A rich heritage of bushrangers and gold rush days combined with the excitement of the V8 Supercars and local sporting events make Bathurst a great place to live and study. Bathurst Campus offers a range of on-campus and online courses in the Arts, Business, Education, and Science.

Message from the Head of Campus

Welcome to the Bathurst campus of Charles Sturt University, set within the Central West of New South Wales, close to the great Macquarie River, the 80-hectare Bathurst campus is situated at the foot of 'Wahluu', the Wiradjuri co-name of Mount Panorama.

Bathurst is the first inland settlement in Australia, and just as the city of Bathurst boasts an impressive history, so too does the Bathurst campus. The campus dates back to the establishment of the Bathurst Experiment Farm in 1895, which was followed by the creation of the Bathurst Teacher's College on the same site.

The campus become part of the formation of Charles Sturt University in 1989 and ever since then has housed the Grange, the location of the Vice-Chancellor's office.

Even though it is a place of significant history, surrounded by Victorian era architecture, the campus and Bathurst as a city are both vibrant, youthful and constantly growing and evolving. The campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities, on-campus student residences, and fully equipped sporting and gym amenities.

At Bathurst campus courses and a wide array of subject areas are offered and taught from each of the universities three faculties.

If you would like more information about the activities of Charles Sturt University on the Bathurst campus, contact the Head of Campus, Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu.

Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu

Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu
Bathurst Head of Campus
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Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu joined CSU as the Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries in 2013 until his appointment as Head of Campus in 2016. Chika has a PhD in Screen studies, an MA and a First Class Honours in Theatre and Media Arts. Chika's research and publications cut across many fields including Terrorism, International Education, Political Economy, Creative industries, Migration, and Ageing Technology.

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Explorations Series Public Lectures

This series aims to engage our rural and regional communities in discussion and debate about major issues facing our regions, the nation and the world.

CUP Community University Partnerships Grants Program

Supporting the development of our regions through contributions to cultural, economic, sporting and related activities to build higher education aspiration and awareness particularly among young people.


  • Critical Incident Response Group

    The Critical Incident Response Group is responsible for implementing policy and procedure for dealing with critical incidents that occur on and off campus affecting the welfare of CSU staff and/or students.

    Chairperson: Peter Scott
    Contact: 02 6338 4191
    Email: pescott@csu.edu.au

  • The Campus Environment Committee

    The Campus Environment Committee collaborates with University staff and students to develop appropriate environmental targets, strategies and initiatives to achieve long-term environmental sustainability.

    Chairperson: Simon Wright
    Contact: 02 6338 4780
    Email: siwright@csu.edu.au

  • The Macquarie Regional Consultative Committee

    The committee includes local Mayors, State and Federal members of parliament and representatives from public and private sector organisations. The Committee meets twice a year to discuss CSU's role in and contribution to the region.

    Chairperson: Bathurst Head of Campus
    Contact:(02) 6338 4645

Contact us

Head of Campus

Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu
Phone: 0427 484 677
Email: hocbathurst@csu.edu.au

Community Relations Officer

Email: hocbathurst@csu.edu.au
Postal Address: Room 1205, The Grange, Bathurst NSW 2795

Bathurst Campus location

Panorama Avenue, Bathurst NSW 2795