Perth University of Western Australia

(Perth, Western Australia - WA, Australia)

University of Western Australia (UWA)

Address: 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, 6009 Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 6488 3539

Perth UniversityThe University of Western Australia is located next to Matilda Bay, in the Crawley area of Perth, close to the city centre, Kings Park and Fremantle. This historic university was founded in 1911 and moved to its current location in the 1930s, when it became the University of Western Australia (UWA).

Home to many historic buildings, including spectacular architecture with detailed pillars and arches, the University of Western Australia (UWA) has many attractions for visitors to the campus.

Perth UniversityProducing over 75,000 graduates since it was first established, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is within easy reach of central Perth and nearby attractions include the vast Kings Park - with many open areas of grassland, Cottesloe beach - less than ten minutes away, Cygnet Hall, Perth Dingy Sailing Club, the Royal Perth Yacht Club and the Mounts Bay Sailing Club. The University Boat Club is also located close to the university's campus, on the shoreline of Perth's scenic Matilda Bay.


Covering around 65 hectares / 160 acres, the Crawley / Perth University of Western Australia (UWA) campus is highly regarded in Western Australia for its grounds and buildings. Listed in the important register of Australian National Estate, the campus of the University of Western Australia (UWA) includes many mature trees, gardens and over 50 different species of native birds.


  • UWA Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
  • UWA Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • UWA Faculty of Economics and Commerce (UWA Business School)
  • UWA Faculty of Education
  • UWA Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
  • UWA Faculty of Law
  • UWA Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences
  • UWA Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • UWA Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Societies and Sports Clubs

Tel: +61 (0)8 6488 1955
Perth UniversityThe University of Western Australia (UWA) has a enormous number of societies, clubs and leisure activities, including around 30 sport and recreation clubs covering over 34 different sports. Some of the most popular sports clubs at the University of Western Australia (UWA) include sailing, surfing, athletics, rugby, football, hockey, tennis, golf, cycling and hiking, many of which take place at the world-class UWA Sports Park, close to the main university campus area.

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

  • UWA Archaeology Club (UAC)
  • UWA Bay 13 Australian Appreciation Club
  • UWA Bhakti Yoga Club
  • UWA Buddhist Bliss Culture Society (BBCS)
  • UWA Chemistry Club
  • UWA Christian Union (CU)
  • UWA Computer Science Students' Club (CSSC)
  • UWA Dance UWA (dUWA)
  • UWA Electronic Music Appreciation Society (EMAS)
  • UWA Student Environmental Engineers Club (SEEC)
  • UWA Health Science Society (HSSC)
  • UWA Juggling Club
  • UWA Law Students Community Support (LSCS)
  • UWA Manic Depressive Society (Manics)
  • UWA Monty Python Appreciation Association (MPAA)
  • UWA Pantomime Society of UWA (Pantosoc)
  • UWA Perth International (PI)
  • UWA Sausage and Bun Appreciation Society
  • UWA Student Christian Movement (SCM)
  • UWA University Computer Club (UCC)
  • UWA University Catholic Society (UCS)
  • UWA University Debating Union (UDU)
  • UWA University Dental Students' Society (UDSS)
  • UWA University Radio Club (URC)
  • UWA University Science Fiction Association (UniSFA)
  • UWA Society for Creative Anachronism (UWASCA)
  • UWA Wilde Alliance
  • UWA Woolnough Society
  • UWA Zoology Club

Attractions, Landmarks and Museums

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is full of history and many splendid attractions and monuments. These include the university's two museums, the Berndt Museum of Anthropology and the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum. Other popular landmarks and attractions at the University of Western Australia (UWA) are the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, the University Visitors' Centre, Winstrop Hall Clocktower, Whitfield Court, Hackett Hall, the Great Gateway, the Senate Room and the university's attractive Sunken Garden.

Visitors and University Tours

Visitors are always welcome at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and self-guided tours of the university complex are available, allowing you to appreciate the university's historic buildings and character. During semester it is also possible to have a snack at the university's Hackett Hall or in the nearby courtyard area. Also close to the University of Western Australia (UWA) are the Matilda Bay Tea Rooms and also the Matilda Bay Seafood Restaurants, both of which are within easy walking distance of the University of Western Australia (UWA).