Avondale offers a range of support, health and recreational services to both on- and off-campus students. Along with accomodation, a range of food outlets and on-campus parking options, the Lake Macquarie campus also boasts a variety of sporting clubs and fitness facilities which offer discounted student rates. The Bookshop allow students to purchase supplies and access postal services, while Avondale Libraries supports students by providing computer labs, printing facilities, and both private and group study rooms. Various student associations and clubs encourage student leadership and involvement throughout the academic year. Avondale is also equipped to assist students with various employment options, IT support and student transport, and offers free emotional and academic counselling services.

Campus Map

Student Services

The Student Services team on the Lake Macquarie campus provide social, emotional and financial support to Avondale students. The office, located in College Hall, is open during business hours, and can assist with.


The Lake Macquarie campus offers many parking options for students, as highlighted on the campus map.

Day only: $5
Semester: $122

Purchase a parking permit from reception or online as part of a package of Service and Facility Fees.


The Caf

The Lake Macquarie campus cafeteria serves a wide variety of hot and cold, buffet-style vegetarian meals. Students who live on-campus have the cost of all Caf meals included in their all-inclusive accommodation package. Day students, staff and visitors can purchase meal tickets from Out of the Box Café for $12.50 per meal.

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dinner: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dinner: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Brunch: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

The Caf Menu

The Caf on Facebook

Out of the Box Cafe

The Cafe offers a variety of tasty take-away vegetarian meals and snacks including sandwiches, wraps and focaccias, pies, hot chips, wedges and pastries. A variety of confectionary items, as well as hot and cold beverages, including fresh juice, is also available.

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cafe Rejuve

Cafe Rejuve is a not-for-profit café run by Avondale College Church. It offers a variety of light meals including garden salad, fruit salad, sandwiches, cakes and slices. It also offers a range of hot and cold drinks including coffee, herbal tea, smoothies and frappes. The cafe's chilled atmosphere makes it the perfect place to relax, study, catch up with friends. All cafe proceeds go to charity.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Tuesday features live music night open from 7pm.


An ATM is available in the Administration building near Student Finance, which can be accessed at any time. The daily limit for cash withdrawals is $200.

All major bank providers have branches close to campus, as follows:


  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Newcastle Permanent Building Society
  • St. George Bank
  • Westpac

  • Greater Building Society
  • National Australia Bank

  • ANZ


Avondale's Bookshop is located in the Cafeteria complex, next to Out of the Box Cafe.

The Bookshop carries all the textbooks and stationery you will need during your studies. It also offers a range of gifts, cards, stamps, postal supplies, personal care products and snack food, as well as computer hardware and software at very competitive prices. Doug, the Bookshop Manager, will always do his best to meet all student resource needs.

The Bookshop also acts as the campus post office.

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm