Our changing campus

As part of our strategic plan for the future of Murdoch University, our vision is to create a new mixed use campus precinct development. This development, known as the Knowledge and Health Precinct, will be anchored by our strategic ambition to be a globally connected university.


In developing our campus, we will create a destination of choice in Perth, known for business research and innovation while providing amenities and facilities within a significant urban hub. We aim to:

    • Foster enterprise, knowledge, entrepreneurship and community engagement to increase the diversity of economic growth and attract business to our knowledge-based urban centre.
    • Create a centre of excellence and innovation while supporting development as outlined in the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond Planning Framework.
    • Create a significant  ‘Knowledge and Health Precinct ’ between the adjacent Hospital Precinct and university.
    • Establish Murdoch University as a cultural, knowledge, ecological and recreational destination located at the northern most point of the southern metropolitan corridor.
    • Strengthen our unique research and commercial 24/7 lifestyle vision as a place to study, live and work within a sustainable Green Star Community.
    • Have Murdoch become a workplace and home for a diverse population of 35,000 employees, 22,000 residents and 44,000 students.
    • Provide work-integrated learning, internship and employment opportunities to our many students in high value enterprises.
    • Provide research and industry collaboration opportunities for existing and future researchers who will be attracted from across the globe.

Our campus is changing to strengthen our connections with our landscape, community and our core purpose of high quality teaching and research.

We’ve brought a new focus to our key activities

Several factors have influenced our bold plans to transform the campus into an inspiring Australian destination for innovation and learning. These include:

  • Our people, including our students, staff, researchers and the wider community
  • Our distinctive environment setting covering 224 hectares of significant bush within the metropolitan area
  • Our proximity to transport networks and CBD

Our plan is to take full advantage of our location, being at the centre of a vibrant Health and Knowledge Precinct which includes Fiona Stanley and St John of God Hospitals, PathWest South, Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research South, Centre for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, WA Centre for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the Murdoch Animal Hospital, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre and the Advanced Mass Spectrometry Facility.

In developing our campus, we are working closely with both local and state governments. The current plans for the Knowledge and Health Precinct will be launched in 2017 with the first development due to begin in late 2018 .

Discover our Masterplan

The Knowledge and Health Precinct Plan has been endorsed by the university. The current Masterplan is on display in the Library.

Find out more about our Masterplan