In partnership with local Faith Communities, the JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre supports and encourages JCU students and staff in their spiritual lives and encourages them in practicing their faith.
The Chaplaincy Centres are a free service provided by JCU. They provide a neutral space for religious expression, and are available to all students and staff via booking or drop-in.
Cairns Chaplaincy Centre activities
The Cairns JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy has a New Multifaith Prayer Room, located in Room A4.032.2. Swipe card access is required for entry and washing facilities are available in the A4 ground level amenities. The new facility does not require booking and is accessible 7am-9pm daily.
Townsville Chaplaincy Centre activities
The Townsville JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy is located across the road from the Student Mall and is open 7am-9pm every day. The Chaplain is available 9am-4pm for appointments or drop-in every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during semesters.
The Townsville Chaplaincy Centre has four rooms available for bookings by students. Additionally, we have a dedicated Muslim Prayer Room for males and a dedicated Muslim Prayer Room for females. We also have bathroom facilities (with showers for prayer requirements) and a kitchen with a microwave, fridge and freezer, with seating for up to 10 people. To book our facilities please fill out the form in the tab below.
There are many groups running various faith-related activities within the Townsville Campus’ Chaplaincy Centre. Please feel free to use the contact details below to enquire about the activities or to join the group.
|Mindfulness Meditation||001||Tuesday 1pm-2pm||Drop-In Session|
|Tharlam Buddhist Meditation||001||Tuesday 6pm-9pm|
0499 026 184
|Vipassana Meditation||001||Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm||Jacqueline Lau|
|Streams International Bible Study||001||Thursday 7pm-8pm||Tanya Tan|
0472 583 030
|Gilgal Temple Bible Study and Prayer||001||Friday 5pm-7pm||Albert Rwagasore|
0469 404 208
|Shrilankan Buddhist Meditation||001 & 010||Saturday 7pm-9pm||Shirley Manatunga|
0458 169 023
|Gilgal Temple Worship Service||001 & 002||Sunday 9am-12pm||Albert Rwagasore|
0469 404 208
|Chinese Christian Church||010||Sunday 9am-1pm||Drop-In Session|
|Streams International Mentorship Program||001||Sunday 4pm-7pm||Michael Hayford|
0420 817 014
Got a question about uni, faith or friends?
Just need someone to talk to?
The University Chaplain is based in Townsville and is available on campus during semesters to assist you in making it through. Appointments are available, otherwise you may drop-in to the Townsville Chaplaincy Centre during the Chaplain's operating hours. Phone and video appointments are also available for students and staff located in Cairns who would like support.
|Phone||(+61) 7 4781 5447|
Building 131, Douglas Campus
Book our facilities – Cairns
The Cairns JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Prayer Room, located in Room A4.032.2, does not require booking.
However, if you would like to book a larger room for a spiritual or religious activity, please contact the Chaplain at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential options.
Book Our Facilities – Townsville
All rooms are air-conditioned and provide a quiet place for prayer, reflection, meditation, group activities and one-to-one conversations.
Suitable for group activities, meditation, mentoring and training. Contains a white board, table and chairs.
Suitable for small group discussions. Contains several couches.
Round Table Room
Suitable for small group discussions/facilitation (e.g. conflict resolution group). Contains a small table and chairs.
Suitable for one-to-one conversations (e.g. with a Visiting Chaplain), personal meditation and reflection.
Submit your request to use our facilities at the Townsville Campus Multifaith Chaplaincy.