The 120 hectare (296.4 acres) campus is a haven of clean air, tall trees and native wildlife, including parrots, honey-eaters, cockatoos and resident kangaroos.

Despite its serene location, the campus is within walking distance of the shopping and entertainment complex of Belconnen, and just 12 minutes by regular bus service or car from Canberra’s Civic Centre.

On-campus social life revolves around our coffee shops, restaurants, food outlets, bar, lounges and lawns, student group-study annexes and the University residences (the Ressies). Regular social events are organized by UCU, and shops, banks and a hairdressing salon are conveniently located on campus.

There are professional and social clubs and societies, a number of sports teams, plus a well-equipped sports and fitness centre with cardio and weights classes, squash, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, plus ovals for soccer and rugby.


More than 12,000 students currently attend the University. Some 1600 of them live on campus. They come from local and regional areas, every state and territory in Australia and 90 other countries. Academic standards are high and career results are excellent. The University has produced over sixty five thousand graduates since 1970. Many occupy senior positions in the professions, the corporate world and government enterprises in Australia and their home countries; others are prominent authors, designers, journalists, film-makers and sports men and women. We’re proud of every one of them.


Teaching and learning facilities include

  • Biomedical, Environmental and Forensic Science laboratories
  • the Faculty of Law’s stylish e-Court, which enables mooting competitions via the internet
  • a Sports-Studies performance-evaluation laboratory
  • Lucid, a student-led communication agency
  • computer labs for Design, Software Engineering and general use
  • virtual Nursing and Physiotherapy wards, and Pharmacy and Dietetics laboratories
  • studios for Architecture, Interior and Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design and Cultural Heritage Conservation
  • multi-media production studios and edit suites
  • child care / preschool centres including Wiradjuri, where some Early Childhood Education students work as interns
  • the Library providing essential reference materials and online access to information databases.
  • the Ngunnawal Centre, a meeting place and learning support facility for indigenous students.


Our researchers make significant and practical contributions in the fields of ecology, virology, water conservation and quality management, biometrics, forensic science, economic modelling, customs and excise law and administration, governance and urban planning.


Take a spectacular virtual tour around some of our campus buildings.