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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

The world's largest student housing provider

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Student Accommodation in Cairns

Student Accommodation Options in Cairns

Further your education in the heart of Australia’s tropics at Cairns. Home to several universities and colleges, our affordable student flats to rent in the city start from AU$290. Looking for student accommodation near James Cook University (JCU)? No matter which course you’re enrolled in, JCU offers a great social university experience and with us, you’ll find an ideal home away from home. With Unilodgers you need not worry about the amenities and bills as everything is included in the rent. We've got the widest range of student accommodations & houses in Cairns - pick private flats, studios, shared flats and en-suites. 


Here are your accommodation options:

  • Shared rooms: Students share a bathroom, kitchen, and common space
  • Private rooms: Offer a personal study space and shared common kitchen and living room
  • Studio flats: Studio accommodation offers students complete privacy with a sleeping area, study space, bathroom, and kitchen
  • Entire flat: Offers a bedroom, study space, ensuite bathroom, and wardrobe

The apartments are equipped with student-friendly facilities personalised just for you! Sweat it at the gym or socialise in the common room, rooftop terraces, games room. After a long day at college, you can always come back to relax in the lounges and bond with others over a cup of coffee. Sit down and dive into your books in the private study spaces or unwind at communal spaces like the cinema rooms.

Living in Cairns as a Student

  • Cost of living: Cairn is quite a pocket-friendly city to live in for students, especially when compared to other Australian cities. Depending on your preference an average restaurant meal would be $30. 
  • Student-friendly locations: Smithfield is one of the most sought after student locations in the city.
  • Rent for students: The city offers 750+ affordable student housing options. You get the safest accommodations with spacious rooms and a comfy stay starting at just AU$290 and with offers up to AU$150 with Unilodgers.

Student Life in Cairns

As they say, “to live in Cairns is to live in the tropical paradise of Australia”. Surrounded by dreamlike landscapes, Cairns makes for a beautiful destination for your university experience. Home to several universities and colleges, it is an education hub for both international and domestic students. 

  • Picnics and parks: Visit the Botanical Gardens and enjoy a walk around the tropical plants of Australia. Head to Kuranda forest, a rainforest world heritage site where you can take a train trip through the forest. Crystal beach is a perfect getaway for a weekend!
  • Restaurants, Cafes and Markets: Cairns offers the possibility to buy at fresh supermarkets while some urban markets provide tax-free products as well. Try some delicious seafood at Piato!
  • Nightlife: Cairn is widely known for its rainforest and reef but don't be fooled! It doesn’t just end there, you’re guaranteed a fun nightlife in this vibrant city! Attic Lounge Bar, Woolshed, Salt House and Ultimate Party Bus are some common hubs to socialise and make ultimate besties in a night!

Find modern Cairns student accommodation near your university. Wide choice of student rooms, 24/7 assistance and a personal booking manager, we will help you find the best student housing in Cairns. It’s a Unilodgers guarantee!

Student Travel in Cairns

  • Bus: The most common way to get around Cairns is by taking a bus. You can also explore nearby areas with public bus transport.
  • Biking and Walking: Being a relatively small city, getting around on foot or a bike is extremely convenient.