UOW’s main Wollongong campus is set in native Australian bush and is one of the most picturesque university campuses in Australia.

Apart from extensive teaching and research facilities, the Wollongong campus includes:

  • student residences
  • a library
  • conference facilities
  • food halls, cafes, restaurants and a bar
  • retail outlets
  • gymnasium, indoor sports centres, an Olympic-standard swimming pool, and sports fields.

Find Wollongong campus

As Australia’s tenth largest city, its nearly 300,000 residents get the best of urban living and coastal relaxation just 80km from Sydney. Perfectly situated on the south coast of New South Wales at the foot of the Illawarra Escarpment, the city enjoys a pleasant climate, averaging 25°C in summer and 17°C in winter.

UOW’s Wollongong campus is like a leafy-green suburb where you can get everything you need.


With more than 130 studentrun clubs and societies covering everything from cosplay to camping, it’s easy to meet like-minded friends and have fun. Can’t find one you like? Get together with at least 10 like-minded students and start your own.

Find your tribe at clubs.uow.edu.au


There are more than 60 student sporting teams at UOW from football to underwater hockey. Whether you’re looking for a lunchtime kick-around or some serious competition, these teams are always on the lookout for fresh talent.

Team up at uniactive.uow.edu.au/sports


More than 100 live music acts play on campus every year. There’s even a full-blown music festival – Garden Party – held right on campus.

Check out the upcoming gigs at unilife.uow.edu.au/whats-on/


Free shuttle buses connecting campus, CBD and the beach 2.4km between Wollongong campus and the beach 75km to Sydney airport 180km of cycle ways.


UOW’s recreation centre, UniActive, is the place to keep fit and healthy with a 50-metre heated swimming pool, two gymnasiums, more than 80 group exercise classes each week, and indoor and outdoor courts for basketball, tennis, hockey, soccer, football and more. The best part is UOW students get up to 30 percent off membership.