Additional and Optional Charges

Find out about these optional facilities and services which may be purchased from time to time, and additional charges which may be incurred.

Casual Meals

Meals for dining hall guests or occasional meals taken by self catering residents.

$8 Breakfast
$10 Lunch
$10 Dinner


A prepaid laundry account and FOB (proximity key) is required to use the washing machines and dryers. Laundry credit can be purchased from your Hall office or online through the JCU Halls Portal. Excludes Western Courts and University Townhouses, which are coin operated.

$3 per cycle (wash or dry)
$1 per dryer top-up

Overnight Guest

Residents may apply to host an overnight guest (PDF, 191 KB) from time to time. No charge applies for 1-2 nights stay, and a cost of $10 per night for 3-5 nights will be charged to the residents account. Subject to availability, trundle bed/mattress hire can be arranged via the office.

$10 per night (3-5 nights)
$5 per night for trundle bed/mattress hire

Refrigerator Electricity Fee

Residents may supply their own bar size refrigerator in their room if they wish; an electricity consumption fee applies.

$125 per semester

Room Change Fee

Residents may apply for a room change (PDF, 118 KB) to another room within their Hall, or to another Hall within the JCU Halls of Residence. All room change requests are subject to approval and availability, and if successful, will incur a room change fee as follows.

$50 per room change within the same Hall
$100 per transfer to another Hall

Welcome Packs

The Welcome Pack contains a king single sheet set (1 x fitted sheet, 1 x flat sheet, 1 x pillowcase), blanket, pillow, towel and soap. These can be purchased from your Hall office. International students who are with a Study Abroad Agent (such as Arcadia, Butler, ISA) should check with their Agent to see whether the Welcome Pack is included in their fees.

$125 each

Damage to Rooms

If any damage is caused to your room and/or communal areas during the term of your residential contract, you will be required to reimburse JCU for the cost of repair or replacement (whichever is the lesser) of the damaged item or fixture and any associated administrative costs.

Note: All fees and charges listed herein are effective from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 and pertain only to Residents with a 2019 Residence Contract.  Descriptive information is provided as a guide only and is subject to change without notice.