Lismore campus library surrounded by trees and greenery

In the heart of north-eastern New South Wales, Southern Cross University's Lismore campus delivers education and research excellence across a range of disciplines.

Proudly embedded in our local community, the achievements emanating from our Lismore campus are reaching close to home and much further, driving new knowledge and positive change.

Lismore campus plaza


  • 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
  • 3000 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

Southern Cross University - Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

About Lismore campus

Our Lismore campus is set within 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds, landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways. We are part of a region acknowledged for its natural beauty and creative culture. 

Our course options reflect these qualities, encompassing the arts and social sciences, education and teaching, digital media, business and tourism, marine and environmental sciences, engineering and science, health sciences, law and justice, Indigenous knowledge, music and creative arts. Our Lismore campus supports families studying with a number of facilities, including on-campus childcare services.

The campus is five minutes from the centre of Lismore, just 30 minutes from Byron Bay, and is on the doorstep of magnificent natural environments that contain a variety of native wildlife and plant species.

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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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Lismore library facilities

Lismore facilities

The Learning Centre is the beating heart of student life at Southern Cross University's Lismore campus. This state-of-the-art facility features individual and collaborative learning spaces and library resources. It's also adjacent to Goodman Plaza, an always bustling venue with its eateries, bookshop, banking facilities and student services.

Elsewhere on campus, our health and human sciences laboratories cater for studies such as anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, sport and exercise science, manual therapies and nursing. In turn, the Southern Cross University Health Clinic provides allied health services to the general public, students and staff, and clinical experience for students.

We are proud of our first-rate science and engineering education precinct, offering world-class facilities for civil and mechanical engineering, along with laboratories with advanced analytical equipment for biology, chemistry, geology and more.

Creative studios for visual arts students include painting, printmaking, 3D and digital art and design. Studio One29 is an industry-standard teaching and performance space.

Along with the SCU Fitness for You gym and pool complex, students also have access to the weights room, indoor court and sports field.

Lismore region

Explore Lismore

Lismore and the surrounding region are renowned for their natural beauty, cultural diversity and creative spirit. There is so much to enjoy here, from Lismore's busy city centre, World Heritage National Parks offering easy access to walking trails, waterfalls and panoramic views, to quaint villages, farmland, tourist attractions and music festivals. Accommodation and dining options are just as diverse. Learn more about this wonderful region at the Lismore & Nimbin Tourism website.