Our Signadou campus is in Australia’s capital city, home to Parliament House, the National War Museum, the National Gallery and some of Australia’s most important cultural sites. The campus itself is within easy reach of Canberra’s cafes, walking tracks and galleries. There’s always plenty of things to do when it comes time to take a break from study.

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Located just 5km from Canberra’s central business district, the Canberra Campus (Signadou) is in Watson, an up-and-coming area in the foothills of Mount Majura. Like everywhere in the nation’s capital, it’s close to shops, galleries, cafes and all the amenities you could need. 

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Getting around Canberra

Canberra is an easy city to get around with good bus network and many bike paths. In fact, Canberra has a reputation as the cycling capital of Australia.

Canberra is a very bike-friendly city with plenty of dedicated bike paths and on-road cycling lanes.

To pick the best route from your destination, visit the ACT transport website.

ACTION offers bus services (2 and 39) from Dickson to the campus.

Qcity Transit offers services to Civic from Queanbeyan.

The R9 runs every 15 minutes from Belconnen through to the Dickson interchange. It then runs down Antill Street and onto Phillip Avenue, dropping off at the bus stop on Phillip Avenue, directly opposite the university on the other side of the road.
Return service to Dickson interchange departs from the university side of Phillip Avenue, about 100 metres down the road, in front of the Holy Rosary Primary School oval.
This service links with light rail to Gungahlin and the City, via bus stops 1 and 2 at the Dickson interchange.

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Our campus is at 127 Phillip Avenue (Blackfriars building), Watson. Free parking is available on and around the campus.

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Here's how to get to the campus from various locations in and around Canberra:

  • From Civic (CBD), drive about 10 minutes north along Northbourne Avenue and then right into Antill Street.
  • From Belconnen, drive about 15 minutes east along Ginninderra Drive, then right onto Mouat Street (becomes Antill Street after crossing Northbourne Avenue).
  • From Queanbeyan, the campus is about 20 minutes' drive via Yass Road.
  • From Tuggeranong, the campus is about 25 minutes' drive.

Life on campus

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Get the most out of life on campus by joining one of many student clubs and societies, or attending free social events.

If sport is your thing, you’ll be able to join sports clubs, participate in fitness classes and enjoy a heated swimming pool on campus.

When it’s time to relax, the beautiful central garden area is a popular place to hang out, talk with friends and relax.

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Blackfriars Lecture Series

The Blackfriars Lecture Series celebrates the connection Dominican Friars have with our Canberra Campus. Each year our campus hosts speakers who, like the Dominican Friars, have dedicated their lives to the betterment of the community. Stay up-to-date with the schedule for this year’s lectures and read about past events.

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Studying requires plenty of fuel. Relax in the cafe at the Veritas building between classes, or take some time out to catch up with friends. 

Swimming pool

Like swimming? There’s a saltwater, solar-heated swimming pool available on campus for student use from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Parent room

Parents with small children can make use of the dedicated parent room with change tables and facilities for nursing mothers.

Venue hire

If you have an event, we have a space. Our campus has an array of spaces available for board meetings, presentations and networking events.

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We’re here to help you make the most of your studies. Explore all of the facilities available to you when you join us at Signadou.

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Our library is equipped with everything you need to study, including audiovisual materials, eBooks and tools such as computers and printers.

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Take a personalised tour of our Canberra campus for a taste of our courses, facilities and grounds.

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Canberra lifestyle

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Canberra used to be known for its politicians and policy makers. Now it’s known as the Education Capital and one of the world's most liveable cities.

Blessed with many natural reserves, Australia’s best-known galleries, a thriving coffee culture and endless amounts of cycling and hiking trails, there is always something to do in the nation’s capital.

Festival life is also taking off in Canberra with the Floriade Flower Festival, the National Folk Festival, the Multicultural Festival, Enlighten and the Canberra International Music Festival, drawing huge crowds from around the country. 


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Our history dates back to the 13th century and the founding of the Dominican Order. Find out more about the campus history.

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