Explore Duchesne College Today - The UQ College Accommodation with Parking, Gym and More

Explore Duchesne College Today - The UQ College Accommodation with Parking, Gym and More

Duchesne College makes a broad range of facilities available to our residents, being one of the favourite UQ colleges with a gym, parking, music room and more. Some common areas for our students include:

Library and Tutorial Rooms

The Library is available at all times and provides an ideal setting for independent study, with individual desks which overlook the University Lakes, as well as lounges and computer facilities.

Smaller study and tutorial rooms are also available, ideal for group work.

Library Virtual Tour
Tutorial Room Virtual Tour

Common Areas & Dining Facilities

At all times, residents have access to fully-furnished common rooms which provide an ideal setting for socialising in groups. The common rooms contain lounges, tables, a TV (with Foxtel), a DVD Player and also a kitchenette, with a microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine. Tea, coffee, milk, bread and a range of spreads are available at all times. One common room, located in the Rose Philippine building, also includes a stovetop and oven.

RP Common Room Virtual Tour

Old Common Virtual Tour

Dining Hall

The College also has a large, air-conditioned Dining Hall, with a terrace overlooking the Brisbane River. An area, known as Café Duchesne, provides a covered outdoor dining area for residents. The Quadrangle provides an additional location for formal and informal social gatherings.

Dining Hall Virtual Tour

The UQ College with a music room, gym and other leisurely amenities

Music Room

Duchesne College is known for being one of the UQ College accommodation options with a music room, with Brisbane students having the choice of two music practice rooms. These rooms include a piano, and are available to all residents from 6.30am – 10.30pm every day.

Music Room Virtual Tour


As one of the main college accommodations with a gym at Brisbane’s University of Queensland, Duchesne College makes its commitment to health and wellbeing clear. The well-equipped gym is available to all residents between 6am to 11.30pm every day.

Gym Virtual Tour

Other notable amenities at Duchesne College

Mission and Spirituality

The College Chapel is available at all times for residents. Mass is held in the Chapel on a fortnightly basis and all residents are welcome to attend.

Chapel Virtual Tour


The College provides complimentary laundry facilities, including clotheslines, washing machines and dryers, for use by residents.

Laundry Virtual Tour


Duchesne College is a top pick when it comes to college accommodation with parking in Brisbane. Parking is available at an additional cost, while storage is offered for bicycles. Please note that demand exceeds supply and car parking is allocated on the basis of need.

Mission and Values

Mission and Values

We aspire to be an inclusive Catholic women’s college in the tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The Goals of Sacred Heart Education form the framework within which we seek to develop our core values.…

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College History

College History

Duchesne College was founded through the inspiration and at the direct wish of His Grace Archbishop Duhig, in March, 1937, to provide a safe and welcoming home for young Catholic women from rural…

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Residence in College offers many opportunities for the development of leadership skills. Many of our students have held significant leadership roles at school and all are encouraged to play a full and active part…

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