During your stay in Brisbane, we recommend you choose accommodation in the South Bank precinct or Brisbane CBD. There are few accommodation options close to the UQ St Lucia campus, and there is so much more to see and do in South Bank and the CBD during your free time.

Both locations have easy access to City Cat ferry terminals and bus networks, with direct routes servicing The University of Queensland.

There are many accommodation options available from 5 Star hotels to private rentals to backpacker hostels, and everything in between. Some suggestions (all within 1km, or less than around a 10 minute walk to bus station or ferry terminal) are listed below.

Southbank Accommodation

CBD Accommodation

Arriving and getting around Brisbane

If using public transport to travel to UQ campus for the academic program, we recommend that you select accommodation close to either the North Quay or South Bank City Cat terminal, or Cultural Centre or King George Square Bus Station (indicated by maroon markers on the map below).

Close-up Brisbane street map showing bus and ferry terminals

Central and South Brisbane train stations are serviced by the AirTrain, which is a direct service from Brisbane International and Domestic Airport.

If using public transport to get around Brisbane, you will need to obtain a GoCard upon arrival in Brisbane. GoCards are valid for travel on all local buses, ferries and trains (not AirTrain).