Want a student experience that inspires, challenges and connects you to your future career?

As a Deakin student, you’ll have access to first-class experiences that support every aspect of your learning. Join a club or society to meet new people or connect with friends on campus. Enjoy industry-standard facilities that allow you to build crucial skills and knowledge, paving the way to a fulfilling career.

Deakin University Student Association

Uni isn't just about books and study – make the most of your time at Deakin by joining one of our clubs or societies. The Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) is run for students, by students. We’re here to help you get the best out of your uni experience with opportunities, activities and services. Join DUSA at an event, in a sports club, on a trip, or take a short course.

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Sport and fitness

If you enjoy sport and keeping fit, you’ll love exploring our sports and gym facilities. Break a sweat at a DeakinACTIVE fitness centre, work out with your friends in group classes or take your pick from the world-class ovals, soccer pitches and basketball courts across our campuses.

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Are you an elite athlete?

Are you an elite athlete?

Deakin's Elite Athlete Program is designed to help you balance study, training and competition. As an elite athlete, you'll gain access to resources that help you manage your sporting and academic commitments when there are conflicts or increased study demands.

Food and merchandise

You'll find a great food and dining scene at each of our campuses. Enjoy single-origin coffee and locally sourced produce at one of our many cafes and restaurants. Looking for Deakin merch? Our online merchandise store has got you covered with hoodies, shirts, mugs, stationery and more.

Join Victoria's #1 uni for student support^

We have a huge range of services in place to support every aspect of your university experience. From scholarships to career advice, we're here to set you up for a bright future.

Living on res was one of the best decisions I have made and I have loved my journey here so far. Deakin is a very diverse place; it feels like a home away from home because there’s always someone to talk to and help you out.

Harshit Balhara

Bachelor of Cyber Security student

Explore our world-class facilities

Discover what’s possible in our specialty learning spaces and impressive range of industry-standard facilities and resources.

Engineering labs

Unleash your creativity in a futuristic $55 million-dollar engineering facility at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. The labs house advanced systems and equipment, including commercial grade 3D printers, a high-voltage Tesla lab and more. From 2024, you can also study engineering in purpose-built facilities at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Elite Sports Precinct

Shared with elite athletes and sports teams such as the AFL Geelong Cats, our Elite Sports Precinct in Waurn Ponds provides a professional standard training environment. The precinct includes an MCG-sized oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, basketball and netball courts, long jump track and sandpits, and more.

Clinical simulation centres

At each of our campuses you'll find purpose-built clinical simulation centres, offering hands-on experience with equipment and real-life scenarios encountered in nursing and midwifery practice. Gain the practical and interpersonal skills needed for your future nursing career.

Nyaal learning precinct

Teaching, arts, humanities and social sciences students have access to the groundbreaking Nyaal learning precinct. Located at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Nyaal – a Wadawurrung word for 'open your eyes’ – is the only education space in Australia that uses a unique blend of 360-degree technology informed by an immersive learning model.

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Engineering facilities

Discover Deakin's state-of-the-art engineering facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Life and environmental science facilities

Explore Deakin's life and environmental science facilities, including modern science laboratories, at our Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Arts and education facilities

Our state-of-the-art immersive learning precinct, Nyaal, stretches the boundaries of possibility for students studying arts and education at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Drama facilities

Take a sneak-peek of our drama facilities, which include an industry standard theatre, black box drama style studios, dance studios, costume wardrobe department and a television studio.


Browse on-campus and off-campus housing options, whether short or long-term. Feel safe, connected and supported with a move into Deakin Res. If you're seeking off-campus living, explore Houseme – our local rental database that offers a variety of options near each campus.

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Like what you see? Study with us!

Our courses are better than ever, backed by world-class facilities and expert staff. Explore your area of interest and find your ultimate course.

Getting to campus

Getting to campus

Reduce your impact on the planet by walking, cycling or taking public transport to Deakin. Heading to Geelong? Enjoy free shuttle services between our Waterfront and Waurn Ponds campuses. Driving to campus? Join the carpooling app Liftango or use Flexicar share cars for hourly or daily rentals. Parking is available at all campuses, in some areas for free.


Discover physical and digital resources at our campus libraries, including tech-equipped study areas for both group and individual study. Enjoy extended hours, including online support until 11pm, and convenient mail delivery of books if you're off campus.

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*2022 Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^2022 Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Contact us

Keen to learn more about student life at Deakin? Get in touch – our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study experience and how to get the most out of your time with us.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9918 9188
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