Making the move from home to JCU

If you're looking to become a new resident on one of our campuses, then this is the page for you! We have information on your accommodation options, videos showing you a tour of both the Bebegu Yumba Townsville and Nguma-bada Cairns campuses and transport and parking options these locations have to offer. If you're feeling overwhelmed, please contact us so we can go through this with you.


There's a lot of excitement in moving to a new area and it's important that you feel at home wherever you decide to live! JCU has designed a page specifically to make the move to it's campuses one of the many highlights of your university experience.

Check out the Indigenous Support in Accommodation page which includes information about financial assistance and study support. We have also included links below that detail information for the Bebegu Yumba Townsville and Nguma-bada Cairns campuses.

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Happy students enjoying the sunshine at Burralga Yumba.

Campus tour

We have plenty of information about our all our campuses. Campus locations, maps and transport goes through JCU North Queensland, Townsville, Cairns, Singapore, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Mt Isa and Thursday Island. There are tours and maps as well as details about facilities, places to eat, sport, recreation and more for the area you are looking at calling your new home.

Whether you're considering JCU for your studies or simply curious about what we have to offer, we're excited to show you! We have created a video so you can take a virtual tour of the IERC on Bebegu Yumba Townsville campus. A video tour of the IERC on the Nguma-bada Cairns campus is currently being put together.

JCU has also put the below videos together for you to take a virtual tour of our Bebegu Yumba Townsville campus and Nguma-bada Cairns campus.

JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus Tour

Take a virtual tour of our JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus

Students and staff go through what makes the JCU Bebegu Yumba Townsville campus so unique with its facilities and services, as well as it's native flora and fauna!

JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada Campus Tour

Take a virtual tour of our JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada Campus Tour

Walk through the beautiful tropics at our Nguma-bada Cairns campus as one of our staff members shows you what it has to offer!


JCU has a range of transport and parking options including student discounts for public transport. Check out the link for further information on buses, bikes, parking, costs and concessions. This covers all JCU students across locations such as Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane, Mackay and Mt Isa.

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Students walking to a class.