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Student Housing in Lismore

At Casita, we aim to facilitate the booking process as much as possible through our experienced multilingual staff and the sizeable geographical span that we cover, allowing us to serve as many students as possible. We have student housing in Lismore and private accommodations for late bookers to accommodate your various requests.

About Lismore

Lismore is the home of the Bundjalung people. It was initially called Tuckurimbah, which means “glutton” in the native tongue. It possibly got its name from the Scottish island of Lismore.

The European settlement in this region began in 1843, and the land’s nature made it a great place for agriculture. It is located in New south wales, Australia. The city was part of what is called the Big scrub, which is a vast area of rainforests. To this day, the city has many natural reserves and parks and lots of nature encircling it. The city enjoys a tropical climate. The city of Lismore is separated by the Wilsons river and the Leycester creek. Lismore city is known for having many parks, forests and natural reserves filled with wildlife, which is why these parks are the number one attraction in the city. The city has a mix of country life and Urban living, and also a place of art and sports. The city is also known for its vibrant and friendly community and low housing costs.

Universities in Lismore

Lismore has the main campus of the southern cross university, which has campuses all over Australia. South cross university is one of the most known universities in Australia, having students from 80 different countries.

Best Places to Live in Lismore 

Lismore (central area of Lismore): 

This part of the city has all the facilities, shopping areas, and Lismore shopping square for all your shopping needs. It also has the Lismore CBD. It’s also home to lots of parks, such as Heritage park. It’s also got lots of fantastic hangout spots, cafes, boutiques and restaurants, with the most significant being in the downtown area. You can also enjoy great coffee and have a quick bite at the Slate cafe near the Lismore Regional gallery or The coffee club near Lismore’s shopping square. You can also have great Indian food at Mumtaj, which can also serve vegan and gluten-free dishes.

East Lismore:

It is one of the most sought-after parts of the city. It’s home to southern cross university; it is also home to multiple sports grounds and sports academies. The city has an older style and is an excellent place for students and working professionals.

South Lismore: 

The suburb is close to the main area of Lismore and offers multiple conveniences; it is a quiet suburb with many beautiful parks. It is close to the Lismore CBD. It’s got two famous streets that contain all of your necessities, called union street and Casino street. These streets have charming cafes, restaurants, shops and local bakeries.

North Lismore:

North Lismore isn’t distant from the central area of Lismore and is characterized by being calm and cosy. It is home to many colleges and schools and is also home to the annual North coast National, also known as the Lismore show event. It has both urban and rural life due to the city’s nature, which is more lenient towards nature.


It is one of the newest parts of towns, with most houses built after the 80s. The area is home to many water parks and amusements and offers all the necessary conveniences. For nature lovers, the suburb is next to a tropical forest; the Birdwing Butterfly Walk is a paved walk that takes you into nature, where you can see local wildlife, such as the platypus. It is an excellent area for an outdoor adventure.

Cost of Living in Lismore

Lismore is considered one of the most affordable cities in Australia, especially regarding housing. These are some costs to consider when studying in Lismore or looking for student housing in Lismore. All expenses are weekly.

Costs of Student Housing in Lismore

On average, student housing in Lismore costs between $190 to $220. Student accommodations are our top recommendation as they are purposely built for students, meaning they offer all the amenities for a stress-free stay while studying.


Food costs anywhere from $140 to $280 per week.


Transportation costs anywhere from $30 to $70 per week

Electricity and Water:

Electricity costs can range from $15 to $40 a week, and water costs around $5 a week. These costs depend on the type of accommodation and contract. To provide the most comfortable stay, we recommend booking student housing in Lismore as most of them come with all bills, providing a stress-free stay.

Transportation in Lismore

Public transportation in Lismore primarily relies on Buses; bus stops are available throughout all parts of the city. The city has a major highway running through it called the Bruxner highway and Bangalow road that connects the city to its neighbouring towns.

Cities nearby

The closest major cities to Lismore are Gold coast and Brisbane, both under 150 km, with the closest being Gold coast at 98 km. Casita also offers many other options for Student housing in Australia, which are in the following cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Darwin.

Frequently Asked Questions:


When should I start looking for Lismore student accommodation?

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.


When should I book my accommodation for the January intake?

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


Are there short-term stays in Lismore?

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.


How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Lismore?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Lismore can get as low as AU$190 up to AU$ 220. These prices depend on your desired room type. The three room types usually offered are studios, en-suites or single rooms in a shared apartment.


How do I pay for my student room in Lismore?

Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.


Can I pay my Lismore student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a financial statement and a payment plan. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.


Are bills included in my rent?

It depends on the provider; many Lismore accommodation providers offer all bills, including electricity, gas, water and Wi-Fi, and some offer most bills except for some. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.


Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Lismore?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Lismore. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!


How do I complete my booking?

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.


What should I look for when booking Lismore student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Lismore, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, housing close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others.


What are the best areas for students to live in Lismore?

There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Lismore, with the best places to live being Lismore, East Lismore, South Lismore, North Lismore and Goonellabah.


What different accommodation types are available for students in Lismore?

The types of student accommodation in Lismore vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.


What are the different available room types?

The available room types in Lismore student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.


Can I get a furnished student room in Lismore?

Using Casita's services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Lismore that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and air, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.


Can I see the property before moving in?

Almost all Lismore student accommodation options allow students to see the property through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or virtual tours of the property, so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.


What's the best mode of transportation in Lismore?

When booking student accommodation in Lismore, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the buses, cycle or walk from one place to another.


What is dual occupancy student accommodation?

Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at the same price or a slightly higher fee.


What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Lismore?

Most Lismore student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.


Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Lismore?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Lismore student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options.


Are these Lismore student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Lismore student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account.


Can only students book with Casita?

Students over the age of 18 can easily find suitable student accommodation in Lismore, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita, but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find fitting accommodation.


Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Lismore for the first few days when I arrive?

While some Lismore student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Lismore has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information.


Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Lismore?

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.


What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you do not like your accommodation due to unforeseen or unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.

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