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 until 19 August 2020.

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
  • Stay healthy while studying, and indulge in the finest range of non-alcoholic spirits with the Lyre's Spirit Co. At checkout, use the discount code JCU10OFF, to redeem 10% off single bottles, excluding the bundles.
  • 10% discount on professional translation and interpretation services at Day Translations. Email us this code: jcu10% when availing of the discount.
  • Linguasia is offering $25 dollars off the first translation project for students and staff. Use the LINGUAGREAT promo code to participate
  • Airtasker is Australia’s largest marketplace for local services that connects people who need to outsource tasks with people who are looking to earn money and ready to work. From simple to complicated tasks, Airtasker can help you with anything from cleaning, to getting something delivered, to finding a handyman - the possibilities are endless.  We are happy to offer $20 off* your first task to all current students.
    To make use of this offer, enter STUDENTJCU20 at checkout.
  • Paperlust is Australia's fastest-growing online wedding and event invitations platform. Paperlust’s offers stationery ranging from engagement invitations, birthday invitations to save the date cards, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, baby shower invitations, through to thank you cards, welcome signs and seating charts. With Paperlust’s unique online design software, you can easily customise the design in the browser before having a design specialist review the design before going go print. Paperlust offers free express shipping and envelopes with every Australian & NZ orders. Paperlust is happy to offer 10% off 21st birthday invitations and graduation announcements. To make use of this offer, enter JCUPAPERLUST on the cart page at checkout.
  • 20% off everything at for JCU alumni. Offer valid for online store only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on gift cards. Use code JCUTHRILLS20 at checkout to redeem.
  • Professional Translation Services including Lexigo NAATI certified translation: 10% off, plus free upgrade to Lexigo's Express Service when ordering with your JCU student email.
  • Preply is a website where you can book online lessons in English, German, Chinese and other languages with certified tutors from around the world. Grab your 100% discount for the first lesson.
  • Use code GIFT'2020' for a 10% discount on language, interpretation and translation services from Tomedes This can be used by students and researchers to aid them in their research and studies.
  • At  Manchester Warehouse we offer a wide variety of bedding, linen, quilt/doona covers, sheets, comforters and much much more. We stock the latest trends from the best brands such as Linen House, Florence Broadhurst, Indulgence and Ecoya, We also offer Afterpay (interest-free) and provide a 30-day returns policy and would like to offer all JCU students 10% off orders over $220. Use code UNI10 to redeem.
  • The Word Point offers translation services to and from a number of languages. We can translate academic and research papers for submission in foreign journals, documents for those who wish to study or live abroad, proofread translated papers and localise apps and websites. Use discount code TWP12PRO  when placing your order for 12% off.
  • CanvasChamp is here to help you cherish your photos as an art décor! Personalize your favourite photos to make your happy memories more memorable. Discount offer: Up to 85% off on the list price of all photo Gifts Products
    • Visit: Coupons & Codes to check out all offers
    • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
    • Use the coupon code given accordingly for the photo products.
    • Offer can be availed multiple times but coupon code can be used only once per order.
  • The Real Leather Company is offering $15 discounts on their leather messenger bags. Use the exclusive discount code JCU15 at The Real Leather Company to receive this discount.
  • Shop all the latest women's fashion trends with Princess Polly, and enjoy 10% off all items (excludes Beauty, Sale & Gift Cards). At checkout, use the discount code: JCU10
  • is offering students a 10% discount on custom signs and prints. Use the online design tool to create unique banners, stickers, signs and labels. Use the discount code SIGNK77 at the checkout. Valid on the entire range.”
  • Compare and switch your private health insurance with to receive a $50 e-gift card. Simply let us know you are from JCU and email your advisor or from your student email. Visit this special offer page for more details. Terms and conditions apply.
  • WE ARE SNO is the leading provider of international ski and snowboard instructor courses and internships. Train, qualify and work as a snowsports instructor during a gap year or study break in a top resort in Canada or Japan. Current students and recent graduates (1 year) will receive a 10% discount on the listed course fees for any course in Canada or Japan. To apply, simply visit the Brisbane Page. This offer is ongoing.
  • The immigration law team at Withstand Lawyers would like to offer 10% off their services for JCU students, which includes employer sponsorship, student visas, visa cancellations & permanent residency and citizenship. The discount does not include no win no fee work. Their services can be completely handled over the phone & the discount can be redeemed simply by mentioning this post.
  • Financial Analyst Insider is offering a 10% discount on GMAT prep courses. Visit our discount page and use the coupon code: FAI10.
  • Oliver Wick is offering $50 off any ready-to-wear or custom-tailored suits. To get the discount, students need to email Oliver Wicks from their email address. This exclusive discount offer is valid for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.
  • Get 10% off all brands and clothing lines from Order of Style (not to be used with sale items or other promotions). Order of Style of Australia's leading online fashion boutique for women. Browse looks from over 30 leading international brands. Use code JCU10OSS at checkout.
  • 10% off all heating gloves and clothing purchases online from Zarkie. Zarkie is Australia's leading retailer of heated clothing for outdoor enthusiasts and people who suffer from the cold due to poor circulation. Use code JC10OFF at checkout.
  • 10% off on real-time phone interpreting services provided by Day Interpreting. Email us this code: JCUDI10 to avail of the discount.
  • BRISBANE ONLY: UrbanYou offers experienced, police-checked cleaners to keep your home spotless, so you don't have to. For $30 off your first Regular Clean or Gardening service, a Spring Clean or an End of Lease Clean use JCU30 at checkout. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Translate 4 Africa Ltd is offering 15% discount on all new professional translation and interpretation services. Email us code: T4A2020 to avail discount.
  • is an online service that allows you to design and order a custom map of any place in the world. Combining striking design with accurate geodata, GrafoMap posters make unique and touching gifts for your friends and family or original wall decoration for your own home. To redeem the discount, use the code JCU15 to get an additional 15 % off to all, already discounted custom maps. To acquire your discount, go to, upload your desired location, select format/s and enter the name JCU15 during the checkout
  • DHC Translations offers professional translation services specialising in Academic documents. Use code EDU10 for a 10% discount on your order upon presenting a valid student ID.
  • The specialists in personal insolvency at Credit Counsellors Australia are now offering a free one-hour consultation to the students, alumni, and staff at James Cook University. The offer is valued up to $200, of their time, and will address questions and concerns about debt and credit issues. We know that students can always do well to have a voice of reason guiding them through money management and debt repayments to take away some of the stress.  To take advantage of this offer simply cite you’re from JCU when speaking to one of our counsellors or contact us here.
  • 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!

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