Deakin Warrnambool

There's more to university life than just textbooks and lectures. At Warrnambool, we've got so much to offer. From making new friends to getting all the support you need for your course, career and general wellbeing.

Choose the Warrnambool lifestyle

Finding your perfect course is the first step towards a bright future and your dream career. 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.

Why study at Deakin

Our students choose Warrnambool for its practical, hands-on approach to learning and its supportive and engaged community.

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Student life

Away from the textbooks, the campus is home to a vibrant community and is set on the beautiful Hopkins River, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions.

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Student support services

We have a broad range of student support services for you to access. These include counselling, career advice and on campus medical services, which are available from the day you start your course.

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Supporting your study

Our student mentors and learning advisers can support you with everything from effective note-taking and structuring assignments to preparing for exams and oral presentations.

Workplace learning to get ahead

Get real-world work experience when you study at Deakin. Our industry contacts means you can get started with a workplace internship, paid placement or work-integrated learning program.

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Food and agribusiness major

With a strong demand for tertiary-qualified graduates in the agribusiness sector, Deakin now offers a specialist food and agribusiness major within the Bachelor of Commerce at Warrnambool and online. Deloitte identified agribusiness as one of the ‘fantastic five’ sectors, tipped to take over from mining as a key driver of growth within the Australian economy.

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Marine biology

Study the interaction between humans and marine environments through hands-on lab and fieldwork activities, developing a strong understanding of environmental health assessment. Graduate ready to help manage our marine, coastal and catchment environments.

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Life at Deakin Warrnambool Campus

#1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction

Year on year, our students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. We’ve ranked this highly for the past 11 years, with students being particularly happy with our teaching, learning resources, student support, skills development and learner engagement.**

We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, welcoming and safe place to achieve your academic goal of a world class degree and from a university that is now ranked in the top 1% of world universities^.

Alistair McCosh

Director, Deakin Warrnambool Campus

Life in Warrnambool

Living on campus

Living on campus means more than being just a short walk from the classroom. You'll be part of a tight-knit residential community where you'll be sure to build friendships and make lasting memories. Immerse yourself in life living on campus and take advantage of our residential support services and exclusive residential programs. Campus accommodation is guaranteed for all Warrnambool students with acceptance of their course offer (subject to approval).

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Living off campus

Get to know Warrnambool a little better by living off campus. Experience the tranquility of this regional Victorian town, living amongst historic buildings and picturesque surrounds, while always being just a short trip away from uni.

You can use our online accommodation finder, Houseme, to find the perfect place for you to live while studying at Deakin. We also have a service on hand to assist with everything from using Houseme, to filling out application forms – making the transition into student life as smooth as possible.

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Deakin University Warrnambool Campus

Holding a prime position along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, our Warrnambool Campus may be rural but it’s certainly radical when it comes to cutting-edge facilities and research. Take a virtual tour of our campus.

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*Application close dates vary and not all courses are available for mid-year intake. Please refer to course pages for details. Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.
**Year on year, our undergraduate students are the most-satisfied students of all Victorian universities. Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).
^ARWU Rankings 2020