Geelong Waterfront

Open Day

20 Aug 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to Geelong Waterfront

Our Geelong Waterfront Campus is right on the seafront - in the heart of Geelong, about an hour from Melbourne. Originally built as wool stores in the 19th century, the buildings have been extensively renovated, creating a modern, impressive campus.


Graduate Employment Hub

Find out why Deakin is ranked top three* in Australia for graduate employability. Come along to the Graduate Employment Hub to meet our graduates, current students, staff and employers. Enjoy coffee and donuts while chatting about Deakin’s learning experience, career opportunities and learn more about the graduate employment services available to Deakin students. Also attend the Graduate Employment in the 21st century information session, to hear how a student just starting their degree should prepare for graduate employment and a career.

Graduate Employment Hub, Costa Hall Foyer.

Sessions running from 11:30AM – 12:00PM and 2:00PM – 2:30PM

*2016 Times Higher Education Australian Employability Ranking

The fun stuff

More than 3500 people attended Deakin’s Geelong Waterfront Campus Open Day, gathering information on courses and getting involved in some really fun activities. Here’s just a taste of what was on offer.

Wayfinding App

Deakin Campus Compass

Need help getting around Geelong Waterfront Campus at Open Day? Our handy new wayfinding app is designed to help you locate rooms and services at Deakin and get you there quicker than you can say "Deakin Campus Compass".

Getting to Geelong Waterfront Campus

If you are coming from Melbourne allow about an hour by car. Need some help with directions? Campus Compass can get you there.

V/Line trains run every 70 minutes from Southern Cross railway station from 7.50 am. Once you arrive at Geelong railway station you can walk to the campus or take the free and accessible Deakin Open Day shuttle bus.

V/Line trains or coaches run from many regional centres, including Ballarat, Warrnambool and the Great Ocean Road.


  1. Why do I need to go to Open Day?

    Well, choosing a university can sometimes be tricky but Deakin Open Day gives you a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student. Plus, there’s heaps of fun stuff, free entertainment and great food between the information sessions.

  2. How do I get the most out of Open Day?

    Talk to us! Our staff and students are able to advise you on courses, how to apply, what extra entry requirements you might need. We'll also give you lowdown on university life while you roam around and get a feel for the campus.

  3. How do I find the right people to speak to?

    Don't worry, they're easy to find. The General Information Stand, and the Career and Course Information Centre, are your first stops. That’s where you’ll find all the information you need on courses, including postgraduate studies. If you need an Auslan interpreter this is also the place to ask.

  4. What questions should I ask?

    Think about what you’re interested in and if you want to study full time, part time, on campus or online. Then ask us how that translates into a course, what the entry requirements are or how it can lead to a career. If you need some help thinking about your options, then you can kickstart your course and career exploration with our new Explore App.

  5. How do I get to a Deakin campus?

    Check out the full range of transport options for getting to each Deakin campus.

  6. When are Deakin's Open Days?
  7. How do I find my way around the campus?

    Our new wayfinding app – which you can download now – will help you navigate through our campuses. And if you still get lost, don't worry! One of our friendly student ambassadors will point you in the right direction.

  8. How do I know what to go and see?

    Take a look at our extensive Open Day Planner and save the sessions that interest you to your personal Open Day Plan. This means you’ll have a plan for your day and won’t miss anything important. And if you need more help, we'll have all the answers at the Course and Career Information Centre.

  9. I'm thinking about changing my preferences and want to see what Deakin courses I can get into - what should I do?

    We have a helpful ATAR calculator that can show you which courses your ATAR can get you in to. For more information on changing preferences go to Find a course by ATAR.

  10. Who won the RSVP and Win competition?

    Congratulations to the winners of our RSVP and Win competition!

    Bailey T, Broadford
    James M, East Kew
    Jessica M, Glen Iris
    Kelcy F, Pearcedale
    Brittany D, Kialla East
    Hannah W, Shepparton
    Ashleigh B, Delacombe
    Sonia Z, Heathmont