Step 9 - Orientation

Orientation is the official start to semester and includes a range of formal and informal events to welcome and orientate new and returning students to Avondale. It is a great way to meet new people, connect with Avondale staff and get involved in the Avondale community.


Information about Semester One 2020 orientation will be available approximately four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of semester.

For information about key dates, including orientation dates, see the Avondale Academic Calendar


Lake Macquarie Campus

New students are advised to park in the main car park. Turn left immediately after passing through the first boom gate and then take an immediate left again. You will see the main car park on your right.

Getting to the Lake Macquarie Campus
Campus Map

Sydney Campus

Paid parking is available on campus by collecting a ticket when coming through the boom gates. While parking on hospital grounds will be discussed during orientation, please come prepared to pay $6 for parking on your first day.

Clinical Education Centre Map – Sydney Campus


Residential accommodation is available on the Sunday prior to orientation. For international students arriving earlier than the Sunday prior to orientation, please contact Avondale Admissions via email to to confirm your move-in dates.

To obtain keys to your room, a deposit must be paid through Student Finance prior to arrival, if possible. Student Finance can be contacted on +61 2 4980 2108 or by emailing