Conference and Event Facilities

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    The Cairns Institute building is a popular venue for conferences, seminars and exhibitions.

    James Cook University facilities, including rooms in The Cairns Institute, can be hired for events - see Room Bookings/Hire Information.

    Videoconferencing and audio visual services in our rooms are supported by JCU Videoconferencing & Audio Visual Services and equipment in rooms is detailed here for Cairns.


    If you require catering for your event, we recommend either booking the downstairs foyer area D3.F001, or the upstairs mezzanine foyer D3.101 through Room Bookings. Your booking includes the exclusive use of the serveries located in those areas.

    Catering for events in The Cairns Institute building can be arranged by the resident café, D'Lish on McGregor - phone 0417 590 877.

    The Institute has the following rooms available:

    Boardroom 20 D3.003
    Lecture theatre 194 D3.054
    Ground floor foyer 60 D3.F001
    Tutorial room 38 D3.059
    Tutorial room 50 D3.063
    First floor foyer 15 D3.101
    Tutorial room 15 D3.143
    Tutorial room 34 D3.144
    Tutorial room 34 D3.149
    Tutorial room 20 D3.150

    Parking at the Cairns Campus

    Parking for visitors is allowed in the areas designated Permit, Free and Public but visitors to the campus must purchase a daily casual ‘scratch-it’ permit for $2 from the Co-Op Bookshop. These permits enable parking in Permit, Free and Public areas on campus for one day periods.

    This printable Cairns Campus Transit and Parking Map shows the location of parking areas and the Co-Op Bookshop for purchasing scratch-it permits.

    Other parking information


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