one of the best-kept secrets among Australian universities one of the best-kept secrets among Australian universities

Why choose Flinders?

  1. The university is a member of the Innovative Research Universities Group.
  2. Flinders University has many sports teams that compete in social and competitive competitions.
  3. The new $63m Plaza and Student Hub opened in 2016.


Quick Facts:

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

City Population: 1,262,940

University Population: 20,165

Climate: Warm, Mediterranean climate

Nearest Airport: Adelaide Airport



The Flinders University of South Australia, commonly referred to as Flinders University, is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century.

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 city 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 city centre, Flinders has everything you need in one convenient location and is a superb environment in which to study, relax and meet with friends.

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

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.