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Student Living Macquarie, Brisbane
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Student Living Macquarie, Brisbane

Macquarie St, Saint Lucia, 4067, Australia
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About the Property

Student Living Macquarie, one of the top student accommodations in Brisbane, has everything you need for university life according to your preferences, with various student-friendly en suite rooms and studios to select from. Student Living Macquarie Brisbane is located on Macquarie St and is just a 3-minute drive from the University of Queensland and a 14-minute drive from the University of Sunshine Coast.

Brisbane, located in the state of Queensland, Australia, is a vibrant and diverse city with a population of over 2.5 million people. Known for its warm climate, stunning beaches, and friendly locals, Brisbane offers a fantastic quality of life and makes everyone feel at home. As a student in Brisbane, you will have access to some of the best universities in Australia, including the University of Queensland, Griffith University, and the Queensland University of Technology. These universities offer a wide range of academic programs, excellent facilities and a supportive community. Brisbane offers students many entertainment and recreation opportunities outside the classroom, including festivals, cultural and social events, and various sports activities. The city of Brisbane is also surrounded by natural beauty, including national parks, rainforests, and beaches, making it a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With many student-friendly neighbourhoods, check out some of the best areas to live in Brisbane. Whether you are looking for an excellent education, a vibrant social scene, or an exciting adventure, Brisbane is an ideal destination for students looking to experience the best of Australia.

With Student Living Macquarie, you'll experience all that Brisbane has to offer while enjoying the comfort and convenience of our award-winning student accommodation. With amber, find the best Brisbane student accommodation and discover why this is one of the world's most-loved cities


Student Living Macquarie Brisbane is a leading student accommodation option for all. The centrally located halls, which have received recognition for their excellence, offer a comprehensive range of amenities designed to enhance the comfort and convenience of residents. Each room within the halls has been meticulously planned to provide students with all the necessary features for a successful living experience. Each room comes equipped with various amenities such as a TV, sofa, air-conditioning, a spacious balcony, fire alarms, shower, tables and chairs in the rooms, ceiling fan, and air conditioning/heating. Additionally, one car park is provided per apartment, ensuring that students have a safe place to park their vehicles.

The common areas at Student Living Macquarie Brisbane student accommodation are also packed with a wide range of facilities to make student life easier. The kitchen is equipped with a stove and fridge, making it easy for students to prepare their meals. The common areas at Student Living Macquarie student accommodation are designed to provide students with a social and relaxed environment. Other common amenities at Student Living include an on-site laundry facility, year-round community events, public transport stop, intercom, visitor parking, retail shops in the precinct, after-hours emergency staff, 24/7 security, and much more. Student Living takes student comfort and security seriously, providing an excellent place for students to live in while pursuing their academic goals. With its modern amenities and friendly atmosphere, all-utility-bills-included such as Wifi, water, electricity and heating, Student Living Macquarie student accommodation in Brisbane is the perfect place to call home while studying in the city.

Location and What's Hot?

Student life in Brisbane is bustling and vibrant, offering various activities and experiences to suit every interest. The city is home to many universities like the University of Queensland and the  University of Sunshine Coast, which attract a large student population. Macquarie St is surrounded by numerous popular student hotspots, including cafes, bars, and some of the most popular Asian restaurants in Brisbane. Thalassina Fish & Chips and Broken Hearts Burger Club - West End are a few favourite hot spots for a quick food fix. It is nearby to many great restaurants like Burger Cave and Crazy Saloon, located just a 5-minute drive from the property. Grocery Stores like St Lucia Supermarket are also located within close proximity.

For those looking for a taste of Brisbane's nightlife, there are several clubs in Brisbane within a short distance of Student Living Macquarie. Cordeaux Social Club is a popular spot among students for a chill night out. This lively bar has a great atmosphere and offers a range of drinks and snacks. Another popular spot is Parched Brewery, which is a great place to grab a drink and relax with friends. Student Living Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful parks like Rotary International Presidents Park, which is perfect for evening strolls


Student Living Macquarie in Brisbane is conveniently located near many universities, such as the University of Queensland, which is just a 3-minute drive away. Such a location makes it super convenient for students to explore the city on weekdays or even weekdays. With Coldridge St at Field Street, stop 23 is just a minute away from the Student Living Macquarie building, with regular bus services running throughout the day and evening. Brisbane student accommodation also has an extensive rail network, with several stations located in the city centre, making it easy to travel around on a budget. We have the perfect list curated for you if you’re looking for top attractions in Brisbane.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to reserve a room at this property?

