COVID-19 Advice for the JCU Community - Last updated: 18 October 2021, 7am (AEST)

Student discounts and benefits

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

  • 10% off at Pie House (JCU Student Association Members)
  • 30% off at The Donut Room (JCU Student Members)
  • 10% Discount on Food and Beverages at Cairns Colonial Club Resort and Palm Royale Cairns.

Visit the study buddy website for a list of cafes in Townsville and Cairns that provide a discount to students upon the presentation of their student ID.



  • 10% off all memberships for the JCU Townsville Fire Basketball
  • Various discounts on membership deals for the NQ Cowboys
  • Present your Student ID at Genesis Fitness to pay nothing to join and receive 4 weeks free! Membership includes access to 5 clubs and unlimited group fitness classes.

Townsville and Cairns

$8 Student Monday Movie tickets at Event Cinemas.

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.

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.

Enjoy 66% off at inkl, a top-rated news app. inkl brings news from 100+ trusted newspapers and magazines into one place, including the Financial Times, Economist, Telegraph, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, Crikey, The Conversation and more. Sign up with your university email at to start reading the world's best news.



  • 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 directly on the 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
    10% off accommodation using the JCU booking portal.


  • 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 the high peak season.
  • Cairns Colonial Club Resort and Palm Royale Cairns.
  • $89 room only rate as well as 10% off food and beverages for JCU Students.


  • Avis Car Rental
  • Queensland Rail Network
    40% discount based on a full-time student rate with an 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)Email with a photo of your student ID card for your discount code.
  • 10% off pre-paid attraction passes from iVenture Card with the code STUDENT1910
  • 10% Discount on any personal document translation services. IVANNOVATION provides accurate certified translations of personal documents for official use. Use Discount Code: CSUNIVA10
  • 15% off all premium jackets at Sculpt Australia exclusive to JCU students. To acquire a discount, go to and enter the discount code "JCU15" at the checkout.
  • 15% off all neon signs at Sculpt Neon Signs exclusive to JCU students. To acquire a discount, go to and enter the discount code "JCU15" at the checkout.
  • Obscure Belts is offering 10% discounts on all their leather belts. Use the exclusive discount code JCU10 at to receive the discount
  • Anuent is offering FLAT 15% OFF on all of their leather bags collection. Use CODE: JCU15 at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Domini Leather is offering a 15% discount on all Italian leather bags. Use CODE: JCU15 at checkout to receive this discount.
  • is an online tool that provides AI-powered text to speech across 100+ realistic voices. Their voice maker tool also allows matching the voiceover with videos and presentations with perfect timing. Students can avail 20% discount on all subscriptions by mailing to Murf AI from their email address.
  • To buy men's bomber jackets and accessories at Hentschman, use the discount code: HENT15OFF, and enjoy a 15% OFF discount on the whole site.
  • Use Code: JCU15 to save $15 + Free Shipping on all Handmade Leather Duffel Bags, Backpacks, Messenger Bags, and Totes at Steel Horse Leather. The code can be redeemed at checkout.
  • We would love to provide you with a 10% discount from our entire product range, no minimum spend required. All you would need to do is enter the promo code "JCUPERKS10" at checkout!
  • The Canvas Art Factory is Australia's largest 100% Australian-made art manufacturer. The Canvas Art Factory offers wall art in canvas and acrylic art prints ranging from abstract to modernism, fine art to impressionism, in addition to customised prints and a broad range of art supplies. We also hold exclusive licensing rights to reproduce Aboriginal Art through our Indigenous Arts Development partner Fireworks Galley. With Canvas Art Factory’s state of the art printing services, we can print your customised design to virtually any aspect and size (up to 3.2m in width) and have one of our in-house design specialists review the design before going go print. Canvas Art Factory offers free shipping within Australia. Canvas Art Factory is happy to offer 10% off all our range of 7000+ products. To make use of this offer, enter jcustudent10 on the cart page at checkout. (Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion).
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  • DHCTranslations offers professional translation services specialising in Academic documents. Use code EDU10 for 10% discount on your order upon presenting a valid student ID.
  • Mispress Neon provides pre-made and custom designed LED Neon Signs Worldwide. Use code: JCU15 at checkout for 15% OFF. Afterpay Available.
  • The NOVO brand includes all the shoes and accessories a girl needs no matter what the occasion. From stylish flats to the highest of heels, from wedges to the latest on trend casual styles; NOVO provides them for all, and of course there’s the perfect little clutch or accessory to match. Simply use promo code "JCU10NOVO" at checkout to receive 10% off all full price products.
  • 10% off all bikes & accessories when you use the discount code JCU10 at
  • 10% off at Cheeky Plant Co. to promote student health and wellbeing through having plants in homes and workspaces. Discount code: JCU10
  • 10% OFF HYDRAGUN Australia. Simply from your university email address with a softcopy of your student ID, titled “HU10 JCU”, to redeem your unique discount code and apply it upon checkout!
  • 10% off all dog toys, accessories and toys from Pets for Life. Based in Brisbane but shipping Australia-wide, Pets for Life is a leading retailer of quality dog products for international brands such as Sassy Woof and Clean Earth.  Use code "STUDENTS10" at checkout to claim this discount on Offer valid to June 2022
  • UGG Boots Store: Australia’s ugg boots superstore to shop anything from uggs to sheepskin slippers, from kids sheepskin boots to accessories. We have men's, women and kids uggs for every style and budget in a large variety of sizes and colours. All ugg boots at our store are Made in Australia. We are proudly Australian Owned & Operated. Simply use discount code "JCU10" at checkout to receive a further 10% Off sitewide.
  • LeatherNeo is your online destination for personalized handcrafted leather goods and accessories. We are offering students 10% off across our store. Enter CONCL21 at checkout.
  • Manchester Factory is offering 10% off all bedding site wide excluding sale/outlet items. Use code "JCU10"
  • Galen Leather handcraft leather notebook covers, pen cases, Macbook cases, iPad sleeves, and travel accessories to inspire you on your adventures and in your creative pursuits. 8% off for when you register for our discount via VerifyPass. Access the discount here.

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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.