How to get to the Hawthorn campus

Train
Hawthorn has three railway stations (Hawthorn, Glenferrie, and Auburn). From Glenferrie Railway Station you will step straight onto campus.

Tram
Six tram routes (16, 48, 70, 72, 75, 109) service the campus and provide a quick and easy way to get to and from Swinburne Hawthorn.
Learn about student public transport concessions

Car
If you’re coming to our Hawthorn campus by car or motorcycle, all-day ticketed parking is available on campus. There are also ticketed off-campus car parks and on-street parking options.
The Hawthorn campus has three university car parks:

  • Wakefield Street (multi-deck)
  • Henry Street
  • Paterson Street.

Operating hours: 7.00am – 10.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Outside these hours, the multi-deck car park is closed, and other car parks are open to the public.
Learn more about our car park locations

Walking
If you live within walking distance, tree-lined streets, window shopping and nearby parks and gardens make the walk to campus all the more enjoyable.
If you’re taking public transport, consider getting off a few stops early and walking the rest of the way.
Check out a few walking routes we recommend from local transport hubs.
Auburn Station to The George Building
Hawthorn Station to The George Building 
Power St / Barkers Rd to The George Building 
Auburn Rd / Barkers Rd to The George Building 

Bicycle
Ride a bike and enjoy the benefits cycling has for your health, wellbeing, wallet, and planet.
The Hawthorn campus features bike lockers for extra safety and protection.
Hawthorn campus [PDF, 870KB]

Showers and bicycle facilities
Beat the traffic, freshen up before class with a shower and securely park your bike on campus. 
Apply for access to EW, SPS and AMDC secure bicycle parking [PDF, 20KB]

Bike repair stations 
Find bike repair stations and basic tools outside the Engineering (EN) building, the Sports and Recreation Centre (SR) and within the basement car park of the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC).

Taxis
You can use Cabstop to book a taxi via SMS.
The Cabstop service allows you to wait for a taxi in a safe area. It gives the taxi driver an exact location for pick-up.
Hawthorn pick up locations

Rideshare
A range of legal rideshare and carpooling services, such as Uber, are available in Melbourne. Remember fares may increase at peak times.

Car sharing
If you don’t own a car, and want to reduce pollution and congestion, you might be interested in car sharing. You can rent cars for a short period of time (often by the hour).
Flexicar offers three car share rentals close to the Hawthorn campus. Discounts are available.

  • Night Bus Service to Hawthorn

    Night Bus Service to Hawthorn

    At Swinburne, we offer a night bus service to the Hawthorn campus. The night bus operates at 30-minute intervals during semester periods to ensure you get to and from the campus safely.

    This service can drop you off safely wherever you request, within the boundaries of Cotham Road, Burke Road, Riversdale Road and Power Street.