The facilities at Southern Cross are incredible. They simulate a hospital environment and that helps you before getting out into the actual hospital environment."

Ashleigh Woods

Bachelor of Nursing graduate

Our locations

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

Students seated with laptops at Gold Coast campus

Southern Cross University has three main east coast campuses: Gold Coast, in southeast Queensland, adjacent to Gold Coast Airport; Lismore, set among 75 hectares of lush, natural beauty in 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; Sydney, Melbourne and Perth campuses that operate in partnership with EduCo and The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hayman Island that we operate in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

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


  • 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

Explore our locations

Two students studying with beach in the background

Gold Coast

Our Gold Coast campus, located in southeast Queensland, is just a short walk to stunning beaches and is adjacent to Gold Coast Airport.

Students outside the Learning Centre at Lismore


Our Lismore campus occupies 75 hectares of lush, natural beauty which is home to a variety of native wildlife in northern New South Wales.

Female student by a lake at the Coffs Harbour campus

Coffs Harbour

Set on 30 acres of rolling hills and bushland, our Coffs Harbour campus is a welcoming environment equipped with superb teaching facilities.

Female student smiling while standing in auditorium at Coomera campus

Coomera creative campus

Learn in world-class recording facilities and commercial-grade studios at our Coomera creative campus, located in the northern Gold Coast.

Female student smiling at camera

Metropolitan locations

Our branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth allow international students to complete degrees in three of the world's most spectacular cities.

Students at the Hotel School

The Hotel School

The Hotel School in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hayman Island Resort represents a unique educational partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia.

Two people looking at aquarium at the National Marine Science Centre

National Marine Science Centre

Located in Coffs Harbour and adjacent to the Solitary Islands Marine Park, this stunning setting provides great opportunities in the study of marine science.

"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

MBA graduate