Studying in Townsville provides a source of outstanding education facilities, a safe and friendly environment and real value in terms of living and education costs.
Townsville is an affordable student city with accommodation options costing considerably less than Australian capital cities and metropolitan areas.
No matter that your chosen discipline, study area, level of study or career interest you can find affordable and suitable accommodation in Townsville.
ON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
James Cook University (JCU) Student Accommodation: A wide range of on-campus student accommodation options are available at JCU in Townsville. From private ensuites to single rooms and catered 3 meals a day, all with a high level of 24 hour student support available.
WEBSITES TO SEARCH FOR SHARED/PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
A wide range of rental accommodation is available close throughout the city. Students often rent together, sharing the cost of a house.
- Realestate.com.au – Apply to rent private properties
- Domain.com.au – Apply to rent private properties
- Flatmates.com.au – Search and advertise rooms available
- Gumtree.com.au – Search and advertise rooms available
Know Your Tenancy Rights
Residential Tenancies Authority Queensland can help 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
STUDENTS LOOKING FOR HOMESTAY
Staying with a local family can be a great option for new students to Townsville. You can choose to stay for just a few weeks or longer and it gives you a safe and supportive home base while you get to know the city and settle into the community. Many homestays also include meal options and free internet.
The Australian Homestay Network is a great place to start your homestay search.
FAMILIES HOSTING STUDENTS FOR HOMESTAY
Are you interested in becoming a homestay family or renting a room in your home? Please contact the providers below to find out about current opportunities.
- Education Queensland International (EQI)
- Australian Homestay Network
BOARDING SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION
Secondary school students have the option of living in on-campus accommodation in one of the region’s boarding schools. The facilities vary from shared dormitories to single rooms, but all provide full meals and laundry service and a well-supervised environment for students under the age of 18 years.
Secondary schools in Townsville who offer their students boarding include: