Bringing children on campus

You’re welcome to bring your child onto campus so we’ve compiled information to help you have an enjoyable visit.


Before you bring your child on campus

Murdoch University is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors. If you’re bringing your child onto campus, please be mindful of the University’s Children in the Workplace Policy which applies to staff, students and visitors.

Whenever on campus, your child must remain under your direct supervision at all times. For safety reasons, children are not permitted into hazardous areas such as laboratories, workshops, veterinary or clinical spaces. If in doubt, ask for advice from your supervisor, lecturer or tutor. If your child is suffering from an infectious illness, they should not be brought into the workplace where they might infect others.

Activities and attractions

Once you are in campus with your child, there are many activities to do and areas to explore:

  • Bush Court give you and your children a lot of space to play on the beanbags, roll on the lawn and share a picnic! Pick up lunch from the IGA Xpress or any of our campus food options.
  • Spot a quenda or two at the Banksia Courtyard
  • The Banksia Woodland Reserve is home to many native flora and fauna species, including rare and endangered species unique to Western Australia. You can explore this bushland with one of our three short walks and trails.
  • The Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC) at the Geoffrey Bolton Library is a specialised education resource serving the Faculty of Education, but all are welcome to visit or borrow materials.
  • Find your favourite artwork from the University’s fascinating modern Australian Art Collection in the Gallery and all across campus.
  • Discover the Winter Garden to learn about the Kulbardi (magpie) and its role in the First Sunrise - the traditional Noongar Dreaming story. You can read the story carved into a large granite circle in the Winter Garden in both Noongar and English.
  • The Veterinary Anatomy Museum which contains a range of real zoological specimens. Displays at the Anatomy Museum may not be suitable for younger children.
  • Check out the custom-designed parents’ room where you can work/study beside your young child while they play with a selection of toys and books.