Booking is easy! There are a couple of ways you can do it: Complete the online application. You can print your booking request and send it to us via email.

What kind of contracts does the property offer?

Full Year leases are preferable, but options will include 12 month or 6 month leases.

Do you have car parking facilities?

Dedicated car parking is provided.

What do I need to buy before I can move in?

Your apartment is furnished with a bed, study desk and chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, washing machine, dryer and microwave oven. You will need to supply all of your own linen & kitchen equipment – available online via our convenient the accommodation online shop, Your Shop.

What do I do if I have a visitor?

As this is a secure building, all residents are required to meet their guests at the entrance door as this door is only accessible by resident key access.

If I really want to move rooms after I move in – is that possible?

Once you have signed a lease for your room, you cannot change rooms until your lease expires or you break your lease.

Can I move out at any time?

When you move into your apartment, you sign a Residential Tenancies Agreement. This is a legally binding document that means you have committed to paying rent from the start date on your contract until the end date of your contract. If you move out, you still have to pay rent until your contract expires. However, if you have no choice but to move out, you can break your lease. This means that you need to pay a lease break fee and the rent until someone else takes over your contract.

What is a Bond?

A bond (also known as a ‘security deposit’) is an amount of money that you need to pay that can be used by the apartment owner if you do not meet the terms and conditions of your tenancy agreement. Examples of this include If you fail to keep the property clean, cause damage or are in rent arrears, the owner of the property may claim some or all of the bond only when the tenancy ends. The majority of bonds are refunded in full as most are vacate with no issues.

How much is the Bond?

If your rent is $700 a week or less on a General Tenancy Agreement (or $500 a week on a Rooming Accommodation Agreement), the bond cannot be more than 4 week’s rent. The Owner cannot increase the bond during your tenancy. If you are paying over these amounts then the Apartment owner may request a higher Bond amount. The amount you will need to pay for your bond is listed on the prices page and will be confirmed again with you prior to your arrival.

Paying the Bond?

All rental bonds for properties in Queensland are lodged with the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) a state government body. Payment must be made payable to the RTA (not this accommodation). We ask that you provide us with a bank cheque (a bank cheque is a cheque issued by the bank under their name; you can purchase one of these from any Australian Bank). Alternatively, a money order (Available from Australia post) is acceptable. Remember the cheque/Money Order must be made payable to the ‘Residential Tenancies Authority’. Bring the bond cheque/money order with you when you are collecting your keys. At this meeting, you will complete and sign the official “Bond Lodgement Form”. We will forward this to the RTA and then the RTA will send a receipt to you direct. Contact the RTA on 1300 366 311 if you have not received a receipt 15 business days after paying your bond. We understand that it may not always be possible to arrange for either a bank cheque or money order prior to arrival and in these instances we recommend you take advantage of the RTA’s online bond lodgement option and bring a copy of this with you when you arrive.

What is a Condition Report?

When you pay a bond, we must prepare a ‘Condition Report’, which records the property’s general condition, including fittings and fixtures, and present you with 2 paper copies of this Report when you come to collect your keys. Review and, if necessary, add your comments to the ‘Condition Report’. You must return the report to the accommodation within three business days of moving in and you should keep a copy of the ‘Condition Report’ until the end of the tenancy. The ‘Condition Report’ is a very important document, as it can be used as evidence if there is a dispute about who should pay for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items, particularly at the end of a tenancy. You may want to take photos of your apartment at the start of your tenancy to further show the condition. The owner may claim some or the entire bond for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items at the end of your tenancy. If the ‘Condition Report’ stated that the work was required at the start of the tenancy, or the items were not listed, it can help you prove the bond should be returned to you.

I am vacating, can I use the Bond for my last month’s rent?

No, your bond and rent are separate payments. You are required to pay rent in the specified way up to and including the date of your departure.

What happens when I vacate?

You need to leave your apartment clean and tidy in the same condition as when you arrived, and ensure all personal items have been removed, report any damage that may have been caused during your tenancy. This allows for a speedy bond resolution.

