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Military Road 2480 East Lismore Australia

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10 mins walk to Central Lismore

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Rifle Range Road, East Lismore New South Wales 2480 Australia

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11D Military Rd East Lismore

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About Lismore

Lismore is one of the most popular cities for students. Many students enjoy staying in Lismore. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Lismore:

  • Undergraduates: 15%

  • Postgraduates: 20%

Lismore offers high-quality education through its prestigious university, Southern Cross University, among other world-renowned institutions. Besides its academic rigour, this city attracts students from all over the world.

Popular Student Areas in Lismore

Popular Lismore areas among university students are East Lismore, North Lismore, and Goonellabah. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in East Lismore will be near Southern Cross University. The purpose-built accommodation would cost around $500–$800/week.

  • Travel time from East Lismore to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 10-15 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 20-25 minutes

  • Bike - 10-15 minutes

2. Students living in North Lismore would pay approximately $550–$900/week.

Nearby universities include Southern Cross University.

  • Travel time from North Lismore to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 20-25 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 30-35 minutes

  • Bike - 10-15 minutes

3. Students living in purpose-built student accommodation in Goonellabah pay around $500–$800/week. This area includes Southern Cross University.

  • Travel time from Goonellabah to the CBD by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 35 minutes

  • Taxi - 20 minutes

  • Walking - 60 minutes

  • Bike - 35 minutes

Best Student Housing in Lismore

Lismore has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Lismore near their universities and budgets. 

Popular student accommodations in Lismore that provide almost every room type are UniLodge SCU Lismore - Orion and UniLodge SCU Lismore - Magellan.

Discover Student Room Types in Lismore

The purpose-built student accommodation in Lismore typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Lismore: 

These cost around $400 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments.

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • East Lismore’s average rent: $1,150 / month

    • North Lismore’s average rent: $1,000 / month

    • Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,150 / month

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • East Lismore’s average rent: $1,250 / month

    • North Lismore’s average rent: $1,300 / month

    • Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,350 / month

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • East Lismore’s average rent: $2,350 / month

    • North Lismore’s average rent: $2,000 / month

    • Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,960 / month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Lismore with privacy: These rooms cost around $1,500 per month. 

  1. Student Single Room

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. East Lismore’s average rent: $1,550 / month

    3. North Lismore’s average rent: $1,400 / month

    4. Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,460 / month

  1. Student Shared Flats

    1. Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. East Lismore’s average rent: $1,250 / month

    3. North Lismore’s average rent: $1,300 / month

    4. Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,260 / month

  1. Student Twin Rooms

    1. Amenities: One room with two single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. East Lismore’s average rent: $1,150 / month

    3. North Lismore’s average rent: $1,300 / month

    4. Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,360 / month

  1. Student Double Room

    1. Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. East Lismore’s average rent: $1,250 / month

    3. North Lismore’s average rent: $1,300 / month

    4. Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,360 / month

Room Type 3: Lismore student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the CBD cost around  $1,000- $2,000 per month. 

  1. Lismore Student Flats 

    1. Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. East Lismore’s average rent: $1,350 / month

    3. North Lismore’s average rent: $1,400 / month

    4. Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,360 / month

  1. Lismore Student En-Suite Rooms 

    1. Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    2. East Lismore’s average rent: $1,250 / month

    3. North Lismore’s average rent: $1,300 / month

    4. Goonellabah’s average rent: $1,360 / month

  1. Lismore Student Studios

    1. Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    2. East Lismore’s average rent: $960 / month

    3. North Lismore’s average rent: $900 / month

    4. Goonellabah’s average rent: $960 / month

    5. Popular student studios are UniLodge SCU Lismore - Orion and UniLodge SCU Lismore - Magellan.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student penthouses in Lismore cost around  $2,000–$3,000 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor that is more than budget.

Cost of Living in Lismore for Students

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Lismore student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Lismore as a student:

  • Food: $350–$500/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £200/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop at grocery stores such as Aldi and IGA, as they often have lower prices than larger supermarkets.

  • Transportation: £50-£70/month on average

    • Use the Student Concession Cards; it’s cheap, and it connects all major suburbs and the CBD.

    • Use the public bus; it costs around $2-$4.

    • Buy a new bike for £300, easily available for students, which is equal to one month's rent and will benefit you for the entire year.

    • Of course, walking is always an option. You can walk around the city; it’s free and fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I start looking for Lismore student accommodation?


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It would be best if you started looking for student housing in Lismore at the earliest possible time. The first steps begin with our students providing the university, room type desired, budget and location preferred. Providing these details will help us find you the most suitable options.


Can you suggest any Lismore student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Lismore offer pet-friendly room options for students. Contact our accommodation experts for more information!

When should I book my accommodation for the January intake?


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Securing student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Lismore student accommodation around July.


Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet Deposit: Refundable fees, usually around $280, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around $50 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are there short-term stays in Lismore?


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Yes, but the room availabilities are checked for your Lismore student accommodation of choice. Make sure to select the right or closest duration that meets your requirement before that. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


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