The University of Western Australia

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Located on the picturesque banks of the Swan River in Perth, just minutes from the Perth Central Business District, The University of Western Australia (UWA) is renowned for its beautifully landscaped gardens and iconic sandstone buildings.

UWA celebrated its centenary in 2013. Over 100 years of excellence in teaching, learning and research has produced high achieving graduates which includes a prime minister, a Nobel prize winner, an Oscar winning film maker, ground-breaking scientists and doctors, award-winning journalists, celebrated musicians, writers, journalists, archaeologists – experts across many fields of work.

Many of UWA’s buildings are constructed from sandstone, including the iconic Winthrop Hall with its Romanesque architecture. The New Fortune Theatre is a replica of the original Elizabethan Fortune Theatre and is used to host many special events and performances.

Also worth visiting are the Somerville Auditorium, Octagon Theatre, New Dolphin Theatre, Sunken Garden and the Tropical Grove, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum and the Berndt Museum of Anthropology.

Enjoy lunch on the lawns, under an old shady tree or in one of the many quality cafes on campus.

Located just 10 minutes drive from Perth, it is best reached by public transport or bicycle due to a shortage of parking near the campus.


Cafe Carpark Picnic Area Public Telephone Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop



Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

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