Flinders University was established in 1966 and takes its name from British navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in 1802.


Adelaide: Bedford Park (main campus), Victoria Square, Tonsley
Regional and interstate locations: Barossa, Port Lincoln, Mt Gambier, Renmark, Victor Harbor, Hamilton and Warrnambool (Victoria), Alice Springs, Casuarina, Darwin, Katherine and Nhulunbuy (Northern Territory).

Students 2016 (i)

Student statistics - persons (ii) 

Total students  25,186
Australian students (iii)  20,519
International students  4,667

Enrolments (iv)

Total student enrolments


Enrolments by level of program 

Higher Degree Research 1,179
Higher Degree Coursework 5,981
Postgraduate Other 1,893
Undergraduate 16,475
Other 1,135

Domestic and international enrolments (iv)

Australian total 21,927
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students
International total 4,736
International (on-shore campus) 3,093
International (off-shore campus) 1,643

Staff 2016 (vi)

By staff type (v)

Total staff 2,593
Academic 1,114
Professional 1,479


(i) Commonwealth Census Collection Revision 13 January 2017

(ii) A student with multiple enrolments is only counted ONCE

(iii) Includes Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents

(iv) Enrolment figures will count a student for each course in which they are enrolled

(v) A staff member with multiple positions is only counted ONCE for 'Total Staff'

(vi) Total number of staff for the 2016 calendar year. Source: Flinders Business Analytics