Merivale St Amenities

Experience the very best of student living with modern self-contained apartments and a range of amenities including, 24/7 security and support, free high speed WiFi, 24/7 gym, private cinema, spacious communal kitchen and supported study areas, games rooms, pool, rooftop terrace, and weekly residential life programs all to help you achieve your very best in your studies and give you the best possible head start at University.

All Inclusive

Your weekly rent covers almost everything, including 24/7 security and support, water, electricity, use of all the amazing common areas, and unlimited fast internet.

Fast Internet Everywhere

Rent includes unlimited internet, and there's free Wi-Fi in all of our common areas.


The pool area is a stunning addition to Merivale Street. Enjoy the outdoor lounges and deckchairs or take a dip and cool down in the brand new pool.


Our cashless laundry facilities have plenty of washing machines and dryers to help you manage your laundry on the go. Only $4 per load.

24/7 Gym

Our modern gym facilities are fully air conditioned and equipped with everything you need to stay in shape. Secured by an electronic keycard access and available 24/7.

Cinema and Karaoke

Settle in for films on the big screen and karaoke with friends in your private cinema.

Merivale St Secure Car Parking

Onsite car parking from only $50 per week! Please speak to the reception staff for more information as spots are limited.

Bike storage

Bikes are a fun way to stay fit and healthy while travelling around. Atira offers bike racks and storage to keep your bike safe when you are out and about.

Study zones

Quiet study pods and communal meeting rooms offer a place to study your way on every floor.

Communal Kitchen

Fully furnished and spacious, our communal kitchen is perfect for hosting group dinners, hanging out with friends and meeting new people.

Resident Life Program

As part of our commitment to deliver well-rounded student support, Atira offers health and fitness programs, and various social events. Check the resident life calendar each month for events and activities at your property.

Games room

Take a break from studying in one of our awesome games rooms equipped with wide screen TVs, various consoles and plenty of video games.

The Pool

Escape the heat, refresh and revitalise with a swim in the private resident swimming pool.

The Gymnasium

Exercise the body as well as the mind in our generously equipped gymnasium, available 24 hours a day.

The Lounge

Grab your friends and play the latest game on Xbox or curl up in a lounge chair and watch a movie on your tablet.

The Rooftop

Enjoy an afternoon barbecue with friends or relax with a book under the sun overlooking the Brisbane skyline.

Study Zones

Quiet spaces and inspiring learning environments to support your study needs.

The Resident Lounge

Enjoy respite from study and exams by challenging your friends to a game of pool or table tennis.

Life at Merivale St

Atira Merivale Street is nestled in a prime location in Southbank, the premier cultural and lifestyle precinct in the heart of Brisbane.

This vibrant area contains a variety of high-quality cafes, restaurants, bars, and a movie theatre alongside pristine parks, river walks, and cultural events. Southbank’s central location means it’s close to supermarkets and shopping centres, and is an easily accessible hub for all modes of public transport, and a short walk from both West End and Brisbane’s CBD.

Atira’s Resident Life Activities help integrate you into your new lifestyle and strives to enhance your overall experience. Our friendly team of international and domestic student experience assistants are always on call to ensure you’re getting the most out of your time here and thriving in your new home away from home.

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Parents stay free your first week!*

Need help getting settled in to your new home? Stay in one of our contemporary, double bed studio apartments at any Atira location and your parent or guardian can stay with you in your apartment for your first week absolutely free of charge.

*Terms and conditions apply



Live with your partner*

Do you have a non-student partner? Atira now welcomes dual occupancy for couples at all our locations around Australia. Enjoy living together in one of our contemporary Studio Plus and Premier apartments for just an extra $50.

*Terms and conditions apply



Refer a friend for $300*

You can’t put a price on friendship, but we can! Refer a friend to Atira, and if they stay with us you’ll receive a rent credit worth up to $300 for you both to share.

Learn more

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Meet the Merivale St Team

Our friendly senior operating staff and resident assistant support staff are onsite and here for you 24/7 to provide ongoing support and positively enhance your experience in your new home away from home. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Kathy Balodis
General Manager

Kathy has over 20 years’ experience in the accommodation sector, with a Master of Business Administration and Diploma of Education. Kathy is focussed on business strategy, driving revenue and customer service. Kathy has a proven ability to lead, engage and motivate teams to achieve a culture of customer service and attain organisational goals.


Anastasiia Kuleshova
Community Manager

Ana is a huge community building enthusiast, with various student engagement experience and event management. Originally Ana is from Ukraine and she is keen to build a multicultural and inviting community with the residents of Atira. Ana is excited to be working with the Atira team on building the engaging residential program in Brisbane and an excellent RA service at all  properties.



