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About

Regional University Centres

Regional University Centres (RUCs) support students in rural, regional and remote Australia to access, participate and succeed in tertiary education without having to leave their communities. 

RUCs provide physical, campus-like spaces and support for students who are studying university or VET courses online at any Australian institution. Centres provide students with infrastructure, such as study spaces with high-speed internet access and video conferencing; administrative guidance; academic support services; and pastoral care. These facilities and supports provide an alternative to moving away for study and enhance the experience of students studying within their own community. 

Each RUC is unique and embedded within its community. Each Centre reflects the community it serves including the place, people, local industry and educational provision. A list of RUCs and their contact details is provided below. 

Group of five students at the Great Southern Universities Centre
Arnhem land landscape

The Regional University Centres Network 

The RUC Network aims to provide support to RUC staff across Australia and foster collaboration through a community of practice. The activity of the RUC Network is informed by the needs of RUC staff, guided by the RUC Network Advisory Committee and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).

More information about the funding of Regional University Centres is available on the DESE website: https://www.dese.gov.au/regional-university-centres

Locations & Contact Details

Regional University Centres are located throughout regional, rural and remote areas across Australia.

Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal (ALPA) Corporation

Arnhem Land, NT

Barossa Campus

Nuriootpa (Barossa Valley), SA

Country Universities Centre Balonne

St George and Dirranbandi, QLD

Country Universities Centre Bass Coast

Wonthaggi, VIC

Country Universities Centre Clarence Valley

Grafton, NSW

Country Universities Centre Far West

Broken Hill, NSW

Country Universities Centre Goulburn

Goulburn, NSW

Country Universities Centre Macleay Valley

Kempsey, NSW

Country Universities Centre Maranoa

Roma, QLD

Country Universities Centre North West

Narrabri and Moree, NSW

Country Universities Centre Ovens Murray

Wangaratta with satellite facilities in Mansfield and Corryong, VIC

Country Universities Centre Parkes

Parkes, NSW

Country Universities Centre Snowy Monaro

Cooma, NSW

Country Universities Centre Southern Shoalhaven

Ulladulla, NSW

Country Universities Centre Western Riverina

Griffith & Leeton, NSW

Geraldton Universities Centre

Geraldton, WA

Gippsland East Higher Education Study Hub

Bairnsdale, VIC

Goondiwindi Regional University Centre

Goondiwindi, QLD

Great Southern Universities Centre (GS-Unicentre)

Albany, WA

Murray River Study Hub

Murray Bridge and Berri, SA

Pilbara Universities Centre

Pilbara, WA

Study Centre Circular Head

Smithton, TAS

Study Hub West Coast

Zeehan, TAS

Taree Universities Campus

Taree, NSW

Uni Hub Spencer Gulf, Copper Coast RUC

Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Kadina, SA

Wuyagiba Study Hub Aboriginal Corporation

Wuyagiba, South East Arnhem Land, NT