Orientation for new summer participants

This orientation will provide information about our University, an introduction to studying at the Summer/Winter School, our campus, safety on campus, and elsewhere in Sydney.

There are also some videos about the University, accomodation, sports, libraries and other facilities and services here: Videos for International Students

University History

The University of Sydney is the oldest University in Australia, and has a blend of neo-gothic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture with the latest teaching facilities. There are several campuses throughout Sydney. Most of our students and staff are located on the Camperdown and Darlington campus.

Heritage tours of the Camperdown campus are available from University Heritage Tours. They can tell you about 150 years of history of the University’s Quadrangle Building and surrounding environs.

Getting Around Campus

The campus is on the corner of Parramatta Road and City Road, Camperdown, approximately 5 km from the Sydney CBD.

By Train

The two closest train stations to our campus are;
Redfern Station and Newtown Station.

If walking to Redfern station, it is best to keep to the footpaths, and stay in groups. Try to avoid walking there at night.

Location for Redfern Station - public transport

Note: the free Campus Security bus does a loop round campus to include Redfern Station.

By Bus

The main stop heading into the city and Central Station is located on City Rd, opposite the Wentworth Building. Catch routes 422, 423, 426, 428.

For stops on Parramatta Road (closest to the Quadrangle) catch routes 412, 413, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 480, 483 or metrobus m10 from George Street or Railway Square.

Buses 422, 423, 426, and 428 go from Circular Quay in the Sydney CBD to the University of Sydney.

Studying at the Sydney Summer School

Due to the intensive nature of Summer and Winter School study, the class sizes are generally much smaller than during Semesters, and attendance for at least 80% of classes is recommended.

Safety on Campus

Our on campus Security Service provides a wide range of services to the entire University Community: Staff, Academics and Students.

In case of emergency call 9351 3333.

Depending on the type of emergency, the most appropriate method is to contact Security and/or Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade by phone. If out on the campus, go to a busy place such as the libraries, especially Fisher Library (which is open late), phones are available for use there.

Campus Security Bus

The Security Service operates a free bus service during semester, Monday to Friday, except public holidays, commencing at 4.45pm outside Fisher Library. The final run leaves Fisher at library closing time. The bus does a loop around campus to include Redfern Station and the Telfer building.
Afternoon services: Mon to Fri
Regular Bus: 4.30pm to 9.30pm Mon to Fri
Express Bus: 4.30pm to 7.15pm Mon to Fri
Note: Express Bus out from City Road Proceeds straight to Redfern Station

Afternoon service is dictated by the Fisher Library hours of operation and the last run leaves Fisher at library closing time.

Note: There is no security bus service during public holidays and the University Christmas shut down period.

Campus Security Bus