Our main campus is conveniently located ten minutes from the CBD in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant inner-city suburbs.

Swinburne's Hawthorn Campus
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    Things to do in Hawthorn

    Our Hawthorn campus boasts state-of-the-art learning facilities. Surrounded by an array of cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and bookshops on Glenferrie Road, our Hawthorn campus provides the perfect environment for an amazing student lifestyle.

The well-resourced library also includes a Late Lab, which offers the convenience of 24-hour, 7-day access.

The George Swinburne building (‘The George’) is a central hub on campus with study areas, a games room and student employment and health services.

Food, drink and retail

Looking for a caffeine hit or a bite to eat? We’ve got you covered. Grab a coffee or a meal at one of the cafés and shops conveniently located on our Hawthorn campus.

  • Atrium Coffee Cart – Located outside the Library’s main entrance. Serves quality coffee, sandwiches and pastries for a sit-down lunch or takeaway.
  • Café Gomez – Indoor café with a menu of special Thai and Indonesian meals. Also serves quality coffee and baguettes for a sit-down meal or takeaway.
  • Café On Uni – Large cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating, specialising in kebabs, sandwiches, coffee, drinks and cakes.
  • Lucy’s Dumplings – Sumptuous Chinese dumplings, noodles and rice dishes at student-friendly low prices.
  • Phonomenal – Vietnamese street food with an emphasis on phở, noodles and rice dishes. 
  • Soy House – Full-range convenience store open 7 days a week.
  • Supabar – Coffee, full breakfast and lunch menus, wraps, focaccias, and drinks.
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    Book a space at our Hawthorn campus

    Areas of the campus are available to hire for major events and displays to all Swinburne staff. Small foyer and informal areas, undercover venues, and selected walkways are suitable for display boards or tables. Availability depends on the university calendar and suitability of use.

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    On-campus accommodation

    Learn about the different types of accommodation on Swinburne's Hawthorn campus, including private and shared accommodation options.

Getting to the Hawthorn campus

Whether it's by train, tram, bicycle or car, our campuses are easily accessible. 

Plan your journey