Exam Locations and Transport

Planning your travel during exams? Please remember that there are extensive road works on the roads around campus, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive before your exam starts. Check the Light Rail to UNSW website to keep up to date with changes to bus routes and detours in place, or follow @UNSWLightRail on Twitter for live updates.

This page contains location maps with the exam rooms marked, as well as information about travelling to and from the exam venues.

You must attend the exact venue specified on your exam timetable. If you go to a venue which is not on your personal timetable, you will disadvantage your fellow students, and you will be in breach of exam rules, which can constitute Academic Misconduct.

Room locations and maps

Exams are held either on the Kensington Campus or in the Grandstand building of the Australian Turf Club's Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Kensington Campus

The listed exam location is shown in bold type.

  • Internal exams: For on-campus examinations run by individual schools, consult the School for venue information.
  • External exams: For off-campus examinations run by individual schools, consult the School for venue information.
  • Mathews Building:  Mathews Building (F23), level 1, same level as the food court, rooms 101, 102, 103, 104, 105
  • Quad: Quadrangle Building (E15), Rooms G021, G046, 1043, 1023
  • The Scientia-Gallery: Scientia Building Gallery Room (G19), Southern end, enter near Civil Engineering building entrance
  • The Scientia-Leighton Hall: Scientia Building Leighton Hall (G19), Northern end, entry via main foyer door
  • The Scientia-Ronald Lu/Hong Kong Seminar Room: Scientia Building (G19), Ground floor, beneath Leighton Hall, opposite Richie Theatre
  • The Scientia-Tyree: Scientia Building Tyree Room, G19, Southern end upstairs, enter near Civil Engineering building entrance
  • Law Building: Law Building (F8), Rooms 162, 163, 201, 202, 203, 275, 276, 301, 302, 303, 388, 389
  • Tyree Energy Tech Bldg, Rm G15: Tyree Energy Technologies Building (H6), Ground Floor

LOCATION MAP (PDF, 1 page, 800kb)

Click for PDF map of exams on Kensington campus

Randwick Racecourse

The listed exam location is shown in bold type.

  • Centennial Rm R'wick R'course: Centennial Room (Level 3 South), Grandstand, Randwick Racecourse (access via Southern drum)
  • Doncaster Rm R'wick R'course: Doncaster Room (Level 1), Official Stand, Randwick Racecourse
  • Grandview Rm R'wick R'course: Grandview Room (Level 1), Grandstand, Randwick Racecourse (access via escalators)
  • Kensington Rm R'wick R'course: Kensington Room (Ground Floor), Grandstand, Randwick Racecourse
  • Level 4, Randwick Racecourse: Corporate Suites 7-24 (Level 4), Grandstand, Access via Northern Drum, Randwick Racecourse
  • Oaks Marquee Randwick R'course: Oaks Marquee, Randwick Racecourse
  • Own & Train L'nge, R'wick R'cr : Owners & Trainers Lounge: (Ground Floor), Officials Stand, Randwick Racecourse
  • Royal Ballroom R'wick R'course: Royal Randwick Ballroom (Level 2), Grandstand, Randwick Racecourse (access via escalators)
  • Skyline Room R'wick R'course: Skyline Room (Level 3 North), Grandstand, Randwick Racecourse (access via Northern drum)

LOCATION MAPS

Transport

Buses

The easiest way to get to your exam is by bus.

Sydney Buses provide additional services during UNSW exam time, and express buses between Central and UNSW stop near Randwick Racecourse on their way to UNSW to drop off students.

For timetables, travel maps, fares and ticket information, visit the Getting to Uni website.

Buses to Kensington Campus exams from Central Station (Eddy Avenue):

Take the 891 UNSW Express from Stand D if you want to go to the High Street entrances of the campus, or take 391, 393, 395 buses from Stand C for the Anzac Parade entrance.

The 891 service will not run on Saturdays. Extra 372 services from Eddy Avenue Stand C will be available.

Note: See the Bus services during exams page for the latest information on bus routes and availability. Notices will also be posted on myUNSW.

Buses to Randwick Racecourse exams:

There is no shuttle bus service between the campus and the Racecourse.

The 891 UNSW Express from Stand D on Eddy Avenue will stop on Alison Road on the way to High Street. Campus Security guards will be on duty at Stand D if you have any questions.

You can also take the 339, 372, 374 or 376 from Stand C in Eddy Avenue, or 373 from Circular Quay, via Elizabeth Street and Taylor Square. Get off at the first stop on Alison Road at Doncaster Avenue.

Driving and parking

Kensington

Paid parking is available at the Kensington campus carparks. See driving and parking for maps and more information.

Randwick Racecourse

Limited parking will be available at Randwick Racecourse. Limited street parking is also available near the racecourse. See the precinct map (PDF, 550kb) for details.

Entering the Racecourse

Enter via the Main Gate on Alison Road. If you are approaching the racecourse from the west (from the city), we suggest that you do not try to enter the Racecourse using the right-hand-turn lane from Alison Road. Instead, drive past the Alison Road entrance, turn left into Darley Road, perform a U-turn using the roundabout at the Centennial Park entrance, return to Alison Road and turn right. This will allow you to make an easy left-hand turn into Gate 1 of the racecourse.

Road map for entrance to Randwick Racecourse

Once you are inside the racecourse
  • Horses have absolute priority. Please drive very carefully when horses are nearby.
  • Students are personally liable for any damage to the Racecourse grounds that may arise as a result of taking a vehicle into the Racecourse.
  • Neither UNSW nor the Australian Turf Club take any responsibility for vehicles parked at Randwick Racecourse.

Walking to Randwick Racecourse

Pedestrian entrances to exams at Randwick Racecourse is only via Alison Road (Gate 1) or the gates at Abbotsford Street and Bowral Lane (off Doncaster Avenue).

Do not enter the racecourse through the High Street gates, and under no circumstances cross the race tracks - penalties apply.

Please be mindful of passing motorists and remain vigilant when crossing major roads.