Looking for your home away from home?
We can't wait to welcome you to Bond University and the beautiful Gold Coast.
Before commencing your studies, it is important that you organise suitable accommodation. We recommend exploring these options once you have made the decision to come to Bond, as currently, the Gold Coast accommodation market is highly competitive.
We understand that this can be very stressful when trying to secure accommodation - however, rest assured that we are here to help. Below we have provided an overview of the different kinds of accommodation available on the Gold Coast including links for short-term accommodation, and long-term accommodation providers. We hope that the information helps you to find your home away from home.
TYPES OF STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
Short stay accommodation
Bunk Surfers Paradise: hostel in central Surfers Paradise with 4, 6, 8 and a Private queen & bunk room.
Surf Inn Gold Coast: in Surfers Paradise and has great transport options to get you to and from campus.
Please keep in mind that these are shared dorm style accommodation and is designed for short term stays which is great for while you are looking for your long-term accommodation.
Websites to search for shared/private accommodation
Realestate.com.au: apply to rent private properties
Domain.com.au: apply to rent private properties
Flatmates.com.au: search for and advertise for rooms available
Gumtree.com.au: search for and advertise for rooms available
Facebook Marketplace: search for and advertise for rooms available
This is a great option if you want to live with a couple of friends and rent a private property.
If you don’t have family or a support network on the Gold Coast, homestay accommodation is a fantastic alternative. Living with a host family can make the transition to university easier, offering support and immediate connections with locals. Most hosts can provide a private room with shared facilities and variable lease terms. Homestay options:
Australian Homestay Network
Know your tenacy rights
Residential Tenancies Authority Queensland can help you to understand your rights based on Australian law
Queensland State Tenant Advice and Referral Service offers free independent advice and a referral service for all Queensland renters
If you have any questions or need further help for looking for the right accommodation for you.
Please don’t hesitate to send us an email at:
Connect with others
Don't forget to join our 223 Bondies Facebook group - This is the perfect place to connect with other Bondies, and discuss or line up shared accommodation together. We will also regularly post our recommended listings and will monitor the group to answer any questions you may have.
You can also follow the Gold Coast Students Facebook Group to connect with students not only going to Bond but around the Gold Coast.