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The Australian National University

About ANU


The Acton campus is in the heart of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, only minutes away from the nation's parliament and national institutions. Learn more about Canberra at Canberra Create Your Future and Visit Canberra

Our campus combines the advantages of Australia's capital city with spaces to research, learn, meet and live. 

Explore our space via a virtual tour or learn more about campus heritage and indigenous history.

We are proud of our green campus and work to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Learn more at ANUgreen or find out about student sustainability initiatives.

Getting to & around campus


Campus map 

Things to see & do

Treat your ears and eyes in one of our spaces for music, arts and learning.


Drill Hall Gallery

Sculpture Walk | Heritage Trails

School of Art Gallery | School of Music events

Classics Museum


Food, shops & functions 

ANU is a suburb in itself, with its own set of venues, shops and places to eat.

ANU Union, ANU Exchange and University House provide just some of the many options available for dining, services and accommodation. See:

» ANU Shop

» food & shops

» functions & accommodation

Campus community

Our campus has a strong residential focus that supports our community with plenty of options for a social and healthy lifestyle.

ANU Students Association (ANUSA)

Postgraduate & Research Student Association (PARSA)


Sport & Recreation Association




Parenting rooms and childcare

Disability Services

Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education

Other campuses

ANU has smaller campuses across Australia that offer specialised facilities for research, fieldwork, conferences and accommodation:

ANU Medical School also offers teaching at a number of sites throughout the ACT, the south east region of NSW and in remote Northern Territory.

Updated:  16 April 2014/Responsible Officer:  Director Marketing/Page Contact:  Webmaster