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 Townsville. Options range from free coffee upgrades at Miss Sushi, Green Plate and The Market to buy 1 get 1 free Magnetic Island Sealink Ferry tickets. With the Mad Cow Tavern also covered, you can't afford not to be a member! You'll receive member discounts at the Fitness Centre; Social Sport nominations; participation in the Fisher Shield competition and access to our specialist support services! Things like student support (including a Centrelink access point), academic support for appealing your grades and representing you against disputes with your lecturers.

FREE Membership

  • Free Year Planner (available from mid February)
  • Voting rights in JCUSA Elections
  • Eligibility to run for Student Council Positions
  • Academic & Student Support
  • Student Emergency Food & Transport Assistance

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SA+ Package Townsville ($45) Returning Members ($35)

  • Membership Discount Card for Campus and Townsville
  • Free Membership T-Shirt (while stocks last)
  • No $50 Joining Fee at JCUSA Fitness Centre
  • Discounted Social Sport
  • Eligible to Play in Fisher Shield (College & Halls only)
  • Discounted Entry JCUSA Pool
  • Free Year Planner (while stocks last)
  • Voting rights in JCUSA elections
  • Eligibility to run for Student Council Positions
  • Academic Advocacy & Student Support
  • Free Tennis & Beach Volleyball 7am - 3pm (mon-fri)
  • 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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