Rooms at Merivale St

Sweeter dreams

All our students get plush beds and their own temperature controls for a solid sleep.

First-class studying

Desks to spread out notes and books on and super fast Wi-Fi connections for each student.

Healthier living

With their own kitchen in our Studios, our students can cook up square meals that are better for body and mind.

Mightier mornings

En suite and showers help Atira Shaped by Scape students’ days get off to a flying start.

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.

Atira Shaped by Scape 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.

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Current Promotions

Parents stay with us for less!*

Need help adjusting to your new home? Your parent or guardian can now stay with us in a contemporary studio or twin share apartment for just $75 per night whilst you get settled in.
Use promo code PARENTSTAY at checkout to receive your special rate.

*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

*Terms and conditions apply



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!



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.


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.


Resident Assistant

Hi, I’m Wilbert! My hobbies include playing piano, basketball, games and watching anime but I am always down with trying anything new. I am Chinese but grew up in Australia so feel free to come have a chat with me in whichever language you are most comfortable with. I look forward to meeting everyone!

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.


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.


Ready to call Merivale St your home?