Deakin Warrnambool

Located in the heart of picturesque Warrnambool, Deakin University's proud to be part of a thriving and inclusive regional community.

With tight-knit local and campus relationships, Deakin Warrnambool gives students a world-class education, helping them learn a new kind of global thinking.

Our courses

By studying a course at Deakin Warrnambool, you'll be joining a forward-looking institution packed with global thinking and practical opportunity.

With smaller average class sizes than most universities and a wide selection of courses to choose from, acquire the skills to meet the local demand of the region and join our network of global thinkers.

Studying at Deakin's Warrnambool campus will open up your future, providing clear pathways to employment and empowering you to make real change.

Apply at Deakin today, and learn a new kind of global thinking in an inclusive community.

New food and agribusiness major

With a strong demand for tertiary-qualified graduates in the agribusiness sector, the Deakin Warrnambool Campus will be offering a food and agribusiness major sequence within the Bachelor of Commerce commencing in 2019.

Deloitte identified agribusiness as one of the ‘fantastic five’ sectors, tipped to take over from mining as the key drivers of growth within the Australian economy.

Open the door to a world of opportunities with our wide range of industry developed units, and gain the technical skills and professional capabilities to be a business leader of the future.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Commerce

Proposed units within the food and agribusiness major sequence

The Global Economy
This unit provides students with an understanding of the Australian economic system within the world economy and an ability to identify and assess current macroeconomic problems and policies. The unit provides insights for evaluating the workings and impacts of monetary and fiscal policy and how central banks and treasuries conduct such policies.

Agribusiness Resource Management
This unit deals with the fundamental principles of managing food and agribusiness and other natural resource-based businesses. Included are the impact that domestic and international commodity markets and uncertain weather events have on business profitability.

Agribusiness Technology 
The food and agibusinesses sector continues to deal with the production challenges that have long existed within the sector; there is now also a need for farmers and their advisers to manage operations in an ever-more variable climate. This unit explores these issues and the application and effect that new and emerging technologies are having in the sector.

Work Integrated Learning
This unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to undertake an internship, with an approved organisation, as a means to develop the student’s knowledge, generic skills and graduate attributes that enhance future employment.

Strategic Supply Chain Management
The growing global economy has redefined the dynamics of competition for modern organisations, with product life-cycles shortening and worldwide commercial competition increasing. This unit provides students with an understanding of how to develop world class supply chains and operations through effective logistics management and collaborative initiatives.

Agribusiness Governance
This unit introduces students to major issues and practices in the governance of food and agribusiness industries. Students will undertake analysis, implementation and monitoring of existing strategies and tactics for enterprises and associated activities in agribusiness.

Global Challenges: Food, Water & Climate
The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to sustainable natural resource management, including the underlying principles of natural resource allocation and use. The global impact of the human population on land, food and energy resources is investigated and the key influences on Australia's agricultural and natural resources including climate, fauna, flora, soil and water are examined.

Applied Business Project
This unit involves students undertaking an industry-based information systems pilot project. Projects will involve project management, business or systems analysis, systems development or business case development. Students will be placed into a project team on the basis of their skills and experience and each team will be assigned a client. The unit also covers project management theory and techniques and provides students with the opportunity to apply the theory to their allocated project.

I wanted to stay in the region, so Deakin Warrnambool was perfect for the transition from secondary school to university.

nikita wheaton

bachelor of health science


Deakin's Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions, and has a vibrant on-campus student population.


From a wide range of dining options to our campus library, Deakin Warrnambool has all the facilities you need to make the most of your university experience.

All the resources you need to complete your course – and a great space to study.

Learn about the library

Medical centre
We have doctors and nurses on campus. You can either make an appointment or just drop into the clinic. It’s confidential and free.

Learn about the medical centre

Spiritual centre
The peaceful multifaith room provides a place of worship on campus for all staff and students.

Learn about the spiritual centre

Child care
Staff and students of Warrnambool Campus are welcome to visit and use the on-site childcare centre.

