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Darwin Waterfront

Larrakia country

Located next to Darwin Harbour, CDU Waterfront is home to the Asia Pacific College of Business and Law  and CDU International College.

Built with the commitment to foster connections with businesses across Darwin's Central Business District and provide educational pathways into Higher Education.

For some years it has been apparent to the University that establishment of a presence in or near the Darwin CBD would be an important next step in meeting the vision articulated in the Territory 2030 Strategic Plan, and shared by the University, of Darwin being recognised as a University city.

The Waterfront is home to both the Asia Pacific College of Business and Law and the CDU International College, providing a space for students and staff who need to access our facilities, while in the CBD. 

For the University, the location strengthens the connection with public and private stakeholders in the CBD and provides the opportunity to be at the forefront in our business and law course offerings to make an impact in a changing global environment, along with the CDU International College to equip international students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully enter and complete undergraduate and postgraduate courses at CDU.

Opening hours

The building is open from 8:00am - 9:00pm Monday to Friday.  

How to get to Darwin Waterfront

Catch the bus

A public bus stop is located in front of the building on Kitchener Drive, opposite the WWII oil tunnels, however, there are more buses available a short walk away opposite Brown's Mart and Civic Park in the city. 

Car parking

There are several car parking options available at the Waterfront. It's paid car parking, however, you can get affordable all day parking at the Darwin Convention Centre.  

Student services

CDU Darwin Waterfront has state-of-the-art learning technologies and student Wifi throughout. There are multiple areas where students can power their devices, as well as numerous lounges and breakout areas. There is a large student kitchen with heating facilities and fridges, as well as a prayer room. There is also onsite technical support, with Student Central staff available on the ground floor.

Student Central

Student Central is located on the ground floor.

You can:

  • make student payments; however, all payments should be via credit card or EFTPOS only – there is no facility for accepting cash at CDU Darwin Waterfront
  • get your student card.

International Office

Staff will be available on the ground floor on Wednesday between 10 am – 12 pm.

You can make an appointment online with the Senior International Student Advisor.

Librarian and Language and Learning Advisor

The Librarian and Language and Learning Advisor are available on the ground floor from Wednesday - Friday between 8.30 am – 4 pm.

There is also a self-service Bookpod on Level 3.

Equity Services

Careers and employment, counselling and disability support services are available at different times during the year; however, they can be contacted anytime.

Visit the Equity Services website for appointment details and contact information.

Prayer room

CDU is a multicultural university, and we respect and value the diversity of religious beliefs among our students and staff. The prayer room is located on Level 3 in room 3.10 and is open during University hours.

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