The Cafe is located on the entrance level to the James Carroll Building (Building 502).

The cafe serves a wide range of food and beverages, including hot meals, sandwiches, wraps and snacks.

Campus catering can be organised through the café; please order online at, or email to discuss your catering needs.

Staff room

There is a staffroom located on Level 4 of the James Carroll Building.

This room is available to all staff and contains a table, chairs, kitchen utensils and appliances, and tea, coffee, milk and sugar which is supplied by Campus Operations.


The Chapel opened in 2012 and is dedicated to Our Lady Seat of Wisdom who is the patron of Catholic Universities around the world. The garden leading into the Chapel is designed as a place for quiet prayer and reflection, while the Rose Garden out the front of the Chapel on Edward Street is dedicated to Our Lady.

The Chapel is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm for private prayer and devotions. Mass is celebrated each week and staff and students are most welcome to attend Mass and other gatherings for public prayer.

Contact Fr Anthony Casamento on (02) 9739 2157 or Carmel Taffa on (02) 9739 2380 for further information.

Common Room

The Common Room is located in front of the Canteen on Level 4 of the James Carroll Building and is designed as a space to eat, socialise and relax. This area includes tables, chairs, a pool table, a ping-pong table, lounges, a piano and some kitchen supplies. The Student Association Office is located in the corner of the Common Room.


The courtyard located outside Level 4 of the James Carroll Building is an outdoor space set up with tables, chairs, and sun-shelters. There is also a barbeque in this area - please contact the Student Association if you are interested in using this barbeque for an event.

Higher Degree Research Space

On Level 1 of the James Carroll Building there is a drop-in space for higher degree research students. This room contains five computers and provides students with an opportunity to work and study in a quiet and  peaceful environment. This room is not to be used by undergraduate students.

Prayer Room

There is a multifaith prayer room on Level 3 of the James Carroll Building near the Auditorium.

Smoke free campus

ACU values the health and wellbeing of students and staff and is committed to providing a smoke free study environment. This means smoking is not permitted anywhere within ACU buildings, grounds or controlled vehicles.

During the transition phase to smoke free status there is a temporary designated smoking area on North Sydney campus, located adjacent to the James Carroll Building, in the upper courtyard near the driveway.


On Level 3 of the James Carroll Building there is a Mailroom located next to Reception. This room is for the drop off area for mail, deliveries and the sorting area for outgoing mail. This room contains pigeon holes where staff members can pick up and drop off mail.

Mail procedure

Campus Operations has a designated staff member that goes around each department at approximately 10:00am, Monday - Friday, to drop off incoming mail and pick up outgoing mail.

The mail is then sorted through by Facilities Management (Security). All internal mail gets sorted into pigeon holes to be delivered the following day. All external mail is franked (please ensure you specify your cost code on the item of mail) and dropped at the Post Office at 3:30pm every day.

Outgoing mail must be dropped at Campus Concierge reception by 3:00pm to ensure same day postage. If you plan on dropping off a large amount of mail that needs franking, please advise Reception ahead of time.

Inter-campus mail

Every weekday a courier delivers internal mail and packages between the North Sydney and Strathfield Campuses. Please make sure any post for Strathfield is delivered to Reception before 12pm for same day delivery.

Reception also sends daily express post envelopes to all other campus with small internal mail items. Please contact Reception if you have any queries about this service.

Express post envelopes

Express post envelopes are available for purchase from Reception. You must provide your name, department and cost code when purchasing.

Available size are:

  • B4
  • C5
  • 3Kg
  • 500g
  • International B4
  • International C5

Express post & postage paid envelopes order form (PDF, 105KB)

Campus concierge

The North Sydney Reception is located on ground floor 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30am - 7:00pm.

Reception offers a variety of services to staff, including:

  • Events & Meetings, Room Bookings assistance
  • Mail franking
  • International calling
  • Faxing
  • Express post envelopes
  • General enquiries
  • Lost property
  • Visitor parking
  • Couriers
  • Maps
  • First aid key
  • Opening of the boom gate
  • Collection of keys for double parked staff
  • Mail drop off and collection

Lost property

Any lost property found on campus should be handed in to Campus Concierge, Ground Floor of 8-20 Napier Street, Tenison Woods House. Campus Concierge should also be the first place you contact if you have lost anything in and around the campus. You can reach Reception on (07) 3623 7272

First Aid/Parents Room

This room is available to students or staff who are sick, have injured themselves or need privacy with their child. In this room, you will find a hospital bed, lounge, sink, microwave, baby table, and chairs. To enter this room you must report to Reception and leave your name and student/ staff number to get the key. The key must be returned to Reception after use of the room.

Justice of the Peace

There are a number of Justice's of Peace on campus who are available to help staff certify their documents.

They are:

  • Nairi Mozian, (02) 9739 2050, Campus Operations
  • Carmel Yahl, (02) 9739 2380, Identity & Mission Directorate
  • 33 Berry St,  2pm-4pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Greenwood Plaza, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Monday to Friday

Please Note: These JP's may be unavailable due to work commitments. If you have more than five pages that need certifying please make an appointment. These times may also change without notice.

Room bookings

Book the room here


  • Security patrols North Sydney Campus Monday to Friday, 6:00am – 12:00am, and weekends, 8:00am - 6:00pm.
  • The general security number is (02) 9739 2934 and the main contact for security is Samih Rihan.
  • For further details please see Emergency and Safety.

Door signage

Requests for door signage or name plates should be made via Service Central at or by phoning (07) 3623 7272.

Keys/swipe cards

All requests for keys and access control cards must be made via Service Central at or by phoning (07) 3623 7272.

Facilities Management will then organise the required key/ swipe card and contact you when it is ready to collect. You will need to visit Campus Concierge on the Ground Floor Reception of 8-20 Napier Street, Tenison Woods House to collect and sign for the key or swipe card.

All keys and swipe cards must be returned when staff members leave.

Some requests for access may need to be approved by a supervisor or head of school.

Please notify Facilities Management immediately if a key or swipe card has been lost.


All maintenance requests should be made via Service Central at or by phoning (07) 3623 7272.

Locker hire

Lockers are located on Level 2 of the James Carroll Building in the male and female toilets.

Locker hire for staff is free. Please contact Campus Operations if you wish to use a locker

Staff amenities

There are lockers, showers and bike racks available at every campus, and they are improving as we develop our campuses. The link below contains a document that lists the location and other important details of your campus's bike racks, lockers, and showers.

Lockers, showers and bike racks (MS Word Document, 14KB)


The School Locker is the preferred ACU textbook and branded merchandise supplier, with retail stores on ACU campuses. Purchases can be made instore or online.

The School Locker carries a range of textbooks, course and subject supplies and software. It has a range of technology products and is an accredited Mac1 service provider.

It also carries ACU branded clothing and gifts.

The School Locker is located 12 Berry St, next door to Champagnat House (Building 526).

For opening hours, queries and online purchases please got to


North Sydney has recycling bins located in all common areas and kitchens. Campus Operations encourages all staff to recycle.

There is a three bin system at the campus. This includes:

  1. A paper recycling bin
  2. A general recycling bin (cans, bottles, clean plastic container etc)
  3. A landfill bin (food scraps, food wrappers, non-recylable waste)

Please make sure you sort your rubbish into the correct bin.

Page last updated on 22/09/2020

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