Student discounts and benefits

Find out the student benefits on offer for Townsville and Cairns students.



  • 10% off at Shaw & Co
  • 10% off at Courtyard
  • 10% off at Pie House (JCU Student Association Members)
  • 30% off at The Donut Room (JCU Student Members)


  • 10% off at Bang & Grind

Sporting and Gym Memberships




Townsville and Cairns



  • The Ville Resort-Casino
    • 15% off the Best Available Rate of the Day (BAR). Quote 'JCUALUMNI' to receive this discount. Bookings are subject to availability.
  • Beach House Motel
    • 10% off when booked direct on phone or our website using promo code JCU
  • Mariners North Holiday Apartments
    • 10% discount off the best advertised rate.
  • Holiday Inn
    • Stay Local package from $119 per night. Enjoy overnight accommodation at the local, iconic Sugar Shaker PLUS complimentary internet in your spacious guest room and as a bonus we will cover your self-parking fee. Valid for stays Thursday to Sunday
  • Itara & Jacana Riverway


  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    • 15% off the best available rate. Nights' Accommodation including parking and buffet breakfast. The offer is subject to availability and not valid during high peak season.

Travel and Transport

  • Avis Car Rental: Book here.
  • Queensland Rail Network
    • 40% discount based on a full time student rate with applicable ID card or B-Quick rates on the Spirit of Queensland seats.
  • 30% off all Car Rental Insurance on all policies online at Rental Cover (Car Rental Insurance)
  • 10% off pre-paid attraction passes from iVenture Card with the code STUDENT1910

Florists and Gifts

Online news and newspaper home deliveries

JCU News Subscription

JCU students have unlimited digital access to The Townsville Bulletin, Cairns Post, The Courier Mail, The Australian, and many other News Corp newspapers until 19 August 2019.

To help you stay in touch with news in your community, JCU offers you free access to these newspapers via a campus subscription offer. Access to this content will help you to stay up-to date with issues affecting Townsville, Cairns and beyond.

Discounted newspaper home deliveries

Subscribe to have The Townsville Bulletin and The Sunday Mail newspapers delivered to your door 7 days a week for only $8 per week! Home delivery not available in all areas. Visit the Townsville Bulletin website for more details.

Subscribe to have The Cairns Post and The Sunday Mail newspapers delivered to your door 7 days a week for only $8 per week! Home delivery not available in all areas. Visit the Cairns Post website for more details.

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Inclusion on this list should not be considered an endorsement by JCU of the product/s or services provided. Any queries or concerns you may have about a particular product or service should be addressed to the relevant provider.

Whilst we have made reasonable efforts to describe each product or service, based on the information given to us by the provider, you must rely on the provider's materials alone when deciding whether or not to purchase.

James Cook University will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by JCU students which arises out of or in connection with any products or services purchased from the suppliers listed on this page.

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