How do I receive my Bond back?

At the end of the tenancy we will provide you a “Bond Claim” form for completion (or you can download your own copy from the RTA website), Please ensure you sign the form with the same signature as you used on the “Bond Lodgement” form at the start of your tenancy. The RTA will match signatures and will only process your claim if they match. We will lodge the bond claim form once we have the owner and your signed agreement, it then takes another 2-3 business days for the RTA to process, it repays the bond directly into the nominated bank account on the form, If you have not provided valid bank account details, but have provided a forwarding address, the RTA will send a cheque. If the RTA is unable to do either of the above they will retain your money, you will need to contact them via phone on 1300 366 311 to organise for your refund to be released to you.

Why are you claiming my Bond?

The Owner is entitled to compensation if you have failed any terms or conditions in your tenancy agreement or breached the Residential Tenancies Act (Queensland State Government Law covering rental issues). Please note that the owner cannot claim for wear and tear of items or fittings in the apartment. At the accommodation the vast majority of these sorts of issues are resolved by agreement between the owner and the tenant. If there is no agreement then the Owner may decide to ask the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to hold a hearing to finally decide on the issue. Please note if the matter goes to QCAT then the resolution of the bond will exceed the timeframe mentioned above as we must wait for a hearing date from QCAT.

What do I do if I, or my family need somewhere to stay prior to checking in?

If you or your family need somewhere to stay for a couple of nights to a week, or rest your head after coming in from a late-night flight then why not book at Essence Suites Taringa. Offering fully furnished suites that give you the freedom to relax in a place away from home.

Where can I find resources to manage my health and wellbeing?

The accommodation has listed a number of resources on our Student Health and Wellbeing page.

What are your check-in times and days?

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Yes - please call our after hours on-site staff

What is the process for arranging an after hours check-in?

Yes - please call our on-site staff on 3870 5444, they will have you complete some paperwork, coordinate with Residential Advisor to provide you with your key and show you to your room.

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Brisbane Student Accommodation

Discovering the perfect student accommodation in Brisbane may require some effort, but it's certainly not a daunting task. It is relatively easy to find Brisbane student housing at reasonable prices. These student residence in Brisbane are located near many renowned universities, such as SAE Institute, University of Queensland, University of the Sunshine Coast, TAFE Queensland (Southbank Campus), Australian Institute of Business and Technology, and BROWNS English Language School.

Ranging from luxurious student housing to the budget-friendly Brisbane student accommodation, it has properties for everyone. Studios, private residence halls, and PBSA are the three types of Brisbane student accommodation available. There are several affordable student accommodation Brisbane in various versatile locations. Private student housing is inexpensive, comfortable, and luxurious, and the property configurations include en-suites, studios, and shared apartments. This is where amber steps in as your reliable companion. Amber streamlines Brisbane student housing search process, offering a vast database of options tailored to your requirements. Whether seeking convenience, cost-effectiveness, or specific amenities, amber simplifies finding the perfect student housing.

About Brisbane

The beautiful capital city, Brisbane, is a wonderful place and a great adventure spot. With an exquisite education system, the city attracts a huge number of students from all over the world. The latest advancements in technology, city innovation and creativity can be seen in its architecture & everyday life. The city welcomes people from all over the world and is known for creating a safe environment for them. You will find people from different ethnicities and backgrounds mixing well in the city’s vibrant life.

With many leading universities, students will get a great chance to explore different courses and increase their chances of getting selected for one of them. What makes Brisbane different from other cities is the exceptional number of wildlife sanctuaries and river cruises, which will give one view of the entire city. Students will also get the chance to explore nature by visiting various Botanic Gardens, which have a wide range of flora species. Not just this, the city offers great nightlife as well; students can explore different cafes and clubs over the weekend to celebrate their birthdays or special occasions as well. If you love water, then the city is for you as it has some of the best beaches where you can chill out.

