warrnambool campus
Accommodation Sport and recreation Food and dining facilities Getting there Local attractions

boats in bayWarrnambool is located on the southern coast of Victoria and is the largest town on the Great Ocean Road. Situated on the shores of the beautiful Lady Bay, Warrnambool is 3.5 hours drive from the centre of Melbourne.

Deakin Warrnambool campus is set on 114 hectares on the banks of the Hopkins River on the eastern outskirts of the city and is one of the most picturesque university campuses in Australia.

The campus is close to a shopping centre with banks, post office, supermarkets, doctor, dentist and physiotherapist, department stores and specialty shops.

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accomodationThe campus residences boast 240 furnished single rooms, arranged in units with a shared lounge, kitchen, dining, bathroom and laundry facilities.

There are ample free parking spaces for people staying in the residences.

Virtual tour of the Warrnambool campus accommodation.

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Sport and recreation

Sherwood Fitness Club
The Club houses a range of cardio, free and pin weight equipment, boxing equipment, mats, balls, bands and ropes.


Fitness Instructors
The facility has a number of qualified fitness instructors who have extensive knowledge and competitive backgrounds in a range of sports. They have a broad knowledge of all the latest training techniques and the ability to set fitness programs and group activities for a range of abilities, fitness levels and goals.

We can also provide:

  • Team building activities
  • Indoor and outdoor cross training
  • High intensity sport specific challenges
  • Circuit and aerobic sessions

Other expertise
In addition, the Warrnambool team has established relationships with a number of allied health professionals, coaches, athletes and clubs within the region to further enhance your training experience and ensure you're working most effectively to get the results you want.

Other facilities

Squash courts / multifunction room
There is a squash court which doubles as a group fitness/aerobics room.

Oval and Pavilion
A floodlit football oval is serviced by a large pavilion with shower, toilet and canteen facilities.

Outdoor courts
Two synthetic courts are located next to the oval and can be set up for netball, tennis or basketball. They are serviced by two player shelters.

golfGolf Course
Warrnambool campus is home to the 9-hole Sherwood Golf Course which is within walking distance from the residences.

The City of Warrnmbool's Aqua Centre "Aquazone" is a state of the art aquatic facility with an Olympic sized pool and dive pool, café, aerobics studio, crèche and off-street parking. More information about Aquazone

Warrnambool Stadium
Warrnambool Stadium, built in 2001, is the newest multi purpose indoor sports facility in Victoria's South West. The stadium features a show court with seating for around 700; a highball court area, consisting of two basketball or netball courts, four volleyball courts or ten badminton courts and a multipurpose room with catering and viewing to the show court and is available for training, meetings or functions.

More information about Warrnambool Stadium

Warnambool is a haven for various watersports and a perfect location to train in any of the following disiplines on either the:

dragonboatHopkins River:

  • Rowing
  • Canoeing
  • Outrigging and Dragon boat
  • Kayaking
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Wakeskating
  • Triathalon
  • Windsurfing
  • Boating
  • Surfing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Surfboat rowing
  • Surf lifesaving
  • Jetskiing
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Food and dining facilities
peachDeakin Warrnambool can offer groups a range of dining options. The residential dining hall seats several hundred people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The attached menu packages are popular with groups:

Menu package 1A (40k pdf document, opens new window)

Menu package 1B (40k pdf document, opens new window)

Menu package 2 (40k pdf document, opens new window)


Depending on your requirements and activities for the day and night, we can tailor a menu and dining arrangements to suit. For example, we can also provide sit down meals for presentation nights or BBQ meals on the lawn. We always offer vegetarian meal options and can cater for other special dietary requirements.

The on-campus bar "The SUB" has a bar area, dance floor with a stage and a new decking area that overlooks the Hopkins River for relaxing summer days/nights.

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Getting there

Flying from
Essendon Airport - Staywood Airlines: Ph: 03 5565 9348

Train from Melbourne City and Geelong
Regular Train services run from Melbourne and Geelong to Warrnambool.
More information on V/Line services

Warrnambool campus location

Campus map

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Local attractions
Warrnambool, with its spectacular stretches of coastline, beautiful swimming beaches, wildlife reserves, lush rainforests and rural landscapes is a thriving coastal town with a lot to offer groups wanting to get away from their vigorous training schedule.

More information about Warrnambool

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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

30th May 2006