Explore our campuses

Gold Coast Campus Building C with students walking

As a multi-campus university, the regions we call home have unique characteristics as study locations.

Southern Cross University has three main east coast campuses: Gold Coast, in southeast Queensland, adjacent to Gold Coast Airport; Northern Rivers, set among 75 hectares of lush, natural beauty in Lismore, northern New South Wales; and Coffs Harbour on the northern NSW coast, also the location of our renowned National Marine Science Centre.

We have several branch campuses including the Coomera Creative Campus on the northern Gold Coast that operates as an educational partnership with TAFE Queensland; metro campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hayman Island that we operate in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

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Join us for Open Day

Open Day at Southern Cross University is a perfect opportunity to discover which courses spark your interest and the campus or study mode that works best for you.

  • Northern Rivers, Sunday 4 August
  • Coffs Harbour, Sunday 11 August
  • Gold Coast, Sunday 18 August
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Getting to and around campus

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“I am so grateful to Southern Cross University and the community it has given me – it’s like being part of a global family.”

Poto Williams
Lismore library


  • 40 minutes from Byron Bay
  • Renowned for unique natural beauty and its creative culture
  • Home to 40,000 locals and Southern Cross University's main campus
  • 3,000 students across a range of study areas
    • Study Environmental Science
    • Study Engineering
    • Study Health Sciences
    • Study Law and Justice
    • Study Indigenous Knowledge
    • Study Music and Creative Arts
  • Private study space, academic support space, collaboration space, student support space, multi-faith space
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On-campus social life, off-campus social life
  • Active life, sporting life, wildlife, community life, student life

Coffs Habour:

  • Population 75,000
  • 500,000 tourists per year
  • Home away from home for Southern Cross University students
  • On-campus living quarters with all the creature comforts
  • Students from around the world benefit from world-class teaching and research
    • Study Health Sciences
    • Study Nursing and Midwifery
    • Study Marine Sciences
    • Study Business and Tourism
    • Study Education and Teaching
  • Collaboration space, support space, exercise space, hang out space
  • Beach life, social life, everyday life, nightlife

Gold Coast:

  • The choice for more than 6,000 students and world-class academics and teachers
  • A modern campus for contemporary thinkers
    • Study IT
    • Study Law and Justice
    • Study Social Welfare
    • Study Business and Tourism
    • Study Education
    • Study Occupational Therapy
    • Study Biomedical Science
    • Study Nursing
    • Study Pedorthics and Podiatry
  • Student life, active life, social life, university life

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Each of our campuses — physical or online — has state-of-the-art facilities and support services to make the best of your university life.

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Your tomorrow is our purpose. Discover and compare courses to find the right one for you.

Student life and support

Your student experience is our priority. Whether joining us on campus, online or both, we always strive to deliver exciting, contemporary and the highest quality learning and living experiences.

Explore accommodation

Southern Cross University offers services to help you find private rental off-campus (UniStays) or accommodation at one of our on-campus residential colleges (UniLodge Lismore and Coffs Harbour).