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Campus tours

Explore Australia's first university

Whether you’re a tourist, history buff, prospective student or simply curious to learn more about our campus, we run a range of tours to cater for all.

Heritage tours

Book a guided heritage tour to learn more about our campus’s rich history, dating back to 1850. The cost is $14.50 per person, or $8 for senior citizens.

The one-hour tour highlights the stunning architecture of the Camperdown Campus and delves into the background of renowned sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, MacLaurin Hall, Nicholson and Macleay museums.

You can extend your tour to see the Anderson Stuart Building or the New Law Building, at an additional charge. Allow an extra 20 to 30 minutes for these tour options.

Our experienced guides are available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and graduation days) between 9am and 4pm. Minimum numbers apply. Bookings are essential and should be made at least one week in advance, by contacting:

University Heritage Tours
Sydney University Museums
Phone: +61 2 9351 8746

Tours for prospective students

On the first Friday of every month (and on other selected days), we run campus tours for prospective students and their friends and family.

These tours run between 4 and 5pm, beginning under the Clocktower of the Quadrangle, and are led by our student ambassadors. They come from a range of faculties and backgrounds, and can answer your questions on selecting a course, living on campus, and any other aspect of university life.

Book your place.

Tours for high school groups

We also run tours for high school groups – bookable by school teachers or career advisers. These tours vary in length and can be adapted to meet your school's specific needs.

Book a campus tour for your school group.

Self-guided tours

If you prefer to take the lead, why not go on a self-guided tour? Download the PDF guide (EnglishChinese, Spanish, Portuguese) and explore the grounds at a time and pace that suits you. No bookings or payment required.

Virtual tour

Explore the University of Sydney in 360˚

See our campus through a student's eyes. 

Heritage tours

Discover the stunning architecture and history of our 165-year-old Camperdown Campus.