Guide for Students - Using UniStays

Using UniStays


From the Home page, you will see a hyperlink under the Students heading to register.

  1. Choose 'current' or 'future' student add your name and email address.
  2. Read the Terms and Conditions, and if agreed to, proceed to Register.


Things to Consider:

Visit our link: Before you Start Searching


Searching for a room / property:

Basic search: On the 'Home' page, use the quick search functions: 

  • Select if you would like a room or property, near which campus, and your max spend per week; then press Search. This will show all of the listings associated with your selections.

Find anearcampus / week

Advanced search (search using more specific details):

  1. Click on either the ‘Room’ or ‘Properties’ file tab on the top menu.
  2. Fill out the form:  Specify 'campus' and your budget, at least.
  3. Also, you can

a)  tick or drag and choose individual options under Advanced search options, or                  

b)  scroll to the bottom of this page and click on relevant Badges - a quicker option.

  4. Click Find to bring up search results.

  5. Un-tick search items to broaden your field of search to return more results.

  6. You can sort your results by Cheapest, Newest or Closest by selecting the field in the:

         Order by



Saving a Listing

At the bottom left of each listing, you can save this listing to your Short List by selecting the’ add to shortlist' hyperlink.

Use your arrow back key (top left of each webpage) to return to Search Results.


Contacting a Provider

At the bottom left of each listing are the Provider’s contact details.   Ring or email the Provider to:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Say that you’re interested
  • Organise a time to view the property, and
  • Ask questions.
  • Include your own contact details: full name, email and phone number.


See also:

Guide for Students - Renting

Info for Students - Before you Start Searching

FAQs - Students (UniStays)


Rental Authorities:

QLD:   RTA - Rental Tenancies Authority

NSW:  NSW Dept of Fair Trading