CDU’s Palmerston campus is a friendly, warm and welcoming place for students, staff and visitors. Our aim is to engage with the dynamic and growing community of Palmerston and the surrounding region in order to contribute to growth and development for future generations.
The Administration and Teaching Resources Building (Building A) and the Tourism and Hospitality Building (Building B) were officially opened on March 22, 1995, and teaching commenced at this campus in these buildings on Semester 1, 1995. Building C - home of the Library and after-hours computer access and study area for CDU students - was officially opened on May 23, 2001, and the Bakery Building was opened October 4, 2007.
The campus is home to a number of CDU TAFE courses, and our highly acclaimed teaching team consists of experts in culinary arts - commercial cookery, bakery and butchery, tourism and hospitality, hair, beauty and retail, sport and recreation, fitness, Information Communication and Technology (ICT), spoken and written English courses, and children's services and education support.
CDU TAFE short courses at the Palmerston campus include:
- barista training
- hair and beauty
- Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).
Find out more about what courses are available in our CDU TAFE Course Guide (PDF 1.6MB) or search available courses online.
What you will find on campus
Did you know that our campus services and facilities, including computer rooms and the student lounge, are available to all CDU students? Save time on travel and make the most of your local campus!
Find out more about CDU TAFE
Find your way
Explore the map (PDF, 235.03 KB)
Getting to and from campus
Bus number 73 will take you from campus to the Palmerston bus interchange.
City of Palmerston
The city of Palmerston is about 21km south of the Territory's capital, Darwin, and has attracted many young families because of work, housing and access to modern medical facilities.
The city centre has two major shopping complexes, various sporting clubs, restaurants, pubs, a skate park, water park, cinema and smaller shops.
Palmerston's environment is perfect for outdoor living. The city has a wide range of sporting groups. The Archer Sporting Complex is set up for baseball and football. The Palmerston Leisure Centre is the home of the swimming pool and offers a gym, aerobics and swimming, as well as martial arts classes. A multi-purpose recreation centre has been built in the city centre.
Palmerston has more than 100 parks, many with playgrounds and barbecues. Marlow Lagoon is a large recreation area where community and private events are often held.
See the city of Palmerston site for more information.
Campus administration enquiries
T: 08 8946 7800
eFax: 08 8946 7869
Charles Darwin University
80 University Avenue
Palmerston NT 0909
CDU Security services
T: 08 8946 7888 (Palmerston campus)
T: 1800 646 501 (free call in Australia)
T: 08 8946 7777 (Casuarina campus)
T: 08 8946 7888 (Palmerston campus)
T: 08 8946 6500 (Casuarina campus)
Palmerston campus library
T: 08 8946 7870 (Palmerston campus)
T: 08 8946 7016 (Casuarina campus)
Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Top End)
Hair, Beauty and Retail
Information and Communication Technology
English Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Children's Services and Education Support
What's happening at CDU
EventsFind out more
The CDU events calendar will help you to keep track of all upcoming events, from large campus-wide events to small intimate gatherings such as book launches and art forums.
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