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.
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.
STUDENT PARKING RATES:
Day only: $5
Purchase a parking permit from reception or online as part of a package of Service and Facility Fees.
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
- Greater Building Society
- National Australia Bank
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.
SEMESTER TRADING HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm