The Geelong Deakin Waterfront campus is based in the centre of downtown Geelong. With stunning views of Corio Bay, it is truly a beautiful location from which to study. Many of the campus buildings are situated in what were once old wool stores which have been extensively renovated to create a thoroughly modern learning environment.
The campus offers purpose-built classrooms, computer labs, shared learning and study spaces as well as a state of the art library overlooking the beautiful waterfront. It is a stone’s throw from the Geelong CBD as well as situated at the foot of the world famous Great Ocean Road and the Victorian Surf Coast.
Not only can students explore all that bustling Geelong has to offer, they can also enjoy all the facilities of the nearby Waurn Ponds campus by taking advantage of the free shuttle bus which runs all day between the campuses.
The campus was founded in 1994 and now has over 4000 students offering over 200 different courses.
Geelong Train Station is located just 400 metres from campus.
V/Line trains operate throughout the day on the Geelong–Melbourne line and take just over an hour to the centre of Melbourne.
The Geelong Waterfront Campus is well serviced by suburban bus lines that operate across Geelong and outer regions.
The main bus interchange is located in Moorabool St – 700 metres from the campus. However, there are a number of bus stops close by depending on your route.
Waterfront campus is based in the centre of the Geelong CBD and is easily accessible by car. The Geelong Waterfront Campus is an hour-long drive from Melbourne CBD, depending on traffic.
The best way to navigate your way to campus is to use Google Maps or your GPS.
While there are quite a few car parks available on campus, they can fill up quickly – especially at the start of Trimester 1 and 2. For short-term or one-off parking, use the CellOPark app. If you visit campus regularly, it might be best to buy a parking permit.
Deakin provides a carpool-matching service to students and staff to help you find someone to carpool with.
If you like to be active and keep fit then cycling into campus might be a great option. The Geelong Waterfront Campus has showers and change rooms, bike cage and racks, and lockers to make your commute as easy and safe as possible.
Paying for Public Transport
To travel to Geelong from Melbourne by train you’ll need to buy a Myki card.
You can buy a pass at a shop or station, then top up credit whenever you need it. You must touch-on and off to get through the barriers at train stations.
The suburban bus lines use Myki as well as tickets that can be purchased on the buses.
Finding Your Way Around Campus
The Deakin Waterfront campus is relatively compact as all buildings are situated within close proximity of one another – it won’t take long to find your way around. If you need some help, download the Deakin Scout app. As well as a campus map from the below links: