Getting to uni
Wherever you live in Sydney, taking the bus into Sydney City is easy. Many buses stop outside of campus on Elizabeth Street. Use this Trip Planner to plan your best route.
The easiest way to get to campus is by train. Sydney City Campus is located directly across from Museum Station (exit on Liverpool St. and Elizabeth St.). It’s also just a quick walk from Town Hall station. Use this Trip Planner to plan your best route.
If you are living near to campus, walking is always an option! There are student accommodation options in areas such as Haymarket and Chippendale which are within 15 to 20 mins from campus.
The campus is located in the Central Business District of Sydney so we’d recommend getting public transport rather than driving. If you really want to drive to campus, there’s a secure carpark on-site with a limited number of spaces or street parking for an hourly rate.
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Sydney is the 7th safest city in the world according to The Safe Cities Index 2017. The safety and security of our students on campus is very important. Sydney City Campus has 24 hour security, including video surveillance and an onsite security team. Our security team can assist with safety and security around campus, lost property, theft and medical emergencies. If you are on campus and need assistance, please contact the team on the Ground Level.
At Western Sydney University, there are many people dedicated to helping students. A variety of support services are available to make your transition to university as smooth as possible. Student Advisors are available to help you with any concerns or difficulties that you may have, including:
- Course advice
- Study support
- Assignment help
A Student Counsellor is also available to help you work through the unexpected problems that sometimes catch you by surprise. Be it an academic issue or a personal issue, our Student Counsellor is friendly, approachable and always willing to help.
If you need advice or welfare, disability or counselling help, you are encouraged to access free, confidential counselling services as early as possible before your studies are affected. You can make an appointment with a student advisor directly or drop-in sessions are held daily for any quick questions you wish to ask.
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.
The academic calendar differs slightly from the other university campuses. You can start your degree in either, February, June or October. Postgraduate Business courses have four intakes each year, January, April, June or September.
At Sydney City Campus, you can complete your three year bachelor’s degree in as little as two years and enter the workforce sooner. A bachelor’s degree usually consists of 24 units. With our flexible academic calendar, you can study 12 units in one year over three sessions.
Small classes, personalised learning and direct access to teachers and support staff, help you to succeed at university and successfully complete your degree program. Unlike the traditional lecturer down approach, our pioneering model of co-created learning treats our students as partners in their education. We empower students to share ideas and develop their creativity through a range of degrees.
Our students are partners in learning. The timetable is structured so that, in most cases, you have two hours of lecture time and two hours of tutorials per unit, per week. As a fulltime student on campus, you should expect to spend 12–16 hours each week in lectures or tutorials between 8am and 9pm, Monday to Friday. Practical courses will require out of hours involvement and some courses require off-campus laboratory workshops.
Work integrated learning is a great way to put your studies into practice and improve your employability. Many of our courses offer you the opportunity to combine your studies with work integrated learning and industry engagement. Through projects, placements and guest speakers, you’ll get the real-life experience, practical skills and knowledge that you need for your future career.
Talk to Reception on Level 4 for help with general enquiries, enrolments, fees, travel concessions, ID cards, forms, the list goes on.
Students enrolled at Sydney City can access the on-campus Navitas Library to borrow books, get help from a librarian, and use the quiet study areas or printing and photocopying facilities. You can also benefit from the Western online library which offers numerous resources to support your studies. The on-campus library opening hours are:
Mon-Thurs, 8.30am to 8.00pm
Fri, 8.30am to 6.30pm
Sat, 8.30am to 1.30pm
Our learning commons offer group study booths, innovative learning spaces, high-speed Wi-Fi, and lots of social spaces.
Technology on campus
Classrooms at the Sydney City Campus are equipped with the latest tech gadgets including interactive whiteboards and recording facilities. You have the option to 'Bring Your Own Device' to class or borrow one of the brand new laptops or iPads for in-class participation or tutorial work.
Students can also avail of on-campus IT support. Located on Level 4 Reception, the iHELP Support Team provides quality IT and classroom support to all students and teachers at the Sydney City Campus. The team offers a unique walk-up, face-to-face service that aims to personalise the students and teachers support experience.
Contact the iHELP Desk
Visit: iHelp Desk, Level 4 Reception
Call: +61 (2) 99646518
Students can also access labs with high-performing Apple Mac computers featuring specialised course-specific software.
Access the facilities at any Western campus
Sydney City Campus students have access to all the facilities and services at any Western Sydney University campus. (Note: The facilities at Sydney City Campus are currently only available to students who are enrolled in a course at Sydney City due to systems and technology variances.)
Up to $800 worth of digital textbooks, for free
We are the only uni to give you up to $800 worth of first-year undergraduate digital textbooks, for free.
And if you apply directly through us, rather than UAC, you could save even more on the application fee.
A choice of cuisines
The campus is surrounded by cafes, sandwich shops, food courts and restaurants. China Town and Korea Town are both just a few minutes’ walk away as well as other cuisine options from all over the world.
Sydney City Campus offers vibrant, inspiring learning environments with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Our on-campus facilities include a library, computer laboratories, innovative social learning spaces, wireless internet, and lots of open space to hang out in.
The wonderful thing about studying in the centre of Sydney is that you can make Sydney 'your' campus and access all the amenities that the city has to offer, right on the campus doorstep.
- Visit the iconic Hyde Park and take a break from the sun in the cool shade under the big leafy trees,
- For a change of scenery from the campus, use the quiet study facilities at the NSW State Library,
- Have a picnic or read a book beside Sydney Harbour,
- Or choose from one of the endless options to taste food from around the world at the many restaurants,
- Then, hop on a train, bus, ferry or bicycle to explore all that Sydney has to offer!
We have social areas, kitchen facilities and a ping-pong table in the common area at Sydney City Campus. Studying in the heart of Sydney CBD means that Sydney is your campus. Hyde Park is right across the road from campus and it’s a great place
to have lunch, kick a ball, or just hang out with your friends. In the local area, we have gyms, yoga studios, a swimming pool, The Australian Museum and the NSW Library. It’s just a short walk to the harbour or a bus/train journey to the beach!
Sydney City Campus has a multi-faith prayer
room available to all students.
Sydney City facilities
Sydney City Campus is located in a major urban centre, providing increased transport connectivity, employment opportunities and access to retail and community amenities such as childcare.