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Give to Facilities & Built Environment

At JCU we're creating a sustainable, more vibrant campus that can respond to the diverse needs of our students and staff.

Donations for our teaching and learning environments enable us to create and improve facilities that educate the leaders of the future and conduct vital research. Talk to us today about making a gift that influences our built environment: (61) 7 47815388  or

Types of Gifts

JCU accepts donations in many ways, these may include cash, shares and securities, debentures and bonds; fully paid up insurance policies where the University is named as the beneficiary; realty including improved and unimproved real estate; personal property such as art, antiques, jewellery, coins and other items of value.

Contact us to discuss your gift.

You can choose to make your gift:

  • On one, or more, occasions each year;
  • As a one-off gift;
  • As a bequest your will.

JCU accepts donations:

  • Online through our secure payment portal for specific causes;
  • By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - contact us for details;
  • By cheque - Made out to James Cook University - see mailing address;
  • In cash at our Cashiers office on the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba and Cairns, Nguma-bada campuses;

DONOR STORY: A Secret Passion

Colin Roderick’s connection with James Cook University began in 1965, when he became one of the university’s first lecturers, and continued until his death in 2000. He was a passionate advocate of Australian literature and a generous supporter of undergraduate prizes for English students. Professor Roderick established the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at JCU, with its’ prestigious annual lecture series and the literary prize bearing his name, which continues to recognise Australia’s best writers and thinkers.

After his death, Professor Roderick’s will revealed another passion - furthering medicine in North Queensland. His bequest to James Cook University’s School of Medicine provided the Colin and Margaret Roderick Clinical Training Facility, which was officially opened in 2009.