Hawthorn campus

John Street, Hawthorn
Victoria, Australia 3122

Check out our Hawthorn campus

Just 10 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, the Hawthorn campus is the main campus of Swinburne.


Just 10 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, the Hawthorn campus is the main campus of Swinburne. Hawthorn is one of the city’s most attractive inner suburbs. The campus offers a state-of-the-art learning environment and a desirable student lifestyle.

It is set among the vibrant cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques and bookshops of Glenferrie Road. It has the convenience of supermarkets, banks and ATMs nearby.

Explore the many laneways, loaded with fantastic coffee and shopping options. Relax in Central Gardens or go to the gym at the newly renovated Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Hawthorn’s newest movie theatre, Lido Cinemas, has eight screens and a rooftop cinema.

Facilities and services

The Hawthorn campus is the hub of our teaching, research and development activities. The Advanced Technologies Centre and Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre are part of recent multimillion-dollar additions and refurbishments.

A full range of student services are here too, including:

  • bookshop
  • cafés
  • careers and employment service
  • childcare
  • clubs and societies
  • disability liaison
  • free and confidential legal advice
  • free financial, health and personal counselling
  • health services, including dental and optometry
  • housing advice
  • learning and academic skills support
  • multi-faith prayer/reflection room.

The well-resourced library also includes a Late Lab, which offers the convenience of 24-hour, seven-day access. Plus, there’s free wi-fi all over campus.

The George building is seven storeys of study areas, a games room, and student employment and health services. It's a great place to catch up on your studies or meet friends between classes.

Getting there


All-day ticketed parking is available on campus. There are also ticketed off-campus car parks and on-street parking options.


The Glenferrie railway station is practically on campus. Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein train lines from the city centre travel to the station in only 10 minutes.


The number 16 Kew to St Kilda Beach tram travels along Glenferrie Road.


Bus number 624 travels along Auburn Rd, followed by a 10-minute walk to the campus.

Accommodation options

Choose from an on-campus residential college or independent apartment options. You can also live nearby and walk to class through the parks and leafy backstreets.