Live at our Residential College at UQ

Living at a residential college is exciting and practical for many UQ students, with St Leo’s College being an ever-popular option for young men.

When you choose to live at our residential college in Brisbane’s St Lucia suburb, you’ll be able to enjoy all the conveniences and luxuries of the central location. Situated along the Brisbane River, the college is only a few kilometres from the bustling city centre. The University of Queensland itself is arguably the most beautiful campus in Australia, with large buildings, lakes, trees, wildlife and transport options dotted across the 114-hectare site.

On your doorstep are cycling, scooter and walking tracks, parks and cafes, restaurants and shopping options. The Brisbane River winds past St Lucia allowing easy access via the CityCat (water ferries), as well as frequent bus and train services, meaning the cost-effective option of public transport is always at your fingertips.


Getting active is a breeze with squash, hockey, volleyball and a pool, all located on campus. A full-sized basketball/tennis court along with a fully equipped College gym is exclusively available to St Leo’s Residents.  Best of all, free onsite parking is available to all St Leo’s residents.

A UQ Sport Lifestyle Passport is a great way for Leo’s Residents to access the University’s pool, athletics track, track and field equipment, squash and tennis courts, and multiple ovals at no extra cost.

Brisbane offers pleasant weather year-round, with a long-term annual average high temperature of 26C and low of 16C. This means you’re never short on opportunities to explore your backyard or greater Brisbane.

Amenities and destinations from St Leo’s

Need to get your bearings? The following locations are all readily accessible from St Leo’s:

St Leo’s Residents can also take full advantage of the services offered by the University of Queensland including social and fundraising clubs; arts, music, culture and sporting clubs; and counselling and healthcare services which are available to all students.  St Leo’s and UQ offer a safe and enjoyable environment within the lively Brisbane suburb of St Lucia, ideal for both studying and socialising.