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Location and campuses

Perth and UWA provide an inspiring study environment


hand drawn winthrop hall

The University of Western Australia sits in the prime location of our state’s thriving capital city, Perth.

Our main campus is home to 25,000 students, with more than 4,000 international students hailing from 100 countries. We also have an Albany campus in the heart of the South West (a five-hour drive from Perth), and our UWA Health Campus at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, along with additional facilities in Claremont and Nedlands.

Over the past 50 years, Australia has taken pride in cultivating its status as one of the world’s most successful, multicultural countries, and the city of Perth is no exception. Experience a place where people from all over the world are respected and feel welcome, and make a home for yourself as part of the UWA community.

Life in Perth

A vibrant place to
live, work and study


of ASX-listed companies have Perth headquarters

(Think Perth 2019)



Australia’s 4th-largest city and a multicultural hub

(Think Perth, 2019)



of the world's population in our time zone

(plus/minus 2 hours)


Perth city skyline


A city of opportunity and prosperity

Western Australia has  been the export powerhouse of the Australian economy*, with our great state producing 48% of Australia’s merchandise exports in 2019-20*.

Our economy sees consistently strong economic growth above the Australian average*, in addition to our average annual incomes being 8% above the national average^.

*Western Australian Treasury Corporation, 2020
^Australian Bureau of Statistics, May 2020

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UWA Perth

There’s much more to our campus than iconic Winthrop Tower greeting you from Stirling Highway. UWA Perth provides a mix of high-tech facilities, studios, labs, tutorial spaces, lecture and performance theatres, in addition to uni essentials like libraries, cafés, shops, health services, sporting venues and more. With a lively cultural scene, including a museum, gallery and seasonal open-air theatre, UWA is like its own vibrant city. 

Set against a backdrop of lush gardens, our campus celebrates heritage-listed buildings alongside striking new facilities. The beloved sandstone pillars and arches that adorn our grounds also attract visitors year-round. From campus, it’s an easy walk, cycle or drive to significant, treasured landmarks such as Kings Park, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle, and more.

Campus and facilities

Our wide range of facilities provide students with the chance to engage in real-life learning environments that emulate on-the-job training. This hands-on, career-ready experience is what sets our graduates apart.

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Supporting our State's projects and communities

UWA recognises the need to renew and revitalise our partnerships with industry, government, and communities in rural, regional and remote WA. Each year we dedicate more than $50m to regional projects that span agriculture, marine science, archaeology, astronomy, law, medicine, indigenous education and the arts involving research, learning, teaching and community engagement activities. Learn more about how we aim to share our knowledge, resources and expertise for the betterment of Western Australian regions.

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