Campus services and facilities

Updated 7 July, 2020

COVID-19 impacts

As we continue to learn and work online, we are limiting access to some Lismore, Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour campus buildings in order to minimise resource use.

Campus maps below show which buildings have limited access and those where access has not changed. We will continue to review our requirements and adjust building access accordingly.

In order to maintain safety, swipe access is needed for all campus buildings. Please ensure you carry your staff or student card with you at all times on campus. Our security team is available to escort you to your car or building should you require and can be contacted at or (02) 6620 3628.


Please note there is no provision for exams to be undertaken on campus. Students should refer to the communications from their Unit Assessor relating to exam procedures.

Dedicated student study spaces

Lismore Campus - Lismore Campus Access map 

  • R1.92 Computer Lab
  • V1.17 Mac / PC Computer Lab
  • A Block Level 1 and 2 Engineering Labs
  • C Block Student Study Space

Gold Coast Campus - Gold Coast Campus Access map

  • B4.24 Computer Lab
  • B4.00 Student Lounge

Coffs Harbour Campus - Coffs Harbour Campus Access map

  • Computer Labs - A.G.08 and A.G.06
    • Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00pm via swipe Card
    • Weekends: 8:00am - 5:00pm via swipe Card
  • Student Learning Centre - E.G.19
    • Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00pm via swipe Card
    • Weekends: 8:00am - 5:00pm via swipe Card
  • Gumbaynggirr Room - E.G.14
    • Access to Indigenous Australian Students
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5.00pm
  • PhD Offices - M.LG.18 & 19
    • Access to PhD Students
    • Monday - Friday: 7:30am – 11:00pm via swipe Card
    • Weekends: 8:00am - 5:00pm via swipe Card
  • Honours Study Space - M.G.57
    • Access to Honours Students
    • Monday - Friday: 7:30am – 11:00pm via swipe Card
    • Weekends: 8:00am - 5:00pm via swipe Card
  • To obtain swipe card access
    • please visit Security (A.G. 4) between 7:30am – 8:00pm
    • Monday to Friday with your student ID card

National Marine Science Centre

  • Computer Lab - A.2.39
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm via swipe Card (level 2 access)
    • Number of students limited using every 2nd computer, to ensure physical distancing
  • Honours, Masters and PhD Students
    • Appropriate offices, labs and tank farm accessible via swipe Card
    • If working on campus email
    • Encouraged to work from home if possible
  • To obtain swipe card access
    • Email with request
    • A valid student ID card will be required

Dedicated staff spaces

The Learning Centres at Lismore and Gold Coast campuses have been established as dedicated staff spaces, given that all library services are now online. As each Learning Centre does not currently have staff present in the buildings at all times, it will be necessary to arrange entry and exit by emailing 

At the Coffs Harbour Campus buildings will remain open to staff who need to access their designated workspaces. Opening hours will be in line with the Security Office opening hours from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

University Libraries

  • On 13 July 2020, the University’s Libraries will reopen under appropriate social distancing measures. Access will be by staff or student card only. Until then, libraries will deliver their services online and the following points continue to apply:
  • Students are encouraged to continue to use all of the deep online resources available. We also encourage students to study from home where possible, and remind you of the range of services still available online.
  • All items currently on loan have been renewed. A fine amnesty has been implemented. Visit our Virtual Library Services page for more information.
  • Student Help Desks/Students Hubs have transitioned to virtual mode. Applications, enrolment details, chat functions and all other student enquiry services have been virtualised.
    All phone, text, chat and email queries will be responded to either in real time or via normal queues. 


Gold Coast campus:

  • The Green Room is closed
  • CoastRs Bulding A Level 1 is open (9:00am - 3:00pm QLD time) as long as the campus remains open.
    • The printing service CoastRs are offering students is now free for all students transitioning online.
    • This service cannot be delivered from home and is 100% reliant on using the equipment in the office.
    • Call CoastRs on 07 5589 3072.

Lismore campus:

  • The Deck and Lounge is closed.
  • The Quick Brown Fox remains open.
  • Unique Thai is open.

Coffs Harbour campus:

  • The Café will be closed over the School Holidays and will reopen from the 20 July, 2020.

Gym and Fitness Centres

Virtual Fitness Room – Gold Coast Campus and Coffs Harbour Campus

  • Closed until further notice. Both facilities are unstaffed, and as such regular disinfection and cleaning cannot be guaranteed.

Lismore Gym/Pool

For any questions, please contact our team on (02) 6620 3952 or

Graduation ceremonies and testamurs

Graduation ceremonies have been postponed for 2020. We will be fast-tracking the production of testamurs for all graduands so that no student will be disadvantaged in their search for employment. 

We have not taken this decision lightly as we recognise the inconvenience it will inevitably cause – in particular for those people who have already made travel arrangements.  However, promoting the health and safety of the University and wider community must remain our top priority. 


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