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Ballarat (Aquinas) CampusBallarat, Australia Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in BallaratLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Available to students on ISEP Exchange only.
ACU's Aquinas campus brings big life to small town living. Set in beautiful, sprawling grounds and close to Lake Wendouree, there is plenty to do both on campus – and right outside campus doors.
Take part in sports clubs and student societies, join in the many free social events on campus, or head to the lake for a ride or run in a beautiful natural setting. You’ll find cafes, restaurants and bars nearby, as well as quiet spaces in the gardens to get lost in your books.
Ballarat is a picturesque rural town of 96,000 people, and a living museum of Australia’s gold rush period. With historic buildings, gardens, cafes and art galleries spread across the town, it offers ‘small town’ living with a contemporary heart. On the weekends, browse the farmers’ or flea markets, join in local sports or hang out in some of the town’s restaurants.
Ballarat’s weather is similar to Melbourne. You can expect hot summers and slightly cooler temperatures in winter.
Brisbane (Banyo) CampusBrisbane, Australia Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in BrisbaneLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Available to students on ISEP Direct only.
ACU's Banyo Campus is in the light, leafy capital of Queensland. With a relaxed atmosphere and mild winters, it’s easy to get the most out of your uni life in Brisbane. Take part in the clubs and activities on the sprawling Banyo Campus, or take advantage of the city’s rivers, parks and nearby beaches.
The Brisbane Campus (also called McAuley at Banyo) is located just 12km north of the city centre. Brisbane itself is easy to get around and its river, parks and nightlife are all within easy reach. Even Queensland’s famous beaches are just a short trip away.
Travelling to ACU's Brisbane Campus in Banyo is easy. There’s a great network of bike paths for cyclists and, for those on public transport, there are train and bus routes nearby. ACU provides a free shuttle bus between key train stops.
Just like life in Brisbane generally, the ACU Banyo Campus has plenty of opportunity for you to make the most of the sunshine. The expansive grounds have a mix of historic and modern buildings, with wide lawns and hang-out areas where you can relax, study and connect with your fellow students. There are also plenty of opportunities to get involved in campus life through sports clubs, student societies and free social events.
North SydneyMacKillop, Australia0 - 5,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in MacKillopLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
(Not available to incoming students. Listed here for outgoing student applications only.)