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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

MiHaven Student Living


MiHaven Student Living – New, Modern, Central.  Purpose Built for Independent Shared Student Living, for stays from 2 nights – 3 years.  Every apartment has 7 king single bedrooms suites each with private ensuite shower, hand basin and toilet, study desk & chair and then a communal shared fully equipped kitchen, lounge & dining area on the ground floor. 6 bedrooms are upstairs with balcony and one ground floor accessibility bedroom, with larger open bathroom with grab handles, no steps or balcony.  Includes Free WIFI, electricity, gas for the outdoor BBQ’s and free secure bike storage racks.  Pay per use shared laundry and vending machine also onsite. Centrally located and within walking distance to most educational institutes, universities, colleges and the city centre, or an easy bike ride. We have bike hire available on site.

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

Accommodation options

The Grand Draper student & budget share house

Girls Only Share House

Cairns Share House video


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 $190/wk Twin room $125/wk
  • Air conditioner $20/wk (twin) $30/wk (single)
  • Security deposit is $200. Payable directly to the share house ($175 refundable)

Click Cairns Sharehouse Agent Fact Sheet 2017-2018 inc properties for 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.

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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