YOUR BEST BASE FOR BRISBANE

Student Accommodation in South Bank Brisbane

Scape South Bank is in a busy cultural precinct, right on the doorstep of the city and only a short stroll to major university campuses, buzzing restaurants and the heart of Brisbane.

Inclusions

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All Utilities Included

Who needs bills while studying? We offer an all-inclusive package.
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Dedicated shuttle bus

Enjoy a shuttle service from your door to the University of Queensland and back.
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24/7 Security & Support

Our specialist trained staff are here for you around the clock.
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Scape Community

You’re not just a resident. You’re part of a thriving student community.
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Lightning fast WI-FI

Enjoy unlimited hi-speed Wi-Fi to power all your devices.
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Sonder Safety App

Enjoy peace of mind with 24/7 access to support services via our Sonder Safety App.
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Events program

From road trips to restaurants and parties, there is always something happening.
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Outdoor Living

Amazing rooftops, terraces and courtyards perfect for BBQs and soaking up the sun.
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Study Havens

Curated spaces for solo or group study sessions to help you ace your exams.
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Laundry Facilities

No need to leave the building, we have washers and dryers onsite.
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24/7 Gym

Stay at the top of your fitness game with our amazing onsite gym.
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Bicycle Storage

Protect your wheels with our secure bike storage.
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Secure Car Parking

Keep your car safe and sound in our secure parking area. Additional fees apply.
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Social Lounge

Social hubs to unwind, and make new friends over a game of pool.
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Cinema

Grab your popcorn and stream the latest Netflix must-watch in our private cinema.
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Communal Kitchen & Dining

Cook up a storm and share laughs over dinner in our kitchen and dining areas.
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Gaming Zone

Grab your controller and level up your gaming experience on large-screen TVs.
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Rooms

AT SCAPE SOUTH BANK, WE’VE GONE ALL IN

Scape South Bank features both studio and shared student accommodation and we have filled the rooms with ‘must haves’ such as an ultra-comfy double bed, a private or shared bathrooms, a kitchenette, plenty of storage and, in some, even a view of the river. You're welcome.

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 South Bank features both studio and shared student accommodation and we have filled the rooms with ‘must haves’ such as an ultra-comfy double bed, a private or shared bathrooms, a kitchenette, plenty of storage and, in some, even a view of the river. You're welcome.

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 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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Amenities

More than just a room

Scape is your launchpad for an amazing student experience. That's why we offer a range of top-notch amenities designed to help you thrive academically, socially, and personally. From study spaces to cinemas, and everything in between, we've got you covered.
Foyer

Fun starts the moment you walk in! Slide into our awesome foyer with a friendly reception team, comfy couches, and… wait, did we mention a slippery slide?

Rooftop Terrace

Brisbane skyline for your backdrop! Unwind and take in stunning city views from our breezy rooftop terrace, perfect for soaking up the sunshine.

Study Spaces

Quiet, well-equipped spaces designed for focus and productivity – study solo or with classmates!

Common Kitchen

Get your chef on in our communal kitchen – perfect for whipping up meals and sharing good times with your friends.

Gaming Zone

Our epic gaming zone features TVs, console games, and a foosball table for endless quests, legendary battles, and friendly competition.

Outdoor Terrace

Our outdoor terrace is your oasis with a BBQ, dining area, and table tennis for epic cookouts, friendly competition, and soaking up the sun.

Gym

Get your sweat on any time, day or night, at our 24/7 gymnasium – because student life doesn’t keep regular hours!

Cinema

Cozy up with some popcorn and a flick at our private cinema – it’s the ultimate hangout spot for movie buffs!

Foyer

Fun starts the moment you walk in! Slide into our awesome foyer with a friendly reception team, comfy couches, and… wait, did we mention a slippery slide?

Rooftop Terrace

Brisbane skyline for your backdrop! Unwind and take in stunning city views from our breezy rooftop terrace, perfect for soaking up the sunshine.

Study Spaces

Quiet, well-equipped spaces designed for focus and productivity – study solo or with classmates!

Common Kitchen

Get your chef on in our communal kitchen – perfect for whipping up meals and sharing good times with your friends.

Gaming Zone

Our epic gaming zone features TVs, console games, and a foosball table for endless quests, legendary battles, and friendly competition.

Outdoor Terrace

Our outdoor terrace is your oasis with a BBQ, dining area, and table tennis for epic cookouts, friendly competition, and soaking up the sun.

Gym

Get your sweat on any time, day or night, at our 24/7 gymnasium – because student life doesn’t keep regular hours!

Cinema

Cozy up with some popcorn and a flick at our private cinema – it’s the ultimate hangout spot for movie buffs!

What's Around

WHAT’S AROUND SCAPE SOUTH BANK

You won’t be left wanting for cultural experiences living at Scape South Bank. There are restaurants and cafes, plenty of green spaces and beaches, and transport options to take you further afield.

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You won’t be left wanting for cultural experiences living at Scape South Bank. There are restaurants and cafes, plenty of green spaces and beaches, and transport options to take you further afield.

Explore the Area around Scape South Bank

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Gelato Messina

The Melbourne Residences, Shop 1/109 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Celebrated gelato shop with trendy decor serving more than 40 creative flavours, plus thickshakes.
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Happy Pops

30BC, Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Happy Pops in South Bank is serving happiness on a stick with their handcrafted artisanal gelato and real fruit sorbet popsicles.
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Brisbane City Hall

64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Brisbane City Hall, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is the seat of the Brisbane City Council. It is located adjacent to King George Square, where the rectangular City Hall has its main entrance. The City Hall also has frontages and entrances in both Ann Street and Adelaide Street.
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Elizabeth St Cinemas

175 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Ornate, renovated theater with stained glass, offering first-run films & classic movies.
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LUNE Croissanterie

15 Manning St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Lune is unique; designed to inspire a commitment to precision in each exquisite detail, during every stage of the croissant-making process. Lune is not a shop, nor is it a factory. It is a celebration of the creation, complexity and ultimate enjoyment of a croissant.

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Everything you need to know

Scape South Bank FAQs

What’s included at Scape South Bank?

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 South Bank?

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 South Bank to local universities?

Scape South Bank offers excellent proximity to local universities, making it a convenient choice for students:

  • The University of Queensland (UQ) can be reached with an 8-minute bus ride from South Bank busway station, followed by a 10-minute walk, providing easy access for students.
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Gardens Point Campus is just a 15-minute walk away, allowing for a quick and easy commute to campus.
  • James Cook University is reachable with a 10-minute bus ride from South Bank busway station, providing convenient access for students.
  • Torrens University, Brisbane Campus can be reached with a 15-minute bus ride from the same station, offering another valuable option for higher education within the vicinity.

What public transport options are available near Scape South Bank?

Scape South Bank is strategically located near major public transport options, ensuring residents can easily navigate the city:

  • South Bank station, the closest train station, is just a 3-minute walk away, connecting you to various lines across the 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.
  • South Bank busway station, also a mere 3-minute walk, offers quick and easy access to numerous bus routes, facilitating travel around 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 enhance the public transport options with two terminals within walking distance: the South Bank ferry terminal is a 15-minute walk, and the Maritime Museum ferry terminal is an 11-minute walk away. These ferry services offer a scenic route to various locations along the river, adding a unique and pleasant dimension to city travel. 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 South Bank?

Residents of Scape South Bank are in close proximity to several key shopping destinations, ensuring convenient access to a wide range of shopping needs:

  • Queen Street Mall is just a 6-minute bus ride away, offering a vibrant shopping experience with a variety of stores and eateries.
  • Uptown, accessible with a 6-minute bus ride, provides an array of shopping and dining options for every taste.
  • QueensPlaza can be reached with a 9-minute bus ride, featuring high-end retail stores and luxury brands for a premium shopping experience.

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 South Bank have an airport transfer service?

Yes! To arrange a pick-up service from the airport directly to Scape South Bank, 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 – https://www.bne.com.au/passenger/to-and-from/transport-options

What time is check-in at Scape South Bank?

Scape South Bank 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 South Bank 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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