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Katherine Rural
Open Day

Saturday 25 May 2024 | 9 am - 1 pm

Join us at CDU’s Katherine Rural Campus to explore the facilities and study, training and research opportunities delivered locally or online at CDU and get a glimpse of your life as a student. 

The Katherine Rural Campus spans more than 4,400 hectares, including purpose-built training facilities for building local skills and business capability and working cattle and farm operations. 

  • Chat to lecturers and staff to find out more about our courses 
  • Take part in free activities and workshops
  • Watch demonstrations and talk to industry partners 
  • Jump on a bus for a farm and workshop tour 
  • Join a student-led kitchen and accommodation tour  
  • Enjoy live performances and entertainment
  • Grab a bite to eat

Plan your day and register your interest to take part in the free activities, workshops and demonstrations. 

Download the Open Day program (PDF, 1.34 MB)


Register for a free demonstration

2024 program

Displays and demonstrations

Register your interest to take part in the free activities, workshops and demonstrations or visit anytime to meet staff and current students. 

Hourly from 9.30 am - 12.30 pmEspresso making demonstrationJoin us for a masterclass at the espresso station and learn about barista made coffee. Register
Hourly from 9.30 am - 12.30 pmMaster your cupcake - Cupcake decorating demonstrationLevel up your cupcake decorating skills. Take part in a cupcake decorating masterclass.   Register
Hourly from 9.30 am - 12.30 pmEar tagging - Learn how to apply an identification ear tagLearn how to apply an identification ear tag and learn about biosecurity, animal health and welfare. Register
Hourly from 9.30 am - 12.30 pmSnake wrangling 101Snake wrangling 101. Meet our snake specialist and his scaly friends.  
Hourly from 9.30 am - 12.30 pmThe Stock Yard - Meet our campus horses Meet the resident Katherine Rural campus horses.   
Hourly from 9.30 am - 12.30 pmThe Stock Yard - Meet our resident Brahman Visit the Stock Yard and talk to lecturers and past students about their experiences exhibiting at Katherine and Darwin Shows and meet our award winning Brahman cattle.  
Information stalls

Visit our exhibitors to find out more about studying at CDU, services, opportunities and much more. 

Our current stall holders are: 

  • CDU Welcome Hub 
  • Better Health Futures 
  • Territory Families 
  • CDU Library, Language and Learning Support 
  • Counselling and Access & Inclusion 
  • First Nations Leadership 
  • Activate Katherine 
  • Headspace Katherine 
  • Inspired NT
  • Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
  • Research Institute of Northern Agriculture 
  • ISACNT. 

Tour around our Katherine Rural campus. 

9.30 am
10.30 am
11.30 am         
Workshop and farm tourJump on a bus to tour the campus operational farm and workshop and chat to our friendly Agriculture and Rural Operations team. Leaving from the bus stop.Register 
10.00 am
11.00 am
12.00 pm      
Kitchen and accommodation tourJoin a tour of the campus including the teaching kitchen and on-site student accommodation. Leaving from the Welcome Hub.  
Food and entertainment

Our day will include:

  • Live entertainment 
  • Various food options 
  • Katherine Community Markets 
  • Jumping castle 
  • Photo booth 
  • Face painting 
  • Petting zoo.

Getting there

Lot 5626 (16km North of Katherine)
Stuart Highway
Katherine NT 0850

Free car parking is available on campus. 

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