University of Tasmania (UTAS)

(Hobart, Tasmania - TAS, Australia)

University of Tasmania

Address: Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania (TAS), 7005, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 6226 2999
Hobart UniversityFounded in 1890, the University of Tasmania is situated in the Sandy Bay area of Hobart and features a large complex of university buildings, faculties and student accommodation. In 1991, the Hobart's university merged with the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology (TSIT) in Newnham, Launceston, forming the current University of Tasmania.

With many original, historic buildings, Hobart's University of Tasmania (UTAS) has expanded over the years and is now home to more than 12,000 students and 1,500 staff in total, located on two main campuses, in Hobart and also in Launceston, on the northern Tasmanian coast. Hobart's University of Tasmania campus features around 9,000 students and was the fourth university to be established in the whole Australia. This historic university was originally located on the Domain in Hobart, but relocated in the 1940s to Sandy Bay, where there was more space available to allow for the university's considerable expansion plans.

Hobart UniversityWith a vast campus, spread over the Hobart and Sandy Bay area, the University of Tasmania (UTAS) concentrates on many different areas of study, often leading the way in both research techniques and findings. Some of the most popular courses available at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) include Australian and Aboriginal studies, Antarctic Studies, Commerce, Law, Journalism and Media Studies, Marine Sciences, Natural Environment Management, Performing Arts, and Zoology.

Hobart's UTAS university is an important and integral part of life in the city of Hobart and has contributed to the wealth and prosperity of Hobart. Attracting students from all over Australia, and many from other countries, the University of Hobart has grown over the years, featuring many impressive, historic Hobart buildings, with fine architecture and heritage features. Other attractions at the University of Hobart include state-of-the-art facilities, lecture theatres, landscaped gardens and student accommodation in the halls of residence.

The grounds at the University of Tasmania have open lawns and during semesters, Tasmania University is a lively place, with many events, concerts and festivals, throughout Hobart's university calendar. There are also excellent sports facilities at Tasmania University and the university has a number of popular sports clubs.


Although Hobart's University of Tasmania has a separate campus in northern Tasmania, the majority of university buildings are located nearby, in the Hobart area.


Hobart's University of Tasmania (UTAS) has a number of important different faculties and departments within the Tasmania University complex. Highly-regarded throughout Australia, the faculties at the University of Tasmania include:

Societies and Sports Clubs

Tel: +61 (0)8 6488 1955
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has a enormous number of societies, clubs and leisure activities, including many sport and recreation clubs. Some of the most popular sports clubs at the University of Western Australia (UTAS) include sailing, surfing, athletics, rugby, Australian Rules football, hockey, tennis, golf, cycling and hiking, many of which take place in and around the main university campus area.

Other popular societies and leisure activities at the University of Western Australia (UTAS) include the following societies: