South West Sydney Clinical Campuses

UNSW in South West

The South West Sydney Clinical Campuses were established in 1989. It provides medical student placements to UNSW students at Liverpool, Bankstown, Fairfield, Braeside and the 1st Health Support Battalion. The following pages provide further information on the Clinical Campuses and the facilities at which we teach.

UNSW established its presence in south western Sydney in 1989 following an agreement signed by the Vice Chancellor of UNSW and the Chairman of the Board of the South Western Sydney Area Health Service (SWSAHS). The agreement was to create a teaching Area Health Service and not simply a teaching hospital.

The efforts of UNSW Sydney in the south west of Sydney include the activities of the South Western Sydney Clinical School along with teaching and research activities by academics and conjoints from the cross metropolitan Schools of Medical Sciences, Psychiatry, Public Health and Community Medicine and Women's and Children's Health. 


Liverpool Hospital is located in the south-western suburbs of Liverpool, New South Wales and is 45 minutes away from the Sydney CBD. It is the largest hospital in New South Wales and one of the leading trauma centres in Australia.

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is a principal referral group A1B hospital with tertiary affiliations to the UNSW Australia and University of Western Sydney providing a wide range of general medical and surgical services and sub-specialty services to a local Bankstown/Canterbury community.

Fairfield Hospital is a district hospital located in Prairiewood in the south-western part of Sydney. It has about 200 beds and provides general medical, general surgical, obstetric, paediatric, emergency, ambulatory care, and drug health services. 

Each year students are asked to vote to reward tutors whom they believe have taken innovative and exciting approaches to enhance their tutorials.

The South West Sydney Clinical Campuses has invested more than $3.7m in the renovation of existing teaching space across the south western Sydney campuses and installed uniwide and a videoconference network across these sites to ensure easy access to teaching material by our students.

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