Places of interest


The University of Sydney is full of people and places of interest.

Our campuses house researchers, staff and students who pursue cutting-edge breakthroughs across a range of disciplines, with global influence. You can find out more about their work on the Our people webpage, through profiles in Sydney Alumni Magazine, and on our news website.

The central campus, set on landscaped grounds overlooking Sydney’s business centre, contains state-of-the-art teaching, research and student support facilities that complement the original 1850s heritage buildings.

Places you may enjoy visiting include:

  • The Great Hall, where our new students are welcomed each year
  • The Carillon, played every Tuesday between 1 and 2pm during semester, and on special occasions like graduation. You can view the bells after recitals on Sunday afternoons
  • The Quadrangle (pictured above)
  • The Nicholson Museum, which houses the largest collection of antiquities in the southern hemisphere
  • The Macleay Museum, where you can see the oldest natural history collection in Australia, significant Australian anthropological materials and more
  • The University Art Gallery, which holds more than 3000 works in its collection
  • The Law School, one of the newest additions to the campus and an exciting example of contemporary architecture
  • Sydney College of the Arts, located in the historic Kirkbride buildings in Rozelle overlooking Sydney harbour
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music, located next to the Royal Botanic Gardens

To find out about the latest exhibitions and events on campus, please visit our University-wide events calendar.