Australia’s 41 universities teach a combined 1.4 million students. Just over 30% are international students.
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Here is a list of all 41 universities in Australia. The sortable list shows each university’s home city and state, total students enrolled and the number of international students.

University Home city Home state Students International
Australian Catholic University Sydney NSW 31,775 3,800
Australian National University Canberra ACT 26,235 10,498
Bond University Gold Coast QLD 5,234 2,355
Charles Darwin University Darwin NT 11,006 2,017
Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga NSW 40,022 10,425
CQUniversity Rockhampton QLD 24,451 8,699
Curtin University Perth WA 47,109 13,233
Deakin University Geelong VIC 61,163 15,716
Edith Cowan University Perth WA 27,530 6,823
Federation University Australia Ballarat VIC 18,360 10,206
Flinders University Adelaide SA 24,860 5,162
Griffith University Gold Coast QLD 48,002 8,250
James Cook University Townsville QLD 20,011 5,988
La Trobe University Melbourne VIC 38,422 10,549
Macquarie University Sydney NSW 44,154 11,668
Monash University Melbourne VIC 86,211 41,225
Murdoch University Perth WA 23,964 10,089
Queensland University of Technology Brisbane QLD 51,795 9,338
RMIT University Melbourne VIC 71,452 32,791
Southern Cross University Lismore NSW 18,881 5,832
Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne VIC 41,512 10,504
Torrens University Australia Adelaide SA 17,797 9,610
University of Adelaide Adelaide SA 28,012 8,899
University of Canberra Canberra ACT 15,795 3,461
University of Divinity Melbourne VIC 1,512 193
University of Melbourne Melbourne VIC 69,608 28,006
University of New England Armidale NSW 24,037 1,786
University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 61,997 23,582
University of Newcastle Newcastle NSW 31,814 5,696
University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle WA 11,195 167
University of Queensland Brisbane QLD 54,235 19,683
University of South Australia Adelaide SA 33,986 6,722
University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba QLD 22,097 2,784
University of Sydney Sydney NSW 68,464 28,809
University of Tasmania Hobart TAS 35,592 8,092
University of Technology Sydney Sydney NSW 44,674 14,178
University of the Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast QLD 16,370 3,668
University of Western Australia Perth WA 24,045 5,362
University of Wollongong Wollongong NSW 33,529 15,115
Victoria University Melbourne VIC 27,953 12,126
Western Sydney University Sydney NSW 48,136 7,824
Source: uCube. Updated: 18 June 2021

About the Universities List

Student numbers are for 2019 (the latest available at the time of publishing) and consist of students enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses.

The location information (city and state) and student numbers in the list don’t fully reflect the ways Australian universities are organised.

  • All but a few Australian universities have multiple campuses.
  • Often a university’s campus network spreads across multiple cities and may cross state and even national boundaries.
  • A given student could attend a large main campus, a satellite campus or study through distance education.