Green Bike Fleet Program

JCU's award winning Green Bike Fleet program repairs second hand bikes and sells them at low cost to JCU students. The program provides affordable and convenient transport, saves energy, reduces carbon emissions, improves health, improve resource efficiency and reduce waste. To date the project has refurbished and sold over 400 bikes.

Watch our video below to learn about our Internationally recognised, award winning Green Bike Fleet program.


Due to the popularity of the program bikes are often in short supply. At the start of each semester a fleet of bikes are sold with first preference given to new International students as the program is an International Office initiative. Bike sales start on Market Day in Orientation Week. If we sell out you can put your name down for the next available bike.

Opening hours for JCU's Townsville Green Bike Fleet workshop during 2022 will be 2 days per week, Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 1pm.


You can see the TropEco stall on Market day in OWeek to express your interest in a bike. The Green Bike Fleet work shop will be open from 12pm to 1pm each Wednesday, subject to demand and availability. Please contact to purchase a bike outside these hours.

If you would like to donate a bike to the program please contact Students wishing to return their Green Bike are eligible for a $20 reimbursement provided the bike is in good working order. For details on how to obtain a reimbursement please contact

The JCU Green Bike Fleet project is a collaboration between James Cook International, TropEco and the Bicycle Users Group and was made possible through the JCU Action for Sustainability Fund.