Intro

Macquarie is located on the doorstep of the University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia campus. Toowong Village shopping centre and the shopping precinct at Hawken Drive, where you can get all your groceries and take-away food options are only a short bus trip or walk away.

Featuring 16 units with a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, this beautifully finished property is less than a 5 minute walk to the heart of the St Lucia campus. The first class location allows students to walk to lectures meaning no need for public transport and therefore provides students with more time for study or enjoying the extensive range of extra-curricular activities that UQ has on offer or because you are so close to the St Lucia campus, you can even head back to your apartment for your lunch break or a coffee on your private balcony with your friends.

Efficient public transport connects the precinct with nearby shopping and entertainment venues. A CityCat  terminal, Brisbanes modern river transport, is within walking distance allowing comfortable transport into the city centre via the tranquil waters of the Brisbane River.

Apartment Facilities

Air-conditioning
Bathroom
Heating
Kitchen
Study Desk & Chair
Televisions
Water

Community Facilities

Bike Space
Building Security
Car Park
Cleaning Common Areas (not inside apartments)
Community Spirit Program
Mail Boxes

Configurations

One Bedroom ApartmentA$460/week
Min. Lease Duration52 week
Bedrooms1
Private Room

Save time and money by being able to walk to class in a matter of minutes. Our large, fully furnished one bedroom units are ideally located across the road from the lovely Brisbane River, this property is located on the edge of the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

Car parking included for 1 vehicle per apartment.

Two Bedroom ApartmentA$570/week
Min. Lease Duration52 week
Bedrooms1
Private Room

Share with friends only a short stroll from the main campus. Located across the road from the lovely Brisbane River, this property sits on the edge of the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

Car parking included for 1 vehicle per apartment

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 UniLodge 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.


    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.


    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.


    I am vacating, can I use the Bond for my last months 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 is a Condition Report?

    When you pay a bond, we must prepare a Condition Report, which records the propertys 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 UniLodge 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.


    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 UniLodge). 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 RTAs online bond lodgement option and bring a copy of this with you when you arrive.


    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 weeks 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.


    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 UniLodgers vacate with no issues.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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 UniLodge online shop, Your Shop.


    Do you have car parking facilities?

    Dedicated car parking is provided.


    What kind of contracts does the property offer?

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


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

    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.

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