CSU's Dubbo Campus is a small and welcoming environment offering students the opportunity to undertake their tertiary studies in education, nursing and social work without the need to relocate to a capital city.

The community feel of the campus means that students form a close-knit community and have great access to academic and support staff. The campus has modern facilities, affordable accommodation and is close to town.

Message from the Head of Campus

Welcome to the Dubbo campus of Charles Sturt University, located on the Western Plains and the entranceway to the Far West of New South Wales.

Having started out as a University-TAFE Centre in 1992, the Dubbo campus became part of the University in 1999 when the foundation stone was laid and buildings were constructed.

Dubbo is a rapidly growing regional centre and has embraced the establishment of the campus and supported its growth, and while Dubbo has long been well known for its famous tourist attraction, the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, it has in recent years become a vibrant hub and a contemporary setting for the delivery of education in the Western region of New South Wales.

The campus recently underwent a major revitalisation which was opened in September 2017 and now welcomes, hosts and encourages the use of its spaces and assets by business, community and sporting groups.

The shared use of facilities has helped to establish the university campus as a central meeting place which fosters mutual benefit for all in the context of education, study and learning.

The Dubbo campus offers courses in education, nursing and social work.

If you would like more information about the activities of Charles Sturt University on the Dubbo campus, contact the Head of Campus, Ms Cathy Maginnis.

Ms Cathy Maginnis

Ms Cathy Maginnis
Dubbo Head of Campus
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Ms Cathy Maginnis is a Lecturer and Academic Advisor in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health with extensive ties to the community of Dubbo and a long history of engagement and work in the community health sector. Her commitment to the Dubbo region is evident in her teachings at CSU, engagement with various sectors of the health community, and ongoing research collaborations.

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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.


  • Orana Western Regional Consultative Committee

    The Orana Western RCC is comprised of members of the regional community from public and private sector organisations. It also includes a member of the University Council. The committee meets at least three times a year to discuss CSU's role and contribution to the region.

    Presiding Officer: Dr Beverley Moriarty
    Contact: (02) 6885 7338 or bmoriarty@csu.edu.au

  • 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: Heather Bell
    Contact: (02) 6885 7302 or hbell@csu.edu.au

  • 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.

    Presiding Officer: Heather Bell
    Contact: (02) 6885 7302 or hbell@csu.edu.au

Contact us

Head of Campus

Cathy Maginnis
Phone: (02) 6885 7324
Email: cmaginnis@csu.edu.au

Community Relations Officer (Dubbo)

Virginia Debus (Casual)
Phone: (02) 6885 7370
Email: hocdubbo@csu.edu.au
Postal Address: Locked Bag 49, Dubbo NSW 2830

Dubbo Campus location

Tony McGrane Pl, Dubbo NSW 2830