Urbanest is one of Australia's largest providers of student accommodation.

To develop a sense of community among students, Urbanest has created the uLife program to encourage active participation and engagement.

Residents can look forward to a monthly calendar with activities from movie nights, barbecues and trivia competitions. Meet fellow students and get to know the staff who are there to help make your stay at Urbanest a positive experience.

If you choose to live at Urbanest, your rent will include:

  • Unlimited wifi
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Contents insurance (up to $3000)
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Fully furnished rooms.

South Bank

Urbanest is located in the riverside suburb of South Brisbane, directly opposite South Bank train station and busway, and a short stroll from cafes, restaurants and parklands.

Room options

  • Single ensuite room in a five- or six-person apartment from $269 per week
    This offer is ideal for individuals or groups. Each room is single occupancy and comes fully furnished with its own private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and wireless internet. The kitchen and lounge room are shared.
  • Twin ensuite room in a 16-person apartment from $199
    Each twin ensuite room comes fully furnished with two single beds and its own private ensuite bathroom in a 16-person apartment. The room has wireless internet and air conditioning and the apartment features a shared kitchen/lounge room and a separate study room.


Urbanest provides:

  • Study rooms
  • Gym
  • 24/7 staff reception
  • Theatre room
  • Games room
  • Barbecue area
  • iMac stations
  • Laundry facilities.


  •  12 minutes by bus to UQ St Lucia
  •  16 minutes by bus to UQ Herston
  •  6 minutes by bus to Brisbane CBD
  •  350m to Woolworths supermarket