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Student Accommodation on Merivale St Brisbane

Experience the ultimate student lifestyle at Scape Merivale, only a short trip to major Brisbane Universities. With a swimming pool, BBQ area and expansive rooftop terrace with its stunning city views, you may want to stay for good.
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Scape Merivale is no slouch when it comes to comfort. With smarter, brighter, better apartments and multi-share options, amazing common spaces, first-class amenities and exclusive student events, you can enjoy the experience that lasts a lifetime.

You can choose from studio or shared apartments that include an ultra-comfy double bed, large study desk, super-fast Wi-Fi, a private or shared bathrooms, a kitchenette and plenty of storage space throughout.
Scape Merivale is no slouch when it comes to comfort. With smarter, brighter, better apartments and multi-share options, amazing common spaces, first-class amenities and exclusive student events, you can enjoy the experience that lasts a lifetime.

You can choose from studio or shared apartments that include an ultra-comfy double bed, large study desk, super-fast Wi-Fi, a private or shared bathrooms, a kitchenette and plenty of storage space throughout.
  • Twin Apartment
  • Studio Apartment
  • Medium Studio Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
  • Large Studio Apartment
  • Large Twin Single Bed Apartment
Scape supports an inclusive environment for all students, if you have a specific accessibility requirement, get in touch to see how we can support your needs.
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What’s Included

We've got you covered

Live your best student lifestyle at Scape with 24/7 support, top-notch security, convenient all-inclusive billing, plus an exciting calendar bursting with social events, mentorship programs and internship opportunities.

24/7 Security

Our specialist trained staff are here for you around the clock, so you feel safer, calmer and more at home.

All Utilities Included

Bills? Who needs bills while studying? To help take life admin out of the equation, we offer an all-inclusive package.

Events program

From famous illusionists to llamas & lattes to road trip adventures, we’ll curate a lifestyle that will allow you to shine.

Lightning fast WIFI

Enjoy unlimited hi-speed Wi-Fi to power all your devices, so you can study, surf, stream and game at the speed of fun.

Safety First

Our ScapexSonder Safety App gives residents peace of mind and our dedicated shuttle service their freedom. Please note that shuttle service is only available at selected properties.

Scape Community

You’re not just a resident. You’re part of a thriving community. You’ll feel engaged, energised and inspired.

What's Around


This happening area contains a plethora of intriguing cafes, exciting restaurants and fun bars. Add a movie theatre alongside pristine parks, river walks, and cultural events and you have a location that is one of Brisbane’s hot spots.
This happening area contains a plethora of intriguing cafes, exciting restaurants and fun bars. Add a movie theatre alongside pristine parks, river walks, and cultural events and you have a location that is one of Brisbane’s hot spots.

Explore the Area around Scape Merivale

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The Wheel of Brisbane

Russell St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

The Wheel of Brisbane is an Observation Wheel in Brisbane.
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Christina's Vibes Cafe

72 Ernest St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Christina’s Vibes is a groovy inner city cafe serving up delicious coffee, toasties & more, with the vibes to match.
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Lina Rooftop

74-80 Tribune St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Lina is a rooftop bar and restaurant perched on top of the Mobo building in South Brisbane, intended to capture the spirit of beach and day clubs in places such as Ko Samui, St Tropez, Mykonos, Dubai and Las Vegas.
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Streets Beach

Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Small, palm-fringed inner-city swimming beach along a lagoon with a picnic area & snack stall.
Point Image Cineplex South Bank

Cineplex South Bank

167 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Modern multiplex cinema chain screening the latest Hollywood films, plus new independent releases.

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Everything you need to know

Scape Merivale FAQs

What’s included at Scape Merivale?

All your utilities including electricity, water and heating, plus unlimited broadband internet are included with your rent. There are no additional bills to worry about. You’ll also enjoy access to our common spaces, plus, a packed calendar bursting with exclusive events, mentorship programs, and internship opportunities where you can experience other cultures and make friends at the same time.

Do I need to be a student to live at Scape Merivale?

Yes, Scape’s student accommodation is purpose built for students and a confirmation of enrolment is required to secure your room.

Can I take a look around?

We would love you to! We offer both in-person and virtual tours of all Scape properties. Book a tour today!

How close is Scape Merivale to local universities?

Scape Merivale offers excellent proximity to key local universities, ensuring students have convenient access to their campuses:

  • The University of Queensland (UQ) is accessible with a 10-minute bus ride from the South Bank busway station, followed by a 10-minute walk, making it easy for students to reach the campus.
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Gardens Point Campus is also nearby, with just a 14-minute walk, providing a hassle-free commute for students.
  • Torrens University, Brisbane Campus is a 15-minute bus ride from South Bank busway station, allowing for quick and convenient access for students.
  • James Cook University is also just a 10-minute bus ride from the South Bank busway station, making it easily accessible.
  • TAFE QLD is located a mere 2-minute walk away, offering a wide range of vocational education and training opportunities for students.

What public transport options are available near Scape Merivale?

Conveniently located, Scape Merivale offers easy access to a variety of public transport options:

South Bank Station, the closest train station, is just a 5-minute walk away, connecting you to the wider Brisbane area. South Bank Station serves as a key public transport hub, located on the Gold Coast line. It facilitates connections to several destinations, being a part of the Beenleigh, Cleveland, and Gold Coast line services. This station provides easy access to South Brisbane and beyond, including direct services towards Bowen Hills, Beenleigh, Cleveland, Varsity Lakes, and even the Brisbane Domestic Airport during peak hours.

