Set in the foothills of Mount Canobolas, Orange has a relaxed country atmosphere combined with a vibrant food and wine culture, excellent sporting facilities, a diverse arts and culture scene and quality educational and health services.

CSU's Orange Campus has a range of state-of-the-art facilities and offers our students high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Message from the Head of Campus

Welcome to the Orange campus of Charles Sturt University, nestled in the shadow of Mount Canobolas, in the historical town with a reputation for acclaimed cool climate wines and impressive colonial buildings.

The genesis of the Orange campus was as the Orange Agricultural College established in 1973 and originally part of the University of New England and then part of the University of Sydney, before being transferred to ownership by Charles Sturt University in 2005.

The Orange campus hosts a large vineyard and farm prides itself on its state-of-the-art facilities, including an award winning health building.

The campus offers a range of courses within the Faculty of Science, from agricultural and wine sciences, community health, dentistry, nursing, midwifery and indigenous health.

If you would like more information about the activities of Charles Sturt University on the Orange campus, contact the Head of Campus, Dr Heather Robinson.

Dr Heather Robinson

Dr Heather Robinson
Orange Head of Campus
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Dr Heather Robinson joined the School of Biomedical Sciences in 2005 as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science. She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons I)  and PhD from the University of Sydney. Dr Robinson is a registered pharmacist and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in product development and regulatory affairs roles. Her teaching areas include pharmaceutics, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical chemistry and toxicology.

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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.

    Presiding Officer: Therese King
    Contact: (02) 6365 7823 or

  • 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.

    Executive Officer: Dr Scott Andrew
    Contact: (02) 6365 7638 or

Community Engagement

At the Orange Campus, we work closely with our regional community on various educational, research and cultural projects, as well as through the provision of services at the CSU Dental and Oral Health Clinic.

Community engagement initiatives

We would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal, Gundungarra and Biripai (or Biripi) people of Australia, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU’s campuses are located.

Contact us

Head of Campus

Dr Heather Robinson
Phone: (02) 6365 7500

Community Relations Officer (Bathurst & Orange)

Margot Drake
Phone: (02) 6365 7500
Postal Address: PO Box 883, Orange NSW 2800

Orange Campus location

Leeds Parade, Orange NSW 2800