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Great way to experience Australian culture. (Minimum 1 week)

What is included?

  • Approximately 10-40 minutes from campus
  • Private rooms
  • 2 meals/day on weekday
  • 3 meals/day on weekend
  • Airport pick up and drop off by host family

Accommodation options

Cairns Share House video

The Grand Draper student & budget share house

Girls Only Share House

The Penthouse


Student can enjoy the privacy of their own study bedroom in a modern, fully furnished apartment, sharing with students from all around the world.  Cairns Sharehouse is a family owned and operated business and they specialize in providing a “home away from home” experience for our students.

  • Share Accommodation Single room or Twin room
  • Security deposit is $200.

Click here for prices and more information: CCEB Cairns Sharehouse General Agent Information

  • Easy 15-20 minutes walk to campus and city center
  • Enjoy living independently with other students
  • Fun way to make friends and practice English

Each apartment features

  • 5/6 bedrooms
  • 2 shared shower and toilet rooms
  • Modern kitchen with equipment
  • Lounge and dining areas
  • Coin-operated laundry & ironing facilities
  • Security gate/fence & security screens on windows
  • Lockable front, rear, bedroom, bathroom, toilet doors
  • Rice cooker available on request (deposit required)

Rent includes

  • Electricity & water
  • Unlimited wireless internet
  • Weekly cleaning of bathroom facilities
  • Fortnightly cleaning of common areas
  • Cleaning products & equipment (broom, mop, dustpan)
  • Rental of linen pack
  • Regular security patrols


Room Features

  • Study desk
  • Bed
  • Single wardrobe
  • Window
  • Unlimited wireless internet

Student to bring

  • All food & toiletries (meals are not included)
  • Washing powder for coin-operated laundry
  • Towel for shower
  • Toilet paper

If a student is arriving early and wishes to check in before 3pm, the room must be booked from the day before.

MiHaven Student Living


MSL opened its first 6 apartments in Pembroke Street early 2018 with the second facility in Gatton Street opening late 2018 totalling 80 individual private bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom.  Offering a new modern and secure alternative for student living in Cairns all apartments have been built with your security in mind.

The fully furnished and air-conditioned townhouse style apartments have been purpose built for tropical living with high ceilings, balconies with glass doors and windows allowing plenty of fresh air and natural light.    Each apartment has 7 bedrooms with 7 bathrooms offering full security and privacy and a shared fully furnished kitchen, dining area and lounge with TV.

Facility Features:

  • Resident Ambassador – who lives on site
  • Swipe card access, security gate, fully fenced with CCTV  monitors
  • Laundry facilities & bike storage
  • Outdoor BBQ areas offer the perfect place to hang out, relax and mingle

Apartment Features:

  • Included Free unlimited WIFI and utilities Electricity, Gas and water
  • 1 x King Size Bed with mattress protector + 2 pillows with protectors
  • private bathroom including shower & toilet & washbasin & clothes airer
  • secure swipe card access for each private bedroom
  • study desk
  • wardrobe
  • individual air conditioning
  • bedside table & lamp
  • 6 x bedrooms have a private balcony
  • 1 x ground floor Accessibility Bedroom with an open bathroom –  great for students with limited mobility [no balcony or steps]

CCEB + MiHaven Packages


Located in the city centre, Cairns Kangarooms is a family-run company and the perfect place to call home while studying in Cairns. Opened in November 2018, we offer all new facilities including airconditioned rooms, a weekly linen service, free unlimited Wi-Fi and an outside BBQ, pool and spa.

With 40 rooms across four newly designed and constructed buildings, Cairns Kangarooms is purpose-built student accommodation.

Located in the city centre, Cairns Kangarooms is the perfect place to base yourself while studying in Cairns. We offer you quiet, comfortable and secure student rooms to make your own. Your room includes:

  • A king-single bed, study desk, wardrobe, pinboard, fan and air conditioning
  • Unlimited high-speed internet plus all your water, gas and electric bills
  • Fully equipped kitchen with individual food lockers and communal items
  • Outdoor area: pool, spa, BBQ and seating
  • Open-plan living areas: flatscreen TVs and comfy sofas
  • Weekly linen service for bedsheets and linen
  • Coin-operated laundry and dryers
  • Secure bike rack
  • A cleaner in communal areas and on-call maintenance service
  • 24-hr video surveillance, security gates and card access rooms
  • Walking distance from all the major English language schools and CQ University
  • Easy transport to James Cook University and the beaches
  • A short walk to the Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon
  • Just behind Cairns Central shopping centre

Other Forms of Accommodation

Other housing options available to students include hostels (inexpensive hotel accommodation with some shared facilities) and sharehouses (shared houses or flats).  Cairns College of English does not place students into these types of accommodation, but we are glad to assist students and answer any questions.
Below is a list of links which may be helpful (listed alphabetically):

Accom Cairns

127 Sheridan Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4051 5383

Bohemia Backpackers

231 McLeod Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7)4041 7290

Cairns Sharehouse

17 Scott Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4041 1875

Caravella Backpackers

77-81 Esplanade, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4051 2159

Travellers Oasis

8 Scott Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4052 1377

Tropic Days Backpackers

26 – 28 Bunting Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4041 1521

YHA Cairns Central

20 McLeod Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4051 0772
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