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Am I eligible to apply for accommodation at Griffith University Village?

All Griffith University students are eligible to apply for accommodation. This includes research assistants and full-time, part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Are pets allowed?

There is a strict no pets policy at Griffith University Village. This includes goldfish and birds.

Are priorities given to particular students?

Griffith University Village hosts a diverse range of residents from all over the world and across Australia, and we see this as a true strength of our community. To ensure fairness, we do not give preference to any group over others. We encourage all applicants to submit the relevant forms as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Eligibility for student accommodation is determined based on availability of rooms and is determined on a ‘first in, first served’ basis.

Can I choose my flatmates?

If you’d like to share an apartment with a friend, please specify this on your application form. Given the demand for rooms, we can’t guarantee to fulfill all requests, but we’ll definitely try our best to accommodate you.

The earlier you and your friend apply, the easier it is for us to assign you to the same apartment.

Can my partner live with me?

Spouses, partners, boyfriends or girlfriends can apply for accommodation at Griffith University Village, as long as they are students at Griffith University. Couples will be provided with individual rooms, however you can request to be allocated rooms in the same apartment. One bedroom apartments are single occupancy only.

Given the demand for rooms, we can’t guarantee to fulfill all requests, but we’ll definitely try our best to accommodate you.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Contract Release Policy 2016

Please note the Griffith University Village Contract Release policy below:

If you are a first year Griffith University Student, Campus Living Villages will release any qualifying first year University student from their agreement up to and including 5.00pm (AEST) 25 January 2016 should you:

• Not receive an offer to study at Griffith University/QUT or,

• Should you decide to study at another University

To be eligible for the cancellation of an agreement;

• Written documentation must be received prior to 5.00pm (AEST) 25 January 2016 in order to be released from the agreement.

• Only when documentation is provided up to and including 5.00pm (AEST) 25 January 2016 will the agreement cease.

• Any unused portion of rent determined by the difference between the cancellation date and the 25 January 2016 will be refunded.

• Any cancellation requested after the 22 January 2015 will require the continuation of rent to be paid until a replacement can be sourced to take over the agreement in question at which time the agreement will cease.

In regards to RTA bond, which is equivalent to 4 weeks rent, it is lodged with the Residential Tenancies Authority once payment has been processed. It is due and payable upon your arrival to the Village in 2015.

Should you qualify for your contract to be released as above, your account is fully up to date and an exit inspection has been conducted then we will arrange the Residential Tenancies Authority to refund your security bond.

Please be aware, entering into a residential tenancy agreement is a binding document between the tenant (you) and the lessor (Griffith University Village). If you have any questions about your obligations as a tenant then please contact us before signing the agreement.

Do you provide a cleaning service?

All residents are responsible for keeping their rooms and apartments clean. A cleaning service can be organised for a fee. Please enquire at Reception.

Do you provide internet access?

Broadband connectivity is available in every bedroom at the Village. Internet packages can be organised through our internet provider, BigAir.

We also have an e-library with computers and laptop connectivity where you can access the internet for free.

How close is Griffith University Village to the University and Surfers Paradise?

Griffith University Village is located on Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus. To give you an idea of how close you are to your classes, it takes approximately five minutes to walk to the main courtyard, and seven minutes to the library.

Griffith University Village is approximately 10 minutes by tram from Surfer’s Paradise’s internationally renowned beaches, restaurants, cafes and bars.

How is Griffith University Village different to private rental accommodation?

Griffith University Village offers an independent living experience in stylish, affordable accommodation, just minutes away from classes! At the same time, we ensure support is available 24 hours a day, and offer a fantastic residential life program to help you live, learn and grow.

This means that you have the freedom to do what you want and can enjoy the benefits of living in an exciting student community. You also have peace of mind knowing that there are always staff available to provide assistance.

In short, we offer a fantastic balance between support and independence!

How long are your residential agreements?

Griffith University Village offers 52 week Residential Agreements, much like private rental accommodation in the area. A limited number of 26 week Residential Agreements are available for five bedroom apartments.

26 week agreements are perfect for those taking short courses, while 52 week agreements give residents the freedom to access rooms and facilities mid year and throughout the summer period.

If you choose a 26 week agreement, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that we’ll have a room available if you wish to extend your contract. A 52 week agreement will guarantee you the same room for the entire year. Many residents that choose to enter a 52 week agreement save on the time and effort spent moving to a different room at the Village mid-year.

To help out with your rent, you can elect to put your room into the letting pool if you choose to go away for the summer holiday. We’ll endeavour to secure you a fee rebate by renting it to conference guests and other visitors. The rebate will be a portion of your residential fee, depending on the occupancy of all available rooms during the summer period.

Is catering available?

Griffith University Village doesn’t provide catering. However each apartment has a full kitchen including a fridge, freezer, stovetop and microwave so feel free to cook up a storm at any time of day.

In 2010, a communal kitchen was opened, which is used for student group dinners and cooking classes.

If you’re in the mood to eat out, we’re just minutes from a diverse selection of restaurants and cafes. Whether you want to pick up some takeaway or have a nice dinner with friends, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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