Founded in 1994

Founded in 1994

Southern Cross University

Founded in 1994

Founded in 1994

Southern Cross University

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  • 20329

  • 5936

    International students
  •  01241G

    CRICOS Code
  • 751

    World ranking
  • 33

    Country ranking

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a progressive and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in two states, New South Wales and Queensland. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. 

Southern Cross University's fastest-growing campus, is uniquely located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland, overlooking Kirra Beach. They also offer degrees in Sydney and Melbourne at branch campuses and through The Hotel School in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Students from more than 50 countries are attracted to study with us in Australia, and we deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Many of our degrees are available in a dynamic online form. 

Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we offer exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences. Southern Cross University has a growing research profile, with 24 research areas identified 'at or above world standard'​ in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) national evaluation). Our research strengths include disciplines as diverse as plant genetics, zoology, geoscience, oceanography, engineering, nursing, and complementary and alternative medicine. Southern Cross is an active participant across our varied communities. 

We embrace community engagement as a collaborative process, linked to creating inspired student learning and innovative research.

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Lismore based on univly research


Shared house

$5,520 AUD


Shared house

$3,684 AUD


Entire house

$11,040 AUD


On campus at SCU Village there are fully furnished apartments, no crowded buses to and from uni and a residential life program like no other. A range of on-campus accommodation options are available at four residential colleges across the Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses. Apartments are modern and fully furnished, with their own kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom. 

off campus accommodation: UniStays is a free service that helps you find off-campus long and short-term accommodation options, such as share-houses, apartments and granny flats. The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments, private apartments, and shared apartments.

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