Best Student Accommodation in Brisbane

With a large number of students enrolling for better education in the city, finding perfect Brisbane student housing can be a daunting task. But amber makes this tiresome process of picking, paying, and booking easy and flexible for students. Brisbane student housing offers a wide range of facilities and amenities for students to choose from, which will make their stay amazing in the city. Brisbane student accommodation makes one feel happy and comfortable in an environment where they can peacefully study and stay. Taking care of all the necessities, the Brisbane student housing is close to many universities, which makes the travelling part easy and sorted as well. Below are some of the best Brisbane student housing for you to choose from:

1. UniLodge Herstone

2. UniLodge Park Central 

3. Scape Regent

4. University Park Accommodation

5. Scape Tribune

6. Scape South Bank

7. Scape St. Lucia

8. UniLodge South Bank

Cost of living in Brisbane

Living in Brisbane student accommodation is much more affordable than living in Sydney. So to further help plan out your budget and expenses, we have provided rough estimates of a few other mandatory costs you will have to bear while living in Brisbane student accommodation. Here is a breakdown:

1. Rent: $600-$1760 /per month

2. Utilities (gas, electricity, water): $150-$175/per month

3. Food: $320-$600/per month

4. Mobile phone/internet: $80-$120/per month

5. Public transport: $50-$100/per month

Student travel Brisbane

Brisbane has a large transportation network that connects it to regional hubs, interstate, and international locations. The most common means of transportation in Sydney, as in many Australian cities, is a private vehicle. Travel by public transportation comprises rail, bus, and ferry services. TransLink serves South East Queensland with a uniform ticketing and electronic payment system (known as a 'go card'). The city is a hub for all public transportation services, focusing on the Roma Street, Central, and Fortitude Valley railway stations. There are ferry wharves at King George Square, Queen Street, Roma Street bus terminals, North Quay, Riverside, and QUT Gardens Point. The transport links in Brisbane City connect swiftly to all of the major student properties in Brisbane.

1. Bus: Brisbane has a large dedicated bus rapid transit network known as the Brisbane Busway network. The busway stations on King George Square, Queen Street, and Roma Street are major network centres. The average adult fare is $4.80, going up to $8.00 as distance rises.

2. Rail: The Queensland Rail City network has 152 railway stations located along 13 suburban rail lines and throughout the metropolitan area, including the Airport line, Beenleigh line, Caboolture line, Cleveland line, Doomben line, Exhibition line, and so on. A day of rail travel will cost you between $90 and $170.

3. Bicycle: Central Brisbane promotes cycling, with numerous dedicated routes such as Brisbane River Loop, Kedron Brook Bikeway, and Wynnum To Manly Shoreline. Riding is not only eco-friendly but also cost-effective.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Brisbane

Spending some of the crucial years of life, one needs to be familiar with the city and its lifestyle as well. Brisbane is not just an educational hub but is home to some of the best tourist attractions one can explore. While spending their daily hours in college and studies, students can spend their weekends and holidays exploring the city.

Brisbane offers a wide range of places to visit. Hence, students wouldn’t get bored here. South Bank Parklands is an oasis situated on the edge of the Brisbane CBD, which one can explore during weekends. If you are into wildlife, then visit the beautiful Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and spend some time amidst the most beautiful Koalas and other animals. The Brisbane River is another beautiful spot that can refresh one’s mind after a long time in college. Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha is home to the living fossil where a tree has been growing for more than 200 million years. The nightlife here is buzzing with zizz and light all through the night; some of the famous clubs include The Cabaret Nightclub, Family Nightclub, Prohibition Brisbane, and Prohibition Brisbane. Visit the City Hall, the epic historical building of the city, to relive the history. If you are an art lover, then visit the Gallery of Modern Art to witness some of the beautiful artworks. The Museum of Brisbane is another building of historical importance that will take you back to the history of the city.

Brisbane Tourist attraction

Brisbane is home to some of the finest tourist attractions in the city. Well, to rejuvenate and refresh, students can spend some time visiting these beautiful places from their Brisbane student accommodation. Some of the tourist attractions in the city are:

1. Story Bridge

2. Opal Museum

3. Suncorp Stadium

4. Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane

5. Boggo Road Gaol

6. Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park

7. Brisbane Powerhouse

Universities in Brisbane

The city of Brisbane is known for its educational system and has some of the best universities that attract students from across the world. Below are some of the top universities in Brisbane.

1. SAE Institute

2. University of Queensland

3. University of Sunshine Coast

4. BROWNS English Language School

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