Sporting Facilities


Rugby & Soccer Oval / Basketball Courts

JCU Sport and Recreation also handle the hiring and usage of all the sporting assets on the Cairns campus.

To book please contact the JCU Sport & Recreation Department on 4232 1160 during business hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.


Facility Hire

JCU Sport and Recreation manage the hire and usage of all the sporting assets on the Townsville campus. Townsville JCU has  3 fields (Joe Baker Field, Cricket Oval, AFL Oval), Multipurpose Courts (2 tennis courts, 2 Basketball & 2 Netball courts), Beach Volleyball courts, Squash courts, JCUSA Fitness Centre and a Pool.

Student free play facilities

The JCU Cricket Oval and the JCU Basketball and Netball courts are available for free student use during Semester from 9am-6pm daily (unless a group booking has been made during this time). If a group booking has been made for a facility, the booking will have exclusive use of the space and free use students will have to move to a different facility. 

Court sports- casual use

The JCU Beach Volleyball courts, Squash courts and Tennis courts can be hired for casual entry without a booking, through the JCUSA Fitness Centre. See Squash, volleyball and Tennis hire prices here

Group bookings & Facility Charges

Joe Baker Field / AFL Oval / Cricket Oval / Courts
Affiliated JCU Clubs and Societies - $20p/h day or night.
Prices for non-affiliated JCU bookings can be discussed by contacting us on 4781 4502.

*Affiliated Clubs include (University, SA Clubs etc.). All charges are per hour.
Line-marking (subject to negotiation) Minimum $200 per field + extra for remarking

Swimming Pool
Group hire - with lifeguard $65p/h
Group hire - supply own lifeguard $35p/h

To make a group booking please email your request to the JCU Sport & Recreation Department  ([email protected]) or call on 07 4781 4502 during business hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.


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