UNSW Art & Design campus help!

Are you lost? Need to find a room? Want to find the hidden treasures in and around UNSW Art & Design campus? No worries, we've put it all in one place! Check it out now.

UNSW Art & Design in it's physical space might be a small campus, however that doesn't make it any less confusing than big school (Kensington campus). UNSW A&D, and it's surrounding suburb Paddington, is a clandestine rabbit warren of hidden gems, surprises and secrets. To help you discover the campuses best kept treasures we've collected all the essentials (and way more of course)! From transport, to the best cafes, local health services and art and design material suppliers, we've got it all! If you discover something we haven't make sure you let us know. Be sure to keep watching this space as we add more answers to UNSW A&D's best kept secrets.


Outsourcing Services & Materials

The Student Centre

On the D block side of the courtyard is the student centre which your first port of call for faculty student administrative services! The student centre is here to help you with special consideration, borrowers cards, or enrolement questions. Our mates at the student centre can also help you find info on any course or program of study. 

If you're a post grad and want to apply for after hours access you can go and speak to the student centre too, they'll point you in the right direction!

Ph: (02) 8936 0648
Email: artdesign@unsw.edu.a
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Closed Thurs 1pm - 2pm
Find out more!

Computing Services Unit (CSU)

CSU is located on the second floor of D-Block and provides first level technical support for staff and students. They are the people to go  to if you want to conenct your laptop, phone, ipad or other web -enabled device to the uniwide WiFi service. The staff at CSU can also help you with password issues, printing from Uni computers or lend you a wacom and other gizmos and gadgets!

Ph: (02) 8935 1333
Email: itservices@unsw.edu.a
Mon to Fri, 8am-6pm (During semester)
Mon to Fri, 9am-5pm (Outside semester)
Find out more!

Resource Centre

The resource centre is located in D-Block level 1. Here you can loan all kinds of equipmentsuch as slide projectors, HDV camcorders, microphones and field sound recorders, to produce a broad range of art and design based imagery and presentations for teaching and learning. The best part is its totally FREE; you can hire all the cool gadgets for nothing!

Standard loan times are generally for 24 hours or over weekends.

Browse equipment online!

NOTE: You will need to login with your student number and Zpass.

Ph: (02) 8936 0648
       (02) 8936 0743
Mon to Thurs, 8.30am-6pm, (During semester)
Fri, 8.30am- 4:30pm (During semester)
Mon to Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm (Outside semester)
Find out more!

Tool Room

The Tool Room, located on the Ground Floor F-Block, FG04, is where you can borrow almost any tool or piece of hardware you can imagine! the staff and facilities are available to all UNSW Art & Design students no matter  what your area of study is. Use it to get technical advice on art and design making or materials, find out about health and safety, and sign up for workshop or equipment inductions at the beginning of each semester so you can learn how to use the various rooms and tools. Once you have completed the inductions you can then use the wood, metal, plaster and fabrication workshops also located on the ground floor. Make sure you get in ASAP though because the inductions fill up quickly.

Browse or book equipment online.

Phone: (02) 8936 0663
Mon & Fri 8.45am - 6pm (During semester)
Tues - Thurs 8.45am - 6pm (During semester)
Mon - Fri 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm (Outside semeste) 
Find out more!

Studios and Worksops

Paddington campus is home to a huge range of diverse and exciting studio spaces! The spaces you use will largely depend on your area of interest. You’re able to use any of the studio areas outside of allocated class times. You will however need to do the appropriate inductions and WHS for each area you would like to use. some studios areas include:

- Image capture labs / darkrooms (Find out more!)
- Workshops (Find out more!)
- The black box (Find out more!)
- Audio Visual Rooms (Find out more!)
- Maker space / 3d printing (find out more!)
- Computer labs (Find out more!)

You can also book a seminar room for events or meetings!

UNSW A&D Library

The UNSW Paddington Library in the upper courtyard is one of the ve special libraries at the UNiversity of New South Wales. The Library supports teaching, learning and research in the areas of art, design and media books, journals and multimedia including online formats. Group and wuiet study areas, as well as lounge areas. The library staff are all really friendly and helpful if you have questions! You can also book a one on one research consultation with a librarian if you;re not sure where to start your research, you can do this through the UNSW library websaite.

