Western Sydney University Parramatta Campus

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Coordinates: 33°48′44″S 151°01′30″E / 33.812198°S 151.025061°E / -33.812198; 151.025061 The Western Sydney University Parramatta Campus is one of six Western Sydney University campuses. It is situated in the suburb of Parramatta in the City of Parramatta. The campus consists of two sites; Parramatta South (main campus) and Parramatta North. The Parramatta City Campus is an extension of its existing Parramatta campus located in the Parramatta CBD.


Female Orphan School
Female Orphan School
Former Female Orphan School, now the site of the Whitlam Institute.

The UWS Parramatta Campus has long served the populace of Western Sydney, first established in 1813 as a female orphan school.[1][2]

A historical site with contemporary features, the Parramatta campus was established as a campus of UWS in 1998 and has proved one of the more coveted campus' for students as it is geographically located in the centre of the Greater Sydney region and out of the eight campuses of UWS, it is the nearest campus to the Sydney CBD (making it close to more amenities and employment areas).

Parramatta campus courses include occupation fields like Science, Business and Law/justice just to name a few. It also hosts their Science courses in modern buildings near to the Rydalmere campus at a site formerly used by quarantine authorities, CSIRO, Amdel Sugar, and the Biological and Chemical Research Institute laboratories.[3]

Before the Parramatta campus was developed, classes were held at the Westmead Precinct; that is now part of the Parramatta campus. The oldest building on the site was the home of the historic St Vincent's Orphanage. A school focused on IELTS proficiency, called UWS College, is currently located at the Westmead Precinct. The Westmead area is one of Sydney's premier medical districts and includes Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead; both teaching hospitals, although not formally affiliated with UWS.

The University has announced the establishment of a new campus in the Parramatta CBD as an extension of its existing Parramatta Campus in 2014. The Parramatta City Campus will be located at 100 George Street. This will see some of its postgraduate courses relocate there, particularly in business (Sydney Graduate School of Management), the social sciences and humanities.


Parramatta South[edit]

At Hawkesbury Road in Westmead, south of Westmead City Rail station.

Parramatta North[edit]

At Hawkesbury Road in Westmead, north of Westmead City Rail station.

Parramatta City[edit]

Western Sydney University established a new Parramatta City Campus, as an extension of its existing Parramatta campus. The campus provides a dynamic and student-centred location within the Parramatta CBD.


  1. ^ Wright, Jessica (1 June 2012). "PM announces $7 million grant for Whitlam tribute". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Gillard gives $7m for Whitlam project". Herald Sun. AAP. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Biological and Chemical Research Institute (1970 - 1992)". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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