The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle, Western Australia


University Location Fremantle, Western Australia
Address 32 Mouat St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
Main Campus Fremantle
City Population 2.1 million
Student Population 12,000
Semester 1 Start February
Semester 2 Start July


The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private Catholic university, extending from the west coast of Australia in the beautiful and historic City of Fremantle, to the northwest town of Broome and across the continent to the heart of Sydney.

The university embraces the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic universities in Europe, North America, and 2000 years of the Catholic intellectual tradition. The university welcomes people of all faiths or none at all. As an academic community, they welcome open and rigorous enquiry, debate, and discussion.

Notre Dame’s student experience and employment and graduate outcomes are among the very best in Australia. The university’s distinctive approach to education has been recognized by students as a 5-star university for Skills Development in the Good Universities Guide 2023.

Why Study Here?

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a leading Australian university which offers an exceptional educational experience coast to coast. The university has campuses in Sydney, Perth, and Broome, and 7 clinical schools in New South Wales and Victoria.

According to students, Notre Dame is the top university in Perth and Sydney for Skills scale and Graduate Employability in the federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.

Notre Dame is committed to providing an environment for students that is supportive and free from discrimination. The university strongly supports the admission of students with a disability and encourages those students to seek assistance from the Access and Inclusion Advisor to ensure they can participate in their course of study on equal terms with other students.

Professional Experience and Internships
Notre Dame’s degrees focus on preparing you for the workplace by providing theoretical knowledge, as well as practical interdisciplinary skills and professional experience opportunities. The university does this through joint initiatives with business and industry and by integrating internships, mentoring, and practical placements into their degrees.

Among the most popular programs for Canadians is the Doctor of Medicine, which offers 60 places at the Sydney campus, and 10 in Fremantle.

Location Details

Sydney Campus
The Sydney Campus is based across two sites—Broadway and Darlinghurst—both located in the vibrant social hub of the harbour city. The Broadway site is at the heart of Sydney’s uni precinct, a short walk from Central Station and close to Darling Harbour. Darlinghurst is situated to the east of the CBD, nestled in Sydney’s shopping and café district.

Tour the Sydney Campus!

Fremantle Campus
The university’s foundation campus is in the historic west end of the port city of Fremantle, approximately 30 minutes south of Perth. Housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings, it provides a town university of great character. The iconic campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafés, shops, the famous Cappuccino Strip, and all major transport hubs.

Located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle has been the major port for Western Australia since the very beginnings of European settlement in 1829. Despite its proximity to Perth (just 14 km upriver), Fremantle has maintained its own unique identity which is reflected in its mixture of colonial, late Victorian and Edwardian architecture; some of Australia’s best-preserved convict-era structures can be found here.

Although Fremantle port continues to be a major revenue earner for the city, Fremantle (pop. 29,000) also boasts a thriving commercial fishing fleet and is increasingly popular with tourists who come for its al fresco dining, convict monuments, quirky shops, museums, and weekly produce market.

Since the opening of The University of Notre Dame Australia in 1989, Fremantle has also been known as a “university town” and supports a growing student population.

Take a tour of the Fremantle Campus!

Broome Campus
The university’s Broome Campus provides a unique environment for students, offering practical learning opportunities and cultural awareness training, in the heart of Australia’s iconic Kimberley region.

Fremantle enjoys hot, dry summers and mild winters. During summer rain is unusual, but winter can bring downpours of rain and thunderstorms. Summer (December – February) is generally hot and dry with very little rainfall. Average temperatures range from 17.5°C – 30°C. Winters (June – August)  are relatively cool and wet with temperatures ranging from 8°C – 19°C.

Sydney makes good use of a climate that never feels a day below freezing and boasts a temperate maritime climate that averages annually from 12°C to 23°C. With such great weather, Sydneysiders have their choice of activities that includes walking the harbour front or lying on the grass at the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of the many large parks in the city.