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 and getting all the support you need for your course, career and general wellbeing.

Choose the Warrnambool lifestyle

Warrnambool Campus offers a friendly, close-knit community environment, offering smaller class sizes than our other campuses and a wide selection of courses to choose from.

Why study at Deakin

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

Learn more about studying at Deakin

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.

Learn more about student life

Support services

We've got heaps of services for you to make the most of. From health and wellbeing support to career advice, feel supported from day one.

Learn more about our support services


Deakin Warrnambool Residential Scholarship

If you're considering studying at our Warrnambool Campus, apply for one of our 60 new accommodation scholarships – providing students with a 50% discount on campus accommodation for the duration of your degree.

Learn more about the Deakin Warrnambool Residential Scholarship

To make sure you get the best possible chance at success while studying, we offer a broad range of scholarships to students at Warrnambool. In 2019, as many as one in three commencing students at the Warrnambool Campus received a scholarship.

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.

Study at Warrnambool

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.

Discover our courses

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.

Find out more about our food and agribusiness major

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.

Learn more about our marine biology degree

#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 nine years, with students being particularly happy with our teaching, learning resources, student support, skills development and learner engagement.

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.

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).

Find out how you can live on campus

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.

Learn more about living off campus

Latest articles

Why moving to Warrnambool to study offers lifestyle and career perks

Read more

Why staying in Warrnambool to study could be the best decision you ever make

Read more

Contact details

*2010-2015 Australian Graduate Survey, Graduate Outcomes Survey – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2016–2018.
^ARWU Rankings 2019