Townsville Campus

Around 13,000 students study at JCU Townsville, including over 1,500 international students.

The JCU Townsville, Douglas campus has been named Bebegu Yumba, which means “Place of Learning” in the Birri-Gubba language.

The campus is located in the Townsville Tropical Intelligence and Health Precinct (TropiQ) in the suburb of Douglas. JCU Townsville, Douglas is set in a 386-hectare natural bush and parkland setting, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the Townsville CBD.

JCU Townsville, Douglas (Bebegu Yumba) houses teaching and research facilities, the main JCU library, cafés, bars, fitness and sporting facilities and a wealth of student clubs and societies.

Gigs, social events, sports, academic workshops, market day, BBQs – whatever your interest is, we've got it covered.

The JCU Student Association and JCU International Student Association provide a range of social, sporting and academic clubs and societies meaning there are plenty of ways to meet like-minded students.

Take advantage of Townsville’s outdoor lifestyle and join the Rock climbing or Dive Club or contribute to the local community through JCU’s Amnesty Association. Learn more

JCU Townsville, Douglas (Bebegu Yumba) has excellent sporting facilities on campus plus plenty of clubs for participating and making friends. Facilities include:

Cricket pitch Gym Hockey field Netball courts Football (rugby league and rugby union) ovals Rowing Soccer Squash courts Swimming pool Tennis courts.

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We offer a range of food and drink options on campus – whether you want a sit down meal at a café, something on the go, or just a cup of coffee! Learn more

Around 1,400 students live on campus in colleges and halls of residence, giving the campus a true community atmosphere.

A range of accommodation options are available. Learn more