Residential Blocks

For some subjects with a “Limited” rather than “External” mode, it is essential that you attend on campus residential blocks to complete practical learning sessions. Further information regarding residential blocks will be sent out closer to the dates however they typically (but not always) occur during week 13 and study vacation of study period 1 and 2. Failure to attend residential sessions for a subject will result in the student not completing all required assessment pieces for that subject and consequently not successfully completing the subject.


There are many places you can stay when visiting for the residential blocks. Information regarding short term accommodation services can be accessed from the JCU Accommodation Services website.

Navigation on Campus

The Townsville campus is located in the suburb of Douglas located next to the Townsville Hospital. The campus is serviced by public transport, Sunbus, with the campus being a key destination for many of the bus routes. If you are driving to the campus there are student permit parking areas and free parking areas. A copy of the sites of these parking areas with reference to the buildings can be downloaded from JCU Campus Maps.

View our YouTube clips of the JCU Townsville Campus and of the Townsville Health Science Facilities.

Food and Services Available on Campus

There are a range of food and coffee outlets on campus which may be accessed when on campus including a Woolworths Supermarket.