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Townsville Campus

Aerial photo of The Strand

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.

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus is located in the Townsville Tropical Intelligence and Health Precinct (TropiQ) in the suburb of Douglas. Set in a 386-hectare natural bush and parkland setting, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the Townsville CBD, the campus houses around 1,400 students in colleges and halls of residence. Over 13,000 students are part of the JCU Townsville community, including approximately 1,500 international students.

Immerse yourself in the heart of Townsville at JCU Townsville City Campus. Located in Townsville’s CBD and boasting a range of innovative spaces and state-of-the-art facilities, Townsville City Campus delivers services for the university, its students, businesses, and community organisations.

Townsville is small enough to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life, but large enough to boast a range of facilities. Students can make the most of the great outdoors through rainforest hikes, mountain biking and snorkelling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Townsville 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