Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds
Geelong Victoria 3217
Deakin's Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds is located on the western edge of the historic port city of Geelong, 72 kilometres south west of Melbourne. Geelong is Victoria's largest regional centre with a population of more than 200 000 people.
The Campus features expansive landscaped grounds and extensive sporting facilities. It is the second-largest Campus of the University, with more than 4000 on-campus students. The Campus buildings will be the subject of a significant renovation project commencing in 2008.
Services and facilities include lecture theatres, library, computer laboratories, health care services, a dining room, gymnasium, sports hall, shops and a bank.
In 2008, Deakin University introduced a graduate entry four-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree, based at the Campus. Its particular emphasis will be on training medical students who are motivated to work in rural and regional areas. Deakin’s distinctive medical program will contribute to the health and wellbeing of Australians by producing doctors who are fully qualified, broadly skilled and ready to pursue careers as generalists or specialists.
Another exciting addition to this Campus is the Geelong Technology Precinct (GTP). This State Government-backed initiative provides research and development capabilities and opportunities for university-industry partnerships and new enterprises in the region. Our courses in engineering are ideally located at this Campus for students to take advantage of these links.
Other areas of study offered at this Campus include Arts, Business and Management, Communication and Media, Engineering, Health and Community Services, Information Technology, Law, Nursing, Psychology, Science and Teaching.
On-campus accommodation is provided for 447 students in a mixed gender and multicultural environment.
Mobile Coverage: There is full mobile coverage available at the campus.
Computer Access: Deakin has Eduroam which is available to registered Universities. I have attached relevant information.
ITSD Information on using Eduroam at Deakin:
Eduroam website: http://www.eduroam.org/
Eduroam participants in Australia: https://wiki.aarnet.edu.au/display/eduroam/For+End+Users
Your own computer will be required or there are a couple of computers in the library that could be used provided you have Eduroam access.
Local Shops: The rather large Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is just 2.3 km (about 6 mins by car).
There is bus service which runs from near the residences at Deakin to the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre on route to and from Geelong city.
Geelong City Website for local information
General Safety and First Aid
Please exercise your common sense and be responsible
for your health and well-being while at the workshop! Please contact either Belinda or Elena if there are any medical, health, disability, dietary or emergency issues you think should be brought to our attention.
Belinda Barbour is a qualified first aider and will be on call for the duration of the workshop.
There is also a Part-time nurse on campus and will be available during the time of this workshop Phone:
You could also get medical advise from NURSE-ON-CALL, 1300 60 60 24 for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria. (Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.)
If you think your situation is an emergency, ring:
Ambulance: 000 or go to emergency department (Geelong Hospital – Corner Bellerine and Ryrie Streets, Geelong)
Poisons Information Service: 131126