Port Macquarie is a growing coastal hub in a picturesque setting. There is plenty for people of all ages to do, whether a high-speed boat or a scenic river cruise is your scene. There are beaches, rainforests and wildlife, as well as a huge range of festivals and cultural events, shopping and cafés.
Facts and figures
- Population: 74,949
- Temperature: Average between 7-27 degrees Celsius
Getting to Port Macquarie
Sydney to Port Macquarie
- By plane: 1 hour
- By car: 5 hours
- By train: 7.5 hours
Brisbane to Port Macquarie
- By plane: 1 hour
- By car: 7 hours
CSU's has just completed Stage 1 of its multimillion-dollar Campus at Port Macquarie. The three-level campus is located at Innes Lake, about five kilometres from Port Macquarie's city centre. The Campus incorporates indoor and outdoor teaching spaces with a mix of natural materials and colours to compliment the Mid North Coast surroundings.
- Student Learning Commons and library access 24 hours, 7 days per week
- Student Central and Academic Support services
- Full library services
- State of the art laboratories and teaching facilities
- Located opposite the Lake Innes shopping complex which houses, Coles, ANZ Bank, Chemist, medical and dental centre, various food outlets and the Co-op Book Shop.
Port Macquarie Photos
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There is no on campus accommodation at CSU in Port Macquarie, however rental properties close to the beach, shops and campus start from about $200 per week.
More information about off campus accommodation
History of CSU in Port Macquarie
The first intake of students at CSU Port Macquarie campus occurred in March 2012 with the official opening on May 1, 2012. This represents a new chapter for CSU, Port Macquarie and the Hastings region as this is CSU's first coastal, regional campus. It provides opportunities for students with the desire to study close to the beach, as well as options for local students to access the resources of a world-class university close to home. On April 18, 2016, staff and students moved into Stage One of their purpose built campus. There is another two stages expected to be complete over the coming years with an expected student intake of 5000 by the year 2030.
The next few years will see continued growth of courses offered at the Port Macquarie campus, as well as the growth of the campus itself. CSU representatives are building relationships with the local community, in business, government and other educational institutions, to ensure that the Campus is a significant contributor to the future of the entire region.
Port Macquarie - the city
Port Macquarie on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, is one of the State's largest towns and a popular holiday destination. 'Port' as the locals refer to it, is truly a town that has something special to offer students and academic staff considering their choice of campus location. Being a lifestyle-friendly town, featuring the surfing beaches, amenities, coastal rainforest and climate that have drawn tourists to the region since European settlement. Port Macquarie provides the ideal environment to nurture a healthy mind and healthy body that is conducive to learning.