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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.

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

Our tours include guided walks through the Nicholson and Macleay museums.

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

Our experienced guides are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. We recommend that you book in advance.

High school groups and prospective students

We run campus tours for both high school groups and individual prospective students to give them a taste of university life.

Tours begin under the Clock Tower of the Quadrangle and are led by student ambassadors.

Our ambassadors come from a range of faculties, and can answer your questions on selecting a course, living on campus, and any other aspects of preparing for university life.

High school tours vary in length and can be adapted to meet your school's specific needs. If you are a school teacher or career adviser, you can book a campus tour here.

Prospective students are welcome to attend an open tour on the first Friday of the month from 4–5pm. Please ensure you book a tour in advance by emailing

Self-guided tours

If you prefer to take the lead, why not go on a self-guided tour? Download the PDF guide (1.2 MB) and explore the grounds at a time and pace that suits you. No bookings or payment required.


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Senior citizens admission

Available Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Bookings should be made no less than two weeks in advance.

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