Orpheus Island Research Station

Enabling hands-on experiences and field work.

JCU Students and Researchers in wetsuites prepairing for a field trip.

JCU’s Orpheus Island Research Station provides a living laboratory for our students and researchers located on the Great Barrier Reef. The rich biodiversity and geographical remoteness of the station create a unique and inspirational learning environment.

Sometimes our students need a little extra help to gain a hands-on experience, get an additional data set or complete their research at Orpheus Island.

Donations to the Orpheus Island Student Support fund provide grants to JCU students to enable research and vital study experiences or to alleviate financial burdens associated with visiting the station.