The Bama Nguma-Barra Indigenous Student Association, or BNBISA, was formed in 2010 and is based at JCU's Cairns campus.

The BNBISA is affiliated with the JCU Student Association and provides a formal body to represent, advocate and support Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are BNBISA members.

It also provides effective peer support and mentoring to members, services which are crucial to managing student retention and to providing a safe space to build and maintain a cohesive learning environment.


There is no fee for joining the BNBISA.

Simply send an email to the Indigenous Student Association President, Haryne Uta to request to become a member: