Functions & Group Accommodation

Conferences & Seminars

During University recesses, The John Flynn College continues to offer relaxed, inexpensive, and high quality function and conference rooms for all corporate clubs, meetings, and wedding functions. First-rate facilities including a function room with catering and accommodation services, and easy parking and accessible audiovisual equipment, bolster the College location as first choice for your event.

The College’s glass walled function room, overlooking tree-lined grounds with great views of Townsville, is an idyllic spot for a corporate or social function. The air-conditioned dining room comfortably serves 200 guests (smaller numbers are no problem) with room to spare for a dance floor that can accommodate live bands. Innovative decorating and set-up services can also enhance the character of your event, guaranteeing a lasting impression with your guests.


Access to the University’s facilities, professional staff and large range of audio-visual and other technical equipment conveniently complement meeting and conference proceedings. Easy parking is available, as well as a Sunbus service to the University, or call us to discuss “door to door dining” Catering services and short-term accommodation are also available, making your event effortless.


Our high quality kitchen and dining room proudly present a wide range of menu options – from finger food or buffet through to a la carte banquets. Our friendly and highly trained staff can cater for up to 200 guests.

For memorable functions and events, let The John Flynn College be your celebration specialist. We can tailor your special function to suit your group and budget specifications.

Sporting Group Accommodation

The John Flynn College has a solid reputation for providing high quality accommodation for both large and small sporting groups throughout the June- July University break. Here at John Flynn We provide clean, single rooms allowing guests privacy.

All stays at The John Flynn College are fully catered, served in the college dining room, prepared by the college’s qualified chefs and food attendants.

The college is within walking distance of the University and its sporting facilities as well as Townsville’s public bus system.

Any enquiries you have about our Sporting Group Accommodation please contact us.


Short-term Accommodation

The John Flynn College appreciates the importance of making a lasting impression on our guests. We take the time to understand all of your accommodation requirements from the moment of arrival until your farewell.

Our clean, fully furnished, air-conditioned rooms are available for short term and longer staying guests, including visiting academics, new postgraduate students, and short-term visitors (such as sporting teams and corporate groups) to the James Cook University.

Rates and Dates

The College offers short-term residency during the mid year and end of year vacation periods. Applications should be made directly to the College and rates are negotiable according to your needs. Please see the James Cook University academic calendar for mid-year and end of year vacation dates.

College accommodation is on par with other accommodation options, with all rooms boasting views of the surrounding gardens, reflecting the stunning natural style of the vibrant North Queensland region. Accommodation ranges from full board to “bed and breakfast” arrangements with packages from one night to several months.

A wide variety of fully catered, high quality meals are also offered, with catering available for special requirements. A large air-conditioned lounge and entertainment room featuring TV, VCR, DVD, pool table and a piano is available to make your stay more comfortable.