Learn about the childcare centre

Safety and security
All our campuses have 24/7 security officers and also respond to the downloadable SafeZone app for your phone.

Learn about safety and security

Finding your way around
We’ve created an app to help you navigate around Deakin Warrnambool Campus. Just in case you run out of battery, there’s a map you can print out too.

Download our on-campus wayfinding app
Download campus map (PDF, 408.6KB)

Disability accessibility
Most of our buildings are wheelchair-accessible and have lifts, accessible bathrooms and automatic doors.

Learn about disability access

Campus accommodation

Campus accommodation has never been more affordable, with a number of government and scholarship education subsidies available to full-time students. With accommodation costs up to 40 per cent less than metro accommodation, you can live on campus for as little as $201 a week.

Our Warrnambool Campus has 4-star on-site accommodation for 240 students. It's close to campus facilities, including tennis courts, basketball/netball courts, a football oval and a gymnasium.

Choosing to live in one of our residential colleges not only saves you money, it also puts you in an ideal position to enjoy the living and learning experience to the fullest. With private apartments, stunning river views and a whole host of utilities on offer, Deakin Warrnambool is the university you can call home.

Find out about accommodation at the Warrnambool campus

If you are a Warrnambool scholarship recipient please contact our Warrnambool student residences to find out if you are eligible for a further discount.


Undertaking study at university can often be daunting. For students at Deakin Warrnambool, we have a number of scholarships for you to take advantage of.

Our exclusive scholarships support you and take the pressure off, so you can focus entirely on building your future.

With a wide range of scholarships available, embrace the opportunity and apply today.

If you are a Warrnambool scholarship recipient please contact our Warrnambool student residences to find out if you are eligible for a further discount.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Have questions or queries? We can offer support and assistance to help you find the right scholarship.

Email Deakin Scholarships
Telephone: +61 3 9244 6333

I'm here in Warrnambool to achieve my dreams, make my family proud, and I want to make my benefactors proud too.

Bridget elliot

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)

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With our unique selection of pathways and degrees, embrace local and global opportunity.

Your ticket to a world-class education

With our variety of work placements and study abroad programs, let your course become the gateway to the world.

Learn more about Deakin's study abroad programs today

Be rewarded with bigger opportunities

All our degrees are built on work-integrated learning opportunities, including cadetship programs that allow students to work 2.5 days a week and study 2.5 days a week.

Find out more about work-integrated learning at Deakin

Deakin University Warrnambool Campus

Step outside your comfort zone, and into a hub of activity at our Warrnambool Campus. Immerse yourself within this regional community, and see a different side to the world we live in.

"I've been very lucky to find a job I'm happy in and a town I love to live in" - Zoe Robertson, Marine Biologist

Getting there

Regional train

The closest train station to the Warrnambool campus is Sherwood Park, just over 150 metres from campus. Rail services run from Melbourne, Geelong, Mt Gambier, Portland, Port Fairy, Ballarat and Hamilton daily. These services connect with public transport to other regional and interstate centres.

Plan your journey on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website

Public bus services

Coach services run from Melbourne, Geelong, Mt Gambier, Portland, Port Fairy, Ballarat and Hamilton daily. These services connect with public transport to other regional and interstate centres.

From central Warrnambool, you can catch the Route 3 Koroit Street Interchange to Deakin via Gateway Plaza – it takes around 20 minutes.

Plan your journey on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website


Warrnambool Campus is just under three hours from Melbourne by car, depending on traffic.

  • From the Melbourne CBD join the Monash Freeway (M1)
  • Take the exit for B140 Hamilton
  • Turn left onto Lower Darlington Rd/C164
  • Turn right onto Princes Hwy/A1

Use turn-by-turn navigation to Warrnambool Campus from your current location


Parking is free in all spaces apart from the orange bays, disabled or loading bays.

Get more details on parking and parking permits

Contact details

Contact us

+61 3 5563 3050

Visit us

Princes Highway
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280

Write to us

Deakin University
PO Box 423
Victoria, 3280 Australia