The University of Notre Dame Australia was founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989. Since its inception, Notre Dame has become a leader in higher education and now boasts over 11,000 students enrolled across its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome.
We provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and professional skills which will empower them to realise their potential, build interconnectedness with all peoples and willingly serve the community through active participation, engagement and reflection.
We have a powerful commitment to honouring the individual and recognise that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. We believe that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.
Notre Dame’s current strategic focus is its three research entities, the Institute for Health Research, Nulungu Research Institute and the Institute for Ethics and Society. Emphasis is on collaboration, translational research and growing its higher degree by research student population. Initiatives include University fee remission scholarships for international research students and University stipend scholarships for domestic and international research students. Notre Dame has established three dedicated centres for research:
University of Notre Dame Careers Service provides valuable individual career support for students from first year through to graduation and to our growing alumni.
Student Services at The University of Notre Dame Australia provides opportunities for students to participate in life changing experiences while studying at the University. Student leadership roles on the Student Association, starting or being involved in student clubs, sports and recreation activities at a social, state and national level, orientation and study abroad are some of the many activities that make student life so vibrant.
Student Services staff at Notre Dame provide a range of services to deliver an excellent standard of pastoral support for students and to ensure that students enjoy being part of the unique community that is Notre Dame.
Notre Dame offers a range of accommodation options for students. On campus accommodation is available at our Fremantle and Broome Campuses while student accommodation is available in close vicinity to the Sydney Campus. Find out more about accommodations options at your local Campus below.
The accommodation is a diverse, multicultural community which is a safe, friendly place to live. The University of Notre Dame Australia welcomes your interest in the student accommodation offered on our campuses. Our residences can provide a vibrant and fun place to live while you study at Notre Dame.
The Fremantle Campus has three libraries; Craven Law Library, Galvin Medical Library and St Teresa's Library. The Library also offers a range of support services; IT support, group study rooms and library skills workshops.
The Fremantle Campus is located in the historic West End of Fremantle. The beautiful buildings of both the Campus and the surrounding city of Fremantle lend a distinctive character to Notre Dame. Supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, beautiful beaches and sport and recreation facilities are within walking distance or are easily accessible by public transport.
The Student Association of the University of Notre Dame Australia (SAUNDA) provides an avenue for social and personal development and fosters a sense of community. The Student Association aims to support the needs of students. It liases directly with student groups to ensure concerns are appropriately addressed.