The Student Association at JCU is here to represent you, support you, to give a voice for students on University Committees and generally ensure you're well looked after during your time here. We also aim to provide you with life long memories of a fun and exciting University experience. We encourage you to be involved in your organisation as the JCU Student Association is here solely because of you. Support the organisation that supports you!

There are two types of Membership available to currently enrolled students; FREE Membership which gives you the right to vote in Student Elections and the SA+ Package which provides you with a bucket load of discounts.

Simply start flashing your SA+ membership card and get a great range of discounts around campus and Cairns. Options range from 10% discount on coffee upgrades at Market by Aroma, $10 movie tickets at Event Cinemas and 20% discount at Little Hot Rocks Boutique. With Gilligans and the Woolshed covered, you can't afford not to be a member! You'll also receive member discounts at the Gym, JCU Social Sport and access to our specialist support services! Things like student support, academic support for appealing your grades and representing you against disputes with your lecturers.

FREE Membership

The 2018 Free Membership will be available from February'18

  • Free Year Planner (while stocks last)
  • Voting rights in JCUSA Elections
  • Eligibility to run for Student Council Positions
  • Academic & Student Support


SA+ Package Cairns ($35) Returning Member ($25)

  • Membership Discount Card for Campus and Cairns
  • Free Membership T-Shirt (while stocks last)
  • $50 Discount JCUSA Gym membership (conditions apply)
  • Discounted Social Sport
  • Free Year Planner (while stocks last)
  • Voting rights in JCUSA elections
  • Eligibility to run for Student Council Positions
  • Academic Advocacy & Student Support
  • Emergency Food & Transport Assistance

Memberships for 2019 will be available from OWeek in February. 

Proof of Membership

To collect the SA+ Discount Card, please come into the JCUSA Office. You must present proof of payment to the Student Association via email or mail. The Membership Card should be presented when making use of the discounts offers.

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