Getting to uni
Catch the train to Parramatta station, then it’s a short walk to our Parramatta City campus at 169 Macquarie Street. From there, our free shuttle bus will take you to Parramatta South campus.
Buses stop right outside our campus on Victoria Road, Rydalmere (opposite Rippon Avenue). Bus routes include M52, 520, 521, 523, 524 and 525.
Our free shuttle bus takes you between our Parramatta City, Parramatta North and Parramatta South Campuses. Check out the Shuttle Bus Schedule for more information, including live tracking.
Take the James Ruse Drive exit off the M4.
Entry is via Victoria Road. If you are driving Eastbound on Victoria Road and are in the left-hand lane, a safer way to access campus is to turn left at Bridge Street and use the overpass to enter Parramatta South campus. There is ample parking available at Parramatta North, however parking at Parramatta South is in high demand, particularly at the start of semester.
Parking fees apply, please visit our website for more information.
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, 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.
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.
Have a question? Throughout your student journey (from enrolments to graduations) Student Services Hub is your first point of contact for information, advice, forms and referrals to other services. For more information check the Student Services Hub 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.
The Whitlam Library provides access to the print and electronic resources you need for your teaching, research and studies
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are there to support the different ways you want to study and learn including Library Study Smart assistance
Catering to both the social and silent studiers, Whitlam library fosters learning. If you are a night owl, check out Library Study Hall.
The Whitlam Library has spaces which suit exhibitions, collaborative and promotional events.
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.
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.