The University of Western Australia, the State's first university, was established in 1911 and opened two years later with 184 students. Today the University enrols over 25,000 students.
The University is a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of leading research-intensive, comprehensive Australian universities, and is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network of 16 member universities from across four continents and is also a member of the Matariki, a new international network of high-quality universities across seven nations.
Located on a river bend in Crawley just minutes from the city of Perth, UWA is often described as one of Australia’s most picturesque campuses. Heritage-listed architecture blends with modern buildings and leading facilities in leafy grounds of open courtyards and beautiful gardens. Close to UWA’s Crawley campus is Kings Park, one of the world’s largest and most beautiful inner-city parks. Students can enjoy over 400 hectares of nature, with sweeping views of the Swan and Canning rivers.
UWA has a bustling student life and the social activities on campus are organized through the UWA Student Guild which is the representative student organization. The UWA Student Guild has a reputation for being one of the most active in Australia, and organizes countless activities including festivals, workshops, end-of-semester parties, networking opportunities, the Guild Ball, the National Campus Band competition and UWA’s wide array of clubs and societies.
The Guild Village is a hive of activity and houses shops, food outlets, bookshops, a medical centre, copy centre, hairdresser, a bank and other useful student amenities. Market day is on regularly where you can buy inexpensive, clothes, jewellery and more.
Support and Services
Settling in to UWA
UWA’s Housing Office provides advice and information about accommodation options, housing issues and tenancy law. An online accommodation database is available.
UWA’s Careers Centre can help students with career planning, finding part time work while studying and improving their resume and interview skills as well as meeting potential employers via career expos and events.
UWA has on-campus medical staff who provide convenient, comprehensive and confidential medical care to students.
Experienced psychologists are available to help students with strategies to manage many of their day-to-day concerns. Referral to other specialist services, both on-and off-campus, is also available.