Sunset over the University of Sydney's Quadrangle

Campus tours

Explore Australia's first university
Whether you’re a tourist, history buff, prospective student or simply curious to learn more about our campus, we run a range of tours to cater for all.

Campus tours

We are taking bookings for campus tours.

We ask all campus guests to follow Covid-safe practises on campus. This includes good hygiene, frequent handwashing and observing 1.5-metre physical distancing where possible. If you are unwell or experiencing symptoms, please stay home.

Campus tour

Join Emelie Watkins, Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) student, for a tour around the University.


Discover the various tours on offer at the University.

On the first Friday of the month, we run campus tours for prospective students and their friends and family.

These tours run between 4pm and 5pm, beginning under the Clocktower of the Quadrangle, and are led by our student ambassadors. They come from a range of faculties and backgrounds and can answer your questions on selecting a course, living on campus, and any other aspect of university life.

Our student ambassadors visit schools to provide advice on all aspects of university including courses, global exchange opportunities, transferring and deferring, and other topics to help students make an informed decision.

High school groups can also join our student ambassadors for a tour of our Camperdown/Darlington campus. Get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions you have about university.

Book a guided heritage tour to learn more about our campus’s rich history, dating back to 1850. The cost is $15 per person, or $8 for senior citizens.

The one-hour tour highlights the stunning architecture of the Camperdown Campus and delves into the background of renowned sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, MacLaurin Hall, Nicholson and Macleay museums.

You can extend your tour to see the Anderson Stuart Building or the New Law Building, at an additional charge. Allow an extra 20 to 30 minutes for these tour options.

Our experienced guides are available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and graduation days) between 10.00am and 4.30pm. Minimum numbers apply. Bookings are essential and should be made at least one week in advance. 

If you prefer to take the lead, why not go on a self-guided tour?

Download the PDF guide on this page in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish or Portuguese, and explore the grounds at a time and pace that suits you. No bookings or payment required.