Warrnambool Campus

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

Learn more about our Warrnambool campus and the courses we offer

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.

Explore the campus

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.

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

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. 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.

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

Free parking is available on campus in the white general bays.

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.

Download Deakin Scout from the Google Play store
Download Deakin Scout from the Apple App store

Download campus map (PDF, 661KB)

Disability access

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

Find out more about disability access

Housing

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).

Find out about accommodation at the Warrnambool campus


Facilities

Student services

Get support of all kinds from Student Central – our administration hub.

Find out more about Student Central

Health and wellbeing services

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and there are a range of services available to you.

Find out about health and wellbeing services

Event spaces

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

Find out about event hire

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

Library

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

Learn about the library

Shopping and food

We make shopping straightforward, with all our campuses kitted out with a range of amenities for purchase. Whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are plenty of great venues catering for everyone including vegetarians and those on special diets.

Find out about shopping and food

Child care

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

Learn about our childcare centre

Explore Warrnambool

Contact us

Call us

+61 3 5563 3333

Visit us

Princes Highway, Warrnambool, Victoria 3280

Write to us

Deakin University
PO Box 423
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280 Australia