Macquarie University


Macquarie's North Ryde campus is located on 126 hectares within the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, just 15 kilometres from Sydney's city centre.

Transport options also make Macquarie one of the easiest universities to get to by public transport.

There are more than 4000 car spaces on campus, regular buses and an on-campus train station. (see transport options below).


A map of Macquarie's campus can be found here





Macquarie University is just 15 kilometres from Sydney's city centre. There are many different ways to get to to the University including regular train and bus services extending to areas right across Sydney. So if you'd like to stay in the CBD, there are buses and a train service that runs approximately every 15 minutes in both directions, (see transport details below).

Otherwise, the following are some of the options available for staying either on or close to the campus. Please check with the accommodation provider, or visit their website to confirm details and prices.


Dunmore Lang College - (On campus)
130 Herring Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Ph: (02) 9856 1011

Accommodation is limited


Robert Menzies College - (On Campus)
136 Herring Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Ph: (02) 9936 6000

Ring the college directly for availability and pricing


Morling Residential College
122 Herring Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Phone: +61 2 8458 2320 (INT) or (02) 8458 2320 (AUS)





These are just a selection of the hotes in the area. If you google Hotels around Macquarie University, you'll get these & others.


Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde Hotel - (On edge of campus)
81 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
P: +61 2 8874 5200


MGSM Executive Hotel & Conference Centre (on campus)
99 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
P: + 612 9850 9300


Meriton Serviced Apartments North Ryde
88 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113
+61 2 8488 9000


The Ranch
Cnr Epping & Herring Rds, North Ryde, NSW, 2122
02 9887 2411


Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park
10 Byfield Street, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
(02) 9428 9500






Car Parking / Transport: 

There are many different ways to get to Macquarie University. There are regular train and bus services extending to areas right across Sydney.

This is a link to all your transport options to Maquarie University.

This is the link to the Transport NSW trip planner. If you'd like to use a bus or train, this will show you all the routes and connections. It will also calculate the fare.

Sydney's Public Transport card, the Opal card is usually your best option for getting around easily on all public transport. Opal cards and top ups are available at many newsagents, post offices, convenience stores and supermarkets. Tickets are available from the station concourse area at both counters and ticket machines.


Macquarie University train station is located on campus on the corner of Herring Road and Waterloo Road. The station is disabled access friendly. Macquarie University train station is located on the Northern Line which runs between between Hornsby and the city via Macquarie Park.

Services run approximately every 15 minutes in both directions. If you have a smartphone, the Tripview app is an excellent means of finding timetables and routes to the university.


Buses travel through the university on Balaclava Road and University Avenue. Some routes are only accessible from outside the campus at the bus stop located near the entrances to the Macquarie University Train Station and Macquarie Centre (located on Herring Rd).

This is the link to the Transport NSW trip planner if you'd like to plot a bus route to and from the campus.


Car access into Campus is available via:

  • Culloden Road (via Hadenfield Ave, Link Road and Gymnasium Road)
  • Talavera Road (via Research Park Drive)
  • Herring Road (via Innovation Road and University Ave)
  • Epping Road (via Balaclava Road)

Vehicles are only permitted on public access roads unless otherwise stated.

Macquarie University is located in the suburb of Marsfield. If travelling from the City, the fastest way to reach the University is via the Lane Cove tunnel. If travelling from the Hills districts and the greater west, take the M2 motorway (exit at the Christie Road or Herring Road off-ramps). The University is a short distance from the Sydney Orbtial road network.


Macquarie University has approximately 4,000 parking spaces on Campus available to staff, students and visitors. Parking is operated under a Restricted Parking Area scheme and parking fees apply. Most parking spaces are reserved for staff and student permit holders, with additional casual parking provided for visitors. Hourly and daily casual parking is available using a Pay & Display permit.
Parking restrictions on Campus apply from 6.00am until 8.00pm, 7 days per week
For information about where to park, follow this link.


Venue and Timetable: 

ACSPRI will send you an information sheet about the Spring Program at Macquarie University in the week before your course starts. This will include a map and instructions on how to get to the registration desk.


We will have a registration desk set up near your lab or classroom from 8.00am - usually on Wally's Walk - the main thoroughfare on Campus. We ask that you register first, picking up your name tag and login (for labs) before we direct you to your lab or classroom.


Classes will start prompty at 9am. If you are lost or running late you can text Gordana on 0402 697 539.  That Monday morning is a bit hectic with registrations, so Gordana will try & get back to you as soon as possible. Any queries or issues before the course week are best handled via or calling Gordana on 03 8376 6496.


Courses will run across Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm each day. Most courses finish by 3pm on Friday to allow for interstate travel, we will let you know in advance if courses finish earlier.


Breaks are held each day between 10.30 - 11.00am , 12.30 - 1.30 pm and 3.00 - 3.30 pm. A light lunch, morning and afternoon tea are included in the price of the attendance.