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1. Posted by Blanco (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Ive been offered work in brisbane and need to know where would be the best place to look for a house share/rent.

Im currently in byron bay, and will be in cairns for a week next week then looking to move down to brisbane the week after that. Ive never been so i havent got a clue really. somewhere close to the city with decent transport would be ideal.



2. Posted by jimbob9876 (Budding Member 32 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

When I first arrived in Brisbane, I stayed in one of the backpacker places for a couple of weeks while I settled in. They helped me and my friends find an apartment to rent in the area of Newmarket.

Its only a few minutes from the city and has good train and bus links as well as a supermarket and shopping centre.

I think the rent was $345 a week ($115 each as there were 3 of us).


3. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You might want to try some of the student share accomodation - you don't hafta be a student, they're just large share houses, pretty close to the city, and mostly cheaper than the city hostels.

check out or, there were a few on there last i saw.

I'd suggest getting close-ish to a train station - our public transport is good but it ain't great. else you might end up like me, living on the city fringe but walking 20mins to take a 30min bus ride to get the 7kms into the city!

good luck


4. Posted by Blanco (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sorted now,got a good job and im living in south bank sharing a brand new place with a sound lad. Really landed on my feet. just need to extened my visa now

cheers for the help anyway