Residents are not permitted to bring to, or consume alcoholic drinks in, any common areas of the Halls, including corridors, breezeways, sun lounges and dining rooms, or in any outdoor areas, including BBQ areas. Exceptions may be made for authorised functions/social activities. Residents should also familiarise themselves with the Policy for Alcohol Consumption on University Property.

Alcohol Free Period

JCU Halls of Residence are alcohol free prior to and during Orientation Week each semester, unless otherwise notified. To ensure all new members of the Halls community may settle into their new living environment, all residents must observe an alcohol free period at the beginning of each semester. This means no alcohol is permitted on the premises at any Hall of Residence during this time and we ask that you and any guests you may have cooperate in accepting this restraint.

Alcohol Ban

Residents found guilty of drunk and disorderly behaviour may have an alcohol ban imposed. Residents subject to an alcohol ban must agree not consume or be in possession of any alcohol whilst in residence. If the resident chooses to drink elsewhere, they must not return to the Halls until completely sober (zero blood alcohol content). The resident must submit to a random breath test if so requested by any Residential Assistant or staff member.

If the conditions imposed under the alcohol ban are refused or breached, the resident will be required to show cause as to why their residency contract should not be terminated.

Alcohol Free Zone

We offer a designated Alcohol Free Zone at University Hall.

Residents who choose to live in this zone wish to be removed from any noise and anti-social behaviour related to alcohol use.

  • Residents in the Alcohol Free Zone agree not to store or consume alcohol in the designated area, and whilst these residents are free to consume alcohol off-site, they must not return to the designated area while under the influence of alcohol.
  • All residents and their guests must respect the rights of residents living in the Alcohol Free Zone and comply with the rules governing the Alcohol Free Zone.
  • Residents who are under the age of 18 at the commencement of their Contract Term may be considered for allocation to this area (regardless of preference) depending on availability and demand.
  • It should be noted that drunk and disorderly behaviour is unacceptable conduct for any resident and will be dealt with under the Resident Code of Conduct: Disciplinary Procedures.