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Contact Information

AR Building

The Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing is located in the AR Building (Arts Building) at the Hawthorn Campus of Swinburne University of Technology. The Centre is a research centre of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.

Postal Address

Mail Address

Mail number H29
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Victoria 3122

Courier Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Mail Center
Mail Number H29
1 Alfred St
Victoria 3122

Contact Information

Centre Director

Prof. Jean Brodie

Centre Administration

Phone: +61 -3 9214 5569

Teaching Coordinator

PhD Admissions Coordinator

Outreach Coordinator

PhD Coordinator

Getting to Swinburne

The Hawthorn Campus of Swinburne University is located about 10km east of the Melbourne City Centre. Consult this Google Maps Link for map information on about Swinburne and the Centre. The University is well serviced by public transport with Trains, trams and busses:

Taxi   Ask your driver to take you to the:
    Hawthorn Campus of Swinburne University of Technology
    Burwood Rd
    Between Glenferrie Rd and William St
Make your way through to the centre of the campus, there are campus maps in prominent locations, and locate the AR Building.
Train   From the city, take one of the Belgrave, Lilydale or Alamein Lines making sure it stops at Glenferrie Station (during peak times some trains don't stop at Glenferrie Station). As you walk through the ticket barriers, turn right towards the council car park. Follow Swinburne Walk, the narrow path that leads along the railway line, until you reach the gate between the red brick AR and AD buildings. Walk betweenthese buildings, and veer to the right to enter the AR Building. Walking from the station to campus will only take a couple of minutes.
Belgrave Line Information
Lilydale Line Information
Alamein Line Information
Tram/Bus   Hawthorn Campus is serviced by Trams and Buses which travel along Glenferrie Rd, and Auburn Rd.
Tram & Bus Information

Finding the Centre

The Centre is located across three sites:

  • Levels 2 and 3 of the AR Building (Arts Building)
  • The SA Building (Science Annexe)
  • AMDC Level 8
These buildings are centrally located in the Hawthorn Campus. If the building is difficult to find, ask a passing student to direct your to "Haddons", a coffee shop, that is located in the ground floor of the AR building. Once at the AR building, make your way up the first flight of stairs, through the double doors and find the Centre Administrator.

Map to CAS offices


The Centre's VR Theatre is located on the ground floor of the AR Building (see Finding the Centre above), just to the left of Haddon's Cafe.

Map to Theatre