A global education on a local scale
Deakin is proud to be part of a thriving and inclusive regional community in Warrnambool. With tight-knit local and campus relationships, our students get a world-class education while learning a new kind of global thinking.
Get to know the Warrnambool Campus from every angle on this quick video tour.
The campus at a glance
- Deakin's Warrnambool Campus is set on the banks of the picturesque Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions.
- The 94 hectare site is approximately five kilometres from the centre of Warrnambool CBD, serviced by the Princes Highway and by its own railway station and bus services.
- Warrnambool has a population of about 34,000 and is roughly 250 kilometres west of Melbourne.
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.
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.
Paying for public transport
Regional services around Warrnambool use a standard paper ticketing system. You can buy tickets at the stations. The suburban bus lines use paper tickets that can be purchased on the buses.
The main route to the Warrnambool Campus is via the main highway, so we recommend that you exercise caution. To avoid the highway you can use the adjacent two-way service road, as well as ride on the footpath along the Homemaker Centre.
There are showers and change rooms, bike racks and lockers on campus.
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
You can use our free online carpool matching service to help you find people to share the cost of a parking permit and petrol, and make new friends.
Get more details on parking and parking permits
Finding your way around
Our wayfinding app Deakin Scout will help you to navigate around our Melbourne Burwood Campus. And just in case you run out of battery, there's a map you can print out too.
Most of our buildings are wheelchair-accessible and have lifts, accessible toilets and automatic doors.
Our Warrnambool Campus has on-site accommodation for 199 students. It's close to campus facilities, including tennis and basketball/netball courts, a football oval and gymnasium.
Accommodation is guaranteed for all Warrnambool students with acceptance of their course offer (subject to approval).
Deakin University Student Association and Deakin Central are always there to support our students.
We have doctors and nurses on campus. You can either make an appointment or just drop in to the clinic. It’s confidential and free.
Where to eat
Brother Fox, located in one large open dining space in building H, offers ‘grab and go’ and cafe dining choices.
Bookshop and merchandise
The DUSA (Deakin University Student Association) bookshop is always well-stocked with textbooks, stationery and Deakin merchandise.
The peaceful multifaith room provides a place of worship on campus for all staff and students.
Staff and students of Warrnambool Campus are welcome to visit and use the on-site childcare centre.
Heat up milk and baby food in microwaves, change nappies and breastfeed in privacy.
We have various spaces available to hire, including lecture theatres and classrooms.
+61 3 5563 3333
Princes Highway, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280
Write to us
PO Box 423
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280 Australia