Getting to uni
Take the James Ruse Drive exit off the M4. Entry is via Victoria Road.
Buses stop right outside our campus on Victoria Road, Rydalmere (opposite Rippon Avenue). Bus routes include M52, 520, 521, 523, 524 and 525.
Rydalmere station is a 10-minute walk from the campus. We also have a free shuttle bus that runs to and from the Parramatta CBD (Macquarie Street). From there, it’s a two-minute walk to Parramatta station.
If you prefer to bike it into uni, we have four bicycle stands as well as men’s and women’s showers.
Shuttlebuses run between our Parramatta City, Parramatta North and Parramatta South Campuses. Check our Shuttle Bus Schedule for more information including live tracking.
Entrance to Parramatta South campus is via Victoria Road. Parking fees apply.
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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.
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.
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.
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 learning commons offer group study booths, a place to charge your laptop, HDMI or VGA input, and large LCD screens to project your work onto. Plus, the walls are made of whiteboards. Great for brainstorming.
Western’s on-campus library is open until 10pm most weekdays. Outside of staffed hours, our study hall gives you 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.
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: Rivercafe – Parramatta South, Building EN
Dietary options available:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Description of food available:
- Cake and slices
- Sandwiches, baguettes
- Hot buffet food
Location: Bakehouse – Parramatta South, Building ER
Serving up a wide range of premium pastries and sweet treats alongside a delicious high quality savoury selection and fresh daily salads. Top baristas serve premium coffee blends and cold drinks include old fashioned milkshakes. Our bubbly staff work hard to ensure a top rate service for you.
Dietary options available: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten Free
Fred DeLuca founded the SUBWAY® chain in Connecticut, USA, in 1965. Today there are more than 30,000 outlets in 87 countries. Serving up freshly made subs to order on a range of breads which are baked daily in store, you will always find a satisfying, good value sandwich option to suit you. Located in building EN.
Dietary options available: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Halal
Piccolo Me was cofounded in 2012 by brothers Charlie & Roy Hachem. Located in building EA, Piccolo Me offers a high quality café style menu as well as a responsible attitude towards local industry and a sustainable future. Coffee is sourced from local roasters and only fair trade organic beans. On our menu you will find, our Nutella bombs, deep fried Nutella ice cream and our famous cheesy frenchy!
Have you been Piccolo'd?
Location: Building EkB
Dietary options available: Vegetarian
Description: Chartwells is a Café offering a unique experience with A´ la Carte dining. We strive to provide excellent service to all our customers, so come, enjoy and experience create a new memory.
Oliver Brown is the ultimate dessert destination, specialising in decadent dishes made from the finest quality chocolate, imported directly from the world’s chocolate capital in Belgium. The Oliver Brown experience tantalises all taste buds, offering waffles, crepes, chocolate fondue, chocolates, coffee, drinks and shakes, as well as all of the beautiful trimmings of ice cream, chocolate sauce, fresh fruit and chocolate drops.
Oliver Brown prides on offering high-quality ingredients, by sourcing the best raw chocolate from Belgium to use in the creation of our chocolates, desserts and drinks. Located in building EG, Oliver Brown not only caters for a late night chocolate craving or a hot chocolate on a rainy day but also offers a local hangout spot and a central hub for people to come together and indulge in their favourite dessert delights.
Experience Oliver Brown, and enjoy!
Dietary options available: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
We serve vegetarian Japanese sushi bento box and little hot food tempura with vegetable oil. We serve Japanese sushi bento box and little hot food tempura with vegetable oil for vegan. All meat (chicken and beef) is halalled in Japanese sushi bento box and hot food meal (Noodle and Rice). We don't serve gluten free (sashimi only). Located in building EG.
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.