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Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour campus provides superb learning, teaching and research facilities within a stunning coastal environment.

Our campus is at the heart of an innovation hub that is fuelled by bold thinking, exciting opportunities and strong connections with the community and beyond.

With future health needs a vital issue for the region, our new Health Sciences Building is an exciting and important addition to the Coffs Harbour campus. 

Coffs Health Science Building

About Coffs Harbour campus

Set among the rolling hills and bushland of the north coast of New South Wales, our Coffs Harbour campus is home to more than 1200 students.

The campus delivers a range of course options across Health, Education and Marine Science, complemented by the world-leading research conducted at the nearby National Marine Science Centre, situated on the edge of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

The campus is also within easy reach of beautiful beaches, abundant natural environments and the Coffs Harbour city centre.

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“It was really inspiring studying here at Coffs Harbour. I felt so supported ... we got to know all the academic staff and they got to know every student.”

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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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Coffs Harbour facilities

The Health Sciences Building is a dynamic gateway precinct to Southern Cross University's Coffs Harbour Campus, with advanced laboratories and teaching spaces. The $12 million facility combines our multidisciplinary expertise across the Faculty of Health, allowing us to integrate it with practice. It continues the university's mission to deliver relevant facilities, resources and programs that respond to the needs of today and tomorrow.

The open-air Gathering Space centres the campus, including eateries and cafés, the library, Student Services, and individual and group study spaces. The collegiality of the campus makes it an ideal location for students to study, where they can receive bespoke, engaged interactions with staff in a supportive learning environment.

The campus boasts a variety amenity designed for every aspect of student life. There's something for everyone, whether engaging in physical activity at the Gym & Sports Centre, unwinding in the exclusive Student Lounge, or leveraging the technology-rich Student Learning Centre and computer labs.

At the National Marine Science Centre, our marine science students thrive just steps away from the stunning Solitary Islands Marine Park in Coffs Harbour's lush sub-tropical setting. It's an extraordinary, living classroom offering unmatched, hands-on learning amidst awe-inspiring marine biodiversity.

Coffs Harbour Jetty at sunset

Explore Coffs Harbour

At the heart of the spectacular Coffs Coast in northern NSW, Coffs Harbour has a population of more than 75,000 people. A thriving regional centre with easy access to gorgeous beaches, a marine park, beautiful countryside, famous tourist attractions, markets and a bustling shopping and business district, Coffs Harbour is a great place to visit, live and learn. The Coffs Coast tourism website offers more information on accommodation, things to do, events and more.