Cairns Student Lodge
Our Team

Hamish Allardice

General Manager

Hamish Allardice, in his role as General Manager, brings a variety of skills from hospitality, community building, and sustainable business development to CSL. With experience in Youth Hostels in New Zealand, Hamish enjoys helping residents deal with the issues that arise throughout their time at CSL. Hamish is enthusiastic about assisting residents in a safe and supportive environment as they develop life skills and strive to reach their goals. Parents are encouraged to contact Hamish if they have any concerns, or wish to discuss their son or daughter.


Administration and reservations

Robyn is the friendly face you will find at reception. She is responsible for the administrative and reservation needs of CSL’s residents. Robyn enjoys getting to know the residents of CSL on a daily basis, and is happy to assist with any queries or concerns.


Financial Controller

As the accounting bookkeeper for CSL, I am part of a friendly and efficient office team environment. My role is to maintain, record and update all the financial records on a regular basis and to provide management and directors reports to assist the effective and resourceful means to create a warm, friendly, newly re-furbished and fully accommodated lodge for students.

Scott, Connie, Deb, Steve, and Klaus

Kitchen team

Our fantastic kitchen team provides three meals a day for our residents. They have consulted with a nutritionist to ensure that there are healthy and balanced options available. The meals prepared by our kitchen team cater for a range of dietary requirements including vegetarian and vegan, halal meats, and gluten intolerance.

Tony and Jake

Maintenance team

Our maintenance team of Tony (manager) and Jake are around five days a week to keep CSL running smoothly and safely. The friendly team is able to fix any mechanical, plumbing, or electrical issue that arises at CSL.

Yoko, Sonia, and Mary


Our caring and meticulous housekeeping team keeps the rooms at CSL looking their best. Once a week they clean the shared living and bathroom areas of your unit. For information about the housekeeping schedule, see the handbook on the Life at the Lodge [link “life at the Lodge’ to the Life at the Lodge page] page.