Parramatta City campus Provost

A message from Professor Amir Mahmood, Provost, Parramatta City campus

The University's flagship Parramatta City campus, located at 169 Macquarie Street, is a $220.5 million commercial development consisting of a 14-storey, 26,500m², A-grade building as part of the Parramatta Square precinct and redevelopment.

The building spearheaded one of Australia's biggest urban renewal projects and supports the transition of Parramatta into a true university city.

The Parramatta City campus, owned by two of Charter Hall's managed funds, was developed by Charter Hall and constructed by John Holland. Western Sydney University has committed to a 15-year lease of the building.


Parramatta Square is set to be a lively, cosmopolitan area with future development plans including residential apartments, a 150-room hotel, retail and office spaces, civic building, community centre and public library.

In the heart of Parramatta CBD, bound by Church, Macquarie, Smith and Darcy Streets, Parramatta Square is an ideal location for the University's new campus.

The Parramatta City campus will enhance our students' learning experiences, providing close links to industry, community and government. Students and staff will be able to access public transport easily, as the Parramatta Transport Interchange, connecting rail and bus networks to the Sydney CBD and beyond, is less than 100 metres from campus' doorstep. It will also provide students with links to facilities and enable community access to Western Sydney University and our educational, research and consulting services.

Find out more about your travel options on the Getting to Uni webpage, and download the Parramatta City campus map [PDF, 800Kb] (opens in a new window).

Parramatta City campus Life Grant

This small grant scheme is open to any student, staff or group wishing to make a viable and sustainable change on the Parramatta City Campus. Campus Life funding:

  • builds and maintain links between Western Sydney University and its external communities, and
  • provides a more vibrant and engaging campus for staff and students.

Grant applications can be received at any time throughout the year and projects need to be carried out within a 12-month time frame.

Funding will not normally be given to activities that are part of the core business of the university.  While it is expected that most grants will be $500 or less, consideration may be given to applications requiring a grant of up to $1000 where there is a sufficiently strong case to do so. In this respect, project ideas that are a precursor to SURF applications are welcome. More information about the Sustainable University Rolling Fund (SURF).