Charles Sturt University (CSU)

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

The history of Charles Sturt University dates back to 1895, with the establishment of the Bathurst Experiment Farm. Formed progressively through the merge of regional institutions in south-western and western NSW, CSU was formally incorporated on 19 July 1989 under the Charles Sturt University Act 1989. As one of Australia's newer universities, CSU has been built on a tradition of excellence in teaching and research spanning more than 100 years.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is the largest non-metropolitan university in Australia. Charles Sturt University campuses are located throughout Australia including New South Wales, Canberra, and study centres in Sydney and Melbourne. Charles Sturt University's state-of-the-art facilities offer students career-focused, academic excellence.

We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.

The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

This phrase represents who we are at CSU – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.

Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.

The dedicated professors at Charles Sturt University have practical, relevant industry experience and create their education curriculum based on real-world industry needs. CSU education courses offer practical experience from the first year of study, ensuring students have the knowledge required to work in their field and also have the opportunity to meet prospective employers.


Programs Location
Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) Bathurst
Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) Bathurst


CSU has two Study Centres, one in Sydney and the other in Melbourne. Located in the heart of the city, the Sydney Study Centre is and is well-equipped with the latest technology and work placement assistance, and provides a wide range of student activities. CSU's spacious Study Centre in Melbourne is equipped with a well-designed medical centre, computer teaching laboratories consisting of over 300 computers and international student support.


Charles Sturt University

Panorama Avenue
2795 Bathurst


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