On-campus accommodation is available in the UQ Gatton Campus Halls of Residence. Alternatively, off-campus accommodation includes district hotels, motels and caravan parks.

On-Campus accommodation

Distance education students who choose to stay on-campus during residential school can apply for a student room in the Residential Halls with shared bathroom facilities at $80 per day (includes three meals a day). The cost of on-campus accommodation includes a single study room and three meals per day, bed linen, towel, blankets and a pillow. All students attending a residential school and staying in on-campus accommodation are required to take the full package; that is, accommodation and meals.

To apply for Residential School accommodation, please complete the 'Accommodation Application and Payment' form and forward it at your earliest opportunity.

Full payment must accompany your application.

Please note:

  • Absolutely no bookings will be accepted after 3rd April 2017
  • No refunds will be given for changes to bookings after arrival.
  • On the day you check in for residential school, if your first meal is Lunch then your last meal will be breakfast if you wish additional meals (eg: lunch on your last day) these can be purchased at a cost of $12 per meal

Residential school participants should be aware that their on-campus accommodation, is that of a full-time resident who is on holidays. The Halls of Residence requires that visitors respect the property of the full-time residents by not interfering with items left in rooms. If you find any offensive material, please contact the Halls office and your room allocation will be changed.

Administration charges

Alterations to an original booking will attract an administration fee of $25. This includes changes to dates. Alterations must be requested in writing either by letter or by email.

There is a cancellation charge of $25 if you notify us before the start of residential school. Without advance notice, there will be no refunds for no-shows, late arrivals or early departures from residential school.

When you receive your receipt for accommodation, please read the enclosed letter as it will include any alterations to the information given here.

Check-in and Check-out

Easter Monday - 17th April
Collect Key from Security Office Building 8101 on map
Tuesday 18 - Friday 21st
Collect key Halls of Residence Office building 8123
Please notify prior the estimated time of your arrival
Check in:8.30-4.30pm
Check out strictly 8.00am to 9.00am
Check out: 8.00am to 9.00am

If the above times do not suit – please call (07) 5460 1489 Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm to arrange alternative key collection.

In case of an emergency during out-of-business hours, please see the information sheet you received with your accommodation booking confirmation – it will have an emergency contact phone number.

If you arrive earlier than check-in time, your luggage can be stored at the Halls office (during office hours).

Rooms must be vacated and keys returned no later than 9.00am on the date of departure or you will be charged an extra night’s tariff. On departure, after your last meal (generally lunch, but before 1pm), you should return your meal lanyard (separate to the return of your key) to the Halls office.

Your accommodation fee includes three meals per day served in the Dining Hall. You must wear your lanyard to receive meals. The lanyard will be in your welcome envelope along with your room key, which you will receive upon check in. Your first meal will be dinner on the first night of your accommodation, and the final meal will be lunch on your last day. No refunds will be made for meals not taken.

All your meals are self-serve from the buffet. All food must be consumed in the dining hall – taking food away from the dining hall is prohibited.

If you have special dietary requirements, or anticipate difficulty getting a meal because of the times the dining hall is open, you are encouraged to speak with the catering manager on the day of your arrival, or you can attach a separate note with your application form. Please note that vegetarian options are available at each meal.

On the day you check in for residential school, if your first meal is dinner that night your last meal will be breakfast on your last day.

Meal times

Easter Monday 17 April

  • Breakfast                               8am - 10am
  • Lunch                                    11.30 am - 12.30 pm
  • Dinner                                   5.30pm -6.30pm

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast                               7am - 9am
  • Lunch                                    11.30 am - 1.30 pm
  • Dinner                                    5.30pm - 7.00pm

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd

  • Breakfast                               8 - 10am
  • Lunch                                    11.30 - 12.30pm
  • Dinner                                    5.30 pm - 7pm 

The Common Room

The common room attached to your accommodation is for you to enjoy. You will find a television and an equipped kitchen, including tea and coffee-making supplies. Please make use of this facility. We ask you to keep it clean so others may also enjoy it.


Free washing machines and dryers are available for you to use in each facility. Small packs of detergent are sold at the Halls office.


The campus cleaning staff are only here in the mornings, so if you have any cleaning requirements or special needs please contact the Halls office early in the day.

Computer connection

There are University computers in the Library.

Wireless computer connection in your room is also available logging in to Eduroam

Campus map

To assist with the location of on-campus accommodation, lecture theatres and other buildings of importance, a copy of the Gatton Campus Map is provided.

Off-campus accommodation

A range of accommodation is available in the district. You should book directly with the establishment and check their charges and facilities in advance. The following list is not an evaluation of the establishments or their services.

Hotels and motels

Royal Hotel
(07) 5462 1029
Gatton View Motel
(07) 5462 1072
Branell Homestead Bed & Breakfast
(07) 5465 1788
Porters Plainland,Lockyer Valley Bed & Breakfast
(07) 5465 6332
Hatton Vale Motel
(07) 5465 6611
Helidon Natural Springs Motel
(07) 4697 6066

Student accommodation

Homestyle Student Lodge
(07) 5465 3427
Woodstock Manor
(07) 5465 4453

Caravan parks

(07) 5426 4151
(07) 5462 1198
(07) 5465 3506
(07) 5426 1125


When you receive your receipt for accommodation, please read the Residential School Information Sheet as it will include any alterations to the information given here.

Further information

For more information contact the Halls of Residence:

Phone: (07) 5460 1489
Fax: (07) 5460 1498
Post: Halls of Residence, The University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Gatton, Qld, 4343