Accommodation with Meals

Accommodation with Meals

"Consideration for others is our only rule."

Pastoral Care
Resident Leaders Cairns Student Lodge’s Resident Leaders (RLs) are a group of 10 student residents who have been appointed due to their experience, leadership, and commitment to the care and safety of all residents. Their...
Lodge Plus
  Cairns Student Lodge is pleased to introduce "Lodge Plus"! The programme gives residents even more reasons to stay with us, your home away from home.   Our first initative is "2018 Gym Access" We...
Introduce a Friend Reward
Introduce a Friend Reward At Cairns Student Lodge we appreciate the feedback we receive from you, and all the great things you say about us to your friends and family. We're proud to say that...
Apply for Accommodation
On-line applications for the first semester of 2018, are now being accepted. Identify the type of student you are and "Apply Now" to complete the application form and view the rates applicable to your stay....
Sustainability with Conservation Volunteers Australia
Sustainability with Conservation Volunteers Australia
The Lodge Event Hub will be supporting tropical tree and grass planting to degraded areas in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers Australia. The 12th of December...
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Australian Dental Council (ADC) Exams – this weekend
Australian Dental Council (ADC) Exams – this weekend
With guests from diverse places such as Cairo, Canada, India, Dubai, South Africa, Russia, Canberra, Perth, Northern Territory, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Sydney (just to...
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Short Walk to James Cook University (JCU Cairns)
Short Walk to James Cook University (JCU Cairns)
Many people ask: So just how far is James Cook University (JCU Cairns) from Cairns Student Lodge? Perhaps our YouTube video just might help explain...
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Wrap Up BBQ with Lodge Event Hub
Wrap Up BBQ with Lodge Event Hub
With the end of year fast approaching and final exams pending, the Lodge Event Hub had an early "Wrap Up BBQ" to celebrate the trips...
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About Us

Experience purpose built student accommodation including all meals, 7 days a week.

 

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We Feed You!

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The lodge is full of life, especially during uni time. The fact that I’m an international student means my family is far away, and having an environment where you wake up to see your friends as family is honestly the best thing. The Cairns Student Lodge dining hall is where your breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. The dining hall has communal tables so that you can share a meal with your new Cairns Student Lodge friends. You can also choose to pack your lunch at breakfast and take it with you, so you don’t have to return during the day. Your safety is a top priority. Cairns Student Lodge has CCTV around the property, nightly patrols by security professionals, and Resident Leaders (RL’s) are available outside office hours to discuss any concerns you may have. Our General Manager also lives on-site and is part of our community.

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Cairns Student Lodge’s History

The suburb of Smithfield — named after gold prospector William Smith in 1876 — was originally a township separate from Cairns. It was moved to its current location by 1881 from the banks of the Barron River after a number of floods. James Cook University (JCU) Cairns Campus opened in 1987, and in 1999 Cairns Student Lodge was built as accommodation for JCU’s students. The current owner of Cairns Student Lodge purchased the property on the 27 February 2016 and commenced major renovations to student rooms, common areas, and the grounds, bringing Cairns Student Lodge into the 21st century. These renovations were finished in January 2017 and the response from the residents has been very positive.

Acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners

The land upon which the lodge is built is part of the country traditionally owned by the Djabugay (pronounced japurkai), Yirrijandji (pronounced irrikandji) and Gimuy Yidinji (pronounced goom eyeyidinji). The current owners and staff of Cairns Student Lodge would like to recognise the traditional owner of the site and acknowledge the elders past and present. We recognise the traditional owners’ deep and continuing cultural and spiritual connection to the area.

Testimonial

Here is a recent review of Vanessa Kavanamur’s stay at the Cairns Student Lodge earlier on this year:

“The lodge is full of life, especially during uni time. The fact that I’m an international student means my family is far away, and having an environment where you wake up to see your friends as family is honestly the best thing. You also get to meet people from different backgrounds, and learn things from them while having a lot of fun at the same time. You do have your room for study, and since the distance to uni is about a few minutes walk, you could walk there anytime. There are shops across the road from the lodge so the location is convenient. 🙂 5 stars”

Vanessa Kavanamur – January 2017