20 Brisbane suburbs where you can still land a room under $180 per week

on 21 November 2016 by Aaron

If you’re anything like this author, there’ll be three things that pillage your bank account each week: food (alcohol included), online shopping sales and rent.


While you too probably give the former a red-hot go, with $6 doughnuts, numerous helpings of smashed avocado, and The Iconic 30%-off sales, the later will be by far your biggest cost.

Although sharing a place helps cut down on rental costs, the unfortunate fact is with average room prices in Brisbane now topping $192 per week, finding a cheaper room can be tough.

So if you’re in the market for an affordable room, or you just want to free up extra cash to support your brunch addiction we’re here to help.

Data analysis by Flatmates.com.au of all third quarter listings on the site has identified the Brisbane suburbs with the most private room listings valued under $180 per week. While nothing in life is guaranteed, these 20 suburbs did account for one-third of all sub-$180 in Brisbane in Q3, so your chances of a cheap room are pretty good.

Suburbs with the most listings under $250.

Click suburb to view current listings.

Rank Suburb Distance from CBD
1. Annerley 4km
2. Paddington 2km
3. Indooroopilly 7km
4. Toowong 5km
5. St Lucia 6km
6. Morningside 5km
7. Coorparoo 4km
8. Taringa 5km
9. East Brisbane 2.5km
10. Kelvin Grove 3km
11. Red Hill 3km
12. Upper Mount Gravatt 12km
13. Carina 7km
14. Greenslopes 5km
15. Auchenflower 2.5km
16. Sunnybank Hills 16km
17. Woolloongabba 2km
18. New Farm 2km
19. MacGregor 12km
20. Moorooka 7km
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  • Aaron is the Flatmates.com.au's Community Manager and PR guy. He is an avid supporter and user of share accommodation, currently living with two (lucky) flatmates.
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