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Murdoch University

Applecross, New South Wales, Australia
With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, we are proud to be recognised for the impact that our free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campus and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.



In 1962, the Government of Western Australia earmarked an area of land in Bull Creek to be the site of a future, second state university. Integral to the planning of the creation of Western Australia's second university was the planning for the School of Veterinary Science, which was to be the first professional faculty of the new university.


As a graduate of Murdoch University, we welcome you to the Murdoch Alumni family. Join a growing domestic and international community of over 70,000 Alumni.

With over 40 years as a leading educational institution, Murdoch University has a wealth of incredible graduates. From leaders in politics, business and research, to Alumni working for the environment or on the coalface of community development; our graduates are making a difference.


Murdoch has always been a research-led University. Since its inception in 1973, Murdoch has encouraged academics and students to challenge conventional wisdom.We believe in engaging with global challenges and in the translation of new knowledge into practice. Murdoch finds inspiration through collaboration. Our research is focused on Health Futures, Food Security and Sustainable Development. We are proud to be a research-led University, committed to meeting global challenges through innovation and inspired thinking.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Be part of a vibrant community of more than 800 students at Murdoch University Village. The village features a wide range of secure apartments as well as recreational facilities, including a beach volleyball court, swimming pool, e-library and a student lounge.You can also join the unique Live, Learn and Grow residential life program which will help you adjust to campus life.The village is owned and operated by Campus Living Villages in close partnership with Murdoch University.

Student Life

Campus life

Our unique Perth campus features beautiful native bushland, specialised educational and recreational facilities and a range of essential support services.

Our Perth campus is set in a beautiful bush environment and covers over 227 hectares, making it one of the largest campuses in Australia.

Our campus is changing to strengthen our connections with our landscape, community and our core purpose of high quality teaching and research.

Sports facilities

Murdoch Sports manages all Sport and Recreation at Murdoch University including:

  • University Sports Clubs
  • University representative teams to compete at state, national and international level
  • The National University Championships squads
  • On campus student social sports competitions
  • Inter-Faculty sports competition
  • Staff social sports
  • The annual Staff Games
  • The on campus sports and recreation Centre
  • The Zone fitness centre

Student Reviews

Best study vibe there is
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just started three weeks ago at Murdoch University, studying International Aid and Development. For the last two years I've been traveling and did volunteering work all over the world, and I needed something to grow further in that area. Combined with the lifestyle I'd already experienced in Australia, the easy goingness, the beautiful weather and beaches, I knew this...

Murdoch experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the possibility of getting double major. More practical studies will improve studying.

Will recommend!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Curriculum could be more organised

Applecross, New South Wales, Australia