Dylan Clifford
Operations Manager

Dylan has worked in the student accommodation industry for 7 years in a variety of roles. He studied a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Psychology, majoring in Human Resources Management. His hobbies include playing and watching sports of all kinds, attending the gym and keeping fit, enjoying the outdoors and nature, and he is a self-confessed geek for all things related to comics. Dylan has a strong drive to improve operational efficiencies and to deliver a high quality service for all residents.



Paul Milne
Facilities Manager

Paul is a highly polished Facilities Management Professional who has extensive knowledge in delivering top class Facilities Management Services. With a background in maintenance and project management,  Paul’s attention to detail ensures that residents and visitors overall experience and impression of the buildings are second to none.



Ann Zhou
Customer Service Officer

My name is Ann, and I am from Beijing, China. I can speak English and Mandarin. You’ll find me at the front desk most days, so please feel free to talk with me at any time.


Stephanie Wang
Customer Service Officer

My name is Stephanie. I am one of the Atira Merivale Street team members working every week day at the front desk to provide you with the best experience possible. A sense of humour is one life’s most important assets, and I’m always here to put a smile on your face and help you through the day.



Putu Ardana
Maintenance Technician

My name is Putu, and I’m happy to help you with anything at Atira Merivale Street, especially with maintenance. It’s my pleasure to bring joy into your  life, so please come up to talk with me at any time.


Shuo Yu
Senior Resident Assistant

Hey I’m Shuo! I speak Mandarin and English. I am studying at UQ in my second year. I usually work at reception or hang around the lobby so come say hi when you see me around. Please don’t hesitate to come to me for any questions you may have. I’ll be more than happy to help!



Rahul Kapoor
Resident Assistant

Hi everyone! I enjoy meeting new people and trying food from different cultures. I especially love Korean food! If you are interested, I’m happy to tell you some interesting things about India and Bollywood. I love playing football, binge watching TV shows and shopping. I am also currently learning Mandarin. Feel free to come to me for a chat or if you need a friend for your next adventure!



Hitasha Singh
Resident Assistant

Hi friends! I am a happy, bubbly girl, who loves to smile. I enjoy the little things in life and I am all about spreading positive vibes. I want to see residents enjoying their time at Atira, and making the most of university life in Australia. I am always happy to chat so come say hello if you see me around.



Leon Li
Resident Assistant

Hi! I’m Leon but you can call me Li. I can speak Mandarin, English and a bit of Cantonese. I love playing tennis so if anyone wants to play, feel free to invite me. My hobbies include cooking, swimming, playing basketball, tennis, watching anime, and eating delicious food! Feel free to come say hi if you see me around.



Sinny Zhou
Resident Assistant

Hello! I love making friends with people from various cultures. I am vegan, love to protect the earth and explore new food! In my spare time, I enjoy playing card games, sports, yoga and watching anime. I speak English, Chinese and Cantonese. Feel free to come have a chat, especially when you are feeling homesick in Australia.


Zhang Jin
Resident Assistant

Hi! I’m quite new in Australia, so I understand what it feels like to be in a new environment. If you have any questions feel free to ask me for any advice. I love cooking, so if you are interested in Chinese food, I’m happy to show you how to cook some simple dishes. I speak Mandarin, English and a little bit of Japanese. You are more than welcome to come have a chat, I’m a good listener!


Ash Achilles
Resident Assistant

Hi, I’m Achilles! You can also call me Ash. I was born and raised in Dubai and moved to Australia to study Aerospace Engineering. I am a private pilot who has a very strong passion for aviation and loves talking about aircraft. A cat & dog person who is fascinated by the cosmos, likes swimming and going to the gym. I am also a Taekwondo black belt and love meeting other martial artists. Don’t hesitate to come to me and chat about anything as I have a very open mind and love meeting people.



Axel Sernaquè Guerra
Resident Assistant

Hi there! My name is Axel and I’m from Peru. I’m in love with cultures and business, and because of that I decided to study Business Management with a major in International Business at UQ. My passions are dancing, business, music, martial arts but mostly football. I speak Spanish and I love teaching it as well. If you see me around, just say ‘Hola’ and I’ll be there in a second.


See what our residents say

I’m Chinese, so having some Chinese staff helped me a lot to adapt to this environment very quickly. All of the facilities here are great, but I really like how big the gym is.

Yang Chu – Merivale St

The reason I decided to live here was because of the staff. They’re very familiar with my culture, they’re approachable and really make me feel like I can reach out to them at anytime. That’s why I chose to live here. The location is great, it’s convenient and close to everywhere. University, restaurants, the city, shopping, I have easy access to all of it.

Zhu Yue – Merivale St

Ready to call Merivale St your home?