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The USC Moreton Bay campus

Discover Australia's newest uni campus

The foundation building is now complete and classes have started at USC Moreton Bay in Petrie.

Stage one of the USC Moreton Bay campus is complete with the recently finished foundation building. The site, which will continue to be developed over time, is right next to the Petrie train station and part of the former Petrie Paper Mill.

USC Moreton Bay is the first full-service university campus ever built in the region, delivering more education opportunities for local students. USC Moreton Bay’s 16,000 sqm foundation facility has everything you’d expect from a world-class university – all conveniently located within three levels under one roof.

Designed by award-winning architects Hassell Studios and built by national construction company Hansen Yuncken, the foundation building includes: 

  • A flexible 460-seat capacity auditorium for teaching and community events
  • $15 million worth of state-of-the-art technology
  • Nursing simulation and science labs, including a large "Super lab" facility where experiments using chemicals can be safely carried out
  • Engineering labs, with specialist areas for robotics, advanced manufacturing, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, geomechanics and civil construction
  • Library, Student Services and Support facilities, and café/retail shops

This is the first stage in a planned 10.5-hectare university precinct that will form the heart of The Mill at Moreton Bay, a vibrant civic, cultural and educational precinct planned by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Explore the campus

Take a virtual tour inside the USC Moreton Bay campus to see what the learning and teaching spaces look like.

A university in the heart of Petrie

Adjacent to the Petrie train station, a major public bus interchange and the Petrie to Kippa-Ring shared cycle/walking path, USC Moreton Bay also includes the largest end-of-trip facilities of any USC campus, so more people can walk, run, or ride to the university precinct.

The campus is the first stage of Moreton Bay Regional Council's The Mill at Moreton Bay precinct, on the site of the former Petrie Paper Mill. We’re committed to working with Council to create a vibrant hub for community education, research, business and industry groups .

By 2030, we expect USC Moreton Bay to be equal in size to our flagship USC Sunshine Coast campus, with 10,000 students enrolled and more than 100 degrees on offer.

USC Moreton Bay exterior of Foundation building
USC Moreton Bay Auditorium during Orientation

Campus construction

USC Moreton Bay Stage One has been built by Hansen Yuncken.

Established in 1918, Hansen Yuncken is a national construction company with a proven track record of delivering more than $2.5 billion in high-quality education facilities for universities, governments and schools, including the Education precinct building at QUT Kelvin Grove, James Cook University’s Cairns Institute, and the University of South Australia’s Health Innovation Building.

Hansen Yuncken is also a leader in sustainable design and construction, and is committed to working on projects that prioritise people, places and the environment. Their Council House 2 project in Melbourne was the first building of its kind to achieve a 6-Star Green Star Design and As Built rating.

Construction milestones
2015
  • USC becomes The Mill at Moreton Bay’s Anchor Education Partner in 2015.
2017
2018
2019
2020
Study at USC Moreton Bay

From 2020, you can choose to study almost 50 USC programs at Australia's newest university campus in Petrie.

A place of history
Explore the history of the USC Moreton Bay site