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Life in Australia

About Cairns
Cairns Campus is based in Australia's northern-most city in Tropical North Queensland renowned for its unique environment.
About Townsville
Learn more about Townsville Campus's surrounding region and its unique mix of rainforests, reefs, sandy beaches, outback towns and islands.
Arriving at the Airport
Book our international arrival service and a JCU representative will meet you at the airport, bus or train station and take you to your accommodation.
Australian Culture
While you are studying at JCU, we encourage you to learn as much as you can about Australia and to get a feel for the Aussie lifestyle.
Bringing your family
As an international student, you may bring members of your family while you are studying.
Your first 48 hours
Some information you may need in your first 48 hours of arriving in Australia to about JCU accommodation and computer access.
Currency and opening a bank account
Prepare for living in Australia with our advice on budgeting, opening bank accounts and currency for when you arrive in Australia.
Getting Around
Advice tips for travelling around the regions of JCU major campuses located in Townsville and Cairns.
Completing your studies
A brief overview for JCU international students about exams and results, graduation, JCU's Returning Home Program and JCU Alumni.