Our campus

UNSW Australia’s main campus is located in Kensington – a vibrant hub of activity just 20 minutes from the centre of Sydney and 5 minutes from beautiful Coogee beach. Our campus is not only a great place to study; it boasts fantastic food, fabulous outdoor spaces and a host of exciting things to see and do.

UNSW Kensington is a city within a city - with a range of buzzing cafés and restaurants, retail outlets, health and banking services, and even its own supermarket! See café and restaurant opening hours here.  

Our campus picks

Red Centre

Key

  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Food
  • Library
  • Wildlife
  • Landmark
  • Shops
  • Wi-Fi
UNSW’s newest retail precinct is one the liveliest spots on campus. Here you can find a host of great cafés and restaurants including Max Brenner, Coco Cubano, Yummba Vegetarian, Guzman y Gomez, Mamak Village and even an IGA supermarket. (B8)
This buzzing Italian café prides itself on its fantastic coffee, fresh panini and delicious pizza made to order. Bar Navitas accepts bookings and has a great selection of beer, wine and spirits, making it the perfect place to meet with colleagues for breakfast or lunch.
This lively bar is located in a historic building. It's the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious pizzas, salads and wraps. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This little cart serves the best coffee on campus. It’s also a lovely place to sit, relax and observe the hub of activity on the Library Lawn. (C20)
Stop in for some fresh rice paper rolls or Vietnamese noodles at Tropical Green, a tasty and reasonably-priced restaurant in The Pavilions on the upper campus. (E24)
The UNSW Restaurant is an à la carte restaurant boasting a daily blackboard menu of Sydney’s finest seasonal and local produce. Located on the lower ground floor of the AGSM Building, the UNSW Restaurant is perfect for visitors looking for a more formal dining option. Bookings recommended (+61 412 231 498). 
While you’re walking around some of the gardens on campus, you might notice some large prehistoric-looking birds. These are Australian White Ibis, well-known for their healthy appetite for scraps! While these birds are not aggressive, it’s generally not a good idea to feed them.
UNSW has both an ANZ and Commonwealth Bank on campus. At the Commonwealth Bank, you can even exchange currencies. If you need cash, there are also a number of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). (F22)
Make the most of UNSW’s outdoor powerpoints and wifi network to catch up on your emails and admin outside. Some of the nicest spots to set up are: outside the Morven Brown Building, in the Michael Birt Gardens, or the Quadrangle Food Court (E15). Use the Visits Request Form to request wifi access.
Come face-to-face with some of the world’s most inspiring leaders on the library lawn. The commemorative busts of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela recognise the many contributions these great leaders made during their lifetime. (C21)
When you first walk into UNSW’s main library you might be surprised not to see many books. You will however see the library’s impressive computer lab, Copy & Print Service, self-check-out machines and Assistive Technology Centre. It’s only when you get to Level 3 that you’ll have the chance to marvel at the University’s impressive printed collections. (F21).
Meet the team from UNSW International here, at the Red Centre. (H13)
Take a stroll down to the Village Green to see the former playing field of UNSW alumni and Australian cricket stars such as Mark Taylor, Michael Slater and Geoff Lawson. Even if you’re not a cricket fan, the Village Green is a lovely place to sit and relax. (K9)
UNSW is proud to host Australasia’s only integrated childhood and adult cancer medical research institute, the UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre. Right here on the UNSW campus, researchers are passionately working to learn more about childhood and adult cancers and discover new treatments to save lives and eliminate suffering. (C25)
The Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB) is a hub where research, education and industry comes together to develop and implement sustainable energy technologies. The TETB received a 6-Star Green Star Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, making it the fourth 6-Star education facility in Australia and a first for UNSW. (H6)
The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre will provide world-class facilities designed to position UNSW as a major centre for innovation in the Asia Pacific region. The centre will be housed within a new building on the UNSW campus, next to the UNSW Business School. (E10)
UNSW’s Museum of Human Disease has been voted one of the top 10 weird museums in the world. Located in the School of Medical Science, this weird and wonderful museum takes visitors on a journey of discovery behind some of the world’s most fascinating bugs and their effects on the body. (C27)
The UNSW Bookshop was recently named “Campus Bookshop of the Year” by the Australian Publishers Association. And it’s no wonder why – the UNSW Bookshop has over 20,000 titles in stock, all at discounted prices. The bookshop is located at the western end of the Quadrangle Building. (E15)
Our most prestigious venue for special events - the John Niland Scientia Building. This prized structure has been awarded the 2000 Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Sulman Prize for Architecture (NSW), as well as an Outstanding Structures Award from the Swiss-based International Concrete Foundation.

UNSW gift store

Looking for a unique gift to take home to family, friends and colleagues? Need another bag to pack your luggage? Located in the Morven Brown Building (C20), the UNSW gift store has a range of cuddly graduation teddy bears, UNSW branded clothing and bags, hats, and other assorted merchandise.