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 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 2023 will be 2 days per week, Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm-5pm.


The Cairns workshop is not currently operating while Estate Services interview applicants in search of the next mechanic, we apologise for any inconvenience this may result in.

For all enquiries, please email

(Please note, the workshops are closed during semester breaks and holidays).

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.