device to the network.

Can I choose my own room?

During the application process, you are welcome to advise us of any room requests you may have. Please note that although we will do our best to accommodate these requests we cannot make any guarantees. Your specific room and apartment are not confirmed until you arrive.

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Gold Coast Student Accommodation

Gold Coast is located in Queensland, Australia. Gold Coast student accommodation is popular as it is home to prestigious universities. Students from different parts of the country and the world come to this place for their undergraduate and postgraduate studies. With the increasing number of students every year, getting proper accommodation in Gold Coast for students might get difficult sometimes.

Amber builds a bridge between the student and an ideal accommodation, which helps students compare numerous options of off-campus student accommodation in Gold Coast. As off-campus accommodation offers more freedom and is budget-friendly, many students choose to get accommodations near their universities. With a wide variety of comfortable, luxurious, affordable student houses, Gold Coast student accommodation options include a broad range of non-ensuites, ensuites, studios, and shared apartments. Some of the most amazing options for student accommodation in Gold Coast are Griffith University Village and University Park Accommodation 

About Gold Coast

Gold Coast is a coastal city in Queensland, Australia, about 41 miles south-southeast of the state capital, Brisbane, north of the New South Wales border. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Yugambeh people lived in this area. The term "Gold Coaster" refers to the people who live there. Gold Coast is Queensland's second-largest City and Australia's sixth-largest, with an estimated population of 679,127 in June 2018 (compared to nearby Tweed Valley's 79,001 in New South Wales). A popular tourist destination, the Gold Coast is known for its world-class surfing beaches, skyscraper skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and tropical rainforest hinterland. You can also enjoy the sunny subtropical climate. The City contributes to the nation's entertainment industry with major film and television productions.

The diverse landscape of the Gold Coast offers a rich tapestry of natural beauty and ecological significance. The small patches of near-pristine ancient rainforest, some dating back millions of years, provide a glimpse into the region's ancient past. These rainforests are home to a myriad of unique flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species, making them invaluable for conservation efforts. Mangrove-covered islands dot the coastline, serving as vital nurseries for various marine species and acting as a buffer against coastal erosion. These tidal forests play a crucial role in maintaining the health of the Gold Coast's coastal ecosystems.

Best student accommodation in Gold Coast

Finding student accommodations in Gold Coast can become a daunting task for many. Amber helps you find the best student accommodation in Gold Coast in three easy steps: picking, booking, and paying. We make the tiresome and lengthy process of booking student accommodation as easy as pie. Amber offers purpose-built studios, flats, and other affordable student accommodations on the Gold Coast. When planning to move to Gold Coast, students should look at the localities next to their university. Although everyone's needs and wants differ, they should look at crucial variables like the cost of living, similarity with the neighbourhood, and commuting. Many students prefer to live in student-friendly neighbourhoods; hence, we have listed the best student accommodation in Gold Coast that you should look at.

1. University Park Accommodation, Brisbane

This student accommodation in Gold Coast is based in a very beautiful and aesthetic part of Brisbane with many parks in the vicinity. University Park is comfortable and spacious student accommodation in Brisbane. Located near Alcheringa Place Park, the property offers a wide range of shared apartments to choose from. Additionally, Griffith University (Nathan Campus) is only a 16-minute walk away, and the University of Queensland is also a short drive away from the property, making it ideal for the students attending these universities.

2. Griffith University Village, Gold Coast

Griffith University Village is a homely student accommodation in Gold Coast that offers 1, 2 and 5-bedroom apartments and studios. The property is located within a minute's walk from Griffith University and a short drive from Bond University. Everything you'll need while staying in Griffith University Village is within easy walking distance, from the go-to coffee and greatest restaurants in town to the nearest supermarket and medical facility.

Cost of Living in Gold Coast

Gold Coast accommodation for students includes all bills and facilities. Amber gets rid of extra bills and only expects students to pay their rent. Students are advised to budget at least AU$900 to AU$1500 per month to survive in the City. Below is a rough guideline for student expenditure in the City of Gold Coast to get a rough idea.

