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Hawthorn campus

PO Box 218, Hawthorn
Victoria, Australia 3122
Telephone: +613 9214 8000
Facsimile: +613 9819 5454

Hawthorn is the university's main campus, just 10 minutes on the train from the centre of Melbourne, and in one of the city's most attractive suburbs. Set amongst the cafes, boutiques and shops of Glenferrie Rd, and with the convenience of two supermarkets and a railway station practically on campus, it offers students a terrific study and life balance.

The campus has all student services, many specialised facilities and is the hub of our research and development activities. There are several on-campus accommodation options available and students can also choose to live nearby and walk to class through the parks and leafy backstreets.

You can gain qualifications from a Certificate I to a PhD and programs you can study include Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management, Design, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, Information and Communication Technology, Media and Communications, Psychology, Science and more. Pathway programs are also taught on-campus at Swinburne College.

Getting to Hawthorn campus

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The campus is approximately a one minute walk from Glenferrie station. Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein train lines from the city travel to Glenferrie station in 10 minutes.

Tram No.16 Kew to St Kilda Beach stops on Glenferrie Road, where shops, food outlets and ATMs are also located.

Bus No. 624 Kew-Chadstone – Oakleigh (via Carnegie), travels along Auburn Rd about a 10 minute walk to Campus.

Student services at Hawthorn campus

Careers and Employment

The George
Level 2, 34 Wakefield Street
Telephone: (03) 9214 5360
Monday - Friday

Visit the Careers and Employment website

Child Care

32 Park Street, Hawthorn
Telephone: (03) 9818 2174
8:00am - 6:00pm
Co-ordinator: Janelle Blaess

Visit the Child Care website


The George
Level 4, 34 Wakefield Street
Telephone: (03) 9818 7548
Fax: (03) 9818 7548
9:00am - 5:00pm

Visit the Counselling website

Disability Liaison Officers

The George
Level 4, 34 Wakefield Street
Telephone: (03) 9214 8513 (TAFE)
Telephone: (03) 9214 8500 (Higher Education)

Visit the Disability Liaison Officers website

Student Equity

Swinburne Place, West Building (SPW)
Level 1

Visit the Equity website


Level 4, The George
34 Wakefield Street
Telephone: (03) 9214 8483
Fax: (03) 9818 7548

Visit the Health and Well-being website

Learning and Academic Skills (LAS)

The George
GS202, Level 2, 34 Wakefield Street
Telephone: (03) 9214 5583

Visit the LAS website


LB Building
SMS: 0427 841 787
Telephone: (03) 9214 8330

Visit the Library website

Open Access Labs

Hawthorn Campus Library - Late Lab
137 PCs on Level 1, 56 PCs on Level 2

24 hour student learning and study space with access to:

  • Wirless network for personal laptops
  • Printing (black, white and colour)
  • Scanning and Photocopying
  • Lounge and group study facilities
  • Coffee and Tea

Open access Lab for TAFE students:
Building TD Room 319

Visit the Open Access Labs website

Sport and Recreation

Swinergy Sport and Recreation
Building SR
Telephone: (03) 9214 8018
Fax: (03) 9819 0850

Visit the Sport and Recreation website

Student Finance and Housing

Swinburne Place, West Building (SPW)
Ground Floor
student HQ
Telephone: (03) 9214 8882
Fax: (03) 9214 4580

Visit the Student Finance website
Visit the Housing website

Student HQ

Swinburne Place, West Building (SPW)
Ground Floor
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday

Visit the Student HQ website

Swinburne Student Amenities Association

The George
34 Wakefield St

Visit the Swinburne Student Amenities Associations website

Images around the campus

Hawthorn: Welcome to Swinburne Hawthorn: Making it work Hawthorn: The Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC) at dusk Hawthorn: Keeping up Hawthorn: Recycled timber main stairwell ATC Hawthorn: The walkway Hawthorn: Connected Hawthorn: The George - 7 storeys of student services Hawthorn: ATC flyovers Hawthorn: The ATC courtyard Hawthorn: ATC Auditorium Hawthorn: Alley Tunes coffee and collectables Hawthorn: Alley Tunes discount coffee for students Hawthorn: Working it out Hawthorn: Shopping in Don Arcade Hawthorn: ATC thermal skin design Hawthorn: Along the railway line Hawthorn: The steps Hawthorn: Ordered chaos Hawthorn: Autumn on John Street