Chaplaincy Centres

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

Cairns Campus’ JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy is currently being relocated. Details to be confirmed.

Townsville Chaplaincy Centre Activities

Townsville Campus’ JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy is located across the road from the Student Mall and is open 7am – 9pm every day. The Chaplain is available for appointments or drop-in every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am – 4pm 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 approx. 10 people. To book our facilities please fill out the form in the tab below.

Current Activities

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 Meditation001Tuesday 1pm - 2pmDrop-In Session
Tharlam Buddhist Meditation001Tuesday 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 12:30pm
Phil Heang
0499 026 184
Vipassana Meditation001Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pmJacqueline Lau
Streams International Bible Study001Thursday 7pm - 8pmTanya Tan
0472 583 030
Gilgal Temple Bible Study and Prayer001Friday 5pm - 7pmAlbert Rwagasore
0469 404 208
Shrilankan Buddhist Meditation001 & 010Saturday 7pm - 9pmShirley Manatunga
0458 169 023
Gilgal Temple Worship Service001 & 002Sunday 9am - 12pmAlbert Rwagasore
0469 404 208
Chinese Christian Church010Sunday 9am - 1pmDrop-In Session
Streams International Mentorship Program001Sunday 4pm - 7pmMichael Hayford
0420 817 014

Chaplain and Visiting Chaplains

Got a question about uni, faith or friends? 
Feeling overwhelmed? 
Missing home? 
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.

ChaplainCrystal Greive
Phone(+61) 7 4781 5447
On-Campus Availability

Monday, 9am – 4pm

Tuesday, 9am – 4pm

Wednesday, 9am – 4pm


JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

Building 131, Douglas Campus

Chaplaincy also has Visiting Chaplains available. These people are members of different faith groups who are approved by the JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Committee to minister on campus in conjunction with the Chaplaincy.

Listed below for your information, are the current Visiting Chaplains who are registered with the JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy. Please feel free to contact Student Wellbeing to book an appointment.

Cairns Campus

Cairns Campus’ JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy is currently being relocated. Details to be confirmed.

Book Our Facilities - Cairns Chaplaincy Centre

Available Bookable Facilities

Cairns Campus’ JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy is currently being relocated. Details to be confirmed.

Book Our Facilities - Townsville Chaplaincy Centre

Available Bookable Facilities

All rooms are air-conditioned and provide a quiet place for prayer, reflection, meditation, group activities and one-to-one conversations.

Room Name

Room Number

Seating Capacity


Tutorial Room



Suitable for group activities, meditation, mentoring and training. Contains a white board, table and chairs.

Quiet Room



Suitable for small group discussions. Contains several couches.

Round Table Room



Suitable for small group discussions/facilitation (eg. conflict resolution group). Contains a small table and chairs.

Reflection Room



Suitable for one-to-one conversations (eg. with a Visiting Chaplain), personal meditation and reflection.

Booking Form

Submit your request to use our facilities at the Townsville Campus Multifaith Chaplaincy.

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