Visiting us

ACFR is located principally within the Rose Street Building (Building J04) in the Engineering Precinct on the Darlington Campus at The University of Sydney, Australia. The nearest cross streets are Shepherd Street and Boundary Street, Chippendale and entry is via Gate 2. It is approximately two kilometres south of the Sydney CBD.

For further details search for the Rose St Building on the on-line location map.

The campus is well served by public transport (both bus and rail) and by taxis. Sydney Airport is located about 25 minutes to the south of the University. From the airport you can get to the University by taxi, rental car or rail.

  • Download map and directions (227kb pdf).

Directions by taxi

If you are arriving by taxi, please ask your driver to take you to the corner of Calder Road & Shepherd Street, Darlington (near the Seymour Centre/University of Sydney). Enter through the Gate 2, go across the carpark and down the drive on the left side of the Rose Street Building (next to the grass area). Follow the drive around to the right where you will see the glass entryway.

Directions by car

Head out of the CBD along George Street/Broadway/Parramatta Road and turn left onto City Road. Passing Victoria Park on your right. Turn left onto Cleveland and right onto Shepherd Street. There is a multi-story car park on the corner of Cleveland and Shepherd, next to the Seymour Centre. Alternatively, there is car parking next to the Rose Street Building, entry via Gate 2. Both are accessed from Shepherd Street. See the map for further details.

Directions by rail

The closest train station is Redfern Station and is a 800m (about 5 minutes) walk to ACFR. Exiting Redfern Station, turn left to walk west on Lawson Street, turn left (south-west) onto Abercrombie Street, and then right (North-ish) on Shepherd Street. Entry via Gate 2.


  • CAUTION: Caution should be taken around Redfern railway station alone after dusk.
  • Free buses run to and from Fisher Library and Redfern station in the evening during semester.

Building access

The Rose Street Building has secure access. Use the phone by the door to call the extension of the person you are visiting or Reception on ext. 17126.

  • Undergraduates - There is a policy (31kb pdf) regarding access by undergraduates.

Public transport

For information on public transport telephone 131500 or visit Transport InfoLine.

Additional travel information

Further information (including bus numbers) is available under Camperdown/Darlington Campus at Sydney University.

Day visitors

You may park your car in the University grounds by paying a daily or hourly fee. Parking metres are located in each parking area. There is limited parking in surrounding streets unless arriving early in the day.

Driving and parking regulations on campus

Further information is available under Transport and Safety.