Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Brisbane
Flatshare in Brisbane

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Brisbane

type.private_room 272 958/month
type.residence 16 614/month
stats.apartment.2 6 901/month
stats.apartment.3 3 769/month

This city is indeed large and populated, but it is a very good alternative if you want to get to know Australian culture up close. However, in Brisbane, the cost of rent is high, as in the rest of the big cities in Australia. Because of this, most international students choose to live in shared flats and split expenses between flatmates, so they can have a more affordable monthly budget.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Brisbane

    These are some of the most notable pros and cons of living in a shared flat in this Australian city:

    Advantages of sharing a flat in Brisbane

    • You will be able to choose between single and shared rooms, the latter being generally the cheapest.
    • Take advantage of the savings on the rental cost to enjoy all that Brisbane has to offer and travel around. From here you will be able to easily reach places like the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Byron Bay and Cairns.

    Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Brisbane

    • Regarding quality to price, rent in Brisbane is high compared to the quality of the spare rooms.
    • You will have to adapt to the schedules and noises of your roommates, respecting their moments of rest.

    Apps for your international exchange programme in Brisbane

    There are some apps for international students that you can use, both to plan your exchange to Brisbane and to carry out paperwork while you are there. In these apps, you can access instructions for completing paperwork and see different experiences and advice from previous international students in Brisbane. One of the most repeated tips is that you consider getting a second-hand bike, this city has many lanes for easy cycling everywhere.

    How to meet people in Brisbane?

    In this section, we advise you on some ways to meet people before your arrival and upon your arrival in the Australian city.

    Student associations in Brisbane

    Universities in Brisbane offer the opportunity for you to join some societies and clubs that they have available. You can choose the one that meets your interests since there are the most diverse fields, including those of different nationalities, karaoke, dance, numerous sports and other hobbies.

    Facebook groups for international students in Brisbane

    Surely, on this platform, you will find Facebook groups of the clubs and societies of the different universities. In addition, you will be able to join groups exclusively for international students, such as the so-called “International Students Brisbane” or “Connecting International Students Brisbane”. In them, you will be able to connect with other international young people who will be in the city at the same time as you.

    WhatsApp groups for international students in Brisbane

    Students often create WhatsApp groups in which they can connect with other young people, introducing and finding other students with the same interests. In these groups, you get to know the plans that are happening and be updated on the events.

    Tips for sharing a student flat in Brisbane

    Keep these recommendations in mind related to living in shared flats in this eastern Australian city:

    • During your stay in the city, you will be able to enjoy many international festivals with your roommates, such as the BrisAsiaGreek Festival Paniyiri.
    • Surely you will find accommodation in a convenient location for you, with good access to the institution you will attend, regardless of whether it is the University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology or James Cook University, for example.

    Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Brisbane

    How much does a spare room in a shared flat cost in Brisbane?
    The cost of the spare rooms can be in range that goes from 390 AUD and can go up to 2890 AUD per month.
    Where to look for shared flats in Brisbane?
    Do it in the Erasmus Play search engine, where you can compare characteristics, locations and prices of the different verified shared flats that are available in Brisbane.
    How to meet people in Brisbane?
    In addition to joining the groups you find on Facebook and Whatsapp, you will have the opportunity to join one of the many societies and clubs offered by the different universities in Brisbane.
    Why share a student flat in Brisbane?
    The cost of living in Brisbane is very high and by having a lower rental cost you will be able to enjoy more activities and experiences in this city and its surroundings. Another reason is not to be alone as soon as you arrive in the city, making everything more enjoyable.
    How to choose ideal flatmates in Brisbane?
    The best thing you can do is go with an open mind since your flatmates will have different lifestyle habits. Of course, the ideal would be for their lifestyles to be compatible, especially concerning order and cleanliness, schedules and receiving visits.