Thursday Island

About JCU Campuses Thursday Island

JCU Thursday Island opened in 2003 and provides teaching and learning facilities for nursing and education students in the Torres Strait region at the northern tip of Australia.

Thursday Island

Located in the island's heritage courthouse building, the facility improves access to tertiary education for locals of this remote region of Queensland.

Thursday Island is the administrative heart of the Torres Strait. The island’s population is a diverse mix of cultures, due largely to its geography and intriguing history.

Beche-de-mer, pearls, trochus shells and even some gold attracted speculators from many parts of the world.

Today the main industries are fishing and aquaculture. Find out more about Torres Strait.

Courses offered at JCU Thursday Island

Location and contacts

JCU Thursday Island
Victoria Parade, Thursday Island
Telephone +(61 7) 4069 2670
Fax +(61 7) 4069 2627

Mailing address

James Cook University
PO Box 260
Thursday Island, QLD 4875, AUSTRALIA