UWA Information

UWA Information

 

We are 2 minute Walk to UWA from our apartments

UWA building from our stairs

UWA building from our stairs

 

UWA Winthrop Hall

UWA Winthrop Hall

 

First stop should be when you arrive at UWA is the UWA Information Centre located on the ground floor on the main administration building.

A great source of information, the Centre also has:

  • The latest UWA News, Uniview magazine, Perth International Arts Festival programs as well as information on ‘what’s on campus’
  •  Bus and train timetables, booklets on self-guided walks, and many other useful pamphlets
  • Maps, historical information and course guide’s UWA memorabilia.

History

The University of Western Australia in Crawley and on the border of Nedlands  was vested by an act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911. The university began first teaching students in 1913. The original campus was situated on Irwin Street in the center of Perth was made up of several buildings located between Hay Street and St Georges Tce. Known back then as “Tin Pin Ally” as many of the buildings featured a corrugated iron roofing.

The 65 hectare Crawley campus sits on the famous Swan River and is a popular spot for weddings and functions. About 5 kilometers west of Perth makes this campus easily accessible by bus.

Many of the buildings have been constructed from limestone, including Winthrop Hall with its Romanesque architecture.

Enjoy coffee and lunch on the lawns by the water feature with the resident ducks, or in one of the many quality cafes on campus.

Just a quick 10 minute drive from the Perth CBD, it is best reached by public transport or bicycle due to a shortage of parking near the campus.

Food & Shopping

Close in proximity to many local restaurants, cafe’s and bars there is always something new to try between lectures on of the favourite being Chilliz at 38 Broadway.  Offering Malaysian take away at fantastic prices but be sure to take cash as they don’t accept cards, but this helps to keep their long line moving.