Students during Orientation Week at The University of Queensland Students sitting on The University of Queensland's St Lucia Great Court Image of students walking by one of the lakes at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus

Life beyond the classroom is a big part of university, and UQ is a great place to study, make new friends and take part in sporting and cultural activities. Our three main campuses at St Lucia, Herston and Gatton boast beautiful grounds where you can relax between classes or catch up with friends. Easily accessible by public transport, UQ offers a dynamic, safe and welcoming environment that you will enjoy being part of.

The University invests heavily in world-class infrastructure to ensure that UQ continues to attract the very best students, teachers and researchers. 

We offer world-class sporting facilities; more than 190 social, sports and academic clubs and societies; and many cultural activities such as theatre, dances, concerts, movies, debates, barbecues, markets, and art exhibitions. View our Events Calendar and visit UQ Union for up-and-coming UQ events.

At UQ, you will be able to eat, drink and shop. Queensland’s thriving multicultural community is reflected in UQ’s wide variety of on-campus food outlets and we offer a range of certified and labelled organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and halal friendly food products.

Our campuses have a range of services and facilities. For example, UQ St Lucia has three banks, several automatic teller or banking machines (ATMs) as well as a post office, pharmacy, hairdresser, print shot, music store, Uni Bar, dentist and travel agent. 

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses.

Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, the 114-hectare site provides a perfect study, research, and living environment. You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant modern campus with the tradition of an established university.

The gracious sandstone architecture, parklands and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland’s largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres.

UQ Gatton combines the historic rural traditions of its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness, animals and veterinary science.

Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, the 1068-hectare campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and access to several world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, and pesticide wind tunnel facility.

The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

The University of Queensland's Gatton campus Lecturer Dr Daniel Schull of The University of Queensland's School of Vet Science with vet science students The University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Science complex at the Gatton campus

Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located alongside the Royal Brisbane Children’s Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the campus is approximately three kilometres from the Brisbane city centre.

Its proximity to a major hospital benefits students and demonstrates UQ’s commitment to working closely with health professionals and staff alike to deliver innovative and contemporary research and education programs. Many UQ researchers also work in specialised nodes within the hospital complex, including the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the new Oral Health Centre.

Aerial image of The University of Queensland's Herston campus

Intercampus bus service

The University of Queensland offers an intercampus bus service which runs between the St Lucia, Gatton and Ipswich campuses. These services run Monday to Friday (excluding State Public Holidays) and are only available to UQ staff & students. View the drop off and pick up locations and times.

Getting to UQ St Lucia

You can get to UQ St Lucia by bike, bus, CityCat ferry, and car from surrounding suburbs and the city. If you live on the southside of Brisbane, you can also walk, bus or ride across the Eleanor Schonell bridge. For public transport information, visit the Translink website. There are three main locations at UQ – Chancellors Place and UQ Lakes bus stops and University of Queensland Ferry Terminal.

Getting to UQ Gatton

The Gatton campus is five kilometres from the local township and offers a choice of bus travel from Gatton, Brisbane and Toowoomba. If you choose to drive, parking is free on campus; however, it is at a premium during teaching periods. 

Getting to UQ Herston

Travel to UQ Herston by public transport is easy as there are a number of buses and trains that service this route. For public transport information please visit the Translink website.

Public transport is recommended as there is extremely limited parking on-campus.

Travel time between campuses

  • St Lucia to Herston: 10km (approximately 20 minutes)
  • St Lucia to Gatton: 90km (approximately 70 minutes)
  • Herston to Gatton: 88km (approximately 70 minutes)
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