Lake Macquarie Campus


Avondale's Lake Macquarie campus is located in Cooranbong, a suburb of the Greater Newcastle area. The original and largest of Avondale's campuses, it is a part of the Avondale Estate.

Avondale boasts an ideal learning environment - modern facilities, historical buildings, picturesque surrounds and supportive lecturers. Avondale is a short driving distance to beaches, shopping centres, world-class sporting facilities and Lake Macquarie, Australia's largest salt water lake.

Life in Lake Macquarie

Lake Macquarie is the fastest growing city in the Hunter, and one of the largest cities in New South Wales. With a population of 530,000, the Hunter Region offers the best of what a metropolitan and regional city has to offer.

For more information on living in Lake Macquarie, click here.

On-Campus Facilities

The Lake Macquarie campus has facilities to cater to every facet of college life, helping to make your time with us as memorable as possible:

Academic Facilities

Avondale has a wide range of academic facilities to help enhance your learning experience. Find out more.

Banking and ATMs

There is an ATM available on the Lake Macquarie campus and all major banks have branches located close to campus. Find out more.


Avondale's Bookshop sells all course required textbooks as well as all your stationery needs. It also houses souvenirs, phone cards, software, snack foods, and postal services. Find out more.

Campus Parking

Avondale offers various parking options to students. Unlike at some other universities, you will always find a park at Avondale. Find out more.

Computer Facilities

Avondale students have access to computing, printing, scanning, copying and multimedia facilities at a variety of locations across campus. Find out more.

Food Services

There are a number of eating facilities to choose from at Avondale's Lake Macquarie campus. Whether you want a hot buffet meal or coffee and cake, Avondale has something to satisfy your hunger. Find out more.


Avondale's library provides a well-equipped, modern study and research environment, providing students with access to a wide range of print and electronic resources. Facilities include wired and wireless computing, printing, copying and scanning, group and individual study spaces, a Scholars’ Centre catering for postgraduate students, a teaching classroom and well-equipped computer training laboratory. In addition, ResearchOnline@Avondale provides free, open access to the research output of Avondale staff. Find out more.

Postal Services

There are a range of postal services available on the Lake Macquarie campus, as well as nearby, to suit your needs. Find out more.

Recreational Facilities

Avondale prides itself on the wide range of sport and recreational facilities on campus, including the Chan Shun Auditorium, heated swimming pool, gym, squash courts, rock-climbing wall, sports fields, tennis court and driving range. Find out more.

Student Services

Avondale's Student Services team supports all aspects of the student experience, including safety and welfare, medical services, employment and career support and student transport. Find out more.


There are two types of on-campus accommodation available to students studying in Cooranbong:
Residence Halls
College View Residences

Getting to Campus

Avondale's Lake Macquarie campus is accessible by car, bus and train. The closest airport is Newcastle Airport, located at Williamtown, a 50 minute drive north of the campus. For more information, click here.