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 2014 (i)

Student statistics - persons (ii) 

Total students  24,702
Australian students (iii)  20,457
International students  4,161

Enrolments (iv)

Total student enrolments


Enrolments by level of program 

Higher Degree Research 1,175
Higher Degree Coursework 5,464
Postgraduate Other 2,618
Undergraduate 15,567
Other 1,254

Domestic and international enrolments (iv)

Australian 21,721
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students
International (on-shore campus) 2,643
International (off-shore campus) 1,714
International total 4,357

Staff 2014 (vi)

By staff type (v)

Total staff 2,679
Academic 1,129
Professional 1,550

(i) Commonwealth Census Collection Revision 13/02/2015

(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 2014 Calendar year. Source: Flinders Business Analytics