The nearest bus station, South Bank busway station, is a mere 3-minute walk, offering quick and easy access to numerous bus routes across the city. South Bank busway station, a key hub within the TransLink network, provides extensive connectivity through various bus routes. Serving as a part of the South East Busway, it links passengers to a wide range of destinations across Brisbane. Routes available at this station include those heading towards the Valley, City, Gabba, Carindale, Coorparoo, Garden City, Griffith University, and more, with connections extending to areas like Eight Mile Plains, Wynnum, and Browns Plains. This station facilitates easy access to major points of interest and residential areas, making it a vital component of Brisbane’s public transport system.

Ferry services are readily accessible, with the South Bank ferry terminal a 10-minute walk and the Maritime Museum ferry terminal a 14-minute walk away. These ferry terminals provide an enjoyable and scenic route to different parts of the city, further enhancing the connectivity for students residing at Scape Merivale. South Bank ferry terminal provides connectivity along the Brisbane River. It serves both CityCat and CityHopper services, offering routes to UQ St Lucia and Northshore Hamilton among other destinations. Maritime Museum ferry terminal connects North Quay and Sydney Street via CityHopper, ideal for Queensland Maritime Museum visits​.

What shopping options are near Scape Merivale?

Scape Merivale is in close proximity to several shopping hotspots, ensuring that everything you need is just a short distance away:

  • Queen Street Mall is accessible with an 8-minute bus ride, offering a vibrant shopping experience with a wide array of stores.
  • Uptown can be reached with a 5-minute bus ride, providing access to unique boutiques and dining options.
  • QueensPlaza, known for its premium shopping environment, is just a 8-minute bus ride away, featuring high-end fashion and lifestyle brands.

How often do I pay my rent?

The easiest way to pay your rent is through our fortnightly direct debit system. We also have full upfront payment options. If you wish to pay the full rent amount in one lump sum, you can do this with a credit or debit card at Reception or by bank transfer. International transfers or credit card payments may result in a surcharge from your bank.

What is a Bond? And how do I pay it?

The bond is a security deposit registered with the appropriate state-based authority and covers any damage you may cause to the room. Don’t worry, this excludes normal wear and tear. You will receive an email 10 days before your contract start date asking you to pay a security deposit through the Resident Portal.

It is refundable at the end of your stay with us if there are no damages, your room is left clean and there is no outstanding rent. You will receive an email when your bond is ready to be returned. Release of your bond from the state-based authority will either be transferred into an Australian bank account of your choice which is the preferred method, or you can arrange for a cheque to be sent to you.

When do I sign my contract?

Would you like an express check-in? If you complete your pre-arrival process before arrival your check-in will only take 10 minutes. If you haven’t completed your pre-arrival process, your check-in could take up to 30 minutes.

What do I need to do to complete an express check in?

Your contract will be available 12 weeks prior to your contract start date via our Resident Portal. Once logged in to the portal, you will be able to review and sign your contract prior to arriving at Scape. Make sure to give yourself enough time to read the contract carefully before signing. Once completed, we’ll send you a copy of the final signed contract via email for your records.

You’ll also need to upload your Confirmation of Enrolment and Photo ID, plus complete your emergency contact and rent payment information.

Do I need to bring my own bedspread, quilt and pillow?

Yes. However, to make life easier, these items may be purchased on our website when booking your room, or via our Resident Portal, and can be ready for you on check-in. They can also be purchased from Reception, subject to availability. Get settled early and purchase your bedding pack to guarantee availability.

How do I buy linen and kitchen supplies in advance?

You can log in to our Resident Portal to buy kitchen and bedding before arriving at Scape. Alternatively, you can email the property directly.

Does Scape Merivale have an airport transfer service?

Yes! To arrange a pick-up service from the airport directly to Scape Merivale, please visit our Airport Transfer page and complete the form at least 72 hours before your scheduled arrival at the airport. Contact your Scape location for pricing.

Alternatively, all major Australian airports have taxi ranks and dedicated pick-up areas for ridesharing services including Didi and Uber that will take you to any of our buildings. There are also public transport options available. Please refer to the following website to plan your trip in advance –

What time is check-in at Scape Merivale?

Scape Merivale will welcome you at any time of day or night. To assist with a smooth arrival, we ask residents who plan to arrive outside normal business hours (9.00 to 18.00) to inform us by email at least 72 hours in advance. This way we can make sure a Scape team member is available to greet you.

If you arrive outside of normal business hours, you’ll find contact information at the entrance of the building. Your calls will be answered by a friendly team member who will help you check-in.

What goes on in the communal spaces?

Scape Merivale features a range of communal spaces available to all residents where you can rest and relax or socialise with friends. These include a gaming lounge, outdoor courtyard, BBQ area, social lounge, private cinema and 24/7 gym. We’ll host resident events in these spaces from time to time, but they can also be booked in advance if you’d like them all to yourself!

Can friends visit?

Of course! This is your home. If you would like to have a guest stay overnight, that is fine too, but you’ll need to be over 18. Unfortunately, overnight guests aren’t permitted in twin rooms, shared apartments or Under 18 rooms. There are also a few rules around guests in the property which staff would be happy to brief you on. You will need to register your guest at Reception, so we know who is in the building for security reasons.

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