Study in a place that feels like home.

ACU Blacktown

We've partnered with Blacktown City Council to open our newest campus in Blacktown, Western Sydney. Study at a place that feels like home while benefiting from a university with an international reach.

  • Excellent opportunities with local partners such as CathWest, Blacktown International Sports Park and the International Centre for Training Excellence.
  • Inclusive student spaces including breakout and study areas, collaboration spaces, library, chapel, lounge area and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culturally safe space.
  • Purpose-built teaching and learning facilities including nursing labs, bed simulation wards, moot court and science lab (from 2022).

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Welcome to ACU Blacktown

Based in the heart of Greater Western Sydney, Blacktown is home to thousands of high school students, university students, and businesses. We’re delighted to bring a university campus to the heart of this vibrant community and build an opportunity for you to study where you’ll feel at home.

Opening of Saint Josephine Bakhita Campus

On March 12 2021, Australian Catholic University’s eighth campus, Saint Josephine Bakhita Campus, Blacktown was blessed by Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta and officially opened by the Honourable Alan Tudge MP, Federal Minister for Education and Youth.

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Apply for a Blacktown Campus scholarship

We have a range of scholarships on offer at our Blacktown Campus and it pays to check your eligibility. For example, our Jim Anderson scholarships are awarded for leadership, equity or merit and range in value from $5,000 – $20,000.

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Jim Anderson Memorial Leadership Scholarship
Jim Anderson Memorial Equity Scholarship
Jim Anderson Memorial Merit Scholarship
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We offer a range of pathways, undergraduate and postgraduate courses at our Blacktown Campus. Check out our course browser to explore your options.

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A university of faith

ACU's Blacktown Campus is named in honour of St Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of Sudan and of victims of slavery. True to our mission as a Catholic university, ACU Blacktown is distinctly Catholic but welcoming of people of all faiths and none.

Saint Josephine is an inspiration to people everywhere and her prayers and example will help us contribute to the mission and priorities of the Diocese of Parramatta, in which St Josephine Bakhita Campus is located.

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Where you’ll find us

We welcome prospective students and members of the public to drop in and have a chat about ACU and our new Blacktown Campus.

AskACU Centre

22 Main Street
9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

A supportive community with limitless opportunity

We’ve partnered with Blacktown City Council and local organisations to create something beautiful – a personal, supportive campus community that offers innovative, quality higher education courses on your doorstop. By studying with ACU, you’ll be joining a vibrant global network. So, you’ll get the best of both worlds: a supportive environment where you can really stretch your wings.

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Top 2 for graduate employer satisfaction
Top 10 Catholic universities worldwide
Top 2 % of all universities worldwide

Where inspiration meets aspiration

We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for everyone and an education that encourages our students to excel. At the same time, we are a university committed to standing for something clear. We stand up for people in need and causes that matter.

A perfect fit

When you study at ACU, you become part of a community. Our campuses and classes are the perfect size, so you won’t get lost in the crowd. Your lecturers will know your name, and you’ll make great friends and strong networks.

Getting around Blacktown

As the largest suburb in New South Wales, Blacktown is well connected with public transport options as well as cycling and walking routes. Here are some tips to help you get around.

The Great West Walk links significant areas throughout western Sydney including reserves, parks, bush trails and footpaths. Visit the Blacktown City Council to see what’s on offer.

Riding to work or university is a great way to get fit, save time and money, and do your bit to help the environment. The Blacktown Bike Plan provides a map of existing and new bike paths in the area, or explore Cycleway Finder.

The Blacktown Campus is well serviced by buses, with many routes stopping on or near Main Street. We recommend that you use the Sydney Buses Trip Planner to plan your bus journey to the campus. You can also see a network map at Busways.

Our campus is located just a two-minute walk from Blacktown Station. The station is serviced by the Blue Mountains, Western and Richmond lines. To plan your trip to Blacktown Station, we recommend that you use the Transport NSW Trip Planner.

If you’ve checked out available sustainable transport options but have chosen to drive, there are a few things to consider.

There is no parking on campus for students at any time.

On-street parking is available, but very limited in the Blacktown area. Paid car parks are available nearby.


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Foundation Studies

If you haven't got an ATAR, or your ATAR isn't what you were hoping for, don't stress – our Foundation Studies program provides you with another path into university.

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Why study at ACU

Expand your knowledge and improve the lives of others while gaining a top qualification. Learn why studying with us will enrich your life.

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