Cairns On-Campus Accommodation

Cairns On-Campus Accommodation

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Our brand new on-campus accommodation facility John Grey Hall or Cairns Student Lodge located just across the road, are the best places to live while you are studying at JCU.  You’re only a stone’s throw to class!

Living in student housing is a fun and exciting way to experience university life. There is always something happening with plenty of social and cultural activities to keep you entertained. You’ll enjoy fun orientation activities, block functions, concerts, valedictory balls, international food nights and themed events, just to name a few.

Our research has shown that students who have had to move out of home to attend JCU and live in student housing in their first year of study are more successful than students who live in share houses.  This is because of the support, structure and location to resources.

You will be living with other like-minded students, who like you, want to achieve academic success.  You will receive support from our Residential Assistants and the Residential Life Manager.

There are different room and housing options offering a range of living and support to suit the needs and requirements of our students. It is best to do your research to find the one that ticks most, if not all, of your boxes. JCU's student housing is very popular so we suggest you apply as early as possible so you don’t miss out.


John Grey Hall is located right on the JCU campus making living here a stone's throw to class.

Recently opened, the seven-storey octagonal building offers a variety of apartment-style living options including studio apartments, six bedroomed ensuite rooms or six bedroomed standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities. All apartments are self-catering and are equipped with modern cooking facilities including cooktop, oven, microwave, and refrigerator. Each individual bedroom is lockable and includes air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The 42m long internal grass courtyard features shared BBQ facilities and is the perfect place to relax and hang out with friends.

The facility is fully managed by an Onsite Manager and administrative support team, with Residential Assistants providing pastoral care to students.

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