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Sunday 28 July, 10am – 4pm.

Have you ever read one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Think of Swinburne Open Day kinda like that. It’s your chance to explore different options and get a taster of where your choices could take you.

You’ll find out everything you need to know about our courses, get the chance to ask the experts questions, and take in our friendly campus atmosphere. The best bit? When you’re not sure where to head next, you can always take a breather in one of our lounge spaces, enjoy the entertainment on offer or sample some of the many food options. It’s just like uni life, really!

Our Hawthorn campus is located right beside Glenferrie Station in Melbourne. In fact, Glenferrie Station is otherwise known as the Swinburne University of Technology stop (yes, really!).

By train
Simply take a Belgrave, Lilydale or Alamein line train, and get off at Glenferrie Station. We’re just metres from the train tracks.

By car
We’re located on John Street in Hawthorn – right near the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s beloved Glenferrie Road. There’s free and ticketed parking in a number of locations around our campus – you can find some of them marked on this handy map.

From afar
Travelling from regional Victoria? With our Experience Swinburne Grant you could get the cost of your day’s transport and food covered by Swinburne.

If you’re ready to apply now, then do it! Direct applications are open all year round – except to those of you who are in Year 12 or are applying to multiple courses. That means, if you’re a mature age or gap year student and you’re applying for just one course, then you should get that application in stat! The sooner you apply, the sooner you could be starting your dream course. Midyear intakes are about to happen. So go for it! Apply now.

There’s nothing like being prepared. Our advice? Get an idea of what’s on offer before Open Day rolls around. Then, when you do arrive on the day, grab a free coffee (yes, free!) from any of the coffee trucks around campus. No point in starting the day without caffeine!

  1. Check out our Open Day planner to see everything that will be on offer.
  2. Mix and match the sessions and activities that interest you most, then hit save.
  3. You’ll receive a personalised URL with your digital planner to use on the day. Win!
  4. Show up on Sunday 28 July and explore!

You can turn up at Swinburne Open Day any time between 10am and 4pm. Obviously, the earlier you arrive, the more you can pack into your day with us!

For talks, tours or events, we do recommend showing up at the specific location 5 to 10 minutes before start time – so you can get a good spot and not miss out on the action.

You can download our campus map here. Plus, when you use our Plan Your Day tool, you can check out exactly where your events are located before you arrive!

Once you get here, you'll see plenty of maps and signs. You’ll also spot our Swinburne volunteers – who’ll be happy to help point you in the right direction.

Absolutely. In fact, that’s one of the best reasons to come! Attending a wide variety of information sessions will help you get a clearer idea of what we have on offer, and what your future might look like. 

Most definitely. You’ll spot our student volunteers on campus, wearing Swinburne tees. Strike up a conversation and they’ll be keen to share their Swinburne experience with you. 

Of course! It’s great to get the advice of others when you’re looking at a university.

It’s especially for you. Swinburne Open Day means just that – our doors will all be open! If you’re thinking of postgraduate study or of switching to Swinburne to complete your studies, come and check out our facilities and information sessions – there’s plenty of stuff for you to see.

Same goes if you’re thinking about vocational education or considering a career change. Every study area will be represented so you’ll have lots of food for thought.

If you’re still in high school but not close to finishing yet, you’re welcome, too. Coming along a few years before you finish is a great way to figure out what and where you’d like to study later on.

Nope. Simply show up on the day. And, don’t forget, you can use our handy Plan Your Day tool to get yourself organised.

Check in at the Equity and AccessAbility Services stand at the Library and Student HQ space (beside the AMDC building). There is a ramp to enter the space on the AMDC side in McLeod Lane and a lift in the BA building that can be accessed from John Street. Alternatively, please speak to one of our friendly volunteers who will be on hand to help you out.