Visits to the University

the quadrangle

The Camperdown and Darlington Campuses are home to the faculties and schools of:

  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Education and Social Work
  • Engineering and information Technologies
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • Veterinary Science.

This 72-hectare site, located near the junction of Parramatta and City Roads, features landscaped grounds, sports ovals and centres, museums, galleries, two major complexes devoted to student recreation and services, and of course the famous Quadrangle and many other beautiful modern and historic buildings.

Depending on the purpose of your visit, please select the most appropriate from the following categories:

Please note: All activities and conversations during arranged visits to the University will be carried out in English. For this reason it is best for all visitors to have a working knowledge of English or to bring an interpreter with them. The University of Sydney does not generally provide any interpreting service for visitors.

Official Visits

The University of Sydney is proud of its position as a leading international university and values its many relationships with top universities, government bodies, research and industry organisations. The University attracts distinguished visitors from around the world and attaches great importance to the contribution these visits make to its international program.

Official visit requests from representatives of international universities, research organisations and government bodies are coordinated within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International by the Co-ordinator for VIP Visits and Protocol. The Co-ordinator works with the Principal Officers of the University and individual Faculties and Departments to develop visit schedules which maximise opportunities to share experiences, information and ideas and develop sustainable collaborative relationships.

Intending official visitors are asked to contact the Co-ordinator for VIP Visits and Protocol to obtain a Visit Request Form. In most cases, an official visit cannot proceed unless this form has been returned to the Co-ordinator by fax or email at least 10 working days before the date of the prospective visit. The Co-ordinator will then liaise within the University to match visit requests with University resources and advise the sender of the outcome of the request. Although all requests are considered carefully, the University reserves the right to decline requests and not all visits will be accepted.

Co-ordinator for VIP Visits and Protocol contact details:
Fax: +61 2 9036 6047

Heritage Campus tours

Guided historic visits of the Camperdown campus (1 hour) are available from University Heritage Tours. Theses are available on weekdays only between 9am to 4pm. The tours have a cost per person and do not include any meetings with University administrative or academic staff.

For more information please visit the Heritage Campus tours website.

University Agents and Student Group Visits

University of Sydney Agents and University Counsellors of high schools should contact the Recruitment Unit of the International Student Office:


Informal Visits

sandstone arch

Everyone is welcome to visit the University at any time. The University is not just about the architecture and the lecture theatres. You can check out where you can eat, live, play sport and buy second-hand books.

Just download/print the following PDF and enjoy what the University has to offer at your own pace: