Deakin University might be one of the largest universities in Australia, but its four campuses give you the feeling of being part of a small community. You will discover that it's easy to find your way, make friends and get involved in the different campus activities.
All of Deakin's campuses, except Geelong Waterfront campus, offer on-campus accommodation in furnished single rooms. Many students however, prefer to find private accommodation off-campus, together with other students. Deakin University will be able to assist you in finding suitable accommodation.
Deakin University has 4 campuses spread throughout the greater Melbourne area. Each of them have their own history and their own distinctive character:
Deakin's Melbourne campus is located in the eastern suburb of Burwood, 45 minutes by tram from the center of Melbourne. This campus is home to more than 17,000 students and is known for its excellent facilities and innovative architecture.
The campus is located in Geelong Waurn Ponds in the western outskirts of Geelong, 72 kilometers southwest of Melbourne. The campus is located in a beautifully landscaped area and offer extensive sporting facilities for the active student. More than 4,300 students are based at the Geelong campus.
The Geelong Waterfront Campus is Deakin's newest campus, located on Corio Bay, in the business district of Geelong. The campus buildings were originally built in 1893 as a storage for wool, but has since undergone extensive renovation turning them into an impressive, modern campus. More than 2,100 students study here.
The Warrnambool campus is located in a small regional town on the banks of the picturesque river Hopkins, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions. Warrnambool is the smallest of Deakin's campuses, housing around 1,000 students.
Newly arrived students are met by student mentors who are there to help you ease into the Australian way of life. Deakin’s welcome program includes orientation, workshops, social events, study groups and opportunities to get you involved in campus life. Participating in these activities ensures that you get a successful start to your time at Deakin.
When orientation week is over, you can join one of Deakin's 110 social clubs and societies. It's a great way to know people when you are new in town! All of Deakin's campuses also offer a range of sporting facilities, as well as yearly events such as Color Me Rad, Deakin Worldly Challenge and the Get Involved Carnival. Trust us; you won't be bored at Deakin University!
Public transport in Melbourne and the surrounding area is well developed, making it easy to reach Melbourne's city center from all of Deakin's campuses. Deakin University supports sustainable transport and gives their students advice on how to get to uni in an environmentally friendly way.