Regional Bonus Points

How do Regional Bonus Points work?

You do not need to do anything:

  • If you are completing the 2016 Australian Year 12 or International Baccalaureate (IB) and live or study in the Western Sydney region you will automatically receive five Bonus Points when you apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
  • If you are a non-current school leaver (not completing the 2015 Australian Year 12 or IB at the time of applying for university) and live in the Greater Western Sydney region, you will automatically receive five Bonus Points when you apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
  • Bonus Points apply to all  courses, excluding Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Check if your postcode qualifies for 5 Regional Bonus Points:

Applicants who qualify for the Regional Bonus, Subject Bonus, Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and the Elite Athlete and Performer Bonus Scheme can only receive a maximum of 10 Bonus Points in total. 

Students do not need to live in the Western Sydney region to receive up to 10 Subject Bonus Points. Subject Bonus Points are not available for all courses.

Where can you go for more information?

If you want to talk, Team U is our student-run advice line that was set up especially to help you into Western Sydney University. They can help answer any questions you have about uni. Call them on 1300 897 669 or email teamu@westernsydney.edu.au They will be happy to help.