There are also some great resources for Art & Design

students at the UNSW KEnsington campus library, AGNSW Research Library and Archive, USYD Libraries, NSW State Library as well as local libraries in Marrickville, Warringah and Pittwater

Mon - Fri 8.00am - 8.30pm
Sat 12 .00pm - 4 .00pm
Closed public holidays and Sundays
For opening hours during uni breaks click here
Find out more!

Facilities Management (FM) & Campus Security

FM are the cool guys who look after the campus grounds, repairs, maintenance and lost property. If you see something broken or not working on campus (like a toilet that’s over owed) Let them know and they’ll x it ASAP! We also send any lost property we find their so be sure to check in wit them if you lose something. They’re located on the ground or of F-Block. 

UNSW Art & Design has several Security guards who patrol the campus 24 hours a day. Please report any security concerns you may have to Facilities Management.

Ph: 8936 0747
OR after hours, UNSW Security Ph: 9385 6666
In an emergency call security first.

Campus Security can sometimes be contacted on Ph: 0478 882 362. If a door to a room you need to enter is locked, you can also give them a call; ensure you have your student card with you so that you can show the security guard you are a student and have appropriate access for the required location.


Printing on campus

Printers and photocopiers are available on level 1 and level 2 of D-block and in the library. To print you will need to load up some money to your student card. This can be done via EFTPOS at the library or online. you can also rint directly from your laptop or web-enabled device, just go to http://wirelessprinting. unsw.edu.au and login using your Z-number and Z-pass. 

Staff Offices

The offices for academics are mostly found on level 2 of F-Block. The room number of staff teaching your course, along with consultation hours, should be listed in your course outline. If you need to speak to someone and aren’t sure who, or where to find them, speak to the student centre for advice. Alternatively, you can head to the staff profiles section on the UNSW Art & Design Website to find specific staff office locations.

Public Bus Services

There are also HEAPS of buses that can take you to our Paddington campus

From central station: 440, 311, 391
From circular quay/Elizabeth Street: 333, 380, 392, 394, 396, 397, 398, 399, 890, L94.
From Town Hall: M40, M10
From UNSW Kensington: 390, 391, 392, 394, 396, 397, 398, 399, M10 

For more information on Sydney Bus services, locations and timetables visit Transport NSW.

Train Services

UNSW Art & Design is located within walking distance from two major train stations:

Central station: 20 minute walk via Albion Street
Museum station: 15 minute walk via Oxford Street 

To find out more about Sydney train services, locations and timetables visit Sydney Trains. 

UNSW Shuttle Bus Service

Ride the FREE shuttle bus between UNSW Paddington and Kensington Campuses. The shuttle service runs throughout O-week

and semester, including examination periods. The shuttle service does not operate during holiday periods.

Bus route – the Shuttle bus picks up from inside Gate 8, High Street Kensington (up near the library!) and drops off on Greens road Paddington in front of the loading dock. See opposite page for timetable.

The shuttle bus also stops at King street campus on route to Kensington Campus at 1.45pm and 6.15pm ONLY.

See the UNSW Art & Design shuttle bus timetable 2016 at the bottom of this page.


If you are driving to UNSW Art & Design keep in mind there is limited street parking available in the local Paddington area.

You will be able to find 1 hour parking spaces on South Dowling St, Napier St, Greens Rd, Albion Ave, Church St, Selwyn St, Josephson St and Iris St. You are also able to find 4 hour parking spots on Greens Rd, however keep in mind Street parking is limited so public transport might be your best option!

You can also stop in the Art & design loading bay to unload or pack those bulky artworks and materials that need to travel long distances! The loading bay has spaces for disabled parking and stops are usually for 15 minutes at a time.

If you need to fill up there's a 7/eleven petrol station on the Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd.

UNSW Art & Design Campus Map


UNSW Art & Design Shuttle Bus timetable


UNSW Art & Design student life and learning services


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