1. Food and beverages: AU$65 to AU$100 per week

2. Mobile bills: AU$20 to AU$50 per month

3. Dining: AU$45 to AU$95 per week

4. Entertainment and leisure: AU$20 to AU$50 per week

5. Transportation: AU$80 to AU$100 per month

6. Laundry: AU$20 to AU$35 per week

7. Stationery and Course books: AU$25 to AU$80 per month

Student Travel Gold Coast

Student travel and public transport in Gold Coast are well catered for, providing convenient and affordable options for students to navigate the City and explore. The public transport network consists of buses, trams, and trains, offering extensive coverage across the region. The G: link light rail system is particularly popular among students, connecting major university campuses and key destinations. With discounted fares available for students, it's an economical and efficient way to commute. Additionally, the TransLink Go card, a reusable smart card, allows students to tap on and off various modes of transport easily. Below are the preferred modes of transportation for students.

1. Bus: Gold Coast has a well-structured bus service. Most areas of Gold Coast can be reached by bus, and most bus routes will take you to major shopping centres, train stations, and tourist attractions. Easy access to anywhere in the City by bus. There is also a student discount if you go by bus. The bus connectivity is spotless in Queensland as it is very well connected from student accommodation on the Gold Coast to all the major places.

2. Train: Varsity Lakes Station is the departure point for the Gold Coast train that ends at Ormeau Station. Continue to Brisbane Central Business District until ending at Brisbane Domestic Airport. It takes about an hour to drive from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. It helps student accommodation in the Gold Coast easily connect with neighbouring regions.

3. Trams: The G: link tram system offers a reliable and comfortable mode of public transport for students, connecting major university campuses and popular destinations throughout the City. With frequent services and dedicated stops near educational institutions, students can easily commute between their student accommodation in Gold Coast and campus.

4. Bicycle: Students can commute to universities from their student accommodation in Gold Coast and travel around the City by bicycle as extensive bicycle tracks are available around the City.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Gold Coast

Students living in student accommodations in Gold Coast have a great life in the City is an exciting and diverse experience, catering to the needs and interests of students from all walks of life. The City is known for its stunning beaches, and students can often be found soaking up the sun and catching waves at popular spots like Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, and Coolangatta. These chill spots provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation, socializing, and enjoying beach activities such as surfing, swimming, and beach volleyball. The City has all modern student facilities and a wide variety of sports clubs, bars, cinemas, country parks, art galleries and leisure activities. Student life here is adventurous and playful, as there are many opportunities for students to have fun. Gold Coast is an ideal destination for students looking to embrace a better lifestyle and balance work, college, and social life. When it comes to dining, Gold Coast City offers a wide range of culinary delights. From trendy cafes and casual eateries to upscale restaurants and international cuisines, students can explore a diverse food scene. The City is also home to vibrant food markets like Miami Marketta and NightQuarter, where students can indulge in a variety of delicious street food, live music, and entertainment. Beyond its leisure and social offerings, Gold Coast City provides a conducive environment for students' academic pursuits. With its strong academic institutions and career opportunities, the City provides a well-rounded environment for students to learn, grow, and create lasting memories.

Tourist Attractions in Gold Coast

Students living on the Gold Coast can easily use public transportation from their Gold Coast accommodation for students and visit the many must-see tourist attractions on their days off from college. Here is a list of a few popular tourist attractions on the Gold Coast

1. Surfers Paradise Beach

2. Warner Bros. Movie World

3. Dreamworld

4. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

5. Lamington National Park

6. SkyPoint Observation Deck

7. Springbrook National Park

8. Infinity Attraction

9. Surfers Paradise Beach

Universities in Gold Coast

Many well-known and respectable universities in and near Gold Coast provide various degrees and courses to students. Several universities are listed below

1. Griffith University

2. TAFE Queensland (Southbank Campus)

3. Bond University 

4. Southern Cross University

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