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.

The Cairns JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy has a Multifaith Prayer Room, located in Room A4.032.1.

Swipe card access is required for entry and washing facilities are available in the A4 ground level amenities.

The facility does not require booking and is accessible 7am-9pm daily. However, if you would like to book a larger room for a spiritual or religious activity, please contact the Chaplain at [email protected] to discuss potential options.

The Townsville JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy is located in Building 131 and is open 7am-9pm every day.

Please sign in every time you enter the building at the hallway whiteboard. For afterhours access, call JCU Security on 1800 675 559.

The Chaplain is available for appointments on Mondays (9am - 5pm), Tuesdays (12pm - 3pm) and Wednesdays (9am - 1pm). The Multifaith Chaplaincy will also have events and activities throughout the year posted on our JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Facebook page, as well as our whiteboard at Building 131.

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.

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

Room NameRoom NumberSeating CapacitySuitability
Tutorial RoomDE00125Suitable for larger group activities, meditation, mentoring and training
Quiet RoomDE00210Suitable for prayer, worship or meditation
Round Table RoomDE0106Suitable for small group discussions/facilitation
Reflection RoomDE0096Suitable for one-to-one conversations, personal meditation and reflection
Kitchen 12Microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, tableware, tables, chairs

Booking Form

To submit your request to use our facilities at the Townsville Campus Multifaith Chaplaincy, please complete this booking form.

Got a question about uni, faith or friends?
Feeling overwhelmed?
Missing home?
Just need someone to talk to?

The University Chaplain is available for a confidential chat and is based on the Townsville campus (Building 131), and is also available for phone and Zoom appointments from any location.

The Chaplain provides pastoral care about personal, spiritual and faith-related issues to JCU students and staff, conducts hospital visitations in the Townsville area, and arranges multifaith events and activities throughout the academic year.

For more information, see the JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Facebook page.

Chaplain Jessica Schwartz
Phone (+61) 7 4781 5447
Email [email protected]
On-Campus Availability

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 12pm - 3pm

Wednesday: 9am - 1pm


JCU Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre

Building 131, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

If you require any other assistance, please contact Counselling and Wellbeing on 1800 246 446 or [email protected]