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Campus Access and Facilities

During the COVID-19 situation, JCU Cairns and Townsville campuses remain open for students to enable access to the library and computer facilities. Follow the links below for map directions.

JCU Cairns

JCU Cairns, Smithfield:

JCU Cairns, City:

  • 7.30 am to Midnight Mon-Fri; 9.00 am to 9.00 pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays.
    • Additionally, Room 004

JCU Townsville

JCU Townsville, Douglas:

  • Townsville Library, with services and computer lab access as per the Library opening hours.
  • Aroma Café, open from 7 am to 1 pm weekdays.
    Casa Pasta, open from 9 am to 1:30 pm weekdays.
    Juliette’s, open from 8 am to 1 pm weekdays.
    Miss Sushi, open from 8 am to 1 pm weekdays. 
    Otto’s, open from 7 am to 3 pm weekdays.
    Phat Bois, open from 8 am to 1 pm weekdays.
  • The following computer labs and peer spaces:
    Bldg 2 Computer Labs 24/7
    Bldg 4-006 24/7
    Bldg 15-003 & 15-012 24/7
    Bldg 17-220 (Post Grad Hub only) 24/7
    Bldg 34 Ground Floor Peer Space (including Computer lab, TEAL room) and Room 011c Peer Space 24/7
    Bldg 39 Med Computer Lab 24/7
    Bldg 142 The Science Place Ground and First Floor Peer Spaces (including 2 Computer Labs, 2 TEAL rooms) 24/7
    Bldg 134 Ed Central Ground and First Floor Peer Spaces 24/7
    Bldg 300 Mac Garage 24/7
    Bldg 97 Peer Space (Mon to Fri only 7.00 am to 7.00 pm)

JCU Townsville, City:

  • 7.30 am to Midnight Mon-Fri; 9.00 am to 9.00 pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays

Important Information: 

  • Some rooms may require you to swipe in with your Student ID Card, even during normal business hours. If you have difficulty with your card, please contact Security for assistance.
  • Campus food outlets are currently only offering takeaway food and beverages and opening hours may be subject to change at short notice.
  • Campus car parking is currently free of charge. Please ensure you are parking in designated car parking bays and abiding by all other signage (e.g. reserved, disabled etc).

Return to Campus Protocols

When you are on-campus, for a class or to use facilities like the Library that are open for all students, it is important to remember that the COVID-19 situation is not over. We need to continue social distancing and other Government-recommended hygiene activities to keep ourselves safe and healthy.

Please check your contact details are up to date in eStudent now, and keep them up-to-date during the semester.

What you need to do may vary depending on the type of activity and where you are but some things we need you to focus on include:

  • Completing attendance records legibly and accurately for non-timetabled activities as these will be used for contact tracing purposes if there is a reported case on campus. The timetable provides us student cohort detail and we can reach out if needed.
  • Considering downloading the COVID-Safe app if you haven’t already.
  • Using hand sanitiser stations when you arrive to class and other shared spaces such as the Library.
  • Ensuring you follow instructions on signage and staff directions.
  • Leaving 1.5m between you and other people including those in your group, when you are moving around campus, and when you are waiting for a class to start.
  • Not moving furniture around, as it has been spaced to ensure safe social distancing.
  • Staying home if you are sick, including those times when you are just a little unwell

Other than when you are performing lab and practical work where PPE is always required, you do not need to wear a face mask to campus. You may have seen an increase in some members of the public choosing to wear masks as part of their daily lives. Please be aware that it does not mean they are sick, it just means they are choosing to take additional precautions to protect the wider community while they are away from their homes.

Returning to Queensland from Victoria

Effective from midday Friday 3 July, students arriving from or travelling through Victoria need to quarantine for 14 days. This is at their own expense in a Government designated hotel, as if you were returning from overseas.  Costs are likely to be $2,800 for one person or $3,710 for two adults sharing the room. It is our understanding that you can apply for a payment plan or to have part/all of the fee waived if you meet eligibility criteria for hardship or vulnerability. You can see information about eligibility and how to apply on the Queensland government website.

If self or Government quarantine is going to impact your ability to start classes, please contact your Head of Discipline or course coordinator as soon as possible.