Are all the facilities open?

Please see below expected completion dates* for remaining common areas:

  • Common room facilities, including Movie Room – 25th February, 2022
  • Outside Courtyard – 14th March, 2022
  • Level 6 rooms and Sky Bar – 14th March, 2022
  • Bistro – 1st April, 2022

*Please note that completion dates are to be used as a guide only.

What are your check-in times and days?

Residents may check-in Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Do you offer after hours check-in?

Yes, please contact our after hours on duty Residential Advisor on 0407 586 658.

What is the process for arranging an after hours check-in?

Ensure you that you have notified us during business hours of your after hours arrival details so that we can prepare the after hours Residential Advisor, who will be on duty, to receive you.

How do I select my room and save the $350 Administration fee?

If you are a current resident living at any College at JCU and you apply live at JCU Halls of Residence and the $350 administration fee will be waived and you have the opportunity to select your room (if available) 
This offer ends 1st September 2021.

How do I reserve a room?

Click the apply now button and complete your application.  We will contact you within 3 business days by email to offer you an available room.  Once you have received an offer of accommodation with UniLodge you will be required to pay the following fees to secure your accommodation;

  • Application Fee               $55
  • Administration Fee          $350
  • 2 weeks rent paid upfront
  • Annual Fees of:
    • $90 Residential Life Program
    • $30 Facilities Fund
    • $30 Damages Fund


What do I need to bring on arrival?

Your apartment is furnished with a King single bed(with mattress protector) study desk and chair, wardrobe, fridge, and microwave.  You will need supply all of your own linen & kitchen equipment available online via our convenient UniLodge online shop.

What happens when I vacate?

You need to leave your apartment clean and tidy and ensure all personal items have been removed, report any damage that may have been caused during your tenancy.  You will also need to make sure that all of your rent and fees are paid up until the end of your contract end date.

Where can I find resources to manage my health and wellbeing?

UniLodge has listed a number of resources on our Student Health and Wellbeing page.

What kind of contracts does the property offer?

Academic Year contract (41 weeks), Semester 1 and Semester 2 contracts (21 weeks).  Early arrivals or contract extensions are available upon request.

Please note, semester one contracts are only available to Study Abroad and Exchange Students, or those who are completing their course mid-year.


If I wanted to move rooms after I moved in, is that possible?

Yes but request will be based on availability – and you will be required to pay a room fee prior to doing so.

What is a condition report?

The ‘Condition Report’ records the property’s general condition including fittings and fixtures. When you check-in we will provide you with a condition report to complete, sign and return to the office within 3 business day. The ‘Condition Report’ is a very important document, as it can be used to dispute about who should pay for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items, particularly at the end of a tenancy. You may want to take photos of your apartment at the start of your tenancy to further show the condition. You may be liable for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items at the end of your tenancy if it is not recorded on the condition report.


Can I move out at any time?

When you move into your apartment, you sign a Residential Agreement. This is a legally binding document that means you have committed to paying rent from the start date on your contract until the end date of your contract. However, if you have no choice but to move out, you can break your lease. This means that you need to pay an early termination fee and the rent until someone else takes over your contract.

What fees do I need to pay?

  • Application Fee $55 
  • Administration Fee of $350
  • Annual fee including: $90 for Activities, $30 Facilities and $30 Damages 
  • 2 Weeks rent paid upfront