Getting to uni
You’ll find us off College Drive. Limited parking is available.
Catch the 677 from the Vines Drive bus stop. If you’re heading to Windsor, catch the 675A from Bourke Street.
We’re located between Richmond and East Richmond train stations. Our free shuttle bus will drop you to and from campus.
If you prefer to bike it into uni, we have four bicycle stands as well as men’s and women’s showers.
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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.
If you are struggling with accommodation, financial hardship, personal issues, study related issues, matters related to student visa or if you are having trouble understanding university policies and procedures, the Student Welfare Service can help you work through it. For further information please visit the Student Welfare Service webpage.
For a new haircut or style at prices you can afford, head over to Cut’s on Campus.
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.
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.
Our on-campus library spans two floors, and is open until 9pm on most weekdays. Outside of staffed hours, our study hall gives you nearly 24-hour library access.
Having trouble with the WiFi or online services? Our IT support team is always happy to help.
Need access to a computer? Our computer labs are open until 3am every day.
Experimental Field Sites
See agriculture in action at Western’s experimental field sites. These include farm dams, climate-controlled plant-growth cabinets, a post-harvest controlled environment system and physiology labs, orchards, a vineyard, an olive grove and cleared plots. Animals kept on campus include cattle, sheep, reptiles, marsupials and deer.
Leading Climate Change Research
The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE) at Western is a beacon for the best and brightest climate change and energy researchers from around Australia and the world. Just some of the HIE’s research includes landscape revegetation and reforestation, biofuel production, remediation of contaminated soils and adaptation to climate change.
Biological & Molecular Sciences Research Laboratories
Explore the fascinating worlds of cell and molecular biology, animal science, microbiology, terrestrial and marine ecology, food and plant science, and forensic biology.
Crime Scene House
Forensics majors can collect evidence and investigate realistic crime scenes at Western’s world-class training and research facility, Crime Scene House. Facilities include:
- Imaging lab for recording and analysing images.
- Instrumentation lab for a glass analysis system.
- Polarisation microscopy systems to examine, for example, hairs and fibres.
- Development systems for detecting fingerprints on various surfaces.
- Specialised forensic light sources.
- Cutting-edge forensic photography technologies.
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.
Location: Kiosk – Hawkesbury, Building G1
Conveniently positioned near the library in Building G1; grab a hot/cold snack, sandwich or drink and refuel on the way to your next class.
Dietary options available: Gluten Free and Vegetarian/Vegan
Description: Coffee, sandwiches/snacks, pies and sausage rolls
Location: L2 Café – Hawkesbury, building. L2 opposite soccer fields
Dietary options available: Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free
Description: Hot food – Blackboard Specials – Meal combos.
Free Student Breakfasts – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30-10.30am
Piccolo Me appeals to serious coffee lovers just as much as it does to those who delight in its creative concoctions. Only highly trained baristas serve coffee which is 100% Arabica Fair Trade Organic.
The menu is a mix of things not found at other cafes, creating twists on childhood favourites and making your meal fun. Creations like the “Esprookie”, an espresso served in a Nutella cookie cup or the popular “Crotop”, a Nutella-filled croissant bite coated in crushed M&M peanuts or maltesers on top of a piccolo coffee is making Piccolo Me the dessert king of Sydney.
Cuts on Campus
We are a high quality hairdressing salon with a reputation for exceptional customer service. We specialise in advanced colour techniques and all hair styling needs for men and women.
All our services are performed by only using high quality Wella luxury hair care products. Wendy and Dean have a combined experience of over 40 years. Located on university campus Hawkesbury. ☕ ✂️✂️
We are a high quality hairdressing salon with a reputation for exceptional customer service. We specialise in advanced colour techniques and all hair styling needs for men and women. All our services are performed by only using high quality Wella luxury hair care products. Wendy and Dean have a combined experience of over 40 years. Located on university campus Hawkesbury. ☕ ✂️✂️
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.
Join our fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym for only $15 a week, or sign up for a free single visit. There are no lock-in contracts, no joining fee and casual visits are just $7.50. You can also take part in Bootcamps, Yoga, Boxing and HIIT training.
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.