Getting to uni
Take the Hume Highway, and turn off at the Narellan Road exit. You’ll find plenty of discounted parking when you arrive.
Buses stop on Narellan Road at the William Downes Avenue bus stand. Campus is just a short 600m walk away.
We’re an easy walk from Macarthur Square train station. Or you can catch the free shuttle bus. They come every 15 minutes.
If you prefer to bike it into uni, we have four bicycle stands as well as men’s and women’s showers.
A free shuttle bus takes you to and from Macarthur train station every 15 minutes or so. There’s also a handy, real-time bus-tracker.
We want to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to study at Western. So, we offer you access to a great range of services, like career advice, tutors, medical help, counselling, computers, study spaces, a kitchen and printing facilities – even opportunities to study abroad.
If you feel unsafe or want someone to escort you to your car, call the 24/7 security hotline on 1300 737 003. Keep your eye out for the many emergency contact points as well. Just press the button and a security officer will be with you in moments.
Got little ones? Take advantage of Western’s fantastic childcare centre. It’s open from 7.30am to 6pm, and offers long-day or occasional care for $10 an hour.
If you have a disability, chronic health condition or temporary injury, the Disability Services team can help with things like pre-admission, note takers, readers, sign interpreters, video and podcast transcripts, assistive technology, textbooks and materials in alternative formats, the list goes on.
The Student Campus Council and Student Representative Council are your voice on campus. If you have a concern or suggestion – or if you want to join – just get in touch.
Sometimes it’s hard to make ends meet. Find out if you’re eligible for student welfare. We can help you with all sorts of things, like buying textbooks or food, questions about Centrelink, budgeting and tax returns.
Have a question? Throughout your student journey (from enrolments to graduations) Student Central is your first point of contact for information, advice, forms and referrals to other services. For more information check the Student Central webpage.
Accommodation you can afford
Western’s on-campus accommodation is a hop, skip and jump from your classroom. Choose a shared villa or flat, or rent your own studio apartment. Get 24/7 support, security and WiFi access, as well as the use of our laundry facilities and courtyard, computer lab and games room. There’s even the odd cooking class.
Western’s on-campus library is open until 7pm most weekdays. Outside of staffed hours, our study hall gives you nearly 24-hour library access.
The Observatory is both an engineering field lab and home to the Australian Optical SETI Project. It offers community programs, like astronomy nights, talks on astrophysics and engineering, the Engineering Frontiers program for talented high school students, an Aboriginal science literacy program, workshops for science educators, and conferences. It’s free, and everyone is welcome.
If you’re studying Podiatry or Traditional Chinese Medicine, Uni Clinic gets you job-ready with supervised, real-world experience in the local community.
Great food for all occasions
Studying is hungry work. Grab a cuppa or a snack and refuel on the way to class. There are also plenty of GF and vegetarian options.
Dietary options available: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
In Jamaica, there is a saying "wan wan coco ful baskit". It simply means that if you slow down, stop rushing and take your time, you will achieve your goal. At Jamaica Blue, we couldn't agree more. We believe that everybody should take a little time out of their day to recharge, relax and reflect; to stop for a while and simply enjoy the moment. Enjoy a range of dishes from seasonal menu freshly prepared daily and perfectly complimented by our Signature Blend coffee.
|Monday||7am - 6pm|
|Tuesday||7am - 6pm|
|Wednesday||7am - 6pm|
|Thursday||7am - 6pm|
|Friday||7am - 6pm|
Need caffeine hit in a hurry? Grab a freshly ground coffee, specialty tea, or sweet treat on your way to class. Refill your Karma Kup for only $2.
|Monday||8am - 12pm|
|Tuesday||8am - 12pm|
|Wednesday||8am - 12pm|
|Thursday||8am - 12pm|
|Friday||8am - 12pm|
Dietary options available: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Located in the central courtyard, Bobbies has a wide range of menu options including daily hot specials, fresh salads, meal deals and sandwiches.
The café is named after Dr Bobbie Vaile who was an astrophysicist and senior lecturer at Western Sydney University. She was the founding force behind the SETI Australia Centre and was awarded the "Unsung Hero of Australian Science" award in 1995 for her work in developing easy and friendly methods of teaching science. A memorial garden has also been dedicated to her, as well as a park/reserve and a planet: 6708 Bobbievaile.
|Monday||8am - 7pm|
|Tuesday||8am - 7pm|
|Wednesday||8am - 7pm|
|Thursday||8am - 7pm|
|Friday||8am - 5pm|
Social and Cultural Spaces
Get in touch with our Campus Life Office to find out about the latest activities and events. Or drop in and give us your suggestions.
Our multi-faith centre is for everyone on campus, whether you hold to a faith or not. Drop by to pray, reflect, meditate, connect with religious groups, or just take some time out.
Western has a number of on-campus men’s and women’s Muslim prayer rooms. These include Qibla-facing prayer carpets, a place for Wudu, and female prayer clothing if needed.
The Queer Room is a place for LGBTIQ peeps and their straight allies to relax, chat and find support.
If you’re a woman or a female-identifying student, the Women’s Room is a safe place for you to study, breastfeed, attend group meetings or get involved in women’s events.