Port Macquarie

Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie is located at Lake Innes, opposite the Lake Innes Village Shopping Centre, about five kilometres from Port Macquarie’s city centre.

The campus is within easy reach of the beautiful local beaches and central shopping precinct with its acclaimed restaurants.

With whale watching and the gorgeous Hastings River wine region close by, Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie gives you a unique learning environment integrating learning, living and working.

If you're located in the Taree/Mid-Coast LGA we have additional support services and enrolment options available through the Taree Universities Centre.

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  • Campus details

    Charles Sturt University
    7 Major Innes Road,
    Port Macquarie NSW 2444

    General enquiries: 02 65829300

    Postal address:
    Charles Sturt University
    Locked Bag 5000
    Port Macquarie NSW 2444

    Security and emergency contacts: On-campus security can be contacted externally on 02 633 84999.

    In the case of an emergency, phone 000 (fire, police, ambulance), and then campus security - internal shortcut dial 400.

  • Facilities and services


    • Student Learning Commons and library access 24 hours, 7 days per week
    • Student Central and Academic Support services
    • State of the art laboratories and teaching facilities
    • Full library services
    • Located opposite the Lake Innes shopping complex which houses, Coles, ANZ Bank, Chemist, medical and dental centre, various food outlets and the Co-op Book Shop.


    • 24-hour security service
    • academic support services
    • Student Central
  • Accommodation

    Experience living and learning in a relaxed coastal community. Hastings Village Residence Life is conveniently located on the doorstep of our campus and nearby shopping centre. Opening early 2018 the village offers modern accommodation. A large communal space within the central student hub is thoughtfully designed to foster student interaction, social gatherings and study spaces.

    The village has individual ensuite rooms, a friendly supportive environment set amongst the trees and only minutes to the beach.  Offering the added comfort of 24-hour security. Everything you need to live and succeed at Charles Sturt is located within the accommodation village.

    Accommodation at Port Macquarie

  • What can I study at Port Macquarie?

    Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie offers a number of courses, including a range of pathway programs developed in collaboration with North Coast TAFE, which means students can obtain a university degree without having to leave the Mid North Coast area.

    The class sizes are smaller providing students with personalised attention and great study support. You can choose from a range of courses including:

    • accounting
    • business studies
    • clinical practice
    • communication
    • criminal justice
    • education
    • outdoor recreation and ecotourism

    Browse courses at Port Macquarie

  • What's Port Macquarie like?

    Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, is one of the State's largest towns and a popular holiday destination. 'Port' as the locals refer to it, is truly a town that has something special to offer students and academic staff considering their choice of campus location.

    Being a lifestyle-friendly town, featuring the surfing beaches, amenities, coastal rainforest and climate that have drawn tourists to the region since European settlement. Port Macquarie provides the ideal environment to nurture a healthy mind and body that is conducive to learning.

    Find out about living in Port Macquarie

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