Strathfield

Situated in one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, our Mount Saint Mary Campus is steeped in history, but comes with all the modern conveniences. The campus is well connected by public transport for students commuting from the Blue Mountains and Central Coast.

Location

Located just 14km west of the Sydney city centre, the Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary) is well located for students commuting from outside of Sydney. Nearby is the beautiful Bicentennial Park and the Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. For those wanting to shop, Sydney markets and DFO Homebush are nearby.


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Getting around Strathfield

It's easy to travel to our Strathfield Campus. Many trains and buses arrive at Strathfield Station, and we offer a free shuttle bus between the station and the campus. Major bike and walking routes also pass close to the campus gates.

ACU is committed to publishing annual survey results associated with Green Travel Management Plan arrangements. 

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We all know that physical activity is good for your health, studies and general wellbeing. The easiest way to get physical is to incorporate walking into your everyday activities, such as your journey to campus.

The Bay-to-Bay Cycle and Walkway, which runs from Ryde to Botany Bay, passes within 750m of the main gate of our Strathfield Campus.

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 Ride the City website provides many detailed bike routes, and Strathfield Council website has a cycling information page.

There are two bike lock-up points on Strathfield Campus:

  • Main campus: Once entering the campus through the main gate on Barker Road, the bike racks are located on the right-hand side of the driveway on the grassed area.
  • Edward Clancy Building: Bike lockers can be found in the rear car park of the Edward Clancy Building, at 163-167 Albert Road. Follow the driveway on the right-hand side of the building around to the rear car park. The bike lockers are directly in front of you as you go down the drive.

Male and female showers are located in the Edward Clancy Building. Proceed to the 2nd floor and, at the top of the stairs, turn left then left again, heading down the hallway. The shower blocks are located in male and female toilet areas on the left-hand side of the hall, approximately halfway down.

 

We run a free shuttle bus between Strathfield Station and the Strathfield Campus. This service runs Monday to Friday all year round, except for Christmas and public holidays.

The shuttle bus leaves from the ‘Kiss and Ride’ stand in Strathfield Square on the south side of Strathfield Station. It has ACU signage.

The shuttle bus stop on campus is located just inside the Barker Road main entry. View our campus map for more details.

 The last bus leaves campus at 9.15pm. Buses leave within 1-2 minutes of posted departure times. Times may vary due to traffic conditions. 

 

The following 10 bus services stop at Strathfield Station: Sydney Buses 408, 415, 458, 459, 466, 480, 525, 526 and Veolia Transport Buses 913, 914.

 Bus 407 stops near the campus on Barker Road; bus 483 stops on the corner of Barker Road and South Street. Use the Sydney Buses Transport Planner to plan your trip on these buses, and see Veolia NSW’s website for timetables and route information.

 Public transport tickets, including MyBus and MyMulti, are available for purchase from the Strathfield Co-op Bookshop. 

 

Strathfield Station is a major transport hub located on the Western, Inner West, Northern, South, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, and Newcastle and Central Coast train lines.

To plan your trip to Strathfield Station, we recommend that you use the City Rail Trip Planner

To get to Strathfield Campus from the station, you can use the ACU shuttle bus or take a 20-minute walk from the station to the campus, via Albert Road.

Public transport tickets, including MyBus and MyMulti, are available for purchase from the Strathfield Co-op Bookshop. 

 

Life on campus

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There’s more to university life than just studying, especially in Sydney. Our Mount Saint Mary Campus has an active student association and there are many clubs, societies and events to take part it. Get involved in as much or as little as you like, and make your university experience all that you want it to be.

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Facilities

Sports and recreation 

Join one of Strathfield’s sporting groups and get active while you study. This campus has rugby, soccer and cricket pitches.

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Art gallery

The McGlade Gallery’s focus is on works that celebrate spiritual, social and ethical dimensions of artistic practice. Entry to all exhibitions is free.

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Venues for hire

If you have an event, we have a space. Strathfield has a gallery, function rooms and lecture halls that can be used for events of all sizes.

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Other facilities

We’re here to help you get the most out of your studies. Explore all the facilities available to you when you join us at Mount Saint Mary.

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Campus tours

Take a personalised tour of our Strathfield Campus for a taste of our courses, facilities and grounds. 

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Strathfield lifestyle

People talking at Strathfield campus Strathfield offers plenty of outdoor spaces to get out and enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty. In fact, there are 60 parks in the area, including Bicentennial Park. Sports lovers are spoilt with all-weather playing fields and the nearby Olympic Park aquatic centre. For those who are looking to relax a little more there are shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs all within easy reach of the campus. 

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Safety

We take your safety seriously. Read this vital safety information to know who to contact in an emergency and what support is on hand.

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History

Our Mount Saint Mary Campus has a long and fascinating  history, dating back 200 years. Discover more about its past.

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