Off-campus

JCU off-campus accommodation

If living on-campus isn’t really your thing, there are a number of off-campus options available.

Students looking to rent a room/flat/house can head to our large and highly-detailed off-campus database, which is location-specific and updated regularly. Alternatively, you can join and post to our JCU Cairns Accommodation group on Facebook, which is an off-campus accommodation advertising space that can also be used as a message board and a communication tool between landlords and potential renters.

There are lots of options available that are close to campus, the beach or town. A number of Homestay programs are available for short and long-term periods. The Homestay program allows students to live and become part of a family network during their stay.  

Students at JCU’s Cairns campus also have the choice of off-campus purpose built student accommodation that is a short walk or bicycle ride to the campus at the Cairns Student Lodge. This fully catered, purpose built facility provides student support and a strong sense of community. Ideally located just across the road from JCU Cairns amongst the Campus Shopping Village.