Townsville is home to Australia’s only university established to focus on the Tropics worldwide, James Cook University. There is a second university in Townsville, Central Queensland University which is Australia’s largest regional university with a strong emphasis on social innovation and global outreach.

Your world-class education begins at James Cook University (JCU). Ranked in the top 2% universities in the world*, JCU provides career-focused courses and leading research excellence to develop graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience to thrive in a global workforce.

JCU students and researchers explore, discover, and grow through opportunities to work and learn in spectacular locations including the Australian Outback and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef.

Offering diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across diverse study areas including Engineering, Marine Science, Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing, Science, Teaching and Education, and Tourism, students can follow their passion and develop skills for a career with adventure and impact.

1 James Cook Dr, Townsville City QLD 4811
E:  [email protected]
P:  +61 7 4781 5255
CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J
*Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2022

Image courtesy of James Cook University Australia


CQUniversity offers flexible study options from TAFE to university studies, practical learning experiences and pathway options. As Australia’s most engaged and inclusive university, the institution has a reputation for being a leading supplier of distance education. CQUniversity is ranked in the top 150 universities under 50 years old by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

538 Flinders Street Townsville 4810
E [email protected]
P +61 7 4726 5300
CRICOS Provider Code: 00219C