Airport Pickup

If you want SERO to organise your airport transfer, fill out our Airport Reception Form and send to us before you leave your home country. We will make the arrangements for you and confirm the arrangements by email.

Rental Accommodation

Due to SERO Institute’s central locations, accommodation all
around the cities is easy to find.

Visit, and to find
rental accommodation.

It is recommended that you
book temporary accommodation before arriving.

Backpacker hostels are a popular choice for cheap short-term accommodation. They are perfect for socialising and meeting people from all over the world.

Bunk backpackers have facilities both in Brisbane & the Gold Coast.

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Student Accommodation (Brisbane)

Student One

Are you studying in Brisbane and haven’t decided yet on where to stay? In addition to our great student friendly facilities such as the gym, cinema, study spaces, lounges, games rooms etc, check out these TEN reasons why Student One is the right place for you.

Yes it is completely free and you can use as much of our highspeed WiFi as you like. Anywhere and anytime at Student One.

You are likely to spend more time in your place of residence than at your place of study. Location is therefore of great importance. With Student One being right in the middle of Brisbane you have everything on your doorstep, including buses that take you to all of the main universities and private colleges. We even have a couple of restaurants in the building plus a small supermarket open from 6am to 10pm, every day, 7 days a week.

Student One gives you the freedom to decide when to check in and how long to stay. Unlike many alternative accommodation providers, we leave that decision up to you. All we ask is that your stay is a minimum of 4 weeks.

when you apply for accommodation with us the process is absolutely FREE and very simple. You do not need to pay for anything until you have had sufficient time to consider the offer we make to you. We also guarantee you an offer within 48 hours, and it is generally a lot quicker than that.

if your circumstances change and you can no longer get to Brisbane to stay with us, then provided you give us a 2 weeks-notice before your agreement starts, we will refund all monies paid. If you cancel within the two weeks prior to the commencement of your contract, whereas we will retain the 2 week deposit you will be released from any further obligations.

when you pay the rent to us, there are no additional surprises.

  • No inspection fees
  • No charges for gas, electricity or water
  • No excess uses charges for air-conditioning
  • No charges for additional internet
Your safety is our primary concern, and we mean it. Our buildings and all living areas are electronically access controlled. We also have discreet CCTV surveillance that provide additional peace of mind.
The multi-lingual team at Student One is on duty 24 hours a day, every day, so you can check in, pay a bill, or seek advice at any time.
Do you simply want to arrive, unpack and get studying? Then check our bedding packages, cutlery, crockery and other essentials available online for both purchase and hire.
By focusing solely on the needs of the students, our flexible and holistic approach delivers a premium student living experience. So whatever question you have about student living in Brisbane, the answer always adds up to One – Student One.

Australian Student Accommodation currently has over 1000 great Homestays offering a variety of meal packages or Room Only (self-cater) accommodation in

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Northern Rivers NSW

They have developed a Homestay and accommodation program that ensures a safe, clean and comfortable environment, and students have access to the Homestay Coordinator 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • students are not exploited
  • accommodation is situated close to the students’ place of study
  • quality accommodation can be found at short notice
  • as much as possible, students’ special requirements are taken into consideration, even if they are a little out of the ordinary
  • when requested, students will be met at the airport by a reputable Airport Reception Company and will be taken directly to the accommodation provider

“Each family is visited and the homes are inspected to ensure students are placed in clean, caring and friendly homes. Students are provided with a one page profile of their Homestay before arrival, including a family photo and photos of the home.”

Brisbane & Gold Coast


Over 1000 great Homestays with a variety of meal packages or self cater accommodations.



Homestay is an arrangement where students live with a local family or resident host in a private home.

Homestays are an affordable way for international students to improve their English and experience Australian culture and lifestyle up close.

Who can use homestay and what is included?

Homestay students can be any age, but if you’re under 18 your booking process will be more detailed. You need to stay in a homestay for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Our partner, Australian Homestay Network (AHN), will match you with an appropriate homestay host. You will meet the host and see the house for the first time when you move in.

All homestay arrangements include:

  • a furnished private room in a caring environment (with desk, chair and study lamp)
  • access to bathroom and laundry facilities
  • household utilities (electricity, gas, etc)
  • meals are provided based on your chosen meal package
  • homestay host and student support
  • AHN 24/7 professional phone support
  • AHN insurance
  • easy online payment system

Applying online is a simple process, and AHN has an easy-to-use online portal to help make your homestay easier to manage.

Students work around their school hours and weekends are free time.

A Student or Working Holiday Visa is normally required, however short term students can still apply for the program while on a Visitor visa, although some conditions may apply.

Australian Demi Pairs popular program is available in

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Melbourne

Brisbane & Gold Coast

Demi Pairs

A Demi Pair is a full-time student also working as a part-time Au Pair. Families provide a minimum of 8-16 weeks of accommodation, nutritious meals and a safe, supportive family environment in exchange for the student providing 15 hours’ work per week including childcare, cooking and household duties such as cleaning and laundry to assist busy families.

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