Spanning 126 hectares with open green spaces

Uniquely positioned in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie University brings together more than 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.

Located 15 kilometres from Sydney's CBD, our campus is the perfect place to study in one of the world’s greatest cities.

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You’ll find it on campus

Need something? You won’t have to go far. Our North Ryde campus offers everything you need to get through the day, including:

  • a bar and restaurants
  • cafés
  • childcare centres
  • counselling services
  • medical clinic
  • pharmacy
  • private hospital.

Macquarie is accessible by a range of transport modes. Find out how to get to here.

Our city campus

Macquarie University City Campus features world-class facilities, offering students access to a friendly learning environment and networking opportunities with other like-minded peers. Our city campus is ideally located at 123 Pitt Street, right in the heart of Sydney CBD.

Why choose Macquarie

We have invested more than one billion dollars in our facilities and infrastructure over the last ten years to ensure our students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies.

Like a miniature city, Macquarie has a vast array of amenities on campus including several cafés and restaurants. And, the University is within walking distance of a major shopping precinct.

Our sports facilities are some of the best university facilities in the country — the Sport and Aquatic Centre features swimming pools, a state-of-the-art health club, squash and basketball courts, and a martial arts area.

We have a strong focus on equity, diversity and inclusion. Staff and students from more than 100 countries study and work here. We provide a range of services on campus to support students from culturally diverse backgrounds, Indigenous Australians, people who are LGBTQ+ and students with a disability.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, our students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. Our staff also have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations.

Already Sydney’s second-largest business district, by 2035 Macquarie Park is tipped to be the fourth largest CBD in Australia behind Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Our level of infrastructure requires outstanding transport options, and Macquarie is one of the easiest universities to get to by public transport. There are more than 4000 car spaces on campus, regular buses and an on-campus train station.

The ten-year Campus Master Plan is part of our significant investment in shaping the University’s future. Find out more about our new Arts Precinct, Central Courtyard Precinct, and other recently completed projects.

Learn more about the exciting projects currently underway.

Macquarie University Property is responsible for the planning, development, management and maintenance of the University's infrastructure and buildings, looking after the space and facilities required for the University to achieve its learning, teaching and research goals.

Our full services and information for contractors and consultants can be found on our Property page.

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Last updated: 28 Feb 2022