Life at Flinders

Our range of venues and services help you get the most out of your study and enjoy your life on campus.

Sport and fitness

Flinders University’s $3.3m fitness centre is modern and air-conditioned, with friendly instructors, state-of-the-art equipment and million-dollar views.

From the weights training area to the fully equipped cardio suite, there is something for everyone.

You can get involved with a variety of activities including social sport, the University Games, recreational programs and personal training, or enjoy a coffee and snack at the onsite cafe.

Flinders One - Sports and fitness

Shops and services

There is a range of stores and services on campus including a pharmacy, post office, National Australia Bank branch, Wholefood Store, STA Travel, Unibooks and Retail One – where you can get everything from stationery and magazines to gifts or that mid-afternoon chocolate fix.

Food and beverages

There are a range of cafes, bars and restaurants on campus including the fully refurbished refectory, where you can grab a bite to eat with friends or simply unwind.

With an exciting mix of vegan, vegetarian and halal options available as well as the everyday favourites including Subway, there is something for everyone and plenty to discover.

Food and drink

Clubs and societies

Flinders has a range of clubs and societies to cater for your interests, whether they are related to your degree, religion, culture, political affiliation, or just for fun.

Clubs and societies are run by students, for students. If you can’t find the club or society for you, you can apply to start your own.

Flinders University Student Association - Clubs


Flinders has four library sites:

  • The redeveloped Central Library, situated on the plaza, serves the whole university community and includes a cafe area.
  • The Law Library located on Level 3 of the Central Library holds materials relevant to law and legal studies courses.
  • The Sturt Library located in the Sturt Buildings specialises in the fields of nursing and health.
  • The Gus Fraenkel Medical Library located in the nearby Flinders Medical Centre services both students and Flinders Medical Centre staff.

Our libraries are not just rooms filled with books on shelves. All libraries have reading and study areas and a comprehensive range of electronic resources.

Each library also has a large number of dedicated internet and email work station, computers for word processing, printing and photocopying services.


Flinders University Student Association

The Flinders University Student Association provides a range of services for students looking for support or advice.

Dedicated, qualified staff can provide you with academic support and student advocacy, detailed Centrelink advice, and financial guidance and support. Financial assistance through annual grants and emergency loans is available. 

A range of services including casual employment placements and DVD lending is also on offer. 

Flinders University Student Association

Beautiful surrounds

Flinders University's Bedford Park campus is one of the best-kept secrets among Australian universities.

For first-time visitors, it is hard to believe that the spacious, elevated site with panoramic views of the CBD to the north and the glorious coast to the west exists in metropolitan Adelaide.

Just 10 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, Flinders has everything you need in one convenient location and is a superb environment in which to study, relax and meet with friends.

The campus

Supporting you in your study

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