Cairns Campus, JCU
Featuring a tobacco-free campus, Cairns is home to around 4,000 students, 380 of which are international students. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities that ensure high quality teaching and research opportunities to its students. The campus is equipped with and impressively extensive library, student refectory, a café, licensed bar, information technology building and many more.
JCU offers some courses that are exclusively taught in the Cairns campus such as Creative Industries, Aquaculture, Geology and Science Advanced courses. For enquiries, contact the university switchboard through these numbers:
- Address: 14-88 McGregor Road, Smithfield, QLD 4878
- Phone: (07) 4042 1111
- International: +61 7 4042 1111
- Facsimile: (07) 4042 1300
- International: +61 7 4042 1300
Students of the Cairns campus can avail residency via the Cairns Student Lodge. It provides accommodation for 225 students and is located 10 minutes from campus. The Student Lodge provides its residents with private bedrooms, unlimited internet access, electricity and gas, plus weekly room service.
Download a PDF version of the campus map here.
Named after William Wellington Cairns, the city was formed as an easier for miners going to the Hodgkinson River but was usurped by the Port Douglas route. Because of its tropical climate, it has become a popular tourist destination and also serves as a starting point for people visiting the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland.
Cairns is characterized as having a warm tropical climate, with wet seasons running from November to May and dry seasons from June to October.