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International Students studying at CQUniversity can choose from a variety of accommodation options including: on-campus accommodation at selected campuses, homestay or renting an apartment or a house.


On-campus accommodation is available at CQUniversity Mackay and CQUniversity Rockhampton.

The Mackay Student Residence boasts modern facilities with rooms available in block-style accommodation: 12 rooms with an ensuite; 10 rooms with shared bathrooms; and 72 rooms with personal ensuite, microwave, fridge, stove tops and private veranda.  

The Capricornia College in Rockhampton provides a caring and supportive community environment accommodation for 320 male and female students.The residence is within easy walking distance to all facilities including academic buildings, the library, the sports centre, food outlets and shops.

For further information visit CQUniversity Student Residences.


Students looking for short term and temporary accommodation (prior to making a decision on more permanent accommodation) are recommended to spend their first 4 weeks in hosted accommodation with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN). This is the ideal introduction to the Australian way of life with hosts trained in assisting students with everyday activities including being shown around the community, help with the basics of Australian culture, learning basics such as buying transport tickets, where the local shops are, how to access banking, internet, mobile phone and personal safety tips.

Information on homestay for students

Information on homestay for CQUniversity education agents

Information on homestay for host families

Off-campus (house or apartment rental)

If you'd prefer to live off-campus good, reasonably priced, self-catering rental accommodation can be found close to the campus. Shared accommodation listings are advertised in local newspapers and on campus notice boards. Typically students select furnished places to save the expense of buying furniture by browsing real estate websites. Keep in mind that apart from your weekly rent, expenses such as electricity, gas and telephone services can be expected. We will offer you all the assistance we can in finding suitable accommodation.

For those who decide to rent, tenancy agreements are usually for a fixed amount of time (such as for 6 or 12 months). This agreement is a legal document, which sets out the conditions of rent, dates when the agreement starts and ends and the terms of the agreement.

Information on accommodation options in Brisbane

Information on accommodation options in Melbourne

Information on accommodation options in Sydney