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 2015 (i)

Student statistics - persons (ii) 

Total students  24,708
Australian students (iii)  20,166
International students  4,542

Enrolments (iv)

Total student enrolments


Enrolments by level of program 

Higher Degree Research 1,185
Higher Degree Coursework 5,971
Postgraduate Other 1,881
Undergraduate 15,845
Other 1,191

Domestic and international enrolments (iv)

Australian total 21,479
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students
International total 4,594
International (on-shore campus) 2,776
International (off-shore campus) 1,818

Staff 2015 (vi)

By staff type (v)

Total staff 2,693
Academic 1,139
Professional 1,554


(i) Commonwealth Census Collection Revision 5 February 2016

(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 2015 calendar year. Source: Flinders Business Analytics