Learn more about what it’s like to study at beautiful Geelong – the place you'll call home if you choose to study at the Geelong Waterfront campus.
Founded in 1994, the Waterfront campus is based in downtown Geelong and boasts stunning views of the surrounding Corio Bay. Many of the campus buildings are converted heritage wool stores, lending a historical air to this extensively renovated modern learning environment. Today, the campus has over 4000 students studying more than 200 different Deakin University courses.
When you aren’t admiring the view out the window, you’ll learn in purpose-built classrooms, computer labs and study spaces, along with a state-of-the-art library overlooking the waterfront.
At the Geelong Waterfront campus, you’ll be in the heart of the action, just a stone’s throw away from the Geelong CBD and on the doorstep of the famous Great Ocean Road and Victorian surf coast.
While you have access to all the facilities and services at the Waterfront campus, you can also enjoy those on offer at the nearby Waurn Ponds campus – a free shuttle bus runs all day between the campuses.
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.