About Fraser Island
The largest sand island in the world, Fraser Island is more than 120km long and 22km across at its widest point.
Accommodation and facilities
The Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre at Dilli Village has comfortable bunkhouses, self-contained cabins and an open grassed area for camping.
The University of the Sunshine Coast manages the Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre at Dilli Village, approximately 24km north of Hook Point on the eastern side of the island.
World Heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and is more than 120km long and 22km across at its widest point.
Originally a sand mining camp operated by Dillingham, an American mining company, Dilli Village is now a research and learning centre for schools and universities.
The site is also a popular destination for family groups, day visitors and small tour groups.
Dilli Village provides accommodation for students and staff, and access to field study sites for primary, secondary and tertiary student groups.
Researchers and groups with genuine environmental interests in the region are encouraged to use the site.
Dilli Village is also a starting point for the Fraser Island Great Walk and now has direct beach access across the newly-installed Dilli Footbridge.
Contact the Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre for more information.
Fraser Island news
Students learn the science of wildlife photography
USC has recognised the importance of photography in scientific research by introducing an innovative course that teaches Animal Ecology students how to capture images of wildlife.
Beach litter on Fraser Island shocks USC students
Green sea turtle hatchlings getting caught in rubbish were among the worrying discoveries by USC students conducting a major clean-up of Fraser Island’s beach front.
USC project searches for elusive marsupial
A USC researcher is on a mission to secure evidence of one of the smallest members of the kangaroo family – the threatened long-nosed potoroo.
Harvard ecologist visits USC’s Fraser Island research centre
An expert ecologist from Harvard University has arrived at USC to help boost teaching and academic opportunities at USC’s research and learning centre on Fraser Island.
Art and science combine in unique island project
Science is fusing with art in a collaboration between USC and regional artists to display the outstanding beauty and ecology of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
6 September 2016
USC expands unique centre on Fraser Island
Planning is underway for an exciting expansion of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Research and Learning Centre on Fraser Island – the largest sand island in the world.