Living in Cairns

Accommodation Living in Cairns

Come and enjoy a place where natural beauty is unrivalled and the lifestyle is casual and relaxed all year-round.  Make friends and become part of the community of JCU students while enjoying the great outdoors every day.

One of the best things about living in a tropical location like Cairns is the relaxed lifestyle. We take the time to appreciate the natural beauty of our surroundings and enjoy the weather that is warm and sunny almost every day of the year.

Northern Queensland is a popular holiday destination for tourists from overseas and other parts of Australia. The regional cities have a lower cost of living compared to the major Australian capital cities and the friendly local communities feature a diverse mix of cultures.

Cairns is considered the gate-way to the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and home to around 142,000 people.  Whether you enjoy water sports, mountain biking, shopping or fine dining - we’re confident you will find plenty to keep you busy when you’re not in the classroom.