Enjoy a student experience that supports your ambitions and aligns with your lifestyle.

Gold Coast campus with view of the beach

Environments designed for people to thrive

Innovative facilities

Study in style with state-of-the-art facilities. From health and engineering labs, creative arts and music studios, to our award-winning online portals.

Natural wonders

Our main campuses are surrounded by natural beauty from world-class surf breaks to heritage-listed rainforests and national parks.

Healthy lifestyle

Focus on your personal health with our on-campus fitness centres, health clinics, sporting clubs, camps, surfing, water-safety programs and student wellness support.

Travel convenience

Our main campuses are all within close proximity to an international or regional airport, public transport and the Pacific Highway along Australia’s idyllic east coast.

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Student portrait with flags of the world

Supporting the participation and success of First Nations Peoples and students with diverse and intersectional identities.

The University acknowledges and celebrates the perspectives and lived experiences of our diverse community. Our services and supports align with our ethos of ensuring access, participation and success for all students.

First Nations Peoples Students with disability Students with diverse sex, sexuality and gender Students with diverse cultural, religious or language backgrounds Diversity events

Helping you go further

We offer an exciting range of programs and services that cater for all aspects of your health and wellbeing. You'll have the chance to get involved in campus sports, join a club or society, or embark on a trip with fellow adventure-seekers. We even have national competitions, so there are endless opportunities to excel in both academic and sporting pursuits throughout the year. Whether you're interested in exploring our own backyard or venturing further afield, we're here to support you.

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Student at the beach with a surfboard
Two students on exchange in Singapore

Helping you achieve more

Connected student community

With 18,000+ current students, your network will instantly go global.

Global exchange opportunities

Expand your study choices, travel, meet new friends and form global networks.

Career and employability services

Helping you from the start of your studies through to finding your perfect role.

Mentor programs

Enhance the connection between study and your future career.

Awarding excellence

Our Student Excellence Awards are non-academic achievement awards that recognise outstanding students

For students have distinguished themselves in areas of leadership, volunteering, community engagement and sport. Southern Cross also awards a University Medal and a range of other academic awards and prizes each year. No matter your pursuit, we believe achievement deserves recognition.

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Award ceremony with keynote speaker Kate Stroud
Acknowledgement of Country image

We acknowledge Widjabal Country as the Country where Southern Cross University originated and grew, and from where it continues to grow. It seeded the growth of our Gumbaynggirr Campus in Coffs Harbour, our Yugambeh Campus in Coolangatta and it planted the seeds to transform the Countries we are on.

Understanding our origins will make each step into the future a more purposeful one, leading all to transform tomorrow.

First Peoples Acknowledging Traditional Custodians


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