About George Roberts Hall

In the words of a GRH resident...

"This is my 3rd year of living at George Roberts Halls and it has been an excellent experience. The hall has a friendly and fun atmosphere, new unit-style accommodation with adequate privacy and is a great place to study."

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The George Roberts Hall complex consists of eight blocks of two or three stories. Each block contains up to 15 units with three or four bedrooms, communal lounge, bathroom and kitchenette. Two units on the ground floor are purpose-designed for disabled residents.

Each air-conditioned study-bedroom is furnished with:

  • single bed

  • desk and chair

  • bookshelf

  • wardrobe

  • chest of drawers

  • wall fan

  • phone

  • internet port

You will need to provide your own pillow, blanket, towels and sheets, and laundering your own linen and personal laundry is your responsibility. Laundries are situated at either end of the complex.

The lounge is air-conditioned and furnished with lounge chairs, coffee table, and ironing facilities. The kitchenette is equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave and jug for your convenience.

Residents can enjoy a game of volleyball or basketball in our courts, situated behind the dining hall. Adjacent to this is a common room which offers a wide-screen TV with surround sound and DVD player, a pool table, and vending machines on hand. The computer lab is right next door, available 24/7 to our residents.

Our Senior RA lives within the complex and oversees the well-being of our 251 residents, assisted by a team of 12 Residential Assistants (RAs). Whether you need academic support, advice on social events or where to find the nearest shops – or anything else to do with living in Townsville or studying at James Cook University, just ask your RA for advice.

In addition to the Residential Support Team, our Administration Office is open between 9:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, and our Hall is serviced by the JCU Halls of Residence Catering and Housekeeping teams, as well as the University’s maintenance and grounds staff. Together, we aim to provide you with a safe, supportive and pleasant place in which to live and learn.

Our residents come from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds from within Australia and overseas. We hope that you will choose to become involved in the life of the Hall, to embrace the opportunity to meet each other at our various activities and to make the most of being part of a community of students with common goals.