Warrnambool Campus

Overview

Deakin's Warrnambool Campus offers a friendly, close-knit community, with a personal and informal relationship between students and staff. 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 around 1135 on-campus students.

Contact us

+61 3 5563 3100

Visit us

Princes Highway, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280

Write to us

Deakin University
PO Box 423
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280 Australia

Get to know the Warrnambool Campus from every angle on this quick video tour

Warrnambool 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.

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 AND COACH 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

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.

CYCLE

The main route to the Warrnambool Campus is via the main highway, so we recommend that you exercise caution. There are showers and change rooms, bike racks and lockers on campus.

Find out about local cycling news, resources and events

CAR

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

CARPOOLING

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.

Parking

There's one dry-weather-only car park (around the football oval) that doesn't require a permit. The other campus car parks are classified as Permit Parking Zones, and will need a valid Deakin University parking permit.

Get more details on parking and parking permits

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, 404.2KB)

Disability Access

Most of our buildings are wheelchair-accessible and have lifts, accessible toilets and automatic doors.

Find out more about disability access

Facilities

Library

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

Learn about the library

Local shopping

The Warrnambool Campus is just a few kilometres from the town centre and central business area.

Find out about nearby shops

Student services

Deakin University Student Association and Deakin Central are always there to support our students.

Learn more about student services

Medical centre

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.

Find out about the medical centre

Where to eat

Ginger Kitchen, located in one large open dining space in building H, offers ‘grab & go’ and cafe dining choices.

Find out where to eat

Bookshop and merchandise

The DUSA (Deakin University Student Association) bookshop is always well-stocked with textbooks, stationery and Deakin merchandise.

Find out about the bookshop and merchandise

Safety and security

We take safety very seriously at all our campuses with 24/7 security officers and a SafeZone app for your phone. 

Learn about safety and security

Spiritual centre

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

Find about 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 our childcare centre

Parent room

Heat up milk and baby food in microwaves, change nappies and breastfeed in privacy.

Find out about our parent room

Event spaces

We have various spaces available to hire, including lecture theatres and classrooms.

Find out about event hire

Housing

Warrnambool Campus has on-site accommodation for 240 students. It's close to campus facilities, including a nine-hole golf course, tennis, basketball/netball, football oval and gymnasium.

Find out about accommodation

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