Hawkesbury campus gives you access to cutting-edge facilities. Allows you to enrich your mind and get your hands dirty. Prepares you to take on the world of tomorrow.

Bourke St, Richmond NSW 2753
(02) 9852 5222

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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Student Support

We want to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to study at Western. So, our Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education offers 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 7.30 am to 6.00 pm, and offers long-day or occasional care for $13 an hour.

If you’re feeling down or stressed, get in touch with Western’s counselling service. Our qualified social workers and psychologists have got your back.

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.

Western's Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) offer free group study sessions facilitated by experienced students.

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.

Educational Facilities


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.

IT support

Having trouble with the WiFi or online services? Our IT support team is always happy to help.

Computer labs

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

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 on campus Health & Fitness Centres.

Our memberships also include 24/7 access to all our WSU facilities and unlimited classes.

Get started today with a FREE TRIAL PASS!

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.