Acknowledgement of Country

The University of Notre Dame Australia is proud to acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of this land upon which our University sits. The University acknowledges that the Fremantle Campus is located on Wadjuk Country, the Broome Campus on Yawuru Country and the Sydney Campus on Gadigal Country.

Aboriginal flag Torres Strait Islander flag

Cultural protocols at The University of Notre Dame Australia

Welcome to Notre Dame

As you commence your studies at Notre Dame, I want to welcome you to the Notre Dame community. Whether you are studying face to face or online, your experience here will provide you with a range of opportunities to create lifelong friendships and connections, and we want to ensure that you have the richest experiences of university life.

Our focus on pastoral care and holistic approach to education continues to define our University, and we want to prepare and support ND students throughout their whole journey with us, from Orientation Day to becoming ND Alumni. I encourage you to embrace all aspects of our orientation program and wish you all the best as you continue your educational journey with us.

Professor Francis Campbell
Vice Chancellor, University of Notre Dame Australia

"At Notre Dame, we place as much emphasis on your personal growth as your academic development because the two are uniquely intertwined."

Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor

Orientation on-demand

Did you miss out on Orientation or wish you wrote a few more notes? Sign in or register to watch our on-demand videos.

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Orientation on-demand is available to University staff and students only.


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Orientation checklist

Prepare for university life with tips on how to start the semester on the right track.

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ID and concession cards

Collect your Student ID from the pop-up booth and apply for a concession card to receive discounts on public transport.

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Calendars and timetables

View academic and exam calendars, course offerings and timetable signup.

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IT Orientation

Complete our IT checklist before the semester starts. Set up printing access, connect to Wi-Fi, and install Office 365.

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Guide to Blackboard

Discover how to view your course outline and access relevant materials on Blackboard.

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Study support

Whether you require help with academic work, career services, access and inclusion, counseling, or library support, we are always here to help.

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Study support

Our team can assist you study skills, academic writing and mathematics support.

Access & Inclusion

Achieve your academic goals and participate equitably in all aspects of university life.


Resources to help you to manage your career, courses, and job search successfully.


All members of our University community have the right to feel safe and secure.


Search for textbooks, books and articles. Access research and referencing advice and workshops.


We provide free, confidential support in a safe and professional environment

Get involved

Engage with our Notre Dame communities, build lasting friendships, and create memories that will last a lifetime.


Explore and develop a life of faith through chaplaincy at Notre Dame.


Clubs & Societies

Meet like-minded people and build life long friendships.


Sports & Recreation

Enhance your wellbeing through sports while making new friends.



Make the adjustment to uni a smoother experience with support from a mentor.

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Enrich the lives for those around you by sharing your skills and experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I attend O-Week?

    Attending Orientation Week (O-Week) is a great opportunity to prepare yourself for your studies at Notre Dame University. During this week, you will have the chance to get to know your school and meet your classmates. You can also sign up for clubs, sports, or chaplaincy based on your interests.

    Additionally, you can learn about how to make the most out of the library resources and get all your questions about starting uni answered.

  • What should I expect during O-Week?

    At Notre Dame University's O-Week, you can expect:

    Orientation festival

    Join us for the Orientation Festival and the official University welcome! The festival will start with a Welcome Ceremony that marks the beginning of the new academic year and welcomes new students to the University.

    During the festival, you will be introduced to our associations, societies and clubs. You will be able to find your connection to the student community and learn about the different student networks and programs you can get involved in on campus, from sports to volunteering and leadership development.

    Our friendly staff, students, and alumni will be available to assist you and answer any questions.

    School meetups and introductions

    Start your university experience with our interactive School meet-up. This meet and greet event is a great opportunity for you to learn more about your School. You'll have the chance to connect with your fellow students, meet our School staff, and discover the support we can provide you. Join us and get a preview of what's to come in the year ahead!

    Campus tours

    Take a journey through your campus and explore what makes it stand out. Discover the location of your school, lecture theatres and labs, and the hotspots for grabbing a bite, chilling out and studying.

    Advice sessions

    Meet your ND Support Squad and connect with your school peers. Access various student support services, including counselling, academic skills support, chaplaincy, and resources necessary for success during your transition to university life.

    Information and Uni Hack sessions

    Learn essential tips, strategies, and resources that will help you succeed academically and make the most of your time at university. Discover how to use Blackboard effectively, submit your assignments on time, and understand your course outlines.

    Get an introduction to the library, both in person and online, and learn how to find books, eBooks, and journal articles quickly. You will also receive other useful tips to get you started on the right track.

  • Do I need to register to attend Notre Dame's O-Week?

    Registration is a must to attend Orientation Week (O-Week). Once registered, you can easily plan your day by adding information sessions, workshops, tours, and other activities to your personalised schedule.

    You can update and change your schedule at any time. Registrations will remain open throughout the event, so you can register anytime. However, we recommend registering and planning your schedule in advance to ensure you don't miss any sessions.

    Please note that Orientation Week is only available to university staff and students. Ensure you accept your offer before attempting to build your schedule.

  • What happens if I can't attend O-Week?

    If you can't attend Orientation, that is no problem. Jump onto the website for all of the resources you will need and keep an eye on your student email for a recap. Events will be held throughout semester on campus where you can meet support services and more.

  • How do I get to O-Week?

    Fremantle Campus

    Our Fremantle campus is conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from Fremantle Station. The campus is situated on High and Mouat Street, making it easy to access by train, bus, or the free CAT bus service. The CAT bus runs every 15 minutes from the train station.

    If you plan on driving, there are a number of parking options available on the surrounding streets and in carparks, including the Collie Street Carpark. Be sure to check the signposts for any restrictions or time limits on street parking.

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    Fremantle Campus map

    Sydney Campuses

    Notre Dame has two campuses in Sydney, approximately 20 minutes apart by car or public transport.

    The Darlinghurst campus is next to St Vincent Hospital, along Oxford Street, opposite the courthouse and Green Park. The campus is conveniently accessible by public transport, with stops on Oxford Street located right outside the main entrance. Limited parking is available on surrounding streets, with additional parking at St Vincent Hospital.

    The Broadway campus is located in Chippendale, along Broadway, close to Victoria Gardens and the University of Technology Sydney. The campus is a 10-minute walk from Central and Redfern Station, and several buses stop outside the University. Limited free 1-hour and 2-hour parking is available on the surrounding streets, while paid parking can be found at the nearby Broadway Shopping Centre.

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    Broadway Campus map
    Darlinghurst Campus map

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Contact us

Student Life

Fremantle and Broome: +61 (8) 9433 0658

Sydney: +61 (2) 8204 4429

Residences and Accommodation

Sport and Recreation


Fremantle: Fremantle: +61 (8) 9433 0533

Sydney: +61 (2) 8204 4229

Getting started

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Access to all your applications, including Blackboard, your timetable and more.

Glossary of terms

Become familiar with common words used at University.

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