Intro

UQ St Lucia is a state of the art and purpose built student apartment complex. It is conveniently located right in the heart of the University of Queensland education precinct.

Comprising of 72 tastefully appointed two bedroom apartments, UQ St Lucia sets a superb standard in student accommodation in the St Lucia area. It is conveniently located right in the heart of the University of Queensland education precinct. The unique 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 the University has on offer or because you are so close to 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, clubs, and entertainment venues. A City Cat terminal within walking distance, allows comfortable transport into the city centre, via the tranquil waters of the Brisbane River.

The building and apartments boast great facilities (head to the Facilities page for a detailed list) and a high level electronic security system. UQ St Lucia also offers over 90 individual car parks, enabling residents to lease a secure car park space within the building.

For all of the key information about UQ St Lucia, visit the Details page to view the property flyer.

UQ understands that as a university student your number 1 priority is your academic achievements, however we also believe that being a university student provides you with the opportunity to engage in a range of activities including sports, art, charity work, social events etc. Our Community Spirit Program (CSP) offers a range of events and activities for all of our residents ranging from day trips, movie nights, karaoke nights, sporting events, charity work etc. The regular events provide you with the opportunity to make some new friends, interact with other students in the building, explore what Brisbane has on offer and most importantly enjoy the university life experience.

Apartment Facilities

Air-conditioning
Bedrooms Secure – Electronic
Dining Table & Chairs
Electricity
Heating
Internet
Kitchen
Laundry
Phone
Study Desk, Pedestal Chair, Pin Board & Desk Lamp for each person
Televisions
water

Community Facilities

Barbeque
Bike Space
Building Security
Cleaning Common Areas (not inside apartments)
Common Areas
Community Spirit Program
Mail Boxes
On-site Staff

Configurations

1 Bedroom within a 2 bedroom apartmentA$360/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2 Bath
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Save time and money by being able to walk to class in a matter of minutes. Located in a quiet modern student dedicated accommodation complex on the edge of the UQ St Lucia campus, our studio apartment within a 2 bedroom apartment is your perfect home. Each bedroom features private large ensuite bathroom,  reverse cycle air-conditioning, ceiling fan, a wall mounted flat screen 28-inch TV,  telephone, couch, study desk and chair. Your large balcony features a 2-seater outdoor furniture setting and overlooks the campus and the leafy suburb of the St Lucia providing a calming backdrop to come home to each day. For the budding Masterchef, the fully equipped kitchen will let you cook up a storm. The apartment is also equipped with washing and drying facilities.

Weekly rent displayed is per bedroom or $760 per week is for the entire apartment.

Bed Size: Double

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I reserve a room at UniLodge @ UQ St Lucia?

    Complete the online application.


    Is wireless internet available?

    No there is not.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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 Australian 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 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 connect the internet/phone?

    Your internet and phone will be ready to connect when you move in. Cable will be provided and the connection can be easily set by assigning a username and password.


    Is there extra storage outside my apartment?

    No there is not. If you have items that you wish to store you will need to contact the local storage service provider.


    Can I move out at any time?

    Yes, however break lease fees will apply and you will be required to continue paying your rent until a new tenant is found.


    What kind of contracts does UniLodge @ UQ St Lucia offer?

    12 months


    What does my rent include?

    Electricity, water, gas, internet, Community Spirit Program membership.


    Do you have car parking facilities?

    Yes, we do from $25 for residents and from $30 for non-residents per week on 12 month lease, subject to availability.


    Why is the rent not 4 times the weekly rental amount?

    Yes it is


    When do I pay my rent?

    Every 4 weeks


    How does my mail get to me?

    Via your letterbox located at the front of the building.


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

    Bedding, kitchenware available from Your Shop.


    How close is the nearest supermarket?

    800m


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

    Upon availability break lease fees will apply.


    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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