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.



  • 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
    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 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 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 professional translation and interpretation services at  Day Translations. Email us this code: jcu10% when availing the discount.
  • 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 order. 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 AWESOMETOM for a 10% discount on language, interpretation and translation services from Tomedes This can be used by students and researchers to aide 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 the 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.

Make the best artwork with your photos at CanvasChamp were you can customize your photos on any prints you like!

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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.