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UniLodge on Margaret, Brisbane
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UniLodge on Margaret, Brisbane

Margaret St, Brisbane City, 4000, Australia
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Games Room
Outdoor Pool
dual occupancy

About the Property

UniLodge on Margaret Brisbane provides excellent student accommodation in Brisbane with a wide range of custom-designed studio and 1 bedroom apartments to choose from. Located in the centre of the city, it helps you stay well connected within the city. This also means that the top universities like Central Queensland University are just 1 minute away, and the Queensland University of Technology is at an 8-minute walking distance from UniLodge Margaret Street.

Ranking among QS’ Top 25 Best Student Cities, Brisbane is located in Queensland and is the capital of this state. It’s not hard to see why this city is known for its top-notch education, with three prestigious universities located here, including the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Griffith University. All three of these universities rank among the top 300 universities globally, with the University of Queensland in 50th place. As one of the more affordable Australian cities and the incredible opportunities students are able to get here, it’s no wonder that finding Brisbane student accommodation is challenging. But education isn’t all this city has to offer. Named after the river that runs along it, Brisbane always has something to offer students. Sporting events such a s cricket, rugby, rowing, and water polo are certainly a great way of keeping fit when staying in this city. Other popular student accommodations in Brisbane include UniLodge Herston, Iglu Kelvin Grove, UniLodge South Bank, and UniLodge Park Central.


At UniLodge on Margaret Brisbane, you can pick from a large variety of studio apartments that come with a private room, a private bathroom, and a private kitchen. If you’re looking for a place to share with your buddies, you can instead opt for the Corner Twin package, which includes a shared room, a shared bathroom, and a shared kitchen. Each room comes fully furnished and includes tables and chairs, a ceiling fan, and a comfortable bed, so you get the rest you need. You also get a kitchenette that comes equipped with essential gadgets, such as refrigerators and microwaves.

Your stay here will be the most comfortable with common amenities like air conditioning, common areas, elevators, building security, laundry services, an ironing board, vending machines, and free bicycle storage, along with paid car parking. You can also get a room with a high balcony giving a mesmerising view of the city. You can study with your friends in the common study room and afterwards host a BBQ in the BBQ area. After a long day at college, take a dip in the outdoor pool to feel more lively. With high-speed Wi-Fi, you can study efficiently at any time, any day and have loads of fun in the common area. Safety and security have got you covered, nobody can enter this Brisbane student accommodation except for a resident, and each room has a swipe card, without which you cannot enter the room. Everything is included in the rent so that you don’t have to worry about any other bills. UniLodge on Margaret is also accessible by wheelchair and has ramps.

Location and What's Hot?

A primary reason behind UniLodge Margaret Street’s popularity is its proximity to the city centre and some essential services that make living here quite convenient. With plenty of public transport stops nearby and train and bus access, you’ll always be well-connected to the rest of the city. Located right next to Central Queensland University (Brisbane), UniLodge on Margaret Brisbane is also close to some of the other best universities in the area, including the Australian Institute of Business and Technology, which is just a 7-minute walk away, and Queensland University of Technology (Garden’s Point Campus), which isn’t more than 8-minutes away on foot.

You’ll never have an empty weekend as there are so many fun places to visit near this student accommodation in Brisbane. Fancy a glass of wine with your friend? You can always go to Walter’s Steak and Wine bar, which is just a 5 min walk from this place, or you can grab your favourite book and head to Simply Duo on George, a café just a 2 min distance from this place. On a good chirpy Sunday, you can go and watch playful dogs playing at the Dog off-leash park situated just outside UniLodge on Margaret or explore the Botanic Gardens nearby. When you’re in the mood to shop, you can simply walk over to Albert Street, where you can find some amazing shopping options, such as Daiso Japan, Origani, QBD Books, and much more.


Brisbane is known for its amazing public transport systems, which make getting around the city quite easy and budget-friendly for students. UniLodge on Margaret comes with great connectivity across the city with access to public transport stops, such as the Margaret Bus station, which is located at a 1 min walk just outside this Brisbane student accommodation. The Brisbane Central train station is at a walking distance of 12 minutes from UniLodge on Margaret Brisbane student accommodation, giving you the complete freedom to travel easily throughout the city.

What will you get

Bills Included

Occupancy fee of your furnished unit
Hot and cold water
Telephone connection
Telephone line rental
Voicemail on your phone

Common Amenities

Air conditioning
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Ramp access

Cancellation Policies (1)

  • Cancellation others
    General cancellation policies & notes

Payment Policies (2)

  • Security deposit
    Deposit property holds during the tenure
  • Additional fees
    Additional Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

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 a copy 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, a copy which will be provided upon completion. 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 months rent?

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.

Does this property have an Application fee?

No. There are no application fees.

Is an advanced rental payment required?

Yes. To secure an apartment, the Tenant must pay 1 months advanced rent and a Security Deposit / Bond of 4 weeks rent.

Is there a cancellation fee once I have secured an apartment?

Yes there is a cancellation fee of 1 months rent.

Are car parking spaces available?

Yes there are 7 car parking spaces available at a cost of $475 per month. Motorbike parking is also available at a cost of $100 per month. Bicycle parking is free of charge. Spaces are limited and subject to availability.

Do I need to pay a departure clean fee?

The cost to clean an apartment is $329.

If I wanted to break my lease, what are the costs associated with this?

The cost is 2 weeks rent plus rental costs until the apartment is leased again.

What electricity cost am I responsible for?

Electricity costs are paid for by the apartment owner.

How much is the Internet / WIFI? Who is the provider and how much bandwidth do I have?

Internet access and WIFI is provided by VostroNet and Unlimited WIFI is included in your rent.

Do I need a mattress protector?

A new mattress protector is supplied with every new tenancy.

Do I need to organise my own Contents Insurance?

No this is included in your rental payments. To view the accommodation Contents Insurance Product Disclosure Statement - Click Here.

What do I need to do to reserve a room at the accommodation ?

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 via email Visit the property and complete an application form.

How much money do I have to pay upfront before I move in?

You will need to pay two (2) weeks advance rent within 48 hours of receiving your letter of offer. Payment can be made by bank transfer only. Please note that your booking will not be guaranteed until this payment is received. The Bond Security Deposit of four (4) weeks advance rent will need to be paid within 3 days after check in date. Failure to pay this within the required timeframe will result in keys and fob deactivation. Please reach out to reception if you have issues with this.

What does my rent include?

Your rent includes: Occupancy fee of your furnished unit Hot and cold water Electricity Telephone connection Telephone line rental Voicemail on your phone Use of all facilities including communal kitchen and swimming pool Community Spirit Program membership Internet

What does my rent exclude?

Your rent does not include: Car parking (there are car park spaces on site which are subject to availability but must be paid for separately at a rate of $400/month) The cost of telephone calls Cleaning of your unit (vacuum cleaners can be hired from reception for $2 per 30 minutes) Meals

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

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 Saturday-Sunday - 10 am to 3 pm. CLOSED on Public Holidays.

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Unfortunately, we do not offer check-ins outside of specified check-in times.

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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.

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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.

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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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