It’s easy to travel to our North Sydney Campus. There are many trains, buses, cycling and walking routes passing close by.
ACU aims to help students and staff to choose the most sustainable way to travel to and from campus. Remember, how you get to campus is important. It impacts on our local communities, on our environment and on your own health, wellbeing and finances.
The North Sydney Train Station is on the busy Northern and North Shore train lines. To plan your trip to North Sydney Station, we recommend that you use the City Rail Trip Planner.
North Sydney Campus is an easy walk from the North Sydney Station. To get there, walk through the Greenwood Plaza and up the escalators until you come out at the Miller Street and Pacific Highway intersection. From there turn left up Mount Street and then right down Edward Street.
Many bus services to North Sydney stop at Blues Street; adjacent to the station, or on the Pacific Highway. We recommend that you use the Sydney Buses Trip Planner to plan your bus journey to the campus.
We all know that physical activity is good for your health, studies and general wellbeing. The easiest way to get active is to incorporate walking into your everyday activities, such as your journey to campus.
North Sydney Council’s Walking North Sydney page has more information and maps.
Cycling is a great way to get to campus but local roads are often busy, so planning your journey is crucial. The website Ride the City provides many detailed bike routes, and North Sydney Council provides online cycling information and maps.
MacKillop Campus has three end of trip facilities available to students and staff, firstly there is existing facilities at the 40 Edward St site with a single bike rack holding up to six bikes located on the boundary between 42 Edward and 40 Edward Street just inside the boom gate. Male and Female change rooms and showers are located on the second floor of the James Carroll Building at 40 Edward Street, the change rooms have lockers but are highly sought by students as they are rented on a semester basis.
Bike rack (4 bikes), unisex showers (2) and unisex toilet (1) are located on level 3 Tenison Woods House, this is the top level of the car park. Bike racks are located outside the property managers office with the shower and toilet adjacent to the coke drink machine. Extra male and female toilets are located in the ground floor lobby area.
Bike entry onto level 3 parking will be via the main car park entry off Napier street.
8-10 Berry Street has an end of trip facility located on the basement level; this facility consists of 25 bike racks with two different varieties available, showers, toilets and disabled toilet/shower. There are also 16 lockers that can be utilised for the short term with a refundable $2 (see instructions on lockers). Access to this facility is via Doohat lane off Berry Street then left into the rear of 8-10 building, press intercom next to the roller door which will connect you to campus reception who will then open the roller door for entry, exit is via the green button on the right hand side of the basement roller door.
At no stage can bikes be brought down to the basement via the lifts.
Staff members with existing access cards can have them upgraded to include the roller shutter.
Signage is located at the rear of the building to identify entrance and intercom.
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.
There is very limited parking on campus. The only available parking is located under the James Carroll Building and Tenison Woods House.
Your name is placed on a waiting list if you require parking. Please fill out a Parking Application Form (PDF, 122KB) and submit it through Service Central if you would like your name to be placed on this waitlist.
Disabled parking and a small amount of visitor parking is available outside the James Carroll Building. Please contact Reception through Service Central on (07) 3623 7272 if you would like to book a visitor car spot (please note these might not always be available).
There is no parking on campus for students at any time, other than very limited facilities for students/staff with disabilities (temporary or permanent). Limited-time metered parking and paid parking stations are located within walking distance of the campus.
Limited staff parking is available under the James Carroll Building and Tenison Woods House. There is a waiting list for this parking. Please contact Michael Tuckwell on (02) 9739 2962 for further details.
Arrangements for disabled parking can be made with the Campus Concierge on (07) 3623 7272.
An access ramp from upper-level parking to the James Carroll Building is provided for ease of entry. There is also a lift inside the James Carroll Building with access to all levels. For access to Level 1 of the Library, phone (02) 9739 2370.
For additional assistance/enquiries, contact the Disability Adviser at North Sydney on (02) 9739 2368 or at Strathfield on (02) 9701 4300.
Limited visitor parking is available for visitors attending the campus on University business. It is not available for staff, students or contractors.
To book visitor parking please submit a Visitor Parking Request (PDF, 98KB) to Service Desk.
To book a vehicle you must fill in a Campus Motor Vehicle Request Form which is completed by the hirer, signed by employee’s appropriate superior officer and booked through the Campus Operations Office or (via Service Desk).
The vehicle keys can be collected from the Campus Concierge at 8-20 Napier Street on the ground floor of Tenison Woods House.
When hiring a car you must complete an Odometer reading at the start and finish of a trip and enter the hirer’s name, department and signature in vehicle logbook. This is to be returned completed to Campus Concierge at the end of each trip.
The vehicle should also be returned with a minimum of a quarter of a tank of fuel. Fuel and oil can be purchased with the Fleet Card which is provided with the logbook.
A fee of $0.70 per kilometres travelled is to apply to all usage as well as a $20.00 fee for hire.
Please note: Smoking is prohibited in all university vehicles.