JCU Campus Parking and Permit Information

Parking at JCU's Cairns and Townsville campuses is regulated under the James Cook University Act 1997. The University has a mix of free and paid parking, with paid parking applying to all vehicles between 8AM and 5PM Monday to Friday in signed Permit areas. Permit holders are responsible for ensuring the vehicle they drive is active on their permit.

Parking signage on campus follows the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and licensed drivers are deemed to understand this signage.

Permits do not entitle holders to the use of any particular parking area, nor does JCU guarantee that a parking area will be available when required by the permit holder.

Peak parking demand occurs during early semester and the availability of parking spaces is limited during this period. Campus visitors are encouraged to make use of public transport, cycling and carpooling to reduce parking pressure during these peak demand times.

Queensland traffic regulations apply to all Australian campuses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Speed limits are enforced by Queensland Police.