Oldest Universities in Australia

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in Australia? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 40 Australian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Australian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Australian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Australia 2019 League Table

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2 The University of Sydney Sydney
3 The University of Melbourne Melbourne
35 Federation University Australia Ballarat ...
7 The University of Adelaide Adelaide
28 Victoria University Melbourne
11 RMIT University Melbourne ...
21 University of Tasmania Hobart ...
20 Swinburne University of Technology Hawthorn ...
5 The University of Queensland St Lucia ...
10 The University of Western Australia Crawley
24 University of New England, Australia Armidale
6 Australian National University Canberra
1 The University of New South Wales Sydney
4 Monash University Clayton ...
9 Macquarie University Sydney
18 La Trobe University Melbourne ...
17 The University of Newcastle Callaghan ...
12 University of Technology Sydney Sydney
13 Curtin University Perth ...
27 Flinders University Adelaide ...
32 University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba ...
34 Central Queensland University North Rockhampton ...
30 University of Canberra Canberra
25 James Cook University Townsville ...
16 Griffith University Brisbane ...
14 Deakin University Geelong ...
26 Murdoch University Murdoch ...
15 University of Wollongong Wollongong ...
36 Bond University Robina ...
8 Queensland University of Technology Brisbane
39 The University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle ...
22 Charles Sturt University Bathurst ...
23 Western Sydney University Penrith ...
37 Charles Darwin University Darwin ...
19 University of South Australia Adelaide ...
33 Australian Catholic University North Sydney ...
29 Edith Cowan University Joondalup ...
31 Southern Cross University Lismore ...
38 University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs
40 Torrens University Australia Adelaide ...
Legend: Un Unranked

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