Study in Western Sydney

Enhance your education in one of Australia’s most exciting fastest growing regions

A place of tremendous growth and opportunity

Western Sydney has a wealth of endowments – universities, schools, a strong manufacturing sector, key arterial roads, three major health precincts, proximity to world heritage-listed natural areas, and a skilled and culturally-diverse population. Quality education, vibrant communities and impactful careers are abound in Western Sydney. 

This region is one of Australia's fastest growing regions and covers Parramatta, Blue Mountains, CamdenExternal Link , CampbelltownExternal Link , Fairfield, HawkesburyExternal Link , Liverpool, PenrithExternal Link  and Wollondilly.

The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport will commence operations in 2026. The city of Bradfield will be developed adjacent to the new airport. This will be Australia’s first purpose-built 22nd Century City and will become a key Indo-Pacific hub for advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defence, agribusiness and pharma, freight and logistics, health and education.

The Western Parkland City is the economic powerhouse of Australia. With a forecast population of 1.4 million by 2036, it is also one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas.

Western Sydney students


Western Sydney University ranked 1 in global sustainability university rankings


Western Sydney International Airport opening in 2026


Western Sydney is 800,000 hectares in size and 65% of Greater Sydney


150,000 local businesses employ more than 420,000 people


Home to one third of Sydney’s skilled manufacturing workforce


Walker’s Parramatta Square is one of Australia’s largest commercial business precincts


The City of ParramattaExternal Link  is home to two campuses of Western Sydney UniversityExternal Link , globally recognised for its research and innovations in teaching. It is also the location of satellite campuses for:

Western Sydney University’s highly regarded Sydney Graduate School of ManagementExternal Link  helps students fast-track their careers with a range of postgraduate studies, with many courses accredited by leading Australian associations. The Westmead Institute for Medical ResearchExternal Link , known for delivering breakthroughs in research into many of the world’s most serious illnesses, is based in nearby Westmead.

Parramatta River


With Parramatta’s CBD growing rapidly, there are more opportunities for graduates to start their dream career. Leading industries include:

  • financial and insurance services
  • public administration and safety
  • health care and social assistance
  • manufacturing.

Western Sydney University’s interactive, technology-enabled Parramatta city campus provides access to learning and career opportunities for international students. Western Sydney UniversityExternal Link  provides advice on securing part-time jobs, roles in your industry of choice, as well as volunteering and work experience on its careers page.

Warehouse workers


ParramattaExternal Link  is a young, multicultural hub with a vibrant city centre. Sydney’s 'second city' offers a more relaxed, less crowded lifestyle. Parramatta is home to many welcoming communities from around the world.

With easy access to an airport at BankstownExternal Link , as well as a new Western Sydney Airport set to be completed in 2026, and a new light-rail track scheduled to arrive in 2024, Parramatta will become even more connected.

Parramatta aerial view


Western Sydney is a vibrant mix of languages, cultures and stories which give life to the area’s restaurants, art institutions and natural landscapes. There is also an old-school side to experience where you can explore traditional cuisines and World Heritage-listed colonial historyExternal Link .

There is also a modern side that lights up rooftop cocktail bars and dancefloors at night, fills the stadiums with passionate fans and provides truly epic adventure opportunities. Then, on your days off, explore the epic scenery of the Blue Mountains.External Link 

Free things to doExternal Link 

50 cuisines to tryExternal Link 

A guide to nights outExternal Link 

Lakemba Smoky Cravings

Biggest employment sectors in Western Sydney

  1. Health care and social assistance
  2. Public administration and safety
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Education and training
  5. Professional, scientific and technical services
  6. Financial and insurance services

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