The Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC) offers a comprehensive range of training qualifications and certificates for the maritime industry. The campus is located along Chinaman Creek in the suburb of Portsmith, just a short 10 minute drive south of the Cairns city centre.

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What's on offer at the GBRIMC campus

GBRIMC delivers a range of industry-recognised maritime courses in specialised training facilities. The campus offers a comprehensive range of qualifications from certificate I through to certificate IV in maritime operations, as well as skill sets in safety, marine radio, and fire fighting.

Facilities and services 
  • 20 metre commercially registered vessel
  • Desktop simulators
  • Engineering workshops
  • Full mission bridge simulator
  • Multi-purpose Emergency Response Training Simulator (MERTS)
  • Sea survival training immersion pool
  • Tug optimised bridge

Street Address:

55-61 Tingira Street,
Portsmith Qld 4870

Postal Address:

55-61 Tingira Street,
Portsmith Qld 4870

Monday 8.00am-4.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am-4.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am-4.00pm
Thursday 10.30am-4.00pm
Friday 8.00am-4.00pm
Saturday N/A
Sunday N/A
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Public transport

Taxi services are available through Cairns Taxis however there is no public transport available to the GBRIMC campus.


If you live nearby, cycling could be another cost effective option to get to class.


We have plenty of free on-site parking available for students at our GBRIMC campus.

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