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Living off campus

Explore everything our city has to offer

Where some students choose to live in on-campus accommodation, others want to immerse themselves in Gold Coast life and find a home off campus. 

Whether you plan on staying for the duration of your studies or want to relocate to our beautiful part of Australia, there’s so much to be discovered when living off campus. 

Maybe you’ll find your own apartment or studio closer to the beach, or rent with some new friends in Varsity Lakes or Robina. There are also homestay options that will make the transition easier, especially for our new international Bondies – the possibilities are endless! 

Let’s explore…

Off-campus accommodation options

A place of your own...

Live somewhere you can really call your own by renting a studio or apartment on the Gold Coast, nearby Bond or in an area that suits your other pursuits outside of university. With affordable options scattered across the Gold Coast, you are sure to find the right fit.


Or to share with friends...

Whether you have a tight-knit group ready to go, or are ready to make some new friends, share accommodation is an affordable and enjoyable option for university students. Get started by teaming up with students you have met on campus, or visit a popular flatmate-finder website.


Perhaps a home away from home

Become an honorary member of a Gold Coast family by partaking in a local homestay. Perfect for international or even interstate students looking to slowly transition into their new life in Queensland, homestay offers you a fully supported living experience with a local family.

All about our area

The Gold Coast is friendly, vibrant and bustling with activity, whether you’re at the beach or in the heart of the city. At Bond, we’re lucky enough to be nestled between two residential suburbs that rate highly across the board – Robina and Varsity Lakes. You’ll find a range of affordable property options and experience a short commute to both Bond University and local shops, parks, public transport and amenities. 

Students who choose to live off campus still have unimpeded access to Bond, with bus routes that stop right outside our door, and free, 24-hour